Online Communities vs. Forums vs. Knowledge Bases: What’s the Difference?
In the digital age, our ability to connect with others and access information has been revolutionized by the increase in platforms and software designed to foster engagement. It’s not uncommon to see the term “online community” applied to various similar, but still very distinguishable technology solutions, including…
Customer Showcase October 2023: Rav from Reckon
Hey everyone! I’m Rav, the Community Manager at Reckon Limited, we’re a financial software provider headquartered in sunny Sydney, Australia 🦘 and a fellow Vanilla customer for our Community. I'm stoked to have been asked to share a little bit about our Community journey and some tips & tricks we've implemented 😀 I look…
#TipTuesday: Are you recognizing your Top Contributors?
You’ve taken on the arduous task of starting and building an online community. You successfully gained the by-in from your Internal stakeholders, endured the months of implementation, successfully went live, started hosting community events. What’s even better? Your members are engaging and you’re starting to identify your…
What badge creators are you using?
Hi Vanilla friends, I am looking to create some new badges, including some Easter Eggs for our Community. What kind of tools are you all using? I've been using Accredible badge designer but find the designs quite limited, and there is no egg shaped one! Thanks for your insights! Liselotte
Are you new to managing a Vanilla Community?
Hey there newbie! So you’ve inherited a HL Vanilla Community and don’t know where to start? We know this process can be overwhelming so we wanted to help start you out on the right path. The most important way to set yourself up for success is to join our Success Community, which you’ve already done (since you’re reading…
Show a widget from Community on a different webpage
Hi Vanilla friends, I have an 'Articles' widget on the Community homepage that show featured articles from our KB. Now, we'd like to showcase this widget on our main public web. I'd need for it to be clickable, and update automatically if I've made any changes to the featured articles on Community. How can I do this? The…
Upcoming HLV Connect: Open Session Reminder
Happy September, everyone! We would love for you to join us to chat about Vanilla and your community goals: ✅ Do you have any exciting and innovative community initiatives to share? ✅ Are there specific questions you'd like to pose to gather feedback from fellow community leaders using Vanilla? ✅ Have you come across any…
#TipTuesday: Are you focusing on the User Journey or Organization goals alone?
When selling the idea of community internally, we must ensure the goals of community are aligned with organization goals. This will typically start with the focus of the team or department presenting, Marketing will promote advocacy goals while Support will promote ticket deflection and improved customer experience, while…
Attracting and Acquiring New Users
Managing communities on a large scale is all about making your customers or users super happy 😁, so they stick around and spread the good vibes about your product or service to everyone they know and love. But hey, every awesome community starts somewhere, right? So, if you're working at a startup in its early days or…
Tip Tuesday: Unlocking the Power of Vanilla's Moderation Tools
Hello, Vanilla Community Members! Creating a flourishing online community requires meticulous moderation. Vanilla has a ton of great tools at your disposal, and I wanted to put them all in one place for you to see what they are and how they work! User-Focused Tools: Reactions: Abuse/Spam Flags: Allows users to flag…