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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Why You Need a Mobile Friendly Community Forum


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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