Vanilla is a free forum hosting service built from Vanilla Open Source Forum. It allows you to start online communities with their simple discussion platform and bring a layer of interaction onto your website, brand, or business.
Setting up a forum is very fast and simple. Just set your forum URL when you register and fix your board settings in the admin panel. The admin panel gives you quick access to forum functions, themes, and thread categories. You can also install cool plugins to enhance your forum.
Vanilla has an intuitive set of features for such a simple program. Users can bookmark discussions, read activity feeds of other users, and create private conversation threads. Vanilla also has a Facebook-like function where you can post random thoughts and musings in your profile. Premium features are also available such as login integration to your website.
- Free, quick, and simple forum setup.
- Control your forum from the admin panel – manage themes, add plugins, add categories, set user roles and permissions, and more.
- Post and share what you are up to in your activity feed.
- Users can bookmark their favorite discussions, send private messages, and view profiles of other users.
- Optional premium features are also supported.
- Similar sites: Forumotion and Omgili.
Check out Vanilla @ www.vanillaforums.com