Match your forum to your website

customize your forum theme

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.

forum theme layouts
custom forum theme with HTML and CSS

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 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.

CSS classes to modify your forum theme
Multi-Language Support

Localize your community

Localize the interface in one of 25 supported languages or let members choose from one language to another.

Are you ready to get started?

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