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Version 3.13 (released Dec. 31, 2016) [Download]


Extract the files to your webserver and adapt the configuration (config_main.inc.php, forum.css) to your needs. The start page is forum.php. Simple Forum will try to create the necessary MySQL table automatically, according to your database settings in config_main.inc.php.

Simple Forum supports the following languages:

  Chinese  -  lang_zh.inc
  Danish  -  lang_da.inc
  Dutch  -  lang_nl.inc
  English  -  lang_en.inc
  Finnish  -  lang_fi.inc
  French  -  lang_fr.inc
  German  -  lang_de.inc
  Hungarian  -  lang_hu.inc
  Italian  -  lang_it.inc
  Persian  -  lang_fa.inc
  Polish  -  lang_pl.inc
  Portuguese  -  lang_pt.inc
  Portuguese (Brazil)  -  lang_pt-BR.inc
  Russian  -  lang_ru.inc
  Slovak  -  lang_sk.inc
  Spanish  -  lang_es.inc
  Swedish  -  lang_sv.inc
  Turkish  -  lang_tr.inc

If you translate it into your language, please let me know! ;-)

Since version 1.14, there are two configuration files:
  • config_main.inc.php is the main configuration file; you must adapt it to your needs
  • config_local.inc.php is only used for offline testing; if you don't test offline, you don't need to modify this file
NOTE: You should change the administrator password (config_main.inc.php) for security reasons! Also please note that you need PHP 4.1.0 or higher with session support if you want to log in as administrator.

In the configuration you can enable or disable the input of HTML tags, URLs, and UBB codes. If you enable UBB or HTML, but disable URLs, the UBB code [url] and the HTML tag <A> won't work. In order to make them work, you have to enable URLs, too. However, you should consider that this will make your forum more vulnerable to malicious URLs.

NOTE: For security reasons, it's strongly recommended to disable HTML. By default, HTML and URLs are disabled. Enable them on your own risk!

You can also enable or disable unique message IDs and message signatures which help to protect your forum from spam bots. Please note that like the admin feature these features need PHP 4.1.0 or higher with session support.

Additionally you can enable or disable referer checks and user agent checks against spam bots. Please note that the Apache variables HTTP_REFERER and HTTP_USER_AGENT are required for these checks, so if you are using another HTTP server, make sure that these variables are supported or disable these checks.