Simple Machine Forum Installation

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Simple Machines Forum is a free forum application. Simple Machines Forum forked from YaBBSE in 2003.

Simple Machines Forum (SMF) is a next-generation community software package that is jam-packed with features, while at the same time having a minimal impact on resources.

Features:

  • Advanced permission and user management.
  • Tracking of new and old unread topics, not just from your last visit.
  • Package manager that automatically installs or uninstalls mods (also known as hacks.)
  • Major actions are time and IP locked, preventing ‘hammering’.
  • Create child boards under other boards. (sub boards)
  • Configure permissions for each membergroup on the board level.
  • Both cookie and session based authentication (works without cookies.)
  • Ability to choose sendmail or SMTP (with or without authentication.)
  • Assign several membergroups to a single member, with one membergroup as the primary group.
  • Support of wildcards for email address, IP address, and hostname.
  • Include an expiration time for bans.
  • Export forum data using XML/RSS.
  • Support for WAP, WAP2 and I-mode protocols.
  • Members can choose which smiley set they wish to use (or none.)
  • Spell Check, Quick Reply, WYSIWYG, ‘Insert Quote’, and other editing features.
  • Polls can be added or removed to existing topics.
  • Attachment filenames can be encrypted to increase the security (so you can upload .php files, etc.)
  • Ability to allow members to use moderation on just topics they posted.
  • Ability to Merge/Split topics.
  • Recycle bin/board for all deleted topics and posts.
  • Options to hide other members’ avatars and signatures.
  • Advanced user resources, including the ability to show new replies to your posts.

-Simple Machines Forum developer

Simple Machines Forums Web Site