Vanilla 2.5 is now available
Vanilla 2.5 - the stable gold release - can now be downloaded. The upgrade instructions are in the README.md as part of the download. This release brings a completely revised Dashboard, a native RESTful API, "flat" categories, IPv6 support, enhanced security, and hundreds of bug fixes. Details in the pre-release discussion.
- Vanilla 2.5 requires PHP 5.6 which is a change from earlier versions. We strongly recommend upgrading to PHP 7.2 as soon as possible. Many hosting plans allow a seamless transition via their control panel. Vanilla will end support of PHP 5.6 in 2018.
- To upgrade, first delete
/applications/vanilla/controllers/class.settingscontroller.php, then follow the normal upgrade process, including running /utility/update.
- We strongly recommend deleting the contents of your
/cachefolder after upgrading, and again if you experience issues after the upgrade.
- Test your plugin & theme compatibility in a safe place before upgrading your production forum. We do sometimes accidentally break backwards compatibility.
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE UPGRADING AND NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE START A NEW DISCUSSION. If you are a developer and locate a reproducible issue, please file it on our GitHub tracker, noting your version as 2.5. We greatly appreciate the assistance.
Please upgrade to 2.5 as soon as possible.