Vanilla 2.6 is here - includes security fixes
Vanilla 2.6 is now available. It requires PHP 7.0 or higher. This release brings a number of great enhancements to Vanilla, most notably the new "Category Following" feature that lets you filter the Recent Discussions page to only show discussions from select categories.
If you are not ready to upgrade to Vanilla 2.6 today, please install Vanilla 2.5.2 immediately (also released today). It maintains PHP 5.6 compatibility and provides important security updates to Vanilla 2.5.1 and lower.
- Vanilla 2.6 requires PHP 7.0 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.
- Follow the normal upgrade process, including running /utility/update.
plugins/HtmLawed. They are now part of core and may conflict.
- 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.
Upgrading from Vanilla 2.3 or earlier, note this additional step: Manually delete
/applications/vanilla/controllers/class.settingscontroller.php, then clear the
Enabling Category Following
Category Following adds a menu to several pages. Therefore, it is OFF by default after upgrading. Please test your theme for compatibility before during it on in production. To turn it on, go to Dashboard -> Settings -> Categories and click the small control panel icon (next to the "Add Category" button). In the popup, toggle the feature 'ON' and click 'Save'.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, 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 2.6. We greatly appreciate the assistance.
Thanks you everyone who contributed to Vanilla since the 2.5 release whether that was thru filing issues, submitting patches, participating in our HackerOne campaign, or helping folks on this forum. @R_J and @tflight contributed patches to 2.6.
Please upgrade to 2.6 as soon as possible!