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Vanilla-like style?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by darinb, May 2, 2013.

  1. darinb

    darinb New Member

    Hello,

    I have a new forum at my site and I'm using Vanilla. I very much like Vanilla's visual approach--no categories, clean, without displaying all the usual database field stuff. But I haven't been that happy running Vanilla. It just isn't as polished as it should be--I want it to be more like WordPress in terms of being easy to administer and having features thought out for you. I don't want to have to learn PHP or CSS.

    So....what about XenForo?

    Is there a style that looks something like a Vanilla installation (clean, uncluttered, category-less?)

    One key element is that in the thread listing I *must* have a short excerpt from the thread displayed rather than simply displaying the topic field, etc.

    --Darin
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. darinb

    darinb New Member

    Hey Brogan,

    Thanks. I'm going through them now. It's not clear though whether a style that has a nice general "look" can be easily modified to look like Vanilla or whether I need to identify (if any) a style that has that look in the demo photos. Hoping that someone has already addressed this question, though I didn't see it via search.

    Thanks,

    --Darin
     
  4. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    You're probably not going to find anything like vanilla outside being a minimal style. Also XenForo and most forum software uses categories so you're not likely to find a category-less design easily.
     
  5. AWS

    AWS Well-Known Member

    Vanilla uses categories too. They just present them in a different way.
     
  6. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    If you mean this I'm sure it can be done for xenforo.
     
  7. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Small bump... it's very possible this is something I did a couple weeks ago for fun and just stumbled on this thread figured I'd share heh :)

    I never finished it due to client work but XF is easy to work with (y)
    xenilla.png
     
  8. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    As always, awesome stuff, Russ.
     
    Russ likes this.
  9. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    great work russ, keep it up :)
     

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