How to Use SMF Forum Software
Simple Machines Forum is an Open Source bulletin board software package. SMF is free to download and use and with its template management allows you to easily customize your forum outlook. Its unique SSI (Server Side Includes) function lets you have your forum and your website interact with each other.
SMF is a PHP/MySQL based solution and offers a rich set of features, which however does not overload your web server.
This SMF tutorial will help you learn how to install your discussion board and how to integrate it with other tools. Below you can have a look at the topics we have included:
- How to install SMF through Softaculous, using Fantastico or manually;
- How to install and configure SMF Packages;
- Where to find and how to change SMF Themes;
- How to create a backup of your SMF web site;
- How to upgrade SMF;
- How to integrate SMF with Coppermine Picture Gallery;
With SiteGround SMF hosting services each customer receives a free installation of SMF on his/her website. Our support team has acquired serious experience in managing SMF and will make sure that your forum runs trouble-free!