For those not know Vanilla
Discussion Forum yet, one word: SWEET. Vanilla is a new kind of web
forum With Vanilla we wanted to break the mold created and followed by
just about every other forum on the web. We sat down and thought about
what we liked, and more importantly, what we didn't like about web
forums. We wanted emphasis on the discussions rather than the
We wanted to stop using MSN or
AIM to send secret messages to other forum members; We wanted to be
able to save the common searches. Basically, we wanted the thing to
work for us instead of against us. Most importantly we wanted it to be
free and we wanted it to run on just about every web server out
there. Vanilla is an open-source, standards-compliant,
multi-lingual, fully extensible discussion forum for the web.
Discussion Forum Main Features
A Rich User Experience In
Vanilla you can quickly and easily see which discussions you haven't
read, and how many new comments are in each discussion. You can run
advanced searches through discussion topics, comments, and users. You
can change the way Vanilla operates using per-user preferences.
Finally, you have a very customizable account profile where you can
provide pictures of yourself and add as much information about yourself
as you like.
Administration Capabilities Vanilla has
built-in spam control, an autonomous user & role management
system, and affords administrators a great deal of flexibility and
ease-of-use. As an administrator you can completely change the layout,
style, language, and all application settings through an intuitive and
easy to navigate settings tab. Adding and organizing roles, categories,
languages, and add-ons is a breeze. Simple or advanced searches that
yield useful results are invaluable in day-to-day administration.
Extend the functionality of your
forum with limitless Add-ons Vanilla is all
about add-ons. We've spent many, many months developing a new system
whereby developers can create add-ons for Vanilla that allow you to do
just about anything with your forum. Want to turn your Vanilla into a
bug tracking system? Want to tag discussions instead of categorizing
them? Maybe you just want a fancy highlighting effect when new messages
are posted. Your imagination is the limit.
This is first public beta release of Joomla!Vanilla integration component.
This component bridge is developed to be compatible with
Joomla 1.0.x and Vanilla
1.0.x. I hope next beta, Joomla Community
Builder(CB) could be supported
and some modules released together component.
you are happy with the
Joomla!Vanilla bridge and would like to contribute please join us
over at discussion board to share comments, sugestions and
automated installer is included with every version of Joomla!Vanilla
component; it allow users to install vanilla together joomla in 3
pretty easy steps. Its probably the easiest and most painless way to
get up and running. Just follow the directions and you should not have
any major setup issues.
What you will need to start?
Joomla 1.0.x Installed and working
Ftp access or
as any common joomla component
2)After installed, go to components->Joomla Vanilla
should see a text box with: YOURSERVERABSPATH/[Vanilla Path Here] * note:
if your setup can't create your desired dir to install vanilla
automaticlly, you will need do it manually, using ftp or joomlaxplorer!
3)Change [Vanilla Path Here] to a directory name you want get
forum installed, and press on [Click Here to Finish Installation] button
db tables are created in same joomla database where component is
Existent joomla users are sync with
vanilla setup after install
and Unwrapped frontend display modes supported in
current version (ThickBox and non-wrapped mode, to be supported on