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SMF Online Manual -- FAQs available

Started by Angelina Belle, March 30, 2012, 07:27:24 AM

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Angelina Belle

March 30, 2012, 07:27:24 AM Last Edit: December 10, 2016, 02:23:29 PM by Irisado
To help you find answers to your questions faster, the SMF team has put many common problems in the FAQ category of the online manual.

You can find them all at http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Category:FAQ

Here is a selection of FAQs currently available:

A
B
C
D
E
F
H
I
J
K
L

M
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
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Ashley S

Good job on the FAQ's AngelinaBelle.
This will help the newbies ;)

Angelina Belle

I hope so.  As time passes, we will be trying to make the FAQs even more organized.
Want to join that discussion? Check out http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=202.0
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ddabcd277

Is there a pdf or a doc version of the manual?

Thanks,

Angelina Belle

The manual is currently only available in Wiki format. At this time, we have no way to produce a pdf or doc version of the manual.

The CC-BY-SA 3.0 license on our wiki content means that you are welcome to download all the content, if you want to produce a local copy.
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DVD_GR

can you put some info also about bulk mail cron queuing ? thanks a lot!

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Angelina Belle

Thanks for the kind words.  You know, I didn't write them myself.
I did help copy some documentation from the old online documentation  site, and check through the copied documentation, and help coordinate others helping with this work.  That's been my role -- doc coordinator.
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Frank496

October 22, 2012, 12:03:47 AM #8 Last Edit: October 22, 2012, 12:30:48 AM by Colin
Is there a pdf or a doc version of the manual?

Colin

Quote from: Frank496 on October 22, 2012, 12:03:47 AM
Is there a pdf or a doc version of the manual?
I edited your post to remove the multiple random broken image links which possibly were intended to spam. You can always view the manual online, but as of now, there isn't a downloadable version.
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Colin

gerryclement

Regarding Integrating Your Site and Forum - Visually: can this be updated please?

It would also be helpful if the author explained exactly where the files he is referring to are located. In 2.0.4, there is no style.css in the Themes directory.

In the section 'Moving to Your Layout', the author starts wittering on about the index template - where is that?

Nicholaus


Ninja ZX-10RR

Awesome topic and list. A little annoying detail... You messed something up with "list" BBCode tags between letters E and F because letters from F to Z are shown as if they were a list of the E letter.
Quote from: BeastMode topic=525177.msg3720020#msg3720020
It's so powerful that on this post and even in the two PMs you sent me,you still answered my question very quickly and you're apologizing for the delay. You're the #1 support I've probably ever encountered man, so much respect for that. Thank you, and get better soon.

I'll keep this in my siggy for a while just to remind me that someone appreciated what I did while others didn't.

♥ Jess ♥

STOP EDITING MY PROFILE

Illori

Quote from: Flavio93Zena on May 23, 2014, 04:32:57 AM
Awesome topic and list. A little annoying detail... You messed something up with "list" BBCode tags between letters E and F because letters from F to Z are shown as if they were a list of the E letter.

must have been fixed already.

Ninja ZX-10RR

Yep i see Kindred edited it for good :) nothing to add.
Quote from: BeastMode topic=525177.msg3720020#msg3720020
It's so powerful that on this post and even in the two PMs you sent me,you still answered my question very quickly and you're apologizing for the delay. You're the #1 support I've probably ever encountered man, so much respect for that. Thank you, and get better soon.

I'll keep this in my siggy for a while just to remind me that someone appreciated what I did while others didn't.

♥ Jess ♥

STOP EDITING MY PROFILE

JonnyRich

Brilliant thanks for the info ive just downloaded smf and this basicly covers all the basics and more thanks!

SMiFFER

This helped me a lot.

Many thanks!
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landyvlad

Hi not sure where to report this looking at the wiki for v2 here
http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Main_Page

Looking in INSTALLING SMF section, I clicked on: Requirements and recommendations


and got this:
QuoteThe wiki.simplemachines.org page isn't working

wiki.simplemachines.org is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 500

which is kind of a bugger since I need to know.... LOL
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Arantor

Wiki tells me that page doesn't exist...
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İerdogan

This helped me a lot. Thank you verymuch... 8)
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joehark

Why is there nothing under the search word:

formatting
hyperlinks
text

These are really basic things.

Kindred

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kaladorn

One thing it doesn't cover (at least it didn't appear under T for Themes) is REMOVING themes. The software lets me manage themes - choose which are supposed to be visible if I let users choose and it lest me install them from files. How do I get rid of one so that it just isn't installed anymore? That'd be a useful thing to have in the wiki.

(Note: I did (in admin, themes management) click off all the older themes I don't want users to be able to select... yet when I looked at my own profile (admin user) for theme options, I still see all the old themes so something isn't doing what I expect...)

So if there's any info about getting old themes gone completely, I'd think a) I'd like to know it and b) it'd be a good FAQ inclusion.

Kindred

The Themes Settings section of the Administration Center shows a list of all themes currently installed on the forum. Clicking on any Theme's name will take you to that theme's settings, exactly like current theme settings. If you want to remove a theme from your forum, then click on the red X, to the right of the theme's name. Doing this will only delete that theme reference from your forum settings. The actual theme contents will be left in your themes directory. To physically remove the theme from there, you need to do so using FTP.

https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Themes_and_Layout#Theme_Settings
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Illori

Quote from: Kindred on March 02, 2020, 03:20:56 PM
click the X next to the theme in the admin tool....

in SMF 2.0 that only removes it from the database it does not remove the themes files on the server. that has to be done manually.

JesusIsGodAlmighty.Life

I don't understand after reading about UTF-8 why it would not just be the default in the setup when you install - like there is really only benefits to installing it, it seems to me? So why not be safe from the beginning and install it. There seems to be no drawbacks as far I can understand to just install UTF-8, but there might be drawbacks if you do not.
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Arantor

It is the default is 2.1. It wasn't the default in 2.0 because 2.0 hails from an era before UTF-8 support was properly in MySQL.
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JesusIsGodAlmighty.Life

Quote from: Arantor on October 04, 2020, 10:57:21 AM
It is the default is 2.1. It wasn't the default in 2.0 because 2.0 hails from an era before UTF-8 support was properly in MySQL.

Ahh, makes sense - Thanks for the info!
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