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Title: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 11, 2010, 03:46:46 AM
SMF Multiforum System Official Development Thread

Status: Private Beta
Active development site: http://www.forumscommunity.com


What does it do?

SMF Multiforum System allows you to convert your SMF powered forum into a fully featured SMF hosting service, where your users will easily be able to set up and run their own forums without them feeling like they are being restricted at all.  All core SMF features are available to users, including the ability to install any mods and themes that you select.

History

Way back in 2006 I worked on a project that I named SMF MFS, however at the time my knowledge of PHP was limited, and the mod never got properly finished.  As a result of this and other reasons it was never accepted onto the official mod site.  The 3 old threads about SMF MFS have currently received over 4500 views, and the mod (compatible with SMF 1.0.7!) has been downloaded from SMFHacks.com over 3500 times.

I am now far more proficient in PHP, and seeing as there is still not a free multiforum available for SMF, I am going to make one, and this time it's going to be much better and more fully featured :)

Feature List

Here is a comprehensive list of the planned features for SMF Multiforum System.  If you have a feature request, please feel free to make a post and your idea will certainly be considered.

Installation


Features for created forums


Features for multiforum owners


Feature Requests

Thought of something that SMF Multiforum System should be able to do?  Feel free to make a post and your idea will certainly be considered.

Change Log

11/5/2010

Flexible method for creating new forums sorted out.
Method for creating new set of forum files.
Method for setting up new forum database.

12/5/10

Test implementation of creating new forum files.
SQL file for setting up new forum database.
Everything working automatically through create.php.
create.php working to create 1.1.11 and RC3 boards.
First version of new.php

13/5/10

First version Sources/Multiforum.php
First version Themes/default/Multiforum.template.php
Copies files, edits Settings.php, copies database.
Create page setup.

14/5/10

Checks for existing forums with same name.
Makes fully working 1.1.11 and 2.0 RC3 forums.
Users have access to stuff they shouldn't...

3/6/10

Working with several different forum types.
Ability to reserve forum names.
Admin can list forums.
And delete forums.
And suspend/unsuspend forums.
Started looking for Beta testers.

Error Log

17/5/10 - Undefined index id and type every time Create tab is clicked.
17/5/10 - Unlink of .htaccess is missing a forward slash.
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: MultiformeIngegno on May 11, 2010, 10:05:49 AM
Mmmh.. interesting!
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: sangwe11 on May 11, 2010, 11:13:03 AM
Integrate it with Gallery and download mods ?

I did this for an old site I had, running SMF 1. whatever is was.

I hooked it into all the Gallery and Download features, to create seperate sections for each site (:
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 11, 2010, 11:21:58 AM
I LOVE you for this ;) A multiforum system for free would probably put out some sites like SMFForFree, etcetera - although their memberbases and reputation will keep them going ;)

However, one feature I've not seen in ANY multiforum system is the capability to work with both SMF 1.1.X and 2.0, and on signup the user can select which version they want to use. I highly recommend adding this feature in sooner or later. I can't wait to see it anyways ;) Good luck!
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: vbgamer45 on May 11, 2010, 11:23:58 AM
Its a bad idea if anything you should go paid.

Most of these free services do not last and end up leaving users upset when the host goes down. A free host requires a lot of planning, work, and resources to survive.
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 11, 2010, 01:21:24 PM
Its a bad idea if anything you should go paid.

Most of these free services do not last and end up leaving users upset when the host goes down. A free host requires a lot of planning, work, and resources to survive.

*vbgamer says, trying to protect SMFForFree and his multiforum system :P

If most free services die, then that's just a lesson for the webmaster really, I don't see why that should be taken away.
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: vbgamer45 on May 11, 2010, 01:23:03 PM
It's more of giving the people access to stuff that will cause more harm then good. When I started a host I read a lot, had a server. You can't run this off a webhosting account.
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 11, 2010, 02:10:04 PM
True, I suppose. Then again - my point still stands that it's an experience for a webmaster, and if it doesn't work, that's the webmasters fault for not researching...
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 11, 2010, 06:02:21 PM
@sangwe11 It will be compatible with ALL mods.

@vb I am aware of SMFForFree.com, and it's a great site, just want you to know this mod is not aimed to cause any fall in the popularity of your site.  To be honest I doubt it will as it is so established.  If you have any features that you specifically do NOT want me to implement because they are unique to SMFForFree.com then please tell me.  That applies to vb only, obviously.

I don't think this should really be a debate about whether the mod should be free or paid.  It's going to be free.  If as a result of that webmasters drop themselves into more than they can handle, thats up to them.

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: vbgamer45 on May 11, 2010, 06:09:00 PM
Don't take any of my mods ad mod is fine but other ones i don't really want on it. Bah going to have change the license on all my mods now so they won't be used in a forum host.
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 11, 2010, 06:26:49 PM
@Liam Yes, I will add the option to choose which SMF version to the feature list.

@vb The way I have done things people can actually install any mods they want, if it's a valid package, it will work.  However I will start a list of disallowed mods for use with SMF Multiforum System.  I have a technique that you could use to stop your mods from working with it, but you would have to put some extra code into all your mods.  Drop me a PM if you want to talk about that more vb.

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on May 11, 2010, 11:24:37 PM
I'll BETA test if you wish!
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: sangwe11 on May 12, 2010, 11:13:46 AM
Don't take any of my mods ad mod is fine but other ones i don't really want on it. Bah going to have change the license on all my mods now so they won't be used in a forum host.

