Elegant, Effective, Powerful, Free

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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Easily Customizable

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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High Quality Support

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

SMF 2.0.7 Released
UPDATE: Downloads are available again :)

Dear users,

Simple Machines Forum has released an new patch to the 2.0.x release line. This brings our released version to SMF 2.0.7.

Unlike previous patches...

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:47:39 GMT

The Wiki Translators Group
The Documentation Team is looking for interested members of the forum to join the newly created Wiki Translators Group.  If you have a good command of English, and are a native speaker of one of the foreign languages ...

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:46:18 GMT

IMPORTANT: Community security breach
Dear valued community members,

On the 22nd of July 2013, it was discovered that unauthorized access to our website and database has been obtained on the 20th of July.
The method is similar to the hacks that were rec...

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:45:08 GMT

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