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News & Updates / Recent Updates!
« on: August 29, 2021, 01:51:41 pm »
We have updated our gallery system and added a new feature called posting templates
Gallery updates!Main highlights: NEW image editor allows Crop, Draw, Filter, Transform images and much more!. New category level setting to control if you want the thumbnail images to be either, thumbnail, medium sized or full sized images. Bug fixes, performance and other general improvements.
Posting TemplatesThis works just for the standard editor and not in WYSIWYG mode.
This can be enabled under Admin -> Features and Options -> Posting Templates.

You can select which membergroups can use posting templates and what boards they can use it on as well.
If they have permission to make posting templates, they can create them under their profile. Admin's have the option to make a global template that any member can use when creating a new post.


News & Updates / Giphy Support Added To All Forums
« on: December 08, 2020, 11:01:32 pm »
There is now a Giphy icon next to the image icon which allows users to search for animated gifs to add to their posts!
Should help make the forums more fun for users! Works for both editors as well.
Demo Screenshot:

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News & Updates / Telegram, Zapier, API Forum Integrations
« on: April 14, 2020, 10:17:37 pm »
SMFNew is proud to annouce some new features! We now support Telegram, Zapier, API Forum Integrations

These are found in your Admin under "Forum Integrations"

Telegram - Gives you the option to auto post new topics, posts, and registrations to your Telegram bot

Zapier is a workflow automation system  Which allows you to integrate with 2000+ apps such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Slack, Mailchimp.
In order to use this system requires a paid plan from Zapier since this system uses the Zapier's Webhook app. They do offer a 14 day trial to see if it will work for your needs.

Made a couple quick videos to give you some basic examples of things can be done.
Register multiple members using a google spreading using a Zapier Webhook

Get Data from Forum using Zapier Webhook Retrieve Poll then insert into a google spreadsheet

These end points can also be used as API that returns JSON allowing you to script out actions/requests.

SMF New Team

News & Updates / SSL Cheaper option now for custom domain users!
« on: February 26, 2020, 11:17:04 pm »
We have rolled out a discount for SSL if you are using a custom domain.The setup fee is now only $25 a year. When ordering using the domain manager located in the admin area of the forum

We strongly enourage all custom domain users to use SSL to help increase your  member signups and give your users peace of mind.


News & Updates / Bookmarking/Account Upgrade for Forum Members
« on: September 19, 2018, 08:35:58 pm »
Rolled out a new bookmarking system for all forums and is now part of our new member account upgrade system.
The account upgrade system is under Profile -> Account Upgrades and allows your members to buy extra perks for their forum account.Including ad free visits if your site has advertisements on it.Bookmarking system which allows use to bookmark their favorite topics.
For each subscription the forum owner gets 100mb of extra space ever year added to forum's global attachment or 500mb if the five year option is chosen.

All admin forum users get free access to the bookmarking system and you use an use it as a demo for your users. You can check out yourself inside a topic click the "Add Bookmark" option near reply on the bottom of a topic.
And the biggest perk for the forum owner is each person that orders adds more attachment space to your forum.
I will looking into others/features to be added as time goes on.
EnjoySMF New

News & Updates / Discord Webhooks Support Added!
« on: September 09, 2018, 05:03:31 pm »
Added a new feature for forum owners. The option to post automated topics, posts and or registrations to Discord channels using their web hook feature.This new feature can be found in your forum under Admin -> Discord Settings
You can choose which boards are posted to discord and the name of bot posted and last customize the message that is being posted.If you need any help setting it up let us know in the support forums
Also added the option to turn off country blocking under admin registration

Enjoy,SMF New

News & Updates / Latest updates for SMFNew
« on: June 08, 2018, 03:31:15 pm »
We have been adding a bunch of features lately to SMFNew hosted forums to make your forums even better.
Some of the features include:Over 1600 emoji's added to the forums. There is a special smiley character that when clicked shows the emoji selector box.
New file manager system in the style manager allows you to allow images, and css, and javascript files for your forum.

