Simple Machines Forum Review

A product by Simple Machines

Overview

Simple Machine Forums (SMF) is a PHP scripts that will enable a forum on your website. It is very easy to install and offers a variety of administration options, although aren't very well organized.

Administration Options
7.82/10

SMF is a very popular free solution that offers the essential administration tools, but the menu is not very intuitive and often confusing.

Compare Administration Options (higher is better choice)
Simple Machines
10
10
9.91
8.91
8.82
8.09
7.82

Help & Support
9.18/10

There is an online forum where you can get supports and read tutorials.

Compare Help & Support (higher is better choice)
Simple Machines
10
9.67
9.23
9.18
9.18
9.07
8.66

Pro

  • easy install

Cons

  • admin panel is not very intuitive

Conclusion
8.31/10

This CMS has a large success and is used by thousands of forums. It is free and has a large community, but we have found that the admin panel is not very intuitive from the first use so you may need some time to get used with it.

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