please add generator header information


one of our fellow students set up an vanillaforum for all of us and he got at least 5 times the same question: "whats that for a *** forum software i dont know about"

so could you please add some generator meta tag in your software? For example add this inside the tag of every page generated by your software:

<meta name="generator" content="Vanilla 2.1.5 ( )" />

than all world would be satisfied a little bit more.

thanks and greetings


ps: i had to manually mask the <>s to &lt;&gt;s get your discussion page showing it. :( please correct that!!


  • and he ate up my <head> to...

  • and also i probably shouldn't get a "badge" for commenting my own post...

  • BleistivtBleistivt MVP
    edited November 2014

    Welcome to the Community!

    Well, there is the copyright info in the footer, unless you remove it.

    I wouldn't add a generator tag, it makes finding vanilla installation easier for spambots and doesn't really add value for none tech-savvy users.

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  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited November 2014

    test using the Code option in the buttonbar

    click the Paragraph button and choose Code from the dropdown.

    <meta name="generator" content="Vanilla 2.1.5 ( )" />

    manually placing backquote ` character surrounding the html meta statement

    <meta name="generator" content="Vanilla 2.1.5 ( )" />


    manually putting in html code tags doesn't

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