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WordPress Post to SMF


This plugin adds WordPress posts as topics in SimpleMachines Forum 1.1.7, and allows to put a link to this topic below the WordPress post for the user to add comments

More information on the plugin homepage:
WordPress plugin post to smf

Main features:

  • SMF post is added when the WordPress post is published
  • SMF post is updated any time the WP post is updated
  • template function for linking from WP post to SMF post
  • link back from the SMF post to the WP post
  • it is possible to show on the SMF post just an excerpt

Admin page options:

  • SMF Board ID to post to
  • SMF User ID to set the post author
  • SMF Forum path and Url
  • Link from Forum to WordPress text
  • Max characters for SMF topic

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  1. Upload post-to-smf.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Edit file Sources/Security.php of your SMF forum, comment out the lines from 819 to 823, which means the function is_admin. it is there just for backward compatibility and conflicts with a WP function
  4. Go to the admin page post_to_smf and configure the plugin
  5. Place <p class="comments"><?php if(function_exists('post_to_smf_link')) {post_to_smf_link('Comments: read comments in the Forum'); } ?></p>
    in your template, tipically in single.php near to the comments, outside of the php tags.


How do I identify the numeric ID of a SMF board?

The url of your board should be:

7 is the board ID

How do I identify the numeric ID of a SMF user?

the url of a user profile should be:;u=25

25 is the user ID

How do I find the absolute path of my forum?

Absolute path of a file


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Contributors and Developers

“WordPress Post to SMF” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.