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February 10, 2005, 12:54:12 PM
Last Updated
January 19, 2024, 05:28:26 PM

TinyPortal v3.0.0 Hooks only

TinyPortal Mod for SMF With, Articles, Pages, Blocks, Panels, Downloads manager, Shoutbox,
Compatible With 2.0.17, 2.0.18, 2.0.19, 2.1 RC4, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4
Latest version v3.0.0
Downloads 54,870
Reviews 8
Rating 5/5
Subscribers 300
License Mozilla Public License 2.0 (View License)
Tag PHP 7.0+

TinyPortal - Portal Mod for SMF

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What is TinyPortal?

TinyPortal is a mod for SMF that adds a powerful and mature CMS to your SMF Forum in minutes, with native integration, without having to worry about bridging, database, and appearance. Your SMF and TP will be a homogenous ensemble from installation. It's up to you and your creativity to use TP's features to customize your site and organize its content.

Features included in TinyPortal:

  • Article System: The article system gives you a CMS system tightly integrated with your forum. Write articles in php, html or bbcode, and choose what member-groups can access them, who can contribute, and how they are approved.

  • Blocks and Panels: Blocks is a term for the rectangles of information you can use throughout the portal. For the sake of simplicity the page has been divided into the "panels", which when combined can mimic many common page layouts. Blocks can contain regular html, BBC, php code or special written functions that collect specific types of information. You can show them according to which permissions the visitor has, and even show them just in certain sections. TinyPortal comes with a number of standard block types, such as: Recent Posts, Theme switcher, Search, Calendar, Poll, RSS feeds, Menu, User Profile block and News.

  • Menu Manager: The menu manager lets you add single level Buttons / Tabs to the SMF menu, but also create menu's within a portal block available to specific membergroups. You can create and organize various types of menu items: links to articles, categories, or even just a custom link. You can choose to have the link open in the current window or a new window.

  • Downloads Manager: A built-in module for TP that lets you offer files for your members to browse and download. Its works by having the downloadable files placed in categories, letting you restrict member groups access level per each category.

  • ShoutBox: An integrated message box in which you can leave messages for others to see and thus maintain a simple "chat" on the site. Combined with permissions you will have much freedom in who can participate as well.


For more detailed information about the features of TinyPortal and how to use them, check out the TinyPortal documentation. If you cannot find what you are looking for in the documentation, please feel free to ask on the TinyPortal Support forum


Please click on the appropriate release to see the Changelog

What you need to install TinyPortal

  1. In order to install TinyPortal, you need to have a working version of Simple Machines Forum. SMF version must be SMF2.1. or SMF3.0. Note that SMF3.0 is under development, we cannot guarantee stable support for 3.0 untill a Final version is released.
  2. Zip files are provided for install both on the Simple Machines Site and the TinyPortal Site (the archive with old version packages is available in the download section).

Note: It is recommended to uninstall any previous version of TinyPortal before you install TinyPortal. Make a backup of all your SMF and TinyPortal files before you uninstall.

SMF2.0 is supported by TinyPortal only up to TinyPortal version 2.3.1. Support for SMF2.0 has been dropped starting TinyPortal version 3.0.0.

License Information:

The contents of this file are subject to the Mozilla Public License Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this package except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
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Diego Andrés • August 19, 2021, 07:27:04 PM • 5/5
I like tinyportal
gisfreak • February 15, 2022, 12:01:59 AM • 5/5
best portal...
Spacecake • March 13, 2022, 10:13:17 PM • 5/5
This is fire! Didn't see any bugs in SMF 2.1.1 stable. Great customization. Exactly what I was searching for (especially picture/download/article functions)
Michael Vail • April 24, 2022, 11:21:46 PM • 5/5
My favorite Mod of all time. Turns SMF into a fully functional, content rich website. THANK YOU!!!!
Robox • January 02, 2023, 07:53:21 PM • 5/5
version 2.1.3 error "Database error: InnoDB presently supports one FULLTEXT index creation at a time"
[chrisB] • February 08, 2023, 02:43:55 PM • 5/5
I migrated one of my sites to SMF, as I wanted to re-start it without the pressure of fees involved with the likes of IPS. My plan originally was to use WordPress; however, the only bridge requires work and, I didn't like the idea of having two separate themes. Then, I decided to give portals a try. It takes some time to get used to Tiny Portal, but the features are awesome! It's a very powerful option and one I use with pride with my site, plus articles are there by default fo
thatjustit • February 20, 2023, 08:15:02 PM • 5/5
very nice addon
PoML • July 26, 2023, 09:12:33 AM • 5/5
Works very well for its purpose! Using the article editor together with the newsletter function to create emails for members as well!
Do I need to uninstall my current version of TinyPortal before updating to a new version?

Yes. You must uninstall any previous version of TinyPortal before updating to a newer version.