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"Embed" Vanilla to wordpress

edited October 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
Hi there,

I'm new to Vanilla, and actually I just downloaded it yesterday and tried to implement it on my wordpress site.

This is what I have done.

my wordpress site is located at
I have installed vanilla at

So I want when my visitors come to my site, they can go to the forum, using the same interface, (by going to that's why I chose to use embed vanilla.

when I go to and I can see at the bottom of it has Remote Url to Forum and it shows

And when I go to wordpress and activate the Embed Vanilla, I got a page automatically created, called Discussions, and the url will point to too

Also at the wordpress Embed Vanilla plugin page, I pasted the forum embeded code
(script type="text/javascript" src="")(/script)
which "( = <, ) = >"

and at the bottom Forum Location in WordPress:

So I saved the one on wordpress, and vanilla.

Then I went to the url,, I can go there, but it's just the VANILLA FORUM, without any header/footer etc (it's not embeded), but when I go to, there we go, I can see the header/footer etc (it's embeded)

But that's not where I want it to be at...I want my visitors can go to /forum instead of /discussions, so I changed all those above code from (discussions->forum), but still, no luck...keep the same, when I go to /forum, it's blank, only the vanilla forum, it's not embeded

Sorry for the long message I hope I made some sense...

I hope someone can help me out telling me what is the problem and how to solve it.

Really appreciate.



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    I have the same problem.
    Wp -
    Vanila -
    If you try to go at, it opens just vanilla. But, if you specify any other folder in the plugin settings embed vanilla, then all open fine.
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    LincLinc Detroit Admin
    @Mark (Sorry to keep pinging you but I haven't used Embed and WP issues seem to keep cropping up)
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    hi all, i want to know if i will embed vanila in my wordpress can i use same wp login for both wp and vanila??
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    edited January 2011
    @Miff & @komarik

    I don't think you are understanding the concept of "embed". This puts the Vanilla Forum inside a WordPress (WP) page. You will have to view this WP page to see the integrated look. If you use a URL that points to the Vanilla installation you are going to get just the Vanilla app.

    If you want to launch the Vanilla app and have it look like your WP site you will have to build a custom theme that matches your WP theme. There is an easier way if your goal is to have a user go to and see an integrated forum.

    You simply need to have Vanilla embedded on a WP page called "Forum". By default the embed plugin names the page "Discussions" but this can be changed on the embed plugin at "Forum location in WordPress".

    Caution: You cannot have Vanilla installed at and have a WP page in the root called forum. Just make sure the Vanilla installation and the WP embed page do not share a common URL.

    Good luck!

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    The embed code puts the Vanilla Forum on a WordPress (WP) page. At this point the registrations are not integrated. To do this you could use the ProxyConnect plugin.

    I actually control the single signin in for WP and Vanilla with a membership script called aMember, but that is probably an overkill for most people.

    Good Luck!

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    I am desperately (and urgently) trying to figure out the best way to integrate Vanilla, WordPress and aMember. Can you please point me in the right direction as to which plugins do what and what is duplication etc.

    Thanks in advance!
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