SMF modifications for your Simple Machine Forum



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This are the list of smf modifications for your SMF forum. A lot of these modifications focus on reducing bandwidth usage as well as monetizing your forum in ways you never knew how, and also increasing the security of your forum against spam and hacking attempts. Others are merely for aesthetic purposes or add extra functionality to your forum.

Redirect boards open in a new tab -

Not a standard default feature of SMF, this mod will open redirect boards in a new browser tab.

Referral System -

This mod adds a robust referral tracking system for your forum members. Great to base contests off of or offer perks!

Remember position after login/logout -

This mod will take a user to the same page he/she logged in or out from.

RSS feed poster -

You can set this mod up to post defined RSS feeds to your forum at set intervals.

Facebook Integration -

Lets users log in with their Facebook account.

Twitter Integration -

Lets users log in with their Twitter account.

Send locked topics to bottom -

This mod will send locked topics to the bottom of the forum, making the topic index less cluttered.

Simple audio/video embedder -

This will automatically detect YouTube links (as well as many other audio/video websites) and embed them into the post so the user never has to leave your forum to watch or listen to the content.

SimpleColorizer -

This colours the names of people in membergroups all over the forum.

Activity in Profile -

This nifty mod will display what the user is currently doing on their profile. (e.g. "Anonchair is currently writing a topic in Category_Name")

Advanced News -

Adds functionality to the standard news system that SMF offers and lists them on a News page.

Align Smileys -

Vertically center-aligns smileys in-line with text to neaten up the message and post display.

Allow access in maintenance mode -

This will allow you to give certain membergroups the ability to access the forum during maintenance mode. Useful if you have multiple members of staff working on updating a forum at the same time.

AntiSpam - KeyCaptcha -

This replaces the standard text-verify image with a nifty captcha that displays an advert as a puzzle. The user will have to solve the puzzle in order to complete the process they're busy with. You earn money off of these adverts.

Smu****! -

Smu****! is Yahoo's lossless compression and optimization API, it will reduce the size of your forum's images and attachments without losing any of the visual quality.

Bad Behaviour Mod -

An anti-spam feature.

BanList -

Adds a banlist that only defined membergroups have access to.

BoardViewers -

Adds the number of viewers next to the topic title.

BoardHover -

Normal SMF boards and topics are only clickable via the link. This mod will highlight the board/topic background when a user hovers over it and they can click anywhere on the highlighted area to open the link. This is used in phpBB's prosilver theme.

Login Caps Lock Detector -

Detects if a user's caps lock is on when entering a password.

Code Highlighting -

Adds syntax highlighting to the code BBcode. Supports multiple languages.

Custom Action -

Allows you to assign custom actions to pages in the URL. Pretty URLs compatible.

Default Avatar -

This will add a default avatars to members of your forum who have not set an avatar already.

Additional membergroups on profile -

This will display all the additional membergroups a user belongs to on their profile.

Edit Display Name Permission -

This adds a permission for users' ability to edit their display name, allowing you to incorporate it as a VIP feature.

Enhanced PM Popup -

This replaces the standard dialogue box with a less intrusive HTML/CSS version when a user receives a personal message.

Forum Firewall -

Anti-Spam and Hacking protector.

Guest Registration Notification -

Allows you to show custom messages to guests viewing the forums. (hint: tell them why they should register)

Highslide 4 SMF -

This adds a lightbox-style popup to images and attachments onclick.

Images on print page -

This adds the ability for images to be shown when the page is being printed.

In-line attachments -

Allows you to display images and attachments as thumbnails or full-sized images on the left and/or right of the text.

Install and uninstall mods quickly -

Speeds up the process of installing/uninstalling mods.

Join date/location in posts and personal messages -


Jump to select board -

Adds a dropdown list to many forum areas that allow you to jump to any board in the forum from anywhere, like on other forum softwares.

Login Security -

Improves on the default login threshold and adds extra security to members accounts as well as the option for members to lock their account to a specific IP address so their account will never work elsewhere.

Member Awards -

Allows you to set up custom rewards for your members and have them display in the miniprofile to the left of each of a user's posts.

Membergroup ID with groupname -

Setting up membergroups and editing membergroups is tough, you always have to find out the ID of the group and this is in the URL. This mod removes this frustration by adding the membergroup ID to the left of every instance of the groupname within the admin panel.

New layout for last post -

Adds a jump-to-last-post button in the respective column.

Page Number in Title -

Adds the page number to the title of the active page, helping users keep track of where they are without having to tab back to your forum.

Pretty URLs -

Turns /index.php?action=categories into /categories in the URL bar for any URL associated with your forum.


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