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Vanilla Forums

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

Q. What is Vanilla Forums?

Vanilla is forum software that powers discussions on over 400,000 sites around the world. Vanilla is the best solution for starting and growing your community, offering groundbreaking user interface that makes sense to your users.

Q. How do I install the Vanilla Forums WordPress Plugin

To install the Plugin you must get it from your Vanilla forum's Embed Vanilla page. If you are not a Vanilla Forum owner already, you can create one here.

Q. Why use Vanilla for blog comments?

  • A single profile, reputation and user experience across the community and the comments.
  • Engage commenters with Vanilla’s existing gamification and curation features.
  • Use blog traffic to quickly seed community participation and vice versa.

Q. How do Vanilla Comments work?

Embedding Vanilla Comments into your blog will insert a comment window at the bottom of each article. If the reader is not signed in, they will be prompted to do so using the Vanilla login form as you've configured it (SSO, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and OpenID options available). The comments are displayed below the article and simultaneously a new discussion thread is created in the forum. Hosted customer also have the option of Disqus sign-in integration.

Q. What about my existing comments?

Vanilla is offering a comment importing service. Please contact us if you would like more information about this. It is on our roadmap to release tools to automate comment imports.

We can also help you set up your blog so that existing comments remain in the old system and only new comments get created with Vanilla.

Q. How is Vanilla different from other commenting systems such as Disqus and Intense Debate?

Vanilla provides an integrated comment and forum community that will increase your readership engagement. We understand how to reward positive behaviour, get people to participate in a community and help the community drive moderation and curation. Vanilla now brings all that to your comments.

We don’t have all the features that stand alone commenting systems have but we are working on many that we see as important such as pre-moderation, integration into blogging software dashboards and automated imports of legacy comments.

Q. Can I see use this with Vanilla Forums self-hosted?

Yes, you can use this with your self-hosted Vanilla Forums install.

Q. Can I see some examples of Vanilla Comment implementations?

Requires: 3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.12
Last Updated: 9 months ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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