Advertise Here

Author Topic: Initial Creating of a Forum  (Read 987 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline taogem

  • SMF For Free Hero
  • *
  • Posts: 850
    • View Profile
    • My Snuff Bottle Journal

  • Total Badges: 29
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Nineth year Anniversary Eighth year Anniversary Seventh year Anniversary Sixth year Anniversary
Initial Creating of a Forum
« on: January 21, 2021, 06:25:27 pm »
Hi SMF

I don't recall caring one way or the other while initially creating my past two forums..  But this time will take much more research and time in putting my next idea together for another forum.

What do I need to do for making sure this new one does not appear online until I am ready ?

Offline SMF For Free

  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 7251
    • View Profile
    • SMF For Free

  • Total Badges: 38
    Badges: (View All)
    Quick Poster Tenth year Anniversary Spammer 25 Posts in one day Nineth year Anniversary Eighth year Anniversary
Re: Initial Creating of a Forum
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 06:35:07 pm »
To do this, when creating a forum.  Go to Admin -> Forum Settings
And enable Maintenance Mode.  That way the forum won't be visible to members. When ready you can uncheck the feature then the site will be online for all.
SMF For Free-Free Simple Machines Forum hosting.
Like What I do? Support me at https://www.patreon.com/vbgamer45/

Offline taogem

  • SMF For Free Hero
  • *
  • Posts: 850
    • View Profile
    • My Snuff Bottle Journal

  • Total Badges: 29
    Badges: (View All)
    Tenth year Anniversary Nineth year Anniversary Eighth year Anniversary Seventh year Anniversary Sixth year Anniversary
Re: Initial Creating of a Forum
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 11:16:00 pm »
Thank you...  :)

If I remember correctly, you are not offering the same SMF for Free software that I have used in the past ?  I should maybe start using the Create a Forum support boards ?

Is the original SMF for Free software still available ? Just kind of sucks a little to go through the learning curve for the "new to me" software..

Offline SMF For Free

  • Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 7251
    • View Profile
    • SMF For Free

  • Total Badges: 38
    Badges: (View All)
    Quick Poster Tenth year Anniversary Spammer 25 Posts in one day Nineth year Anniversary Eighth year Anniversary
Re: Initial Creating of a Forum
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 11:17:58 pm »
The original software is no longer available. It is still very similar and has many new features.   For Createaforum.com forums post on support.createaforum.com
SMF For Free-Free Simple Machines Forum hosting.
Like What I do? Support me at https://www.patreon.com/vbgamer45/

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
11 Replies
1467 Views
Last post April 14, 2007, 04:38:13 pm
by Mdog
0 Replies
628 Views
Last post May 02, 2008, 03:52:32 pm
by crazed
1 Replies
825 Views
Last post July 25, 2008, 10:37:49 pm
by SMF For Free
1 Replies
516 Views
Last post May 11, 2010, 10:20:59 am
by simply sibyl
0 Replies
427 Views
Last post November 13, 2010, 07:49:21 pm
by ODST Will