Is there an add on that makes vanilla show the forum list in the traditional way most softwares do?
your traditional may be different than other traditionals.
edited: i see x00 took a crystal ball guess on what you meant.
I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.
depends what you mean
you can display forum like this
and like this
You just set the default controller.
Different themes have a more traditional look, such as table.
It is pretty flexible.
grep is your friend.
I guess I should have been more clear. I want a table forum list.
Like xenforo, ipb, etc
see page 5 in the slide show here - it has some illustrations.
it shows some table views.
and of course you could use the guide to design and tweak your theme as you desire.
If you're using Vanilla 2.0.18.x, you can change the DefaultController route to the categories page to make it the front page of your forum as @x00 said. You can make a theme with a custom table layout view also.
If you're using Vanilla 2.1+, there is a "Homepage" tab under the "Appearance" menu section of the dashboard. On that page, there are ways to change between the discussion view and the category view and you can also change the layout of the views between modern layout, table layout, and mixed layout.
Add Pages to Vanilla with the Basic Pages app