News & Updates / SSL now supported for sites!
« on: August 20, 2017, 06:07:27 pm »
SSL now supported for sites!

At the moment this is a manual setting which you can turn on under Admin -> Forum Settings then check "Use Forum SSL"
SSL is also enabled by default for all new forums.

Our support forum has SSL enabled and you can check out a demo of it at
Google chrome is rolling out an update in October to flag any non SSL https site that a flag as in secure.


Some things to keep in mind remote content if you are using SSL most be in https:// based to load. This mainly applies to custom javascript in headers/footers and custom css. We proxy remote images inside posts automatically. Also if you users of old browsers/computers SSL does not work on windows xp.

If you are a custom domain user not using as your domain. You can look into SSL by checking out Or you can buy an SSL certificate and we can install it on your domain for a one time fee of $50

If you have any questions let us know,

SMFNew is excited to announce a new awesome feature inline attachments. It allows you to insert an attachment into part of your post! Very useful when dealing picture based threads/forums
As a bonus! Forums that had 10mb total space for storage space or less have been boosted to 20mb which is now the default limit .

This inline attachment feature is located when adding an attachment or editing a post under the attachment section. It gives a couple different options to insert the attachment into a post!

Adds bbcodes [attachimg=n], [attach=n], [attachurl=n] or [attachmini=n] to position attachments within the post.  n is the number of the attachment in the post, eg first = 1, second = 2, etc.
Adds optional align and width attributes as [attachimg=1 align=left width=80]

Here is an example of an inline attachment
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This screenshot above was posting as inline attachment inside the post!

Also We have just enhanced the quick search bar on all hosted forums! Based on the page you appear it will show either search entire forum, just the board, or topic.

You also have options to add google/bing search. Or customize what boards are shown as quick links

These features are active on any forum


News & Updates / Performance Boost for SMFNew
« on: May 17, 2017, 08:15:31 pm »
Hello All!
We have just rolled out  new performance updates to all hosted forums. 
We we were able to upgrade our servers to PHP 7.1 which is the script engine behind our forums.


News & Updates / Park your own domains on!
« on: June 03, 2016, 06:01:18 am »
We now support parking your own domain name on
Which means you can give your forum a custom url address!

To use this feature visit your forum's admin area and click on domain manager in the sidebar.


News & Updates / Post Rating System for SMFNew
« on: April 08, 2016, 05:28:45 pm »
We have rolled out our new post rating system called Awesome Post Ratings to all forums

Using this system allows users to rate other people's posts in the forum with 15 options to rate posts  Ajax based no page reloads required.
With the post rating system will help make your forum more fun for the users and allows members to see quickly how good a post may or may not be.
We also included a feature in your profile which shows how many post ratings are given and received.
You can disable it under admin -> manage posts -> posts

We hope this helps improve your forum and keeps people coming back,


News & Updates / Server Changed
« on: February 07, 2016, 01:56:14 pm »
Server Changed for and

Still working on doing this support forum next week.

News & Updates / SMF New down
« on: January 21, 2016, 06:37:35 pm »
SMF New down

SMF For Free - All Sites Down
Legal issue with our hosting provider. I may need to do donation drive now in order to move elsewhere.

NO Eta when sites will come back up.

I hope to have an update early tomorrow 8:00 am PST. This very bad hopefully will have a resolution worst case some data will be gone but we have backups.

