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Vanilla Forums

Integrates Vanilla Forums with WordPress: embedded blog comments, embedded forum, single sign on, and WordPress widgets.

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Community Forums Evolved.

At Vanilla, we believe that online communities should be unique, intuitive and engaging. Vanilla allows you to create a customized community that rewards positive participation, automatically curates content and lets members drive moderation.

Vanilla provides hosted and open source community forum software that powers discussion forums on over 500,000 sites. Built for flexibility and integration, Vanilla is the best, most powerful community solution in the world.

Vanilla focuses on easy integration with WordPress, and is the ONLY forum solution to provide a native mobile version for easy browsing and posting from any mobile device.

Vanilla benefits from the power of open-source, with over 10,000 developers contributing to the project and over 500 addons that can make your community do anything you need it to do. Vanilla is truly open-source, standards-compliant, and fully customizable.

Migrating to Vanilla from any other forum platform is a breeze, with ready-made exporters for vBulletin, phpBB, bbPress, and more.

  • NEW: BLOG COMMENTS: Vanilla‚Äôs blog commenting system will kick start a community forum to help quickly build an engaged community of readers. This is a drop-in replacement for your native WordPress blog comments (and for other commenting tools like disqus or livefyre). New blog posts & comments will be mirrored in the forum, using all the power of Vanilla to keep your blog readership engaged and bring new pageviews to your site through your community forum.

  • Easy to install: Add the Vanilla Forums plugin and instantly integrate your Vanilla Forum with your blog.

  • Embed your forum right in your blog: No theming required. Install this plugin and define where you'd like your forum to appear.

  • Add forum widgets to your blog: Place widgets throughout your blog with information like: recent discussions, discussion categories, and recent forum activity.

  • Manage your forum in WordPress: Manage your Vanilla forum without leaving the comfort of your wordpress dashboard.

Requires: 3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 2015-1-26
Active Installs: 2,000+


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