EE 2 to Vanilla Forums 2 Bridge


Super McFly - Martin Malloy

3rd Party (Free)

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EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Add-On Type(s)



Provides a bridge between EE and Vanilla Forums 2


You’ll need an install of Vanilla Forums 2 with the SSO plugin before we go any further. On the SSO settings page fill in the text fields so it looks similar:

# Authenticate Url

# Registration Url

# Sign-in Url

# Sign-out Url (EE1) or (EE2)

In the Vanilla Forums config.php make sure the following cookie name is set:
$Configuration[‘Garden’][‘Cookie’][‘Name’] = ‘exp_vanilla’;

Now you’ve (hopefully) got that sorted move the “vanilla” extension folder into your “/system/expressionengine/third_party/” folder. You can enable that in the control panel now.

Create a template matching the one used for “Authenticate Url” with the following inside:

{if logged_in}


You will almost certainly want to have your EE admin account act as the Vanilla admin so you will need to make sure that in the Vanilla DB there is a row in “GDN_UserAuthentication” that matches up your admin accounts (usually both have the ID of 1).


Clear all of your cookies and I think that should be it. You can now log in to you Vanilla installation using EE. I’m sorry it’s not easier but I don’t think I could make the EE side any easier.

There is basically nothing in the extension file and It’s all down to the clever folks over at Vanilla.

Download EE 2 to Vanilla Forums 2 Bridge

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download Feb 27, 2010
Not Specified Download Feb 27, 2010

EE 2 to Vanilla Forums 2 Bridge Links

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This entry was created March 1, 2010, 7:10 am.
This entry was last updated August 27, 2010, 5:26 am.

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