Just wondering, whats the problem with him allowing your mods to be installed by the users ?
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: SAFAD on May 12, 2010, 11:20:27 AM
Can't wait to see it
GoodLuck
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 12, 2010, 12:11:33 PM
Don't take any of my mods ad mod is fine but other ones i don't really want on it. Bah going to have change the license on all my mods now so they won't be used in a forum host.

Just wondering, whats the problem with him allowing your mods to be installed by the users ?

Because otherwise his site, SMFForFree, would not have any unique functions. It's a perfectly reasonable explanation...

Same, I'll BETA test if you want, if you're doing it private (I will if it's a public beta aswell)... I can't wait ;)
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 12, 2010, 01:28:38 PM
@sangwe11 Liam explained it well.  vbgamer45 made those mods, and he has a forum hosting site.  By letting every other forum hosting site use his mods he is taking away unique value from his site.  Still, there are hundreds of other mods that will be available.

@Liam I'll probably just put it up as a public Beta test and let everyone have a go if they want to.  Feel free to give me as much feedback as you can though ;)

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: SAFAD on May 12, 2010, 03:13:12 PM
because you can install whatever mod you want
i can create a MOD
that shows phpinfo
and may even upload a shell
so
its better to control wish mods are allowed to be install
or disable installing mods with dangerous functions
thats all what in my head
Goodluck
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 12, 2010, 05:42:04 PM
I do plan to give you as much feedback as possible - you're doing a great thing for hundreds of people here, so you deserve constructive feedback ^_^
I am however, a little bit lost on how you will block those packages...
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 12, 2010, 08:57:13 PM
The owner of the multiforum can select mods that the created forums are allowed to install.  Only those modifications will be allowed, there will be no option for created forums to upload their own packages.  The same goes for themes.

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 13, 2010, 03:02:31 AM
Ahh, okay makes sense ;)
Title: Re: [Alpha] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 13, 2010, 01:02:17 PM
Here's some screenshots.

1 - Just showing the "Create" tab.
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fghj.org%2Fsmf%2F1.png&hash=7907fdb3cda92537cfd8e8a7622b51ac)

2 - Here's the (currently very basic) menu.
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fghj.org%2Fsmf%2F2.png&hash=b97e55aee867f498b405e09a12690b06)

3 - If the user doesn't select a forum type...
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fghj.org%2Fsmf%2F3.png&hash=365afd9589cb44248b7ddc667ef66f0f)

4 - Making a new forum.
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fghj.org%2Fsmf%2F4.png&hash=31c97b18ab554c356a5f17e48700705e)

5 - And here it is :)
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fghj.org%2Fsmf%2F5.png&hash=b61869c5b0503f5c9863f3e56eff4630)

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Screenshots] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 13, 2010, 01:15:42 PM
Well the screenshots look great ;)

I like the way that this is actually built into the SMF code and design instead of being thrown out as a totally separate software like all of the other Multiforums.

Still, I love it and think it's coming along amazingly ;)

As for domains, I have a few questions...

1. Will the admin be allowed to let users select one of many main-domains they can, or will it just be one?
2. Will the user be able to upgrade from a subdomain and buy a regular one (from an external registrar, ofcourse), and change their nameservers to match this, after entering their domain name in the ACP?
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Screenshots] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 13, 2010, 01:25:55 PM
I originally set it all up working separately to SMF, but I just integrated it all in because I thought it would look better and make it more of a proper mod.

1.  If all the domains are hosted on the same server, that would be possible.  A bit more complicated, but possible none the less.  I will think about the best ways that could be achieved.

2.  In all honesty I don't know how to do that.  I'll look it up and see what I can do though.  Most registrars let you set up domain forwarding though, wouldn't that be easiest?

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Screenshots] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: MultiformeIngegno on May 13, 2010, 01:39:45 PM
Will be smf 2.0 supported?
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Screenshots] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 13, 2010, 01:44:35 PM
Domain forwarding only points a domain at a given space. I think it's in SMFForFree, sign up and have a look about the admin cp of a free forum there - it's a good idea and I'd certainly want it for my users...
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Screenshots] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 13, 2010, 01:48:34 PM
@MultiformeIngegno Yes SMF 2.0 RC3 will be supported.

@Liam I'll have a look and see what I can do, but theres a fair few other things that need to be done first so give me some time 8)

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Screenshots] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 13, 2010, 04:48:10 PM
@MultiformeIngegno Yes SMF 2.0 RC3 will be supported.

@Liam I'll have a look and see what I can do, but theres a fair few other things that need to be done first so give me some time 8)

-Will

Take your time, you're doing it for free ;) I'm not a domain expert myself but I could look further into it for you and come back with some possible ways to integrate it, if you want...
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Screenshots] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on May 14, 2010, 01:21:08 AM
Nice screenys! Can't wait!
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 15, 2010, 06:00:39 AM
I've added a demo link to the original post :)  Click on the "Create" tab, and you will have the option to create either a 1.1.11 forum or a 2.0 RC3 forum.  Forum name should be all lower case letters and no spaces or you'll get an error.

http://www.forumscommunity.com/index.php?action=multiforum

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 15, 2010, 07:13:12 AM
EWW! It offers phpBB as a multiforum? M'eh, I suppose it's good as an 'extra' option...

