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 register a new member in SMF

If you have your forum set to closed registration, you, as the admin, will need to register new members manually. 1) Go to the Admin panel. 2) Click Registration. 3) Type the Username which the member will use to login. 4) Enter the member’s email address. 5) Set a Password. If you want to set

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Manage members in SMF

This tutorial will show you how to manage members in SMF It’s important to know how to manage members in case you need to make changes to any of their profiles. 1) Go to Admin. 2) Click Members. This page will list all the members that have registered for your forum. This list can be

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Install packages in SMF

This tutorial will show you how to install packages in SMF Packages are modifications (or mods) for SMF that can be installed to enhance your forum. 1) Go to the Admin panel. 2) Click Packages. In order to install a package, you’ll need to start by finding one and downloading it. 3) Go to Download

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Install themes in SMF

This tutorial will show you how to install themes in SMF 1) Click Admin. 2) Go to Themes and Layout. The first page lets you set the default theme and choose if members should be able to select their own themes. Let’s see how to install a new theme. We’ll assume you’ve already downloaded the

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Manage avatars in SMF

In this tutorial we will show you how to manage avatars in SMF 1) Go to Admin. 2) Click Attachments and Avatars. Let’s look at attachments first. 3) Enable or disable attachments using this drop down menu. Change settings related to the maximum attachment size here. You can set which file extensions to allow in

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Configure Server Settings in SMF

This tutorial will show you how to configure server settings in SMF 1) Go to the Admin panel. 2) Click Server Settings. Unless you know your database settings have changed, you should leave this first set of options as it is. If Maintenance Mode is enabled, users will not be able to view or login

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Configure Features in SMF

This tutorial will show you how to configure features in SMF 1) Go to Admin. 2) Click Features and Options. The Basic Features page has a variety of different options that are sure to be useful to you. We will point out a few of them. 3) If you want users to register before being

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Edit settings related to posts in SMF

This demonstration will show you how to edit settings related to posts in SMF 1) Go to Admin. 2) Select Posts and Topics. Let’s look at the Post Settings tab first. That tab is open by default. The first set of options let you embed flash into posts (note that this could pose a security

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How to modify or add boards and categories in SMF

Categories in a forum are used to group similar boards together which are what hold the topics and posts. These are vital to having an organized forum. 1) First, go to Admin. 2) Click Boards. This page contains 3 tabs which can be used to manage your boards and categories. We’ll start with Modify Boards,

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How to install SMF

This tutorial will show you how to install SMF 1) Begin by navigating your browser to http://www.simplemachines.org 2) Go to the Download page. 3) Scroll down until you find the version you want to download. It is recommended you use the latest version unless it is a Release Candidate or RC. That means it is

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