We are proud to announce to all our fans & customers that, for the second year in a row, Vanilla Forums has won the People’s Choice Award for Best Forum Software 2014 in the CMS Critics Awards. This year there were two categories, and we won for best free forum software and best commercial forum software.
A recent report came out saying that more than 1 in 5 page views are coming from mobile devices in North America and Europe. Depending on the vertical, it can be even higher. For example, in some enthusiast and B2C customer forums, the amount of mobile traffic has exceeded 50%. Regardless of your niche, as mobile traffic continues to grow, its consequences cannot be ignored. More than ever, you need to consider how your forum platform will integrate with your existing website, and the user experience your community members will have on their mobile devices. This is especially the case if you want to keep your mobile users engaged.
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Today is June 5th, the day we reset the net . The idea behind reset the net is that if we properly secure our websites (and devices) with strong encryption, we can make mass surveillance much more difficult for governments.
We just wanted to remind our customers (and potential customers) that at Vanilla Forums we bundle SSL for all *.vanillaforums.com subdomains on all plans at no charge. We can automatically redirect all your http traffic to https, just send a request to our customer support team. Also, if you have a custom domain and would like to enable SSL, contact your account rep or customer support to get started. Finally, SSL is available for free on the Corporate, Enterprise and VIP plans. Check this post to learn more about Vanilla Forums and our SSL capabilities.
A couple of weeks ago, we released our design guide to help designers customize their themes and get the most out of Vanilla Forums. We are also proud to announce an exciting development for those of you who prefer videos. We are creating an array of video content. You can check out our new video channel on YouTube. Continue reading →
A joyous and happy holiday greeting from the team at Vanilla Forums.
left to right back row: Dane, Adrian, Derrick, Terrance, Fred, Lincoln, Jeremy, Cas
left to right front row: Jessica, Tim, Todd, Luc, Kasper.
Missing, but not forgotten: Patrick, Laura