SMF

SMF, the powerful and easy to use community forum written in PHP. Host your own community with Fastdot cPanel Web Hosting today.

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How to send a private message in SMF

This tutorial will show you how to send private messages in SMF. 1) Go to My Messages. 2) Click New Message. 3) Type in the recipient’s username. 4) Enter a Subject. 5) Type your message in this box. 6) Check this box to save a copy in your outbox. 7) Click Send Message. 8) Let’s

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How to post a new poll in SMF

SMF lets you attach a poll to an existing topic or a new one. Let’s see how to do that now. 1) Browse to any board. 2) Click Post New Poll. 3) Type a Subject. You can select an icon if you wish. 4) Enter the question you want to ask users. 5) Type as

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How to reply to an existing topic in SMF

This tutorial will show you how to reply to an existing topic in SMF. 1) Browse to any topic. 2) Click Reply. You can change the subject if you like. Before we start typing up our response, let’s insert a quote from a previous post. 3) Click Insert Quote. This is useful in replying to

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How to moderate a topic in SMF

To moderate a topic, you must have moderator or administrator priviledges. 1) Browse to any post. The moderator options are down here at the bottom of the page. 2) Let’s start by locking this topic. This topic is now locked, as indicated by the padlock icon here. Regular members will be unable to post in

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How to start a new topic in SMF

Let’s learn how to create a new topic in SMF. 1) Browse to any board. 2) Click New Topic. 3) Type a Subject. 4) Enter your content here. 5) You can insert an emoticon by clicking one from the list. It will be inserted as text wherever the cursor is placed and be converted to

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Backup a database in SMF

This tutorial will show you how to backup a database in SMF Keeping a backup of your database is important in case something happens to your forum or the server where it resides. 1) Go to Admin. 2) Click Forum Maintenance. 3) Check the items you want to backup. 4) Click Download. 5) Save the

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How to use the Ban List feature in SMF

Occasionally, you may need to restrict some users from being able to access your forum. You can do this using the Ban List feature. 1) Go to Admin. 2) Click Ban List. Any bans in effect will show up in the list below. 3) Let’s Add a New Ban. 4) Type a Ban Name. 5)

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How to set permissions in SMF

Permissions give different levels of access depending on which group the member is assigned to. 1) Click Admin. 2) Go to Permissions. Here is a list of all the membergroups and their number of assigned permissions. 3) To edit an existing group, click Modify. 4) Select each thing you would like to allow the group

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Add membergroups in SMF

This tutorial will show you how to add membergroups in SMF Membergroups can be assigned by an admin or rely on the number of posts a member has made. Let’s see how to manage them now. 1) Go to Admin. 2) Click Membergroups. The Regular Groups in the top box can only be assigned by

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Change member registration settings in SMF

This tutorial will show you how to change member registration settings in SMF 1) Go to Admin. 2) Click Registration. The first tab lets you register a new member, which we saw in the previous tutorial. 3) Click Registration Agreement. This is the default agreement that is used. You can change it as needed, depending

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