Home Vanilla Forums Gets Investment, Releases New Version

Vanilla Forums Gets Investment, Releases New Version


has been described as the WordPress of forums. Vanilla created an easy-to-use, sleek forum-builder and has seen 350,000 users employ it.

Today, according to Vanilla Blog, the company has launched Vanilla 2.

Several years ago it began work on a second version. After closing a $500,000 round of funding in January, appearing at TechStars and making some hires, it was able to make some serious headway. Now, the new version is available for download.

Basic Vanilla is still free. The company charges for premium features, including support. Its menu of “addons” makes it customizable. Version 2 allows easier access and greater versatility for developers.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.