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First Created
July 01, 2009, 04:52:23 PM
Last Updated
January 26, 2014, 04:32:19 PM

Shared Forums for SMF 2.0 [ABANDONED] v0.8 Beta

Allows you to divide categories into sub-forums with a shared user database
Compatible With 2.0 RC1-1
Latest version v0.8 Beta
Downloads 1,304
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Subscribers 6
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Demo: Before / After (category ID #1)

Shared Forums for SMF 2.0
Created by simmaster07
Original concept by Goosemoose and Orstio

This mod allows you to add shared forums to your website. You can split your one large forum into smaller, separate forums and access them with a simple URL tweak. For example, if you assign the category IDs 1,2,3,5,8 to the forum name "fibonacci," you can access this page by changing the url to (changing to wherever your site is and fibonacci to whatever the forum name is.) Using the power of PHP arrays, you can create an unlimited amount of forums divided by an unlimited amount of categories by splitting them with spaced colons ( : ).

The code was modified to work with SMF 2.0 and adds a section in the Modifications panel to add your shared forums.


Forum Names:  math : stuff : cows : smf
Category IDs: 1,2,5 : 3,4 : 6,7 : 8,9

The forum "math" will be assigned to categories 1, 2 and 5 and would be found at ?forum=math (without rewriting) or /forum,math with rewriting.

NOTE: It is unclear if this mod is compatible with PortaMX, SimplePortal or EZPortal! This is a beta. Use at your own risk!


+ 7/1/2009 - Original release
  + Code now SMF 2.0 compatible
  + Area in admin panel for control
  + Wireless compatible

+ 7/6/2009 - Release to Mod Site
  + Fixes
    + Replaced several database queries with more proper database queries
  ! Features
    ! Supports db_free_result to avoid memory hogging

+ 7/8/2009 - Emergency Patch
  + Fixes
    + db_create_table no longer fails when an index is added.
  ~ Shared forums have separate titles
  ~ SimplePortal compatibility
  ~ Shared forums have individual settings, members, admins, etc.
  ~ Modules (existing modifications that are modified for shared forums)
  ~ Improved admin panel
  ~ Shared forums have separate permissions (admin panel and frontend)
  ~ Not much else but bugfixes
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