Easy Moderation

Leave your moderation problems behind

Vanilla’s inline moderation controls and member-driven moderation queues means that community managers spend less time on reviewing content and moderation. Your moderators will thank you for bringing them out of the dark ages.

Inline Moderation

Moderators get full in-line controls to affect single or multiple items. They get all of the standard controls like close, sticky, split, merge, delete, etc.

Eradicate Spammers & Trolls

Quickly and easily remove and ban a user and all the user’s data. Find out if a user has multiple accounts. Deal with Trolls by making them invisible to other members.

Warning System

Just like demerit points on a driver’s license, moderators can assign warning points to members who break the rules. Get enough points and you end up in jail. Moderators can add notes to keep track of past activity.

Peer-Driven Moderation

Spam & abuse moderation queues are populated by trusted members, making it easy for moderators to jump in and take care of issues before they become problems.

Edit, Sink, Split, Merge, Move

Moderators can edit everything in real-time, split, merge and move discussions. Sinking a thread makes it fall down the discussion list even if it gets new comments.

Edit & Delete Logs with Restore

Your moderators have access to a full edit & delete history for all comments, and can even roll-back content to a previous version or undelete deleted content.

Dismissible Messages

Mods and Admins can post a dissmisable message that can appear anywhere throughout the site.

Powerful tools to keep your community SPAM free

Sometimes reCaptcha isn’t good enough. Vanilla’s multi-layered spam defenses keep your community free of spam with minimal manual intervention.

Spam Filters

The Akismet and StopForumSpam plugins check content and usernames against real-time spam blocklists. Suspected spam is put into a spam queue.

Community-driven detection

Users can identify spam by clicking on the spam Reaction. If a post gets enough clicks, the content gets sent to the spam queue.


Links in posts are set so that search engines don’t crawl them. This creates a disincentive to spammers looking to get their links into search engine indexes.

Flood Control

If a spam-bot does get through, flood control prevents it from filling the community with garbage.

Frustrate with Ranks

Ranks can be used to restrict a member’s abilities including adding links to posts and being able to edit a post after a certain time has passed. This helps combat human spammers.

Ban Spammers

When you find a spammer, you can ban them by username, email, email domain or IP address. You can also delete all posts by the spammer and clean up the mess they created.