Vanilla is a W3C standards compliant forum software with valid XHTML and CSS.
Version: 1.1.4Vanilla is a W3C standards compliant forum software with valid XHTML and CSS. It includes a templating system which allows Vanilla to be easily integrated into an existing site layout.
Operating System: Linux
Vanilla's most ground-breaking feature is the framework upon which it is built: the Lussumo Framework.
This framework allows developers to create and add new extensions to the core software.
Here are some of the most popular extensions for Vanilla:
· RSS and Atom feeds
· Whispers, for private conversations.
· Intelligent search and search bookmarking system, for users to bookmark their most used searches.
· Search-engine friendly URLs
· Forum announcements
A Rich User Experience
In Vanilla you can quickly and easily see which discussions you haven't read, and how many new comments are in each discussion. You can run advanced searches through discussion topics, comments, and users. You can change the way Vanilla operates using per-user preferences. Finally, you have a very customizable account profile where you can provide pictures of yourself and add as much information about yourself as you like.
Slick Administration Capabilities
Vanilla has built-in spam control, an autonomous user & role management system, and affords administrators a great deal of flexibility and ease-of-use. As an administrator you can completely change the layout, style, language, and all application settings through an intuitive and easy to navigate settings tab. Adding and organizing roles, categories, languages, and add-ons is a breeze. Simple or advanced searches that yield useful results are invaluable in day-to-day administration.
Extend the functionality of your forum with limitless Add-ons
Vanilla is all about add-ons. We've spent many, many months developing a new system whereby developers can create add-ons for Vanilla that allow you to do just about anything with your forum. Want to turn your Vanilla into a bug tracking system? Want to tag discussions instead of categorizing them? Maybe you just want a fancy highlighting effect when new messages are posted. Your imagination is the limit.
· PHP 4.1 or greater
· MySQL 3.23 or greater
If you are creating a brand new installation of Vanilla, all you need to do is upload all of the Vanilla files to your server. Once you are finished uploading, browse to the web-accessable folder where Vanilla is installed and you will be presented with the installer.