Anyway, I'm signing up and testing it out now...
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: sangwe11 on May 15, 2010, 07:37:54 AM
I've added a demo link to the original post :)  Click on the "Create" tab, and you will have the option to create either a 1.1.11 forum or a 2.0 RC3 forum.  Forum name should be all lower case letters and no spaces or you'll get an error.

http://www.forumscommunity.com/index.php?action=multiforum

-Will

Looking nice (:

Just wondering though, does this create a new file set and database for each multiforum ?
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 15, 2010, 10:23:54 AM
@Liam Haha, yes it's an extra that won't be in the mod.  Not often you see websites that offer a choice of type of forum though ;)

@sangwe11 Thanks :D Whatever happens, the new forum gets a whole new database.  There will be an admin setting where you can choose if new forums get a whole new set of files (so that forum specific mods can be used), or if they just get the absolutely required files (no forum specific mods).  It's a choice between functionality and server space.

-Will

Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 15, 2010, 10:59:52 AM
Well actually quite a few custom forum hosting companies use a 'forum software' type thing. But phpBB would just make me puke ¬_¬

An option for that would be good, and I really like that idea.

However - would there possibly be any way that the whole 'network' as it were, could run off a single database and have all users registered throughout? That would be amazing ;)
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: rd on May 15, 2010, 11:41:54 AM
I would like to test this out, I have done some free SMF hosting before but I had to manually add stuff. I have a dedicated server with 4 processors and 4 gig memory to test this on.

I will most likely take this viral! I think you should add things like sub domain support and ad placement.

I seriously think this is a great idea and this will defiantly help expand SMF's users! Since this supports SMF 2.0, I think all other free smf hosting services should be aware.

You are more then allowed to use my mods!
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Arantor on May 15, 2010, 11:48:47 AM
You are more then allowed to use my mods!

For the record, no mod of mine is permitted to be distributed with the forum install with the exception of SimpleDesk (which I'll just refuse to support in that case, since the licence expressly permits distribution). If users want to install mods I've written (even if given away), they will have to do it themselves.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: rd on May 15, 2010, 11:51:54 AM
You are more then allowed to use my mods!

For the record, no mod of mine is permitted to be distributed with the forum install with the exception of SimpleDesk (which I'll just refuse to support in that case, since the licence expressly permits distribution). If users want to install mods I've written (even if given away), they will have to do it themselves.

Ooops, forgot that.. Users of this system are more then allowed to use the mods maintained by me (updated to latest versions). You cannot add it to the core, I mean.

What I meant was that users are allowed to install the mods but the mods can;t come preloaded or anything :D Hope everything is clear.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 15, 2010, 12:00:02 PM
@Liam In theory it will work with any PHP/mySQL script.

That is a mod I was thinking about doing aswell, however I'm probably going to keep that one private (at least for a while) because it's going to be on of the main features of a site I'm launching soon :)

@Royalduke I am definitely interested in taking you up on that one.  Drop me a PM and we can discuss more :)

Subdomain support and ad placement are already in the feature list!

@Arantor+Royalduke No mods will be "pre-loaded" into the distribution.  Multiforum owners can upload a selection of mod package files, which forum owners can then choose from to install.

-Will

Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: sangwe11 on May 15, 2010, 12:03:06 PM
@sangwe11 Thanks :D Whatever happens, the new forum gets a whole new database.  There will be an admin setting where you can choose if new forums get a whole new set of files (so that forum specific mods can be used), or if they just get the absolutely required files (no forum specific mods).  It's a choice between functionality and server space.

Ahh thats good then. That was my main concern was the admin running out of server space, but if theres an option then the admin can choose.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 15, 2010, 12:26:32 PM
Obviously the database size would be the same either way, but the files are less than 20kb for a minimal install I think.

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 15, 2010, 12:45:40 PM
All of my mods could be used in the core, I don't mind that (since my existing ones are merely BBCodes, however my larger mods I probably wouldn't mind either...).

If the admin wants to run a proper hosting service, they should have enough space to run multiple forums - as vbgamer45 pointed out above, not every server would run it. But having the option is also still a nice feature ;)

I've been interested myself in running a simple site like that offering pimped-up scripts to run a site off of, SMF being the main one ofcourse (WordPress MU being second...). But even if it's kept private, I'm sure you'll use it well ^_^

Congratulations on 1400 Posts, now control your own topics, controoollll!
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 15, 2010, 01:02:08 PM
I won't include any mods in the core.  It's up to the multiforum owner to choose what they want to allow their forum owners to install.

I agree, forum hosting isn't for everyone.  But it's up to people to decide whether they want a go at it :P The script is also useful for people who end up installing lots of copies of SMF for their own use, as it's much quicker than installing the normal way.

And thanks, always nice to go up a group :)  Control? Eh?

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 15, 2010, 03:24:22 PM
Well it's good not having mods in the core - not loads of useless things that people don't want, 'eh ;) *cough*mymods*cough*
Yeah you're doing a good job and giving it lots of features and options ;) I like that ^_^
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on May 16, 2010, 07:05:17 PM
The demo version has been running for a couple days now, and despite several entries (some very interesting!) that I regard as attempts to hack or break the system, everything is still working.  I am planning on adding more security aswell.

