SMF Features

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 lay-out of your forum 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 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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General SMF
Version
2.0.6
Release Date
2013-10-21 (5 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-10-25 (5 years ago)
Author
Simple Machines
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
License
BSD
License cost
0
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Setup SMF
Installation method
wizard
Upgrade method
wizard
Hosting available
No
Technology SMF
Programming Language
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Data Storage
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts SMF
BBCode
Yes
HTML
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Quoting
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums SMF
Categories
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Redirect Forums
Yes
Trashcan Forum
Yes
Anti-Spam and Security SMF
CAPTCHA
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Warnings
Yes
Suspension
Yes
Bans
Yes
IP-Block
Yes
Audit Logging
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Other
An Akismet mod is available
Notification SMF
RSS/ATOM
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Instant Messaging
Bookmarks
Plugin
Community SMF
Avatars
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Custom profile fields
Yes
Moderation SMF
Moderators
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Important Threads
Plugin
Search SMF
Full-text search
Yes
Author search
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Customization SMF
Languages
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Skin-Editor
Yes
Smiley Packs
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Special Features SMF
Statistics
Yes
Polls
Yes
Calendar
Yes
Friendly URLs
Plugin
Data Management SMF
Available Importers
Pruning
Yes
Archiving
Plugin
Export Formats
WAP(2), IMode
Export private messages
Plugin
Lo-Fi View
Yes