Simple Machines Forum Install
Simple Machines Forum (SMF) Themes Installation Guide
Thank you for purchasing the SMF themes! The following guide will help you to install and set up the theme and will answer some common questions that you may have along the installation.
I. Distribution Kit
SMF theme distribution kit includes everything required for a successful installation and the following customization. After unzipping the archive, you will get:
PSD files – would be useful for theme customization
Theme archive – containing SMF theme
Follow these instructions for the successful installation:
Go to the control panel and move to the theme manager (Admin -> Themes and Layout)
You will find three possible installation methods at "Install a new theme" block at the bottom of the page: "From a file", "From a directory on the server" and "Create a copy of Default". The third method does not install the new template but does a copy of the standard one. The second method may be necessary for the repeated theme installation after it was deleted (i.e. there are files on the server, but there is no theme installed). The first method is meant for the new theme installation (our case).
Click "Browse…" button, select theme archive from our distribution kit and click "Install".
SMF script will request for confirmation of the new theme installation, click "OK". Further, you will see the theme successful installation notification =). Click "Back".
Now in order to apply the theme to the website, go to the block "Themes and Layout Settings" and select the theme from the drop-down list "Overall forum default:" and click "Save".
Done, now your website has the new design. And you can customize this theme to your liking by contacting us or other developers. In case you have some problems with the present theme, please contact our Support department.
The present theme was developed with the help of SWF v 1.1.4 without extensions. Using other SMF version or the set extensions may lead to the inappropriate results.