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If you install your SMF (Simple Machines Forum) in a subfolder, you will be able to access it using an address like mysite.com/forum  while your wordpress site will remain at the main mysite.com (or public_html folder also known as root folder)

The link and video below explain how to install SMF using fantastico for both main site and sub folder.
To install in a sub folder, enter the subfolder name that you want to use (e.g forum )into the part that says Install in Directory according to the tutorials below:

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Hello Boss,

Thanks for the tutorial, it was really helpful. I was able to installed SMF in my domain subdirectory with the help of the tutorial.

I wish to ask for more of sure tutorials to be able to design the forum to look like NG2G.

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Thanks for this link Tony. I was about to read the section that treats this issue from my MOB now, when i saw this link you sent. I am about to implement it on a site i am working on.

Im sure reading my MOB and this one, will suffice.


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thanks a billion times boss... You are just the best... may God bless you and your whole crew. I just built my forum and it is You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login you guys should pls visit the forum and probably register. Its about anything entertainment.
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thanks a billion times boss... You are just the best... may God bless you and your whole crew. I just built my forum and it is You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login you guys should pls visit the forum and probably register. Its about anything entertainment.
Congrats but you need to put some information and posts there (maybe even some fake members )before expecting anyone to register. If not nobody will join. Please read the following for some tips on starting and growing a forum: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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Also SMF is known to have a big problem with spam memberships so you need to read the following post too on You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login : You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

And there are also templates for SMF that can make your site look different with different colours and designs but we stuck with the default theme because its compatible with most SMF plugins (or mods). Search google for SMF templates

You can also get some additional features through what are called mods. These are equivalent to plugins in wordpress and you can find some cool ones, just go to google.com and  search for SMF mods .
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Thanks boss...just added some categories &wud be headin to see the MODS to download &if changing my theme would be necessary
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Yungcheda read the links on SMF spam first because you wont like yourself when the spammers start registering and bombarding your forum with spam. I can even see that one has already registered and soon willl probably start flooding your forum with automated crap posts. The suspect profile is MuseOnenerymn.
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Boss...Please I don't mean to disturb but I just tried adding akismet mod and now, i can't register a new member. I don't know if i installed it the right way. Have any tutorials as to how to go about it? May God give you the strength to reply me
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boss...please I added akismet to my forum but I don't know if its working. Which of the anti spam mods will you advice me to use?? You know better than I do. Infact, the whole house knows better than me.help your colleague before spammers start to kill my forum
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Everyone please, no replies yet from you guys? I have another problem
1. I tried posting a new topic on my forum You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login but i got the message "an Error occured". Please what could be the reason?
2. How can I add videos and images to my forum?
3. How can I make my smileys show like we have in ng2g.com?

There are bosses in this 'thing of ours' in this forum. I am still a learner Please, Your quick replies would be appreciated
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Hello Yungcheda, I am so sorry for the challenges you are experiencing with your forum set up.

But from the way you are sounding, it seems you are rushing the whole process. Try to take it one at a time, try to comprehend one step before moving to another. Also, remember patience is one of the qualities you must possess if  you want to succeed in online biz. Good luck !
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boss...please I added akismet to my forum but I don't know if its working. Which of the anti spam mods will you advice me to use?? You know better than I do. Infact, the whole house knows better than me.help your colleague before spammers start to kill my forum
@Yunchenda, just like Renhard said, you are rushing the whole process. Slow down and handle them one at a time. But follow this link You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login and this one also You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login read both carefully. Let the house know if it was helpful
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Whenever you have an error message in your forum, atleast with my little knowlegde of smf, that means you installed a mod that is not compatible with your forum. So i will suggest you unistall the mod you install perhaps the spam mod you install initially.
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3. How can I make my smileys show like we have in ng2g.com?

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This i think the boss will bail you out or some of the house who uses smf
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boss...please I added akismet to my forum but I don't know if its working. Which of the anti spam mods will you advice me to use?? You know better than I do. Infact, the whole house knows better than me.help your colleague before spammers start to kill my forum
I just checked You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, seems the spammers are there already. See this post for how to control SMF spam: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login


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Everyone please, no replies yet from you guys? I have another problem
1. I tried posting a new topic on my forum You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login but i got the message "an Error occured". Please what could be the reason?
2. How can I add videos and images to my forum?
3. How can I make my smileys show like we have in ng2g.com?
1. Are you still getting this error?
2. How to add images: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
    How to add videos: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
3. Smileys? which smileys are you referring to and what do they look like on your own forum? Can you provide more details because I'm not sure I understand completely


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I wish to ask for more of sure tutorials to be able to design the forum to look like NG2G.
We have done a lot of customization to get NG2G to look like this (mostly by way of mods). If there are any particular features you want us to explain just make the request. But we recently implemented the right sidebar on the home page showing top members, posts and other stuff and some other changes using a mod called SimplePortal. Very nice mod.
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thanks boss. I can post topics on You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login now but the spam is my major problem right now.
For the smileys...I mean those different yellow faces that one can choose from to show emotions like smile, cry and the rest
I await all the links you promised to share concerning my request. Thanks again
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For the smileys...I mean those different yellow faces that one can choose from to show emotions like smile, cry and the rest
Read this post You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

If you do not understand the solutions given there or if they dont work then do this:

Log in to your forum as admin and then go to:

Admin > Forum > Smileys and message Icons

Click on Settings and post here the URLs displayed in the following fields:

Base URL to all smiley sets:

Absolute Path to all smiley sets:


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I await all the links you promised to share concerning my request. Thanks again
Coming soon...
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I await all the links you promised to share concerning my request. Thanks again
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If there are any particular features you want us to explain just make the request.

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