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SMF is all that in one package, giving you an easy to use forum with many powerful features for you as well as your users. SMF is an open-source project made by volunteers from across the world.
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SMF features a powerful Package Manager, allowing you to quickly apply any of the hundreds of modifications in our database, as well as a variety of custom themes that change the way your site looks.
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Should you run into any problem, SMF's experienced Support Team will come to your aid, along with our very helpful community members, ready to assist you and address whatever issue(s) you are encountering.
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An SMF forum 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!

*Latest news

End of life of SMF 1.0
In order to help focus development with the next generation of technologies and the best way to help evolve forum software, the SMF team would like to announce that we will be ending all support for our SMF 1.0 series...

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 23:52:31 GMT

Simple Machines is expanding
Hello all,

Simple Machines is pleased to announce that smCore project has joined Simple Machines, and will be the core on which SMF 3.0 will be built.

The smCore project will be working to develop a platform for dev...

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:43:14 GMT

The New Online Manual has gone "Gold"
After much work and double-checking, the Simple Machines Team is proud to announce that the new Online Manual is out of its testing phase. Now, SMF documentation is kept in our [url=

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 15:26:38 GMT

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