Category Archives: Help

Vanilla Forums Friday Theme Tip: Adding A Leaderboard

Do you want to add a bit of a competitive spirit to your community? If you haven’t already noticed, you can find a points leaderboard on the activity page. Points are accumulated by getting positive reactions from others and earning badges from various activities. But what if you wanted to have a leaderboard across your site?
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Vanilla Forums Friday Theme CSS Tip: Gender & Reactions

There’s a wide variety of ways in which you can customize Vanilla Forums. With so many little Theme and CSS snippets you can add to your customize theme section, we thought it would make sense to start sharing them here on the blog.

To use the below CSS, just go to “Customize Theme” in your dahsboard, and click on the CSS Section.


Now that you are in the right place, below are two really popular snippets you can try. You might have them already, but if you don’t, why not try them out?

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How to Differentiate Members Using Roles and Ranks

Within a Vanilla Forum powered community, there are a two ways to differentiate members: Roles and Ranks.



Roles are typically used to group people based on their permissions and the role they play in the community. Common Roles include: members, moderators, staff members and administrators. You can create different Roles to fit your needs and modify the permissions given to each Role.



Another way to differentiate users is with Ranks. Ranks are usually used to denote seniority or status to the rest of the community. Rank levels can be assigned or can be earned by acquiring reputation points.

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