Getting Started with
Kick-start your community and increase user engagement. Vanilla is the simplest, most powerful community platform in the world. It's super-duper easy to use. Start with this introductory video and continue with the steps below. Enjoy!
Full list of video tutorials
The Basics
Learn how to use the basic functionality of your forum.
Using the Forum
Private Conversations
User Profiles
Learn how to completely change your forum's look and feel: upload your logo, set your homepage, choose a theme and customize it.
Changing the appearance of your forum
Create & organize discussion categories and manage your users.
User Registration
Finding & Managing Users
Managing Roles and Permissions in Vanilla
Category Management & Advanced Settings