I'll be doing more work on this tomorrow, so with any luck there will be a few more features to play with soon :)

-Will
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 17, 2010, 02:53:17 AM
Awesome ;) I kinda got distracted from it when I tried - but I'll delve into finding bugs when these new features are out ;)
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on May 17, 2010, 10:44:00 AM
I've added a demo link to the original post :)  Click on the "Create" tab, and you will have the option to create either a 1.1.11 forum or a 2.0 RC3 forum.  Forum name should be all lower case letters and no spaces or you'll get an error.

http://www.forumscommunity.com/index.php?action=multiforum

-Will
Clean IP Protection (school firewall)
Blocked for "pornography"
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Alex - A2Hosting on May 17, 2010, 02:59:05 PM
Hey,

I don't know what has already been added but it would be cool if these were:
1. Premium boards -> We can select forums to be "Premium" which gain premium benefits such as ad-free, backups enabled, premium themes etc...
2. Terminate a forum
3. Rename a forum
4. Manage ads -> Rotational ad manager where the admin can set either: (a) How many clicks the ad should get (Ex. 100,000) (Can set to unlimited) and (b) How long (Can set to never expire) + remove ads from certain board
5. Set one forum online/offline
6. Set all forums online/offline
7. Mailing system -> During signup people can set them to recieve emails from teh admin. At the same time the mailing system can send to those that chose not to recieve emails (For emergency stuff like host change etc..)
8. Suspend a forum
9. Unsuspend a forum
10. Add admin user to a forum
11. Manage ACP news (Each board has a news tab in teh admin section, on the index of the admin section and have it stand out so they notice the news)
12. Directory
13. Multiple database support
14. Multipul domain support
15. Custom domain support
16. Ajax forum name checker on signup form
17. PayPal + AlertPay + MoneyBrookers support for premium boards payment
18. A more advanced signup form:
     Board access name (you.site.tld)
     Admin username:
     Admin password:
     Admin email address:
     Directory catagory: (Or private)
19. Welcome thread configurable in admin cp ---> You know the "Welcome to SMF" thread thing, the title + content of the post should be customizable.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on May 17, 2010, 03:26:08 PM
Hey,

I don't know what has already been added but it would be cool if these were:
1. Premium boards -> We can select forums to be "Premium" which gain premium benefits such as ad-free, backups enabled, premium themes etc...
2. Terminate a forum
3. Rename a forum
4. Manage ads -> Rotational ad manager where the admin can set either: (a) How many clicks the ad should get (Ex. 100,000) (Can set to unlimited) and (b) How long (Can set to never expire) + remove ads from certain board
5. Set one forum online/offline
6. Set all forums online/offline
7. Mailing system -> During signup people can set them to recieve emails from teh admin. At the same time the mailing system can send to those that chose not to recieve emails (For emergency stuff like host change etc..)
8. Suspend a forum
9. Unsuspend a forum
10. Add admin user to a forum
11. Manage ACP news (Each board has a news tab in teh admin section, on the index of the admin section and have it stand out so they notice the news)
12. Directory
13. Multiple database support
14. Multipul domain support
15. Custom domain support
16. Ajax forum name checker on signup form
17. PayPal + AlertPay + MoneyBrookers support for premium boards payment
18. A more advanced signup form:
     Board access name (you.site.tld)
     Admin username:
     Admin password:
     Admin email address:
     Directory catagory: (Or private)

I have to agree with all of those features being added in sometime ;) Nice suggestions - however it's only ALPHA at the moment so may not come for some time - gamesmad is bringing it along fast ;)
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Alex - A2Hosting on May 17, 2010, 03:32:24 PM
Added another quick suggestion (See my above post :D)

And thanks ^^^
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on May 19, 2010, 03:08:26 PM
Go gamesmad! Can't wait for public beta!
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 01, 2010, 01:24:17 PM
Any updates?
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on June 01, 2010, 01:30:38 PM
Any updates?

Well it's a big mod and he's volunteering to do this, so I wouldn't expect that it's done just yet. However, some updates would be nice ;)
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 01, 2010, 02:12:35 PM
you forgot to add Newsletter Pro as a disallowed mod.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 01, 2010, 02:17:05 PM
I found a free host that would more than sustain this, hosting is requets-based though, so I'll have to see if they accpt it, but it seems like they orbably will,  I've used them in the past too, it's a great service.

Maybe I'll say which host IF they accept it and WHEN this is released.

Also, are the addons going to be released simultaneously with the Multiforum?  Or later?  And will it be easy to make more forums compatible by ourselves?  (AEF, IPB 1.3.1 [old free version I still have], or even YaBB if possible).
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 01, 2010, 03:35:00 PM
Sorry I haven't been keeping this thread up to date.  I have been working on the admin panel, and also adding support for several more forums.  Currently supported forums are -

SMF 1.1.11
SMF 2.0 RC3
phpBB 3.0.7-PL1
myBB 1.4.13
myBB 1.6 Beta (1.5.0.1)
WhiteBoard .1.17
AEF 1.0.8

SMF Multiforum System will be released with support for SMF 1.1.11 and SMF 2.0 RC3.  It will be a free modification with no restriction in functionality, full admin panel included.

Addons, allowing users to choose from other types of forum, will be available at a cost of £10 ($15) each, and will include updates.  It will be specifically against the software license to create or use addons that have not been purchased.

Copyright removal will be available at a cost of £50 ($75).

Please note that full functionality for both versions of SMF, including the admin panel is totally free.

Personally, I wouldn't suggest running this script on a free host.  We're talking about a *lot* of space and bandwidth here.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on June 01, 2010, 04:02:56 PM
Thanks for the update! I'm only really interested in SMF myself, but will the other multiforums be addons to the SMF multiforum?
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Yağız... on June 01, 2010, 04:05:40 PM
Sorry I haven't been keeping this thread up to date.  I have been working on the admin panel, and also adding support for several more forums.  Currently supported forums are -

SMF 1.1.11
SMF 2.0 RC3
phpBB 3.0.7-PL1
myBB 1.4.13
myBB 1.6 Beta (1.5.0.1)
WhiteBoard .1.17
AEF 1.0.8

SMF Multiforum System will be released with support for SMF 1.1.11 and SMF 2.0 RC3.  It will be a free modification with no restriction in functionality, full admin panel included.

