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A modification (also called "mod" or "package") is a new or enhancing package for SMF forums. Mods are created with PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor and/or HTML (HyperText Markup Language)(can include JavaScript and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)), and can be installed using SMF's package manager.
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A modification (also called "mod" or "package") is a new or enhancing package for SMF forums. Mods are created with PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor and/or HTML (HyperText Markup Language, can include JavaScript and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)), and can be installed using SMF's package manager.
  
 
== What is the package manager? ==
 
== 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 ZIP/tar.gz/gz file opened, 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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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? ==
 
== 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.
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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.
  
 
[http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=20319.0 Modification SDK (Software Development Kit)]
 
[http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=20319.0 Modification SDK (Software Development Kit)]

Revision as of 16:19, 9 January 2013

A modification (also called "mod" or "package") is a new or enhancing package for SMF forums. Mods are created with PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor and/or HTML (HyperText Markup Language, can include JavaScript and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)), and can be installed using SMF's package manager.

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)

Programming Rules

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.