Vanilla Forums

Vanilla Forums by Vanilla
Price: Free - Custom

Vanilla Forums is a cloud-based community forum software based on queues of messages. It provides a modern community platform to organizations who want to improve customer service, increase advocacy, strengthen brand loyalty or just encourage discussion between their community. It provides features like Moderation, Spam Filtration, Custom Themes, Permission Management and more.

Vanilla comes with a multitude of features to help you build a community that meets your unique needs. Vanilla is built like no other forum platform, and every design choice has a philosophical reason to support it. It allows you to customize the URL, upload a favicon, add your own CSS and much more. Community managers can set user-defined stages and statuses. Members can comment on ideas and sort or filter the ideas list. Vanilla supports multiple SSO protocols to make member login easy. View stats, manage users and configure your account. Vanilla's plugin system makes it easy to turn on the features that make sense for you.

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Automatic Backups



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Staff Users

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Forum Migration

SSL Support


Open Source

User Account Features

Single Sign On

Social Login


Control User Access

Follow Users

Follow Posts


Anonymous Posting

File Attachments


Multiple Languages

Embed Links

Embed Videos


Wiki Posts


Post Approval

Flag Posts


Block Users

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Private Messaging

Chat Room


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Look & Feel

Responsive Design

Customize Look

CSS and HTML Control

Custom Branding



Email Support

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