How to configure your SMF 2.0 censored words list

While administering your online community in SMF 2.0, you may want to add some words to a censor list. This prevents users from offending each other or posts possibly getting indexed by search engines under words you do not want them to. Using the instructions below, you will learn how to create your censored words Read More >

Editing your SMF 2.0 Bulletin Board Code settings

When setting up your site, you have a lot of control over what tags and codes you allow your members to use. You may want to allow them to use BBC, also known as Bulletin Board Code. Additionally, you may or may not want them to use HTML in their posts. This can be for Read More >

How to modify your SMF 2.0 Topic settings

Continuing with our course on forum management, it is important to take into account the different topic settings. These settings are particular to Topics and how you wish to make them behave for your users. Follow along below as we describe how to change the different topic settings in SMF 2.0 Editing your topic settings Read More >

Editing your SMF 2.0 post settings

There are many settings to consider when administering your SMF site. You may wish to adjust settings for your user posts such as allowing Flash, limiting the post size, etc. This can help you with maintaining a consistency in your site and disallowing features that may pose a security risk or increase server load unnecessarily. Read More >

How to manage Categories in SMF 2.0

As your forums grow, you may want to divide them up into different groups, or categories. This helps your users identify what topics will be permitted for each group you design. Below are the steps for manging your categories in your SMF forum website. These include adding new categories and deleting categories you no longer Read More >

How to create a new forum in SMF 2.0

Whether starting off or growing your site, you will need to know how to add new forums to your SMF 2.0 website. Follow along with the instructions below as we walk you through the steps. Creating a new forum in SMF 2.0 Log into your SMF admin dashboard. From the entry page, click Admin from Read More >