Vanilla Features

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General Vanilla
Version
2.6.4
Release Date
2018-10-28 (1 month ago)
Last Update here
2018-11-01 (1 month ago)
Author
Vanilla Forums Inc
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
License
GPL
License cost
0
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Flat
Setup Vanilla
Installation method
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
Hosting available
Yes
Technology Vanilla
Programming Language
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Data Storage
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts Vanilla
BBCode
Plugin
HTML
Yes
Emoticons
Plugin
Formatting Toolbar
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Quoting
Single
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Attachments
Multiple files
Tags
Yes
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums Vanilla
Categories
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
Trashcan Forum
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security Vanilla
CAPTCHA
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Warnings
Plugin
Suspension
Yes
Bans
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
User Reports
Plugin
Other
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Notification Vanilla
RSS/ATOM
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Instant Messaging
Bookmarks
Yes
Community Vanilla
Avatars
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Signatures
Plugin
Users Online List
Plugin
Private Messaging
Yes
Custom profile fields
Plugin
Moderation Vanilla
Moderators
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Split Threads
Plugin
Close Threads
Yes
Shadow Topics
Plugin
Sticky Threads
Yes
Important Threads
Yes
Search Vanilla
Full-text search
Yes
Author search
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Customization Vanilla
Languages
141
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Javanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
Mobile View
Yes
Templates
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Plugin
Smiley Packs
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Special Features Vanilla
Statistics
Yes
Polls
Plugin
Calendar
Plugin
Friendly URLs
Yes
Data Management Vanilla
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Export Formats
Proprietary or MySQLDump
Export private messages
Yes
Lo-Fi View
Yes