26. Mar, 2013 by Luc Vezina in Help | No Comments »
The success of your community depends on visitors to the site registering and becoming members. For most communities, the more members the better. Others will want to control who and how members register. Vanilla’s forum software provides several registration options: 1. Basic Registration This allows a member to fill out a simple form and immediately [...]
14. Mar, 2013 by Luc Vezina in Developers, Help | No Comments »
One of Vanilla’s best features is that it gives you a lot of control over your forum’s appearance to make it looks as nice as your website. Your community website should have a modern look and uniquely reflect your brand, not look like some relic from the past century. This post gives a high level [...]
19. Feb, 2013 by Luc Vezina in Community Building, Help | No Comments »
Reputation is an important concept in online communities because it lets community members and moderators know who can be trusted and it allows members, who have invested their time and effort into building the community, accumulate reputation capital which can bring real-world benefits such as influence or employment opportunities.
30. Nov, 2012 by Rasha in Community Building, Help, News | No Comments »
Vanilla can be integrated to Facebook and Twitter to allow members to register to your Vanilla Forum using their Facebook or Twitter account and to enable the option to share comments they create. Encouraging social sharing is a great way to attract more people to your forum community. Setting up Facebook integration requires creating an [...]
15. Nov, 2012 by Luc Vezina in Help, News | No Comments »
If the objective of your community is to enable social customer support, then setting up Q&A in Vanilla is a must. Here’s an overview of Vanilla’s Q&A feature. Allow users to create a question-type discussion.