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A modification (also mod) is a new or enhanced feature for forums. Mods are created with PHP and/or HTML.
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== What is the package manager? ==
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The [[package manager]] is a tool integrated into SMF to install the custom modifications made by users. The package manager opens a compressed (zipped) file, looks for installation instructions (most commonly used is XML (Extensible Markup Language) during installation and PHP for both MySQL and after installation) and reports what can be done and what not. In short: the package manager is a great tool to work with. It is the key to enhancing SMF with all of the desired features possible!
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== Can I, as user, also create modifications? ==
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Of course! You, as a user, can look at the ways of creating a modification (a.k.a package). The user can both create and host packages on your own site.
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[http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=20319.0 Modification SDK (Software Development Kit)]
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[[Customization approval guidelines]]
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== Where can I find Modifications==
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You can find all modifications approved by smf [http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/ here]. You may find other modifications in various places on the forum as well.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:18, 26 September 2014

A modification (also called a "mod" or "package") is a package of files meant to be used to modify the files of an SMF forum. Modification packages can be installed using SMF's package manager. A package can contain any of the file types used in SMF (php, html, javascript, CSS, image files, etc.).

What is the package manager?

The package manager is a tool integrated into SMF to install the custom modifications made by users. The package manager opens a compressed (zipped) file, looks for installation instructions (most commonly used is XML (Extensible Markup Language) during installation and PHP for both MySQL and after installation) and reports what can be done and what not. In short: the package manager is a great tool to work with. It is the key to enhancing SMF with all of the desired features possible!

Can I, as user, also create modifications?

Of course! You, as a user, can look at the ways of creating a modification (a.k.a package). The user can both create and host packages on your own site.

Modification SDK (Software Development Kit)

Customization approval guidelines

Where can I find Modifications

You can find all modifications approved by smf here. You may find other modifications in various places on the forum as well.