Addons, allowing users to choose from other types of forum, will be available at a cost of £10 ($15) each, and will include updates.  It will be specifically against the software license to create or use addons that have not been purchased.

Copyright removal will be available at a cost of £50 ($75).

Please note that full functionality for both versions of SMF, including the admin panel is totally free.

Personally, I wouldn't suggest running this script on a free host.  We're talking about a *lot* of space and bandwidth here.
Will your package include *all* of the forums' installations?
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 01, 2010, 04:39:32 PM
No, he just said 15 bucks a peace.

And the free host I use grants extra space for me whenever I need it and ANYTHING I need.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: !RFAN on June 01, 2010, 05:22:28 PM
gr8
but i dnt lyk Disallowed Modifications part
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Yağız... on June 01, 2010, 05:29:06 PM
No, he just said 15 bucks a peace.

And the free host I use grants extra space for me whenever I need it and ANYTHING I need.
I hope that he knows that he's not allowed to share *any* of SMF (and others) files in the package.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 01, 2010, 06:37:05 PM
He is well aware, but the other scripts have a different license allowing distribution of the unmodified or modified packages, but he'll make you have to install the scripts on your server or something.  He knows what he;d doing.  And the mod goes into the Package Manager, he's not redistributing.

You probably need the files for each forum in a subdirectory.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Yağız... on June 01, 2010, 06:48:04 PM
"And the mod goes into the Package Manager, he's not redistributing."

Still, he can't include any SMF files with his mod.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 01, 2010, 06:51:12 PM
He's aware, he won't.

He's doing it somewhat similar to the old SMFXXL.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Yağız... on June 01, 2010, 06:53:56 PM
Then it'll be very well :)
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: rd on June 01, 2010, 07:43:22 PM
Jntg4, you can't really run this on a free hosts or shared host. Well at first toucan but after a few forums your done for at least in free hosts.

Most likely this will take a lot of CPU and most shared hosting have 10% limit while shared probably has a lot less. Simply use it at your own risk ^^

Anyways, OP, I love this thing! I don't think I would mind paying for the copyright removal as long as everything works great :D
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 01, 2010, 07:51:56 PM
Thanks for the update! I'm only really interested in SMF myself, but will the other multiforums be addons to the SMF multiforum?

Yes, the others will be addons to the SMF Multiforum System, so all created forums will have to be created through SMF.  This basically makes SMF the "default" forum for users, but addons will be available for those who want them.

Will your package include *all* of the forums' installations?

No, support for each extra forum will be £10.

gr8
but i dnt lyk Disallowed Modifications part

You will have to speak to vbgamer about that, it's not up to me.

There is absolutely no SMF (or any other forum software) code distributed with SMF Multiforum System.  I learnt that the hard way last time round.  When an addon is installed, you will also have to separately download and upload files for the selected forum.

Anyways, OP, I love this thing! I don't think I would mind paying for the copyright removal as long as everything works great :D

Thanks very much, I'm doing my best to make it the best multiforum available.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 01, 2010, 08:06:23 PM
Jntg4, you can't really run this on a free hosts or shared host. Well at first toucan but after a few forums your done for at least in free hosts.

Most likely this will take a lot of CPU and most shared hosting have 10% limit while shared probably has a lot less. Simply use it at your own risk ^^

Anyways, OP, I love this thing! I don't think I would mind paying for the copyright removal as long as everything works great :D

I'm using IsMyWebsite, whenever I need for bandwith, disk space, database space, databases, etc. they give me it.  If something does go wrong, then so be it and I close while giving the customers database dumps.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 01, 2010, 08:10:11 PM
Sorry I haven't been keeping this thread up to date.  I have been working on the admin panel, and also adding support for several more forums.  Currently supported forums are -

SMF 1.1.11
SMF 2.0 RC3
phpBB 3.0.7-PL1
myBB 1.4.13
myBB 1.6 Beta (1.5.0.1)
WhiteBoard .1.17
AEF 1.0.8

SMF Multiforum System will be released with support for SMF 1.1.11 and SMF 2.0 RC3.  It will be a free modification with no restriction in functionality, full admin panel included.

Addons, allowing users to choose from other types of forum, will be available at a cost of £10 ($15) each, and will include updates.  It will be specifically against the software license to create or use addons that have not been purchased.

Copyright removal will be available at a cost of £50 ($75).

Please note that full functionality for both versions of SMF, including the admin panel is totally free.

Personally, I wouldn't suggest running this script on a free host.  We're talking about a *lot* of space and bandwidth here.

ok, guess I won't be creating any for my host.  I can still install different multiforum scripts that are in no way integrated with SMF or the Multiforum System for each forum software I want to host right?  Or is it against the license to use, say AEF Multiforums, on the same domain as SMF Multiforums System.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 01, 2010, 08:13:34 PM
Yes, it would be fine to use another separate multiforum script on the same domain, but it can't be integrated with SMF Multiforum System.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 01, 2010, 08:19:31 PM
ok, good, since I already found my scripts for AEF, MyBB, and phpBB.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on June 01, 2010, 08:24:22 PM
Seems like it's coming along nicely! Now stop answering questions and get working on it, or I'll have to lock you in my basement. Wait, I don't have a basement O_o
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: rd on June 01, 2010, 09:07:02 PM
Seems like it's coming along nicely! Now stop answering questions and get working on it, or I'll have to lock you in my basement. Wait, I don't have a basement O_o

LOL.

