Total theme control

Match your community forum to your website

Your community should look like your website, not something from the early 90s. Vanilla lets you completely customize the look and feel so that it matches your website. Customize the URL, upload a favicon, add your own CSS and much more.

Vanilla Forums User Experience

Choose your 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.

Localize your community

Localize the interface in one of 25 supported languages. Set a language or let users choose a local language.

CSS hooks

Add your own CSS classes to everything. For example, highlight valuable content, theme categories, or make individual members stand out. Your CSS overrides ours.

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.

CSS classes to modify your forum theme

Are you ready to get started?

We have plans & pricing that fit the size and shape of your ambitions.