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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!

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SMF 2.1 Beta 1 Released
Dear users,

Simple Machines is proud to announce the release of our next major milestone for SMF, SMF 2.1! A lot of work has gone into 2.1 over the past 3 years, and with over 5500 commits by numerous developers, we ...

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:40:06 GMT

SMF 2.0.9 / 1.1.20 Security Patches Released
Dear users,

Simple Machines Forum has released security patches to both the 1.1.x and the 2.0.x release lines. This brings our released versions to SMF 1.1.20 and SMF 2.0.9.

Several security issues were identified i...

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:13:55 GMT

Avast Forum Hack - Results of Analysis
As everyone has no doubt heard by now, over the weekend of May 24/25, the Avast forum site was hacked.

There was much supposition, a fair amount of guessing and several accusations that the forum software which Avast...

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:43:06 GMT

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