Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the layout of your message board and with their 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 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.
If you use Softactulous on cPanel or Webuzo hosting then SMF is one or two clicks away for easy installation.
See their site at https://simplemachines.org
or a short video about it at https://youtu.be/0B6LksVJf2c.
#community Simple Machines Forum - Free & open source community software
Simple Machines offers free open source software such as SMF, the powerful and easy to use community forum written in PHP. Start interesting discussions on your website!