News & Updates / Gallery Updates
« on: November 07, 2014, 11:24:26 pm »
Have posted some new updates to our Gallery system for your forums

Changes are as follows:
+Added moderation logging to log key actions made by gallery admins in the gallery along with a Moderation Log area
+Added alt tags on image listing areas in the gallery using the title of the image
+Custom Fields can now be added globally instead of just category level specific
+Custom Fields can now be edited
+New sharing options added for Reddit and Pinterest
+Updated top userbar tabs in the gallery code optimized
+Unapproved comments now visible to admins/comment owners when viewing a picture/video
+Added index to date column on gallery_pic table for better performance when date searching
!Fixed bug with uploading videos failing if no preview picture included.
+Upgraded Stats page more types of stats now shown. Including total votes, top raters, top categories, average pictures/videos added per day, average comments added per day
!Improved the look of the stats page
+Comment display now includes the total number of comments next to Comments on view picture
!Improved display of quick reply


News & Updates / Maintenance Notice 10/12/2014
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:50:41 am »
Maintenance notice our datacenter is moving two servers this Sunday Oct. 12th @ 9am MST. Expect downtime of 20 minutes to 30 minutes during this move.
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News & Updates / Forum Updates for ezPortal, Gallery, Store and Downloads
« on: September 07, 2014, 02:50:59 pm »
We have just updated a couple of core features to forum hosting system they include ezPortal, Gallery, Store and Downloads
For details on changes refer below for each feature:

+Added new setting to disable ezPortal for mobile devices based on user agent
+Added Calendar Block
+Added option to delete all shoutbox entries when viewing the shoutbox history
+Added option to disable blocks when using ezPortal admin area

+Added option to disable video uploads. Just in case you only want to allow linked videos
!Fixed missing title/rating information on myimages/search results page.
!Small keywords 2 characters or less no longer displayed
!When adding a video/audio file a file or link is required can no longer add nothing
!Fixed undefined error on add video if not uploading a preview screenshot.
!Fixed issue with bulk uploader in chrome returning an error even though picture was uploaded
!Make sure keywords/tag cloud updated on each case for edit picture/video
!Prevent saving keyword of two or less characters from being entered if separated by a comma won't be saved in tag cloud
+Added setting to disable viewing full detail page of image if not registered
+Added category level permission to disable viewing full image details
+Videos now supported
Upload formats supported: avi,flv,mov,mpg,ram,rm,rpm,swf,wmv
Can have a user uploaded thumbnail if none is specified uses generic video image
Settings to set the max file size, player height, player width, show download link, show html linking codes
Membergroup/category level permission to control which group can upload videos.
+Not filling in all the information/errors on add picture/add video page no redirects back to the page with information already filled out instead of a fatal error.
+Added user information to the myimages page. Stats include total pictures,comments and views total
+Added setting to redirect back to the category instead of the users myimages page by default
!Admin email notifications/tweet clean up single quote display
+Some linktree tweaks in a couple places display/style improvement
+Template/style tweaks thoughout the gallery.

+Added option to store tracking code and display it to a client supports FedEx,DHL,ontrac,UPS,USPS

!Fixed use download topic medium image setting
!Editing download now returns to the download category instead of MyFiles area
+Added option to use medium filename for post creation

News & Updates / SMFNew Updates
« on: May 25, 2014, 08:59:19 pm »
 Latest forum hosting news.
New setting to disable the mobile theme completely under Admin -> Layout Settings
Microdata for main link tree navigation better for SEO!
New author setting. If you have a google plus profile tied to your account under Profile -> Forum profile any topic that you start will be linked to your profile page on Google+ which includes your author name/picture from google+ in the google search results for your forum for topics that you have authored.
Some performance updates for better server performance.
Also updated ezPortal, SMF Gallery, downloads system, SMF Store, and AdSeller Pro

News & Updates / Sharing options added!
« on: May 15, 2014, 02:07:36 pm »
Added new sharing icons to the first post of topics.
You can now easily share on facebook, twitter and google+
In addition the facebook like option was moved under the sharing icons.


News & Updates / Improved Mobile Support with New Mobile Layout
« on: May 04, 2014, 12:00:45 pm »
We have just rolled a dedicated mobile layout for mobile devices to all forums.

The system auto detects popular mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones. Then loads the mobile theme for those devices.
There is also a link in the mobile mode to return to the full layout.

On the full view there is a link in the footer than when clicked goes to the mobile view.


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