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Which is the best Vanilla Forum Template you've seen

JawadJawad New
edited April 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I want some inspiration for my vanilla theme.

Post the url of best Vanilla Forum Template you've seen on the internet.



  • LeeHLeeH
    edited April 2012

    I like mine. It's a heavily-customized version of Bittersweet, one of the themes packed in with the 2.1 development version, which you can get yourself off of github. Bittersweet is a very well done default theme, and I've put a lot of work into making it look and act in exactly the way I want. Some elements are copied from the PA forums, some from AllHipHop, and some are my own improvements.

    (Screenshot of how it looks when logged in)

    • Traditional forum layout in category and discussion views, using Vanilla 2.1 as a starting point
    • Panel hidden under most views
    • Reiszed and repositioned avatars
    • Badges for mods & admins
    • Per-user custom titles (via CSS)
    • Restyled and repositioned WhosOnline plugin output (won't display if you're not logged in)
    • Bunch of other stuff I'm too sleepy to remember

    I haven't bothered packaging the theme up yet for distribution because Bittersweet isn't available for release yet (aside from being up on github) and neither it nor my modified version will work with Vanilla versions prior to 2.1. Once 2.1 hits and Bittersweet is finalized and blessed, I plan to post the theme here.

  • @LeeH You did a great work. Nice theme, great look, great color scheme.

    @LeftBrain Your themes are not very much customized but still they have a great color scheme. You did a nice work on CSS.

    Here is my theme
    It is still in the process of development. I've uploaded it on a test server.
    Any suggestions for it?

  • @LeeH It looks amazing, really bright and simple, yet informative. I'd love to use that theme. Can't wait for 2.1 then...

  • This is my forum, hope you guys like this :) it's simple

  • I love these (this one for the Ad placement) and (for its extra features like ad posting, etc) I'm planning to set up my own forum on these two lines using Vanilla.

  • I have checked out quite a few of the templates online, but many of them require lots of customization just to get them to work and most don't flow that well.

    I still think the "Vanilla" standard theme is a great starting point and can be customized quite easily to get the look and functionality that you are looking for. Here is my customized Vanilla theme:

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