But I do :P We can lock him up down there :D
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 02, 2010, 07:25:22 AM
Not to rush you, but is there any timeframe on the public beta?
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on June 02, 2010, 09:26:49 AM
Basements. This should be another topic. Yes, any timeframe? But take ur time coding it, don't want you DYING doing it!!
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 02, 2010, 01:56:26 PM
Oh, you said different versions of SMF SUCH AS 1.1.11 and 2.0 RC3, will we be able to use other SMF versions like 1.0.19?  Because I know some people that like 1.0 better for some reason.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on June 02, 2010, 04:15:14 PM
Oh, you said different versions of SMF SUCH AS 1.1.11 and 2.0 RC3, will we be able to use other SMF versions like 1.0.19?  Because I know some people that like 1.0 better for some reason.

Ask them why. And to be honest if it supports that, not too many people should choose it. Why would someone choose 1.0.X?
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 03, 2010, 10:16:49 AM
I don't know, maybe because of some mods that only work with 1.0 being more important to them than the features included in later versions.
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on June 03, 2010, 10:56:43 AM
Most 1.0 mods have been updated to 1.1.X - and others there are alternatives for.

However, 2.0 RC1 and RC2/3 would be a more acceptible thing...
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 03, 2010, 01:50:44 PM
Oh, you said different versions of SMF SUCH AS 1.1.11 and 2.0 RC3, will we be able to use other SMF versions like 1.0.19?  Because I know some people that like 1.0 better for some reason.

There most likely won't be support for SMF 1.0.X unless a lot of people want it.

I need some Beta testers.  If you are interested, make a post, the most appropriate people will be chosen.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Yağız... on June 03, 2010, 01:57:35 PM
Oh, you said different versions of SMF SUCH AS 1.1.11 and 2.0 RC3, will we be able to use other SMF versions like 1.0.19?  Because I know some people that like 1.0 better for some reason.

There most likely won't be support for SMF 1.0.X unless a lot of people want it.

I need some Beta testers.  If you are interested, make a post, the most appropriate people will be chosen.

I can help you on getting first public beta :)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on June 03, 2010, 02:05:53 PM
I'd also be happy to BETA test this for you ;) I have an underused VPS I could try it on...
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 03, 2010, 02:07:22 PM
I want to test. I have an SMF 2.0 RC3 forum set up for testing it already.  And I also have a heavily modded site I use for teasting different mods taht I don't use anymore that I can test it on.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on June 03, 2010, 04:48:19 PM
Oh, you said different versions of SMF SUCH AS 1.1.11 and 2.0 RC3, will we be able to use other SMF versions like 1.0.19?  Because I know some people that like 1.0 better for some reason.

There most likely won't be support for SMF 1.0.X unless a lot of people want it.

I need some Beta testers.  If you are interested, make a post, the most appropriate people will be chosen.

I can help you on getting first public beta :)
I can too!
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 05, 2010, 09:18:15 AM
When is the testing starting?
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 10, 2010, 11:34:09 AM
What's the latest on this?
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 11, 2010, 06:14:25 AM
I'm doing my best, as soon as it's ready, beta testers will get it :)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 11, 2010, 10:27:19 AM
ok, thanks for the update.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 12, 2010, 06:12:29 AM
I have added support for a multiforum to have more than one database, and the created forums get evenly distributed between the different databases.  This stops a slowdown when a lot of forums are made, and is adjustable as not every server is the same.  There is no maximum number of databases either.  The beta will be available as soon as it can be :)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 12, 2010, 08:57:58 AM
AWESOME!!!

Great, Great, Idea.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on June 14, 2010, 11:19:06 AM
Except I would have to use one 200MB max sized DB. godaddy only allows 25 DB's on my middle level hosting. Once I get a job I will upgrade to unlimited and have unlimited DB. That will be good.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: ~DS~ on June 14, 2010, 12:01:33 PM
Except I would have to use one 200MB max sized DB. godaddy only allows 25 DB's on my middle level hosting. Once I get a job I will upgrade to unlimited and have unlimited DB. That will be good.
*headdesk*
There's no such thing as unlimited.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on June 15, 2010, 01:40:06 PM
Well you know what I mean, enough for like 25 years, for example. 200MB will last for a single install, but a free forum host, you will need bigger DB if you were to use a single DB. if I was allowed unlimited DB, I would do that. but my limit is 25 for my account, and 200MB each...
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on June 15, 2010, 01:42:12 PM
Well you know what I mean, enough for like 25 years, for example. 200MB will last for a single install, but a free forum host, you will need bigger DB if you were to use a single DB. if I was allowed unlimited DB, I would do that. but my limit is 25 for my account, and 200MB each...

Thats still not unlimited. Look at all the threads in the hosting review boards; Runic's ones especially.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on June 15, 2010, 01:47:33 PM
[super angry sarcasm]
I know! I said "like" ""unlimited"" not unlimited, but like a GB or two would be enough for me!
[/super angry sarcasm]
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: rd on June 17, 2010, 09:10:14 AM
Any other updates on this?

I just recently got a VPS to run a free hosting and this would be perfect :) I don't wanna use the crappy myBB multiforum.

Anyways, my VPS should be able to handle it and I can always scale up if I have to.

CentOS 5
Apache Powered (Might switch to a faster one like Lightspeed)
512 RAM brustable to 2 GB
Lots of bandwidth :)
Enough diskspace in my opinion
Has full LAMP stack.

