There are some news about the update? Thanks!
Updated to 3.0 RC1 from 2.8.1 without any issues. Been running it for 2 days and users love the new formatting menu options and the keystone theme.
Great job guys 💪👍️
Here's something I'm seeing in 2.8.3 as well: if you create a new role in Roles & Permissions, newly-registered users have this role, which is insanely dangerous. Let me know if you need any more details.
It would be much better if you could post that as an issue on GitHub, with details for reproduction.
@pioc34 I've updated the breaking changes section to include a note about the new DB tables & YAGA. I definitely wouldn't recommend using anyone else's namespace in software. This type of thing is just bound to happen.
@MichaelTyson Could you file a bug report on the vanilla/vanilla repo? Our support team is trying to wrap up this release this week.
@MichaelTyson I just wanted to clarify, do you mean in 3.0 created a new role does not respect the default type?
This dropdown is what determines if a new user has the role you created.
Apologies for the delay, been away in parent mode 😁
Oh! I thought it determined the base permissions for that role! That's interesting; might file a bug report with revised wording. Anyway, great, that's working correctly then!
I'm fairly new to Vanilla but have been running the 3.0 release on a live site for about 1-2 weeks now here is what I have noticed:
I'm very new to Vanilla so hopefully the above will make sense to someone and is of a useful nature and is in the right place
@charrondev, I'm liking the new changes! Great job! Do you think the Rich Editor formatting menu icons should have an indicator like an arrow or a plus icon to show that there is a drop-down context menu? I've been adding code blocks (inline and on its own line) on this forum by highlighting a piece of text and then selecting the code icon, but just saw that clicking the quote icon from the left side menu shows options for block types. I might just not be used to it since it was recently added and until I read this discussion fully, so not sure if you'd count this as a UX suggestion.
Add Pages to Vanilla with the Basic Pages app
The first time after the recent shortening of the menu I assumed "format as code" was dropped as an option and was close to reporting that as an error. It was mere coincidence that I found out that it is bundled with quote and spoiler.
I agree: UX is poor when you have two click twice on the quote symbol to quote and in order to format as spoiler or code you have to click on the quote symbol first.
It's similar but not the same with the other symbols: why click on H2 when finally you would like to have H4? I'd propose to make it simply an "H". To get an order list you first need to click on the menu-opening ordered list symbol.
But at least those groups have something in common. Everything under the quote symbol is "the rest": not heading, not list, not "paragraph" (which equals no formatting at all). The rest options being grouped under a quote symbol is not speaking at all.
I don't see any advantages of grouping miscellaneous options if the editor bar is already that short.
Thanks for giving detailed feedback, that's always welcome!
The best place for reporting issues is GitHub. Errors will only be fixed if there is a GitHub issue describing the bug, that's the way the Vanilla developers have to organize their work. I guess you have to follow some conventions when you want to organize a bigger developer team.
You would see that some of your problems are already addressed but need more input. If you reply there, that would be your first step to contribute to Vanilla! 😎
You might find the other problems mentioned there, too.And if not, it would be great if you use the repos template to report your issues (one by one). if you don't do it, someone else would have to do it, but it is you who can share most insights.
Appreciate the perhaps overly detailed response, reported issues on Github.
Well, give me a keyboard and a topic and I'm engaged for hours... 🤓
Wasn't intended as a complaint just an attempt at humour, your post was very helpful, thanks.
@Shadowdare @R_J The UX of Rich Editor is particularly important to us going forward and I can certainly see where this may be a bit confusing. I'll have a discussion with our designer and see if we can iterate on it the next release so that things are clearer.
Just a brief update here:
I'm in the process of getting a couple last fixes onto the 3.0 branch this week, and expect to make the final release available for the weekend.
To @Krisstoffer Thank you for filing multiple issues. I intend to have that search one resolved for 3.0.
Other issues are being triaged and will make there way through our product pipeline. As always is an issue is important to you, and you want to help out the community, contributions are greatly appreciated. I track any new PRs that open and will do my best to give a timely response.
I faintly remember to have mentioned it before, but I'm not sure I really have: the /dist folder contains a subfolder /knowledge
This is not a bug in the end.
There are 3 site sections:
Addons may contribute to all 3. It just so happens that some core addons contribute to the proprietary knowledge section. See
The "Additional entries" section in particular.