Match your forum to your website
Total theming control
Your community forum should look like your website, not something from the early 90s. Vanilla lets you completely customize the look and feel so that your community matches your website. Customize the URL, upload a favicon, add your own CSS and much more.
Choose your home page and layouts
Choose your home page: recent discussions, categories or a summary of the community's best content. Layout choices give you the option to choose from a traditional table layout or a more modern layout.
Get under the hood
Choose from one of our themes or create your own. You have complete control to change the header & footer HTML that wraps around your forum. Vanilla also lets you add your own custom CSS definitions after ours, so you can cascade from your selected theme's design. Preview mode and version control give you the latitude to experiment without worrying about breaking your site.
Add your own CSS classes to everything. For example, highlight valuable content, theme categories, or make individual members stand out. Your CSS overrides ours.
Localize your community
Localize the interface in one of 25 supported languages or let members choose from one language to another.