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='''Welcome to the Simple Machines Forum Online Documentation!'''=
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Simple Machines aims to provide you with the best support possible. We have developed a 3 step process to answer your questions.
 
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: '''Step 1: [[Special:Search|Search]]'''
 
: '''Step 2: [[:Category:FAQ|FAQ]]'''
 
: '''Step 3: [[:Category:Documentation|Documentation]]'''
 
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<small>If that doesn't work, we have a backup plan: the [http://www.simplemachines.org/community community forum]</small>
 
 
 
 
 
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===Frequently Asked Questions ([[:Category:FAQ|FAQ]]s)===
 
<table width="95%">
 
<tr><td width=50%>[[How do I install SMF|How do I install SMF?]]</td><td width=50%>[[How do I install a theme|How do I install a theme?]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td width=50%>[[Why does it say I removed my copyright|Why does it say I removed my copyright?]]</td><td width=50%>[[How do I donate to SMF|How do I donate to SMF?]]</td></tr>
 
<tr><td width=50%>[[I accidentally lost my admin account! What can I do?]]</td><td width=50%>[[I think I have been hacked]]</td></tr>
 
</table>
 
 
 
  
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Simple Machines Forum aims to provide you with the best support our small all-volunteer team can provide. We have developed a 4-step process to help you find the answers you need.</translate>
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Step 1: '''[[Special:Search|Search]]''' the documentation</translate></big>
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Step 3: Browse the '''{{llink|:Category: General SMF|text=Online Manual}}'''</translate></big>
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Step 4: Still can not find it? Ask at the '''[http://www.simplemachines.org/community Community Forum]'''</translate></big>
 
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===[[:Category:Documentation|Documentation]]===
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Get an [[Introduction To SMF]]. Learn what SMF is and what we are about.
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Installing</translate></span>}}
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<td width=33%>[[Webinstall]]</td>
 
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====[[:Category:Using SMF|Using SMF]]====
 
 
 
 
 
=====[[:Category:As a regular user|As a regular user]]=====
 
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[[Getting started]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Profile_Features|Profile Features]]</td><td width=33%>
 
[[:Category:Bulletin_Board_Code|Bulletin Board Code (BBC)]]</td></tr>
 
 
 
<tr><td width=33%>
 
[[Registering]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Logging In]]</td><td width=33%>
 
[[Calendar]]</td><tr>
 
 
 
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[[Posting]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Personal messages]]</td><td width=33%>
 
[[Memberlist]]</td></tr>
 
 
 
<tr><td width=33%>
 
[[Search]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Help]]</td><td width=33%>
 
</td></tr></table>
 
 
 
=====[[:Category:As a moderator|As a moderator]]=====
 
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<tr><td width=33%>
 
[[When to moderate]]</td><td width=34%>'''
 
[[How to communicate forum policy]]'''</td><td width=33%>
 
[[Modifying Posts]]</td></tr>
 
 
 
<tr><td width=34%>
 
[[Deleting Posts]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Moving Topics]]</td><td width=33%>
 
[[Merging Topics]]</td></tr>
 
 
 
<tr><td width=33%>
 
[[Splitting Topics]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Warning]]</td><td width=33%>
 
[[Moderation Log]]</td></tr></table>
 
 
 
 
 
=====[[:Category:As an administrator|As an administrator]]=====
 
======Main======
 
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[[Administration Center]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Support and Credits]]</td><td width=33%>
 
[[News and newsletters]]</td></tr>
 
 
 
<tr><td width=34%>
 
[[Packages]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Security]]</td><td width=33%>
 
</td></tr></table>
 
 
 
======Configuration======
 
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<tr><td width=33%>
 
[[Features and Options]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Security and Moderation]]</td><td width=33%>
 
[[Server Settings]]</td></tr>
 
 
 
<tr><td width=34%>
 
[[Current Theme]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Themes and Layout]]</td><td width=33%>
 
</td></tr></table>
 
 
 
======Forum======
 
<table width="100%">
 
<tr><td width=33%>
 
[[Boards]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Posts and Topics]]</td><td width=33%>
 
[[Calendar Settings]]</td></tr>
 
  
<tr><td width=34%>
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[[Search]]</td><td width=34%>
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[[Smileys and Message Icons]]</td><td width=33%>
 
