How to manage scheduled tasks in SMF 2.0

The terms scheduled tasks, also called cron jobs, are used to identify a category of code scripts that do not run constantly on the server. Often these tasks are used to perform housekeeping duties such as cleanup or checking on specific activities and are usually set to run at regular intervals, whether it be hourly, Read More >

How to perform routine maintenance in SMF 2.0

When administering your SMF site you will want to keep things running as smoothly as possible. Much like an automobile, there are several things you should do on a regular basis to maintain the running of the site. In this section, we will go over the different maintenance options and how to run them. Performing Read More >

How to change ownership of user posts in SMF 2.0

During the maintenance of your site, there may come a time when you want to move posts from a guest user and assign them to another. This may be an account created specifically for this purpose, an admin user, or another regular user. You would do this if you have previously purged a member and Read More >

How to Manage your database in SMF 2.0

Part of your site maintenance should include database backup and optimization.  Backing up your database should be done regularly. This is great insurance against any unforeseen instances that may cause you to lost data. The more recent your backup, the less data will be lost. Below are instructions on how to optimize your tables, backup Read More >