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Why cant i add plugin of my choise when hosting on vanillaforums.com ?

edited April 2012 in Questions

Hi I need to add emailsubscribe and google analytics plugin on my forum , but since it is hosted on vanillaforums.com , i am not able to do that . then whats the point of hosting with vanillaforums , is it only for trial and not for full production

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  • 422422 Developer MVP

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  • hmm., if we look at plans & pricing then it will be clear that available features depend on pricing. it may be better to have hosting at a different web host

  • mcu_hqmcu_hq ✭✭
    edited April 2012

    I would think that the hosted option does not come with All of the plugins installed, but they should allow you to install them (60 seconds of work). If not, you should host elsewhere.

  • if you can theme, i.e. add html you can add google analytics which is a client side code. You don't need a plugin for that.

    http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=174090

    They will probably add more plugins in the future, but they are not going to a add every unapproved plugin that may break their system.

    The point of hosted system is you get optimised severs, load balancing, cloud technology, etc, etc. which you are not goign to get the equivalent capacity, or expertise on cheap hosts, you also get specialist support.

    I'm not sure which package their Email Integration is on, but again that is far more advance, and requires infrastructure that most cheapo hosting cannot provide.

    I deal with self hosted as a programmer, and quite often people are dealing with load issues.

    Again you have to make the decision if it is right for you, but certainly for some it is a perfect solution, not to have to worry about setting up maintaining on their own.

    grep is your friend.

  • jspautschjspautsch Themester ✭✭

    Wouldn't this be a question better directed to the vanillaforums.com support email?

  • AoleeAolee Hobbyist & Coder ✭✭

    maybe you just need to ask for an approval on the plugin you want.

    I don't think they're that strict, and might even provide an alternative solution for your case.

    same question with 422? are you paying or currently on trial?


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