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Fatal error: Class 'Gdn_Plugin' not found

edited July 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.3
Hi, I'm using 2.0 rc3 and I get the following error when I try to install Vanilla on my hosting provider (

Fatal error: Class 'Gdn_Plugin' not found in /f5/gasketguy/public/forum/plugins/GettingStarted/default.php on line 13

Installation went smoothly on my local server. Any clues as to why this would be happening???


  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    That's quite weird. Normally we explicitly include files like that in the bootstrap.php but I don't see it there. It probably should be, and I've just added it.

    If you want to do this for your install, find bootstrap.php and add
    require_once(PATH_LIBRARY_CORE . DS . 'class.plugin.php');
    A good place to put it would be right above require_once(PATH_LIBRARY_CORE . DS . 'class.pluggable.php');

    Sorry about that.

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • Ok, I added that line and now I get the following error:

    Fatal error: Class 'Gdn_SliceProvider' not found in /f5/gasketguy/public/forum/library/core/class.plugin.php on line 21
  • I avoided the issue by going down to RC2. Everything seems to be working fine now.
  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    You can also try going up to the latest RC code from ... sorry for the inconvenience :/

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • I get the following error when i want to post a discussion. Any options to solve this issue?

    Fatal error: Class 'MediaModel' not found in /srv/www/source/unstable/misc/plugins/FileUpload/class.fileupload.plugin.php on line 184
  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    This has been fixed. Please do not double post in the future. Additionally, you are a hosted customer, please email [email protected] with any issues!

    Vanilla Forums COO [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • edited July 2010
    Tim, do you happen to know what file or what github commit fixes this? I ran into this issue on our host server (not local devel) and wanted to have it fixed without reinstalling vanilla. Thanks!
  • I just updated my install of Vanilla via Wordpress and I am getting the same error as the first poster. I'm am hosting the forums on another host. But would love to use this forum software. Any clue what the issue/fix is?

  • Here's the strange way it happened for me:

    I uploaded the vanilla folder to my web server
    I set up url forwarding from to
    I waited until my server forwarding started working
    I decided to change the name of the folder, and re-set my server forwarding
    after changing the folder name and another successful forwarding set-up, I got the error mentioned above

    seems really strange and to have occurred from nowhere as I didn't start the vanilla set-up process yet, I was having all kinds of issue with url forwarding so I waited until that seemed to work perfectly

    Since I haven't really set up anything yet, I deleted the whole folder and re-uploaded it with the name I wanted and now everything is fine again.

  • Hello dear,
    I have downloaded latest 2 version of vanilla, it is working well at my localhost but when i uploaded localhost's vanilla form with database it shown me an error like

    "Fatal error: Class 'Gdn' not found in /home/testweb/public_html/discussion/bootstrap.php on line 47"

    I have deleted temporary cache files but it is not working.
    I am also a web developer from last 4 years, please let me know how can i overcome this problem.

    my gmail id: [email protected]
    Thanks in advance :)

    With Regards

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