install VanillaForums

Install Vanilla Forums

How to Install Vanilla Forums using SimpleScripts

  1. You'll need a Hosting Account. See our Recommended Hosts or try it on your own hosting.
  2. Enter your FTP Information into SimpleScripts and select where you would like Vanilla Forums installed.
  3. That's it! Sit back and watch while we install Vanilla Forums to your website in seconds.
Vanilla is forum software that powers discussions on over 400,000 sites around the world. Vanilla is the best solution for starting and growing your community, offering groundbreaking user interface that makes sense to your users.

Vanilla is the ONLY forum solution that focuses on easy integration with your existing website, offering ready-made plugins for variety of popular projects like WordPress, ModX, and Drupal. Vanilla is also the ONLY forum solution that offers deep integrations with popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Finally, Vanilla is the ONLY forum solution to provide a native mobile version for easy browsing and posting from any mobile device.

Vanilla benefits from the power of open-source, with over 10,000 developers contributing to the project and over 500 addons that can make your community do anything you need it to do. Vanilla is truly open-source, standards-compliant, and fully customizable.

Migrating to Vanilla from any other forum platform is a breeze, with ready-made exporters for vBulletin, phpBB, and bbPress.

Current Version Stable - 4 December 2013

Older Available Versions Stable - 15 April 2013 Stable - 27 March 2012 Stable - 5 March 2012 Stable - 23 January 2012 Stable - 8 November 2011

License Information

Vanilla Forums is released under the GPLv2 license.

Bug Reports and Known Issues

We're doing our best to make sure Vanilla Forums installs smoothly, but problems can occur. If you find something out of the ordinary and you can tell us how you got there, we'll be happy to take a look.

Current Issues

There are no known issues for Vanilla Forums at this time.