Anyways, I want this now :P
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: tar626 on June 17, 2010, 12:47:20 PM
good job!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: [Alpha] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: smp420 on June 17, 2010, 04:02:28 PM
Except I would have to use one 200MB max sized DB. godaddy only allows 25 DB's on my middle level hosting. Once I get a job I will upgrade to unlimited and have unlimited DB. That will be good.
Your better off getting a vps than staying with godaddy.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on June 18, 2010, 01:08:53 AM
If I was allowed to switch out. After my client that I will start on in a couple weeks I might switch to hostmonster or something with cPanel. Start with lowest plan to save monry my dad will still pay for domain i'd pay for hosting on hostmonster (unless you suggest something different)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: smp420 on June 18, 2010, 02:02:40 AM
I would not go with hostmonster simply because they offer unlimited diskspace and bandwidth, they are an overseller. But anyways lets not go off topic here this isn't the hosting board.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 18, 2010, 03:10:31 AM
I don't want to give away to much yet (and this isn't the correct board for it), but those who are considering getting a hosting plan for SMF Multiforum System may want to wait a few days before making a decision on which host to use.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on June 18, 2010, 11:02:44 AM
like...?
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 18, 2010, 11:20:29 AM
You never know, a special deal might come up ;)

Just to keep everyone up to date, I'm still working hard on this, currently going over the created forums ACPs with a magnifying glass to make sure people don't get access to things they shouldn't.

I'll keep you all posted :)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on June 18, 2010, 03:28:25 PM
Take your time, it'll be great anyway ;)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: rd on June 18, 2010, 03:36:08 PM
Kcmartz if you plan to be even half or less of smfforfree you will need a VPS which allows you to use all RAM and CPU. All those SMF forums will use CPU and RAM, also if you plan to fit all those forums in one database, think again :P expect load problems abd database timeouts.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: flapjack on June 18, 2010, 05:06:32 PM
just wait few days.... ;)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Afro on June 18, 2010, 05:37:01 PM
Interesting
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: vbgamer45 on June 18, 2010, 08:41:57 PM
Yeah it will not work at all on shared hosting... I spend like xx,xxx a year just on servers...
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 18, 2010, 09:05:46 PM
The minimum I would recommend running this on would be a VPS, however as things grow you will most likely notice a huge increase in resources and have to progress onto a larger server or stop accepting new forums.

Put simply, if you want to host 100 forums, a VPS is fine, if you want to host 100,000 forums, your going to need a lot more.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on June 19, 2010, 01:13:50 AM
then that shoots down my hopes :(
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Afro on June 19, 2010, 03:58:44 AM
then that shoots down my hopes :(

What were you thinking ? That you can host 10,000 forums on a shared server ? Great.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: smp420 on June 19, 2010, 04:58:10 AM
then that shoots down my hopes :(

What were you thinking ? That you can host 10,000 forums on a shared server ? Great.
Even worse someone here wants to use free hosting.  ::)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 19, 2010, 06:15:23 AM
then that shoots down my hopes :(

You never know, a special deal might come up ;)

just wait few days.... ;)



What were you thinking ? That you can host 10,000 forums on a shared server ? Great.

Even worse someone here wants to use free hosting.  ::)

Multiforum owners using poor quality shared hosting, or free hosting will be the first ones to go down.  Unfortunately that means that some people will lose their created forums as a result of others incompetence, but after time the reliable multiforums will be the only ones around.  How many will succeed?  How many will fail?  I have no idea ::)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Afro on June 19, 2010, 10:49:12 AM
Just release it anyway games. I have a vps that is underused . I could beta test if you want.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 19, 2010, 02:21:07 PM
Of course I'm going to release it :) I was just observing that there will unfortunately be a rush of newbie hosting providers because of this script, and a lot of them won't survive because they will overload their hosting/server.  Nothing that can really be done about that though, just means that the best will have to do more to set themselves apart from the rest :P
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: smp420 on June 19, 2010, 03:27:03 PM
So any idea when the public release will be out.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on June 19, 2010, 09:46:14 PM
what if i hosted 1-5 (friends/family)? would that be better?
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 19, 2010, 09:53:06 PM
@smp420 As soon as the private beta test is over, it won't be too long I promise ;)

@Kcmartz You will have no problems hosting that many forums with a shared hosting package, as long as they don't grow a lot in size.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on June 20, 2010, 01:56:57 AM
Well I am not even sure my friends will accept, one of my friends owns http://storms-world.com (forum.storms-world.com) and he won't since he owns one already, but I have 3 friends that like art, and might, not exactly sure, once I have a regular job that can pay for a VPS, I will def. keep this in mind, is it possible to limit their boards/etc?
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Afro on June 20, 2010, 04:26:26 AM
Well I am not even sure my friends will accept, one of my friends owns http://storms-world.com (forum.storms-world.com) and he won't since he owns one already, but I have 3 friends that like art, and might, not exactly sure, once I have a regular job that can pay for a VPS, I will def. keep this in mind, is it possible to limit their boards/etc?

So how is this anybody's business ?

@smp420 As soon as the private beta test is over, it won't be too long I promise ;)

@Kcmartz You will have no problems hosting that many forums with a shared hosting package, as long as they don't grow a lot in size.

Forum are supposed to be growing, so he better get ready for it.
What is even the need to host multiple forums when you cant market one properly ?

Seriously i am beginning to see the reasons why vbgammer was against this being free, but of course the decision lies with mod author.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on June 30, 2010, 06:17:40 PM
Seriously i am beginning to see the reasons why vbgammer was against this being free, but of course the decision lies with mod author.

SMF Multiforum System will be free.  I'm debating whether or not to make the admin panel a paid extra though.  Opinions?



Because SMF Multiforum System supports several other forum scripts, I have decided to adjust the way that things are being done (in terms of integration), and accordingly this has set back the first public release slightly.  Private Beta testing will start on 2nd July.  The Beta Testers will be -

Yağız...
Liam.
Jntg4
Kcmartz
Royalduke

If you guys would be able to sign up over at http://www.forumscommunity.com so I can assign you a usergroup, that would be great.

