Vanilla Forums was created out of a desire to reinvent the traditional discussion forum. Forums are the original social media and remain the primary place for meaningful interaction among hundreds of millions of people even today.
Vanilla Forums Cloud, is a cloud based community software, with a modern take on community. Below are a few of the features of Vanilla Forums:
-Themes: Completely customize the look and feel, beyond just header and footer.
-Gamification and reputation system: More than just badges, the reputation engine can be used to promote good content, grant member abilities, and help automate moderation.
-Made for Mobile: Detects the browser agent and applies the most appropriate theme to ensure a great user experience
-Single Sign-on: Vanilla's jsConnect SSO, SAML support and social logins make it easy for users to register. SSO can be configured to be seamless with your existing system.
-API: Vanilla has an easy to use RESTful API that you can use to deeply integrate Vanilla with your website.
-Permissions: Control fine-grained, role-based permissions that can be assigned on a per-discussion-category basis. Assign multiple roles to individual users. Roles can be set manually, based on registration workflow, via SSO and via the API.
-Spam Prevention: Powerful tools to keep your community forum free of spam.
-Integrations: Salesforce, Hootsuite, Zendesk, Github, WordPress, Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and more.