Elegant. Effective. Powerful. Free. SMF is all of the above. SMF is jam-packed with features, while at the same time having a minimal impact on resources. Some of our features include: COMPREHENSIVE THEMES: Not only can you control the default theme for your community, but you can also allow your users to select from a range of themes themselves BLAZING-FAST DATABASE: Not only do we make use of a MySQL back-end, but we've also gone to great lengths to ensure the database design is fast and efficient SECURE FILE ATTACHMENTS: Our special file-attaching system allows your users to attach files without fear of corrupting your system. AUTOMATIC MOD INSTALLATION: Unique to SMF is our package manager - a system by which you can download and install upgrades and modifications with just a few mouse-clicks SSI HOOKS & API: SMF was specifically designed to be easily integrated with other software projects - use our SSI hooks and API to easily plug SMF into the rest of your site
Simple Machines Forum — SMF in short — is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes.
Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the layout of your message board and with our unique SSI - or Server Side Includes - function you can let your forum and your website interact with each other.
SMF is written in the popular language PHP and uses a MySQL database. It is designed to provide you with all the features you need from a bulletin board while having an absolute minimal impact on the resources of the server. SMF is the next generation of forum software - and best of all it is and will always remain completely free!
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