The first public release of SMF Multiforum System (v0.2) will be available soon, just as soon as the Beta Testers finish tearing it apart ;)

Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Jntg4 on June 30, 2010, 10:42:24 PM
Already signed up.  And I can't wait to test it out.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Yağız... on July 01, 2010, 04:55:17 AM
Signed up with the name: Yagiz.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on July 01, 2010, 05:12:23 PM
Just signed up! waiting!
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on July 01, 2010, 05:33:43 PM
If you want I have a smfms google code hosting, I don't use, if you want it I could undelete it (it's on googles deletion schedule)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on July 02, 2010, 02:28:34 PM
I was planning on getting this out for a private beta today, however I (unfortunately) must go to work, and I haven't quite finished packaging it up yet.

When I get back (around 2am UK time), if I'm not too tired, I'll get it finished and sent out to the Beta Testers.  Expect a PM over at Forums Community soon guys!
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on July 02, 2010, 03:36:09 PM
Ok, or you could email me with pic here, as I will get it on my phone and computer!
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on July 03, 2010, 12:21:24 PM
Slightly delayed, but the private beta test of SMF Multiforum System (v0.1) is currently in progress!
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on July 04, 2010, 06:36:11 AM
Slightly delayed signup, but I've just registered there under the name of 'Liam'...
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Oskar Calvo on July 19, 2010, 03:01:15 AM
Slightly delayed, but the private beta test of SMF Multiforum System (v0.1) is currently in progress!

Hello, I'm really interested in this to check if it can works also with a drupal multi-sites installations.

I hope to see or test it soon.

Oskar
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: gamesmad on July 19, 2010, 10:35:05 AM
Yes, the system will be compatible with Drupal installations, whether that will be a paid addon or not, I haven't thought about yet.  You can test out the system at http://www.forumscommunity.com

Due to how complicated I have made this project for myself (mainly by supporting multiple forum scripts), I have decided to make this an Object Orientated project.  The main class is nearly done, and will be far easier for me to update in the future, aswell as easier for multiforum owners to integrate with their websites in unique ways.

As such, there will be one more private beta, due to the huge changes in the way things are done, then, we're on for a release :)
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: flapjack on July 19, 2010, 03:05:34 PM
just on a side note: thanks for not having guts to answer any of my PMs, and good luck with all you future projects
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on July 19, 2010, 07:06:36 PM
2.0RC3 support yet?
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Yağız... on July 20, 2010, 02:55:59 PM
You can remove me from the beta listers list, I really don't have to time to test it.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: diamondred123 on July 21, 2010, 06:28:22 AM
if it worked i would like it for my forum
it looks good
but also i run 2.0 rc3 :L
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: FireDitto on July 24, 2010, 03:18:24 AM
Brilliant!!!

It's a pity about not being able to use vbgamer45's mods, but I understand the reasoning.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Nao 尚 on July 29, 2010, 10:35:53 AM
@Liam> Didn't know only SMF Heroes had control over their own topic... ;)

@gamesmad> Why is PrettyURLs still listed as a forbidden mod in your first post? It's been confirmed as allowed since it's a BSD mod...
And yes I totally allow for my mods to be used in this system, even though I also have a competitor (noisen.com). The difference is I'm not doing it for anything else than the fun of it.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Matthew K. on July 29, 2010, 10:56:36 AM
I would suggest a feature that would allow the main admin of the forum itself to install mods on all sites below him, or specific ones and make them uninstallable so if they want a feature or a mod installed the sub-admin could not undo it.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: diamondred123 on July 29, 2010, 01:09:44 PM
nice i signed up and ita fully working
are you going to make it create subdomains?
and will it ever be public and for 2.0 RC3?
Thanks
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: diamondred123 on August 09, 2010, 04:48:16 AM
make the sign up  open a page like this:
http://www.smfforfree3.com/free-forum.php

i think he has a good idea doing that
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Liam. on August 17, 2010, 04:32:53 PM
diamondred, theres a whole point of vbgamers mods not being allowed, you think copying his signup form will be a good idea?
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: vbgamer45 on August 17, 2010, 04:35:28 PM
I changed my mind on mods does not matter now.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: vittu on September 14, 2010, 02:17:02 PM
any news on this mod? any idea when it'll be made public?
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: vittu on September 28, 2010, 01:21:57 PM
Im guessing thats a no then
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Moargan on September 30, 2010, 05:19:20 AM
Oh wow, this looks very awesome. I can't wait to see it done.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: MsAdvantageous on December 08, 2010, 07:05:23 PM
vbgamer should just make an extra fat donate button on his mods readmes so that forum host consumers still get the full experience of SMF. I don't think it's fair at all to keep a certain group of people away from your mods just because they choose a different forum host then the one you want them to. :/

I understand that you want to keep your forum host exclusive, but that is really not what the web is about. Accept your competition, you'll probably have a lot of it once SMF stabilizes to 2.0. I'm not trying to bring you down, I'm simply stating the fact that the nice thing to do would be to let people use those mods! Just make them put an "SMFFORFREE.COM" banner or link in their copyright.
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Løque on December 10, 2010, 03:09:53 PM
Can't be downloaded?
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: KensonPlays on December 14, 2010, 07:32:25 PM
løque:
[private] [beta]
Title: Re: [Private Beta] [Demo] SMF Multiforum System
Post by: Løque on August 13, 2011, 01:16:48 PM
Is this project still alive?
That mod is interesting!  :(