You get a free and professional grade forum script when you download and install Simple Machines Forum. It is also known as SMF. Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the layout of your message board and with our unique SSI – or Server Side Includes – function you can let your forum and your website interact with each other.
Here are some of the features of Simple Machines Forum:
- Comprehensive template system.
- Advanced permission and user management.
- Supports multiple languages at once.
- Open and well-documented source code.
- Tracking of new and old unread topics, not just from your last visit.
- Designed for optimal performance and scalability.
- Multi-media output. (XHTML, XML, RSS, WAP)
- Multi-language support from a large community.
- Package manager that automatically installs or uninstalls mods (also known as hacks.)
- Search the entire forum, a category/board or within a topic.
- Search within your personal messages.
Want to pick it up and download it for your own community? You can pick it up from the official website, simplemachines.org.