How did you make the Vanilla Addon theme/application?
Hello! I really like the integrated Addon and Community websites here at Vanilla! I am making an open source library application for keeping track of research on various topics, referenced in required formats (the dreaded research paper formatted references) that users can then share with each other, allowing others to benefit from their research collections on topics from Parkinson's to home energy inspections.
I would like to create an Addons (or in my case Libraries) section for my Vanilla forum, where users can tell others about their libraries and field questions, comments, etc. like in your Addons section.
My skill level is beginner, but I'm willing to hack! I searched but couldn't find information about how your cool Addon site was created. It looks like each Addon is its own forum, with its own Discussion and Question posts, and comment threads attached to each of these? It is a very useful architecture for sharing and evaluating contributions. Does the Addon and Community section at Vanilla require only one login, or are these two separately themed installs of Vanilla that share a common login? Is their a search pluggin that supports check boxes for finding required tags in posts like theme, pluggin, etc.?
Because of the potential size of libraries (which can contain folders of actual CC licensed content (TED TALKS!), I'm looking to have my Addon Site users provide links to their libraries, rather than upload them to my site. So I think that simplifies things some. Cheers!