Category:Installing and Upgrading From Online Manual
Installing, upgrading, and converting from another forum software are all very easy to do with SMF. Below you'll find links to pages which will guide you on your way. Start with the requirements that SMF has to make sure that your system is up-to-date. The installer will let you know if you are unsure about the requirements. Always remember to backup your forum before upgrading.
- Installing describes the procedure to install a new forum from scratch. For an even easier installation process, try the web installer
- Upgrading describes the procedure to move from any earlier version of SMF to the latest.
- Patching describes how to move from the previous version of SMF to the successive through the Package manager
- Converting covers the general case of converting from another forum software to SMF.