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You can easily check your SMF version by logging to your admin panel. Your version number is displayed at the bottom of the page.
If you are looking to transfer your SMF site to a new server, you will need to transfer the files to the new server and then reconfigure them to work with the new directory structure or domain name (if there are such differences). Once the website files themselves have been transferred, along with the [...]
Configuring your SMF to work with your temporary server URL is quite easy and can easily be done by editing the following line in your Settings.php file: $boardurl = ‘http://example.com‘; Simply change example.com in the above line with your temporary server URL and save your changes. You will also need to edit the following [...]
SMF has built-in RSS support and as such, RSS can easily be enabled from SMF’s administrative panel->Main->News and Newsletters->Settings. Once there, simply check the box next to “Enble XML/RSS news” The “Maximum message length” field controls the number of maximum characters that the message in the RSS field will have.
Configuring your SMF to work with a new domain name is quite easy and can easily be done by editing the following line in your Settings.php file: $boardurl = ‘http://example.com‘; Simply change example.com in the above line with your new domain name and save your changes. You will also need to edit the following [...]
If you are wondering which forum application to use and want to make a more infomed choice, based on your specific needs and what the applications are offering, you may review the lists below, which will hopefully help your choice. phpBB Pros: -offers password protected forums -has support for MySQL, MSSQL and PostgresSQL database [...]
All official SMF documentation can be found here: http://docs.simplemachines.org/
SMFs official forum can be found here: http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php
SMF can easily be integrated into Joomla, using the JFusion component for Joomla. Once the component has been installed to Joomla, you will simply need to configure it.
Please make sure, that your SMF is using the correct settings. Your e-mail settings can be found in your SMF Administrative Panel->Admin->Maintenance->Mail->Settings The settings that you should use are as folows: SMTP mail server: mail.example.com (server requires authentication) Username: your full e-mail address. That is firstname.lastname@example.org, instead of simply username Password: the password [...]
In order to upgrade an SMF, that was installed through Softaculous, simply open your cPanel->Software/Services->Softaculous and navigate to Forums->SMF. Click on the Update icon. If there is no such icon, this means that your SMF is the same version or higher than the one available in Softaculous.
In order to install SMF in a language other than the default English, simply select a new language from the drop down menu on the Installation screen in Softaculous. If you are looking to install additional language packs to an already existing installation, you will first need to download those packs. You can easily do [...]
In order to successfully move your website to another directory on your account, such as your public_html directory you will need to move the SMF files and then reconfigure them according to the new directory path. First, move your SMF files from their sub-directory to your public_html by either using an FTP client or your [...]
To simply change your password, log in to your administrative backend and go to Profile->Account Settings If you have forgotten your SMF administrative password, you can easily retrieve it from the “Forgot your password?” link on the log in page – you will receive a link, that will force password change, to the e-mail address [...]
Modules can be installed from your Administrative Panel->Admin->Package Manager->Download Packages. Once there either enter a direct download link for the template or upload it directly from your computer. When the package is downloaded/uploaded the installation wizard will automatically initiate and guide you through the rest of the process.
Templates can be installed from your Administrative Panel->Admin->Configuration->Themes and Layout->Manage and Install. Once there, either enter a direct download link for the template or upload it directly from your computer and click on Install.
The configuration file can easily be edited through either your cPanel->Files->File Manager->Code Editor or by downloading it to your computer, editing it with a text editor, such as Notepad ++ and re uploading it to your account.
SMFs main configuration file, in which the settings for the database are stored is called “Settings.php” and is located directly in the root directory of SMF.
You can find the official SMF documentation here: http://docs.simplemachines.org/ You can find a large library of modifications and customizations for SMF here: http://custom.simplemachines.org/ There is also a selection of free SMF 1.x themes on our official website, that can be found here: http://tmdhosting.com/templates/free-smf-themes.html The SMF FAQ and official support page can be [...]
The Simple Machines Forum 2.0 system requirements are as follows: Minimum Requirements: PHP 4.1.0 or higher The following must be changed in the php.ini file. The engine directive must be set to On. The magic_quotes_sybase directive must be set to Off. The session.save_path directive must be set to a valid directory or empty. The [...]
SMF has a great and intuitive web-based installer, that will help you effortlessly install the application manually. You can download the installation package from the following page: http://download.simplemachines.org/ Once the package has been downloaded to your local computer, you will need to upload it to your hosting account by using either and FTP client or [...]
Installing Simple Machines Forum from Softaculous is quite easy and straightforward. Simply go to your cPanel->Software/Services->Softaculous. Once Softaculous loads, click on the “Forums” field, on the left side of the page, in order to expand it, Find SMF in the list and click on it. Once the page loads, click on the “Install” tab. Fill [...]
Simple Machines Forum or SMF for short, is a free, open-source forum application with which you can easily create a professional looking message board. SMF has a large number of great built in features, that will let you customize your board to your liking. If those features are not enough however, SMF also has a [...]