Download Vanilla Forums 2, Lightweight Open-source Forum Software

Vanilla Forums 2 released

Vanilla Forums 2 has been released. It is a simple, lightweight, open-source forum software that support add-ons and customized themes.

I was looking for a bbPress forum alternative (lightweight, highly customizable, open-source, etc) and I found Vanilla Forums.

I have tried Vanilla 2 beta for a couple months. It is exactly my ideal forum: simple, clean, focus on threads (instead of forums), support add-ons and themes, etc.

Check out the Vanilla 2 features, try it for free, or download and install on your hosting.

Why not bbPress?

bbPress is great piece of open-source forum script backup by WordPress but the development is toooooo slooooowww.

The latest stable version of bbPress (version 1.0.2) was released 1 year ago! Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress, was only recently updated bbPress blog, 7 months 2 days since his last post.

Once, I almost thought bbPress was dead…

Therefore, Vanilla Forums with active developments and strong support forums is my pick of lightweight forum software.

P.S. It is easy to integrate Vanilla Forum to WordPress blog, too!

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  • Havent been stumbling upon a forum engine for quite awhile…

    This share looks a lil bit sweet with its interface similar to Stack Overflow^^

  • Eric Lau

    Liew, my blog is only targeting Malaysian readers, what is the best hosting company I can use ? Exabytes give me a lot of trouble, my blog only have about 1000 unique visitors a day, and they say their CPU cannot support me already.

    • I am not familiar with Malaysia hosting companies.

  • Eric Lau

    By the way, I am using their Linux Ebiz Gold RM399 package currently.