[[Attachments and Avatars]]</td></tr></table>
 
  
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Deleting posts</translate></span>}}
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Splitting topics</translate></span>}}
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Moderation center</translate></span>}}
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Modifying posts</translate></span>}}
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[[Registration]]</td><td width=34%>
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As an Administrator</translate></span>}}</span></div>
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======Maintenance Controls======
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Main</translate></span>}}
[[Forum Maintenance]]</td><td width=34%>
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*{{llink|Administration Center|text=<span style="color:black;"><translate><!--T:47-->
[[Scheduled Tasks]]</td><td width=33%>
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Administration Center</translate></span>}}
[[Mail]]</td></tr>
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*{{llink|Support and Credits|text=<span style="color:black;"><translate><!--T:48-->
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Support and Credits</translate></span>}}
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*{{llink|News and newsletters|text=<span style="color:black;"><translate><!--T:49-->
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News and Newsletters</translate></span>}}
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*{{llink|Package manager|text=<span style="color:black;"><translate><!--T:50-->
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Package Manager</translate></span>}}
  
<tr><td width=34%>
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</div>
[[Reports]]</td><td width=34%>
 
[[Logs]]</td><td width=33%>
 
</td></tr></table>
 
  
======More Admin Documentation======
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[[Simplemachines.org Blacklist]]</td></tr>
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Features and Options</translate></span>}}
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Security and Moderation</translate></span>}}
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Server Settings</translate></span>}}
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Current Theme</translate></span>}}
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Themes and Layout</translate></span>}}
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Modification Settings</translate></span>}}
  
<tr><td width=33%>
 
[[Security Tips]]</td><td width=34%>
 
</td><td width=33%>
 
</td></tr></table>
 
  
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Forum</translate></span>}}
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Boards</translate></span>}}
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Posts and Topics</translate></span>}}
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Calendar</translate></span>}}
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Search</translate></span>}}
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Smileys and Message Icons</translate></span>}}
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*{{llink|Attachments and Avatars|text=<span style="color:black;"><translate><!--T:66-->
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Attachments and Avatars</translate></span>}}
  
====[[:Category:Developing SMF|Developing SMF]]====
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Learn to develop customizations for your SMF. Then visit the [http://custom.simplemachines.org/ Customization Site] to share them with others.
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*[[Coding Guidelines]]
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Members</translate></span>}}
*[[:Category:Package SDK|Package SDK]]
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*[[Integration Hooks]]
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Membergroups</translate></span>}}
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Permissions</translate></span>}}
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Registration</translate></span>}}
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Ban List</translate></span>}}
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Paid subscriptions</translate></span>}}
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Search engines</translate></span>}}
  
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*{{llink|Forum Maintenance|text=<span style="color:black;"><translate><!--T:76-->
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Forum Maintenance</translate></span>}}
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*{{llink|Scheduled Tasks|text=<span style="color:black;"><translate><!--T:77-->
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Scheduled Tasks</translate></span>}}
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*{{llink|Mail|text=<span style="color:black;"><translate><!--T:78-->
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Mail</translate></span>}}
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*{{llink|Reports|text=<span style="color:black;"><translate><!--T:79-->
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Reports</translate></span>}}
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*{{llink|Logs|text=<span style="color:black;"><translate><!--T:80-->
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Logs</translate></span>}}
  
===[[:Category:Help out the wiki|Help out the wiki]]===
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</div>
[[Todo list]]
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Security Tips</translate></span>}}
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Building Your Community</translate></span>}}
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Performance Enhancements</translate></span>}}
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Modifications - A mod broke my forum what should I do</translate></span>}}
  
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Global variables</translate></span>}}
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Coding Guidelines</translate></span>}}
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Package SDK</translate></span>}}
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Integrating SMF</translate></span>}}
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Customization tips and tricks</translate></span>}}
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Latest revision as of 08:33, 17 June 2016

Welcome to the SMF Online Manual

Simple Machines Forum aims to provide you with the best support our small all-volunteer team can provide. We have developed a 4-step process to help you find the answers you need.

Step 1: Search the documentation
Step 2: Check the FAQs
Step 3: Browse the Online Manual
Step 4: Still can not find it? Ask at the Community Forum