Worst install for Wordpress ever
You folks probably know what you're doing coding Web software, but suck at install instructions. I found Vanilla while searching for a forum that would nicely integrate with a Wordpress install on my server. After looking at other solutions I settled on Vanilla because it looked the cutest. Now thank goodness I did not try to set this thing up on a live site, instead on a local Linux server. This is WP 3.7 with no other plugins using Vanilla install I just downloaded.
In less than 30 minutes I determined:
- Vanilla does not integrate with WP login. There is no Widget or other mechanism to show on the WP front-end that the two are integrated other than post, comments and other nonsense.
- The plug-in by Nicholas P. Iler, "WP Vanilla Connect" does nothing. Installed it after I realized the "Vanilla Forums" plug-in, that ironically has a description that starts, "Integrates Vanilla Forums with Wordpress," does nothing as I mentioned above.
- In Vanilla Plugins page you have "Embed Vanilla." Copy/paste a script that does nothing.
- I needed yet another plugin! I Google to find out I also need something called, "Vanilla jsConnect Auto SignIn." Drag the extracted folder into the Vanilla plugin folder and enable it only to get, "jsconnectAutoSignIn is missing the following requirement(s): jsconnect >=1.0.3b."
What I don't understand is why you folks even offer this as a WP solution when it clearly is not something that can be integrated even though the description misleads people to believe it does.