Get your Internet forum up and running today

If you're looking to set up your own community forum, you can do that in minutes with Simple Machines Forum (SMF). This is a free Internet forum tool that allows you to create an online forum where users can interact: post messages, add events, participate to polls, and much more. SMF is a powerful online forum system and it has a lot of features you can use to make the best of it.

With SMF you can create a PHP forum and:

  • Create topics and post messages
    Any registered user can create a topic of interest and post a message on your web forum. He can use the WYSIWYG Editor supported by SMF to format the text. The user can also preview the post before publishing it, to make sure it's accurate.
  • Post replies and rate messages
    Use the online forum system to create forums and encourage web users to interact. Users can reply to messages from others and/or rate messages if they believe they're quality posts.
  • Integrate Social Networks
    The last versions of the SMF support Social Networks integration. You just have to install a few plugins to integrate Twitter, Flickr or Digg on your online forum system.
  • Attach files to a post
    Users can attach files - images, media files - to a post. Files can either be attached the classical way, in which case they appear at the end of the post, or by using BBCode or HTML if the files are already hosted somewhere else.
  • Bookmark threads
    If you're interested in a specific topic and want to be notified when new messages are posted, you can simply install a plugin on your online forum system that allows you to bookmark it. Then you won't have to visit that topic over and over again to check if new messages were posted.

You are free to customise your web forum the way you want: change the way it looks or improve its functionality by adding different plugins. This forum software includes a lot more features you are going to enjoy, such as: antispam system, RSS feeds, spell checker and reliable moderation tools for administrators and assigned moderators.

It's very easy to set up an online forum with SMF. Go ahead and choose your hosting package and you'll also get this great forum application. Install it, set up your cool forum and then spread the word about it.

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