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Pre sales questions

hi guys,

i am looking for a forum and found vanilla forums, i got a few questions before i start to download or buy the system:

  1. what is the difference btw the hosted and the open source (in terms of features)?
    a. The paid one is herE: (how is this different from the open source download which is self hosted). Free download is here:

  2. Addons. I saw this url:, how are they different from the features found in hosted version?

  3. Mobile App: Vbulletin (sorry no puns in quoting them here) has mobile connect. Does Vanilla has any mobile add on for andriod and ios?

  4. has solutions for custom mobile apps for vanilla (, will all of vanilla's addons (paid or free) work with them?

  5. Can we have a unified login integation with joomla and wordpress at the backend without any core hacks of any of the systems (be it joomla, wordpress or vanilla)?

you reply is much appreciated!

keep the great work up!

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