How to ban a member in SMF 2.0

Part of maintaining a happy and thrivign community online includes dealing with unsavory members. These may be fake members that were set up for spam purposes, or they may be regular members that do not wish to adhere to your community’s standards of conduct. Below is a set of instructions that explain how to ban Read More >

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 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 manage users in membergroups in SMF 2.0

After learning how to create and edit membergroups in SMF, you will want to understand how to add and delete members to the groups. Post base groups do not need to have members added as they are assigned acutomatically as each member obtains the required post count. In order for users to be assigned or Read More >

Managing member groups in SMF 2.0

When dealing with a community site such as SMF 2.0, you may want to create different groups for your members to belong to. Some of them may be based on their function in the community, such as a guest, regular member, special member, moderator, or administrator. These types of groups can only be assigned by Read More >