How To Install Simple Machine [SMF] Forum

SMF Forum Is Free & Open Source Software By Using Which You Can Build Forums & Community. In This Post , You Will Know How To Install Simple Machine ( SMF) Forum On Your Server To Make Your Own Forum Or Community.

How To Install SMF Forum

  • Download SMF From Homepage
  • Open Your Desired FTP Client (FileZilla / WinSCP ) And Login With FTP Details OR Open Your File Manager From Hosting
  • Upload & Unzip Downloaded SMF In Your Desired Directory
  • Navigate To That Directory In Your Browser ( For Example : YourDomain.Com / YourDomain.Com/Forum )

  • Click On Continue Button. 'Writable Check' Will Be Performed.

  • Enter Forum Name (Title) And Forum Url. I Am Installing It On Localhost , So My URL Is localhost Followed By SMF Path

  • The Next Step Is Database Population . You Don't Need To Do Any Thing In This Step . This Step Will Take Some Time As There Will Be Database Table Creation & Value Insertion.

  • Now You Need To Enter Admin Details ( Username , Password & Email ). After That Enter You Database Password & Click On Continue Button 
  • Done. SMF Forum Will Be Installed Successfully. Open Your Forum By Clicking On 'Your Newly Installed Forum' Or By Visiting URL Where You Have Installed It

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