If your database gets corrupted you will lose everything.
Having a backup means that you have a previous version of your database to fall back on should your forum be hacked, or should you make changes to it which you subsequently wish to revert.
Select File / Save As, select Compuserve Gif, rename the button to the name of the file it is meant to replace in your theme's images/english folder. Usually this is done with a line in .htaccess, something like ' Add Handler application/x-httpd-php5 .html', but ask your ISP about the exact syntax for your server.
Smiles, Andy Hi Adewale, you need to tell your server to use the php engine to 'parse' files with an html extension.
Simple Machines Forum — SMF in short — is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes.
Users either opt for an unlimited software license for a one-off payment or they choose the rental model for cloud operation that comes with monthly costs.The fee-based forum system v Bulletin from the Californian company, v Bulletin Solutions, is one of the most successful software solutions in the community sector.The powerful forum software is currently available in its 5 version and is primarily aimed at demanding users who want to create professional community projects.Before we start: this is my page about SMF versions 1.1.11 and below. Enter the database user and password you just created. Inside, you'll want to look at the colors for body, catbg, tborder, and perhaps more. It actually tells you where in the SMF panel to go look for the mod once installed! I inserted this in index.template.php, just after "The main content should go here." It gives me a new topic button, but not exactly in the right place. Then select the right-edge and shift-drag left or right to fit your text. Then repeat with the other layer (INSIDE or OUTSIDE). For versions 2.0 RC3 and above, please visit my SMF 2 page, which includes upgrade instructions. On this page, I would like to assemble the best tips and resources for SMF. Install Firefox's Firebug extension: When you hover over elements of the page, it shows you what parts of the css to change. Here are the mods I run on 1.1.11 (see below for 2.0). Recaptcha (for registration) No Reply Emails (avoids blasting a real email address) SMF User Email System (to prevent email harvesting) All Topics Unsubscriber (allows user to unsubscribe from all threads) Look but No Read (tease guests, forcing them to register if they want to read a post Hide Info Center from Guests (keep your stats to yourself) Minimize Footer (removes three logos) Quote Clear Lines (prettier replies) Link Tree (easier navigation) Here are the mods I wasn't able to install as of this post Users in Last 24 Hours Remove quoted images (keeps the boards pretty) DNS Blocklist Bans (stop known spammers at the door) [xml, need to research how to install] Anti Spam: Prevent Posting Links (I have not turned it on) [xml] Mods I'm Contemplating Colorize Boards Bookmarks Here's a list of recommended mods. In the Admin panel, when there is a notification that you need to update the forum, updating can be as simple as following the update link. Someone sent me these instructions, which work better.
If you're following my numbers guide, open the calculator (Windows: Windows key type "Calc"). In the new window, double-click the little colored box at the bottom left (above the "Stops" options). Double-click on the little colored box at the bottom right. As soon as you switch to index mode they will look good. Go to the top of the page and have a look at my other PHP articles in the left column!