The JoomlaHacks Joomla-SMF Forum(JSMF) Bridge is intended to be used with Joomla Content Management System(J!) and Simple Machines Forum(SMF). The bridge integrates these two pieces of software allowing one login, registration, and user modification point for both systems. The JoomlaHacks bridge goes one step further and adds full integration with Community Builder (CB) using a CB plugin and allows the use of a wide array of logins. In addition, this bridge allows a choice of Personal Message Systems to be used with the integration.
The JoomlaHacks JSMF project not only includes the bridge but also many optional modules and mambots. One of the modules is a login module that has optional features like avatar display, multiple SMF related links, and ability to add additional links. Another module is the recent topics which will display your most recent SMF topics on your Joomla frontpage. You can even use XTHML compliant marquee-like scrolling for your recent topics. The final module is a who’s online replacement that optionally displays users in their SMF membergroup colors and works with Flashchat.
In addition to the modules the project includes a mambot, the SMF discussbot, which will create new topics from your content. This can be setup to automatically create a new topic or only when a user wishes to discuss the article.
Brat graciously donated the code base for the CB SMF plugins to the JoomlaHacks project and I have since reworked them to be optimized for JSMF. These plugins will add tabs to your CB profile to show SMF info, SMF posts, SMF signature, and SMF profile information. Many thanks to Brat for this, great work!
Finally, the project writes several plugins to integrate with other third party components. This includes the plugin for Community Builder which provides full integration with CB. New to version 2.0 is a Joomap plugin to allow a sitemap to be built from your SMF boards, categories, and topics.
This version of the JoomlaHacks JSMF bridge marks a significant step forward in full integration with SMF and CB. This step could not have been reached without the help and support of many of our users on the JoomlaHacks Forums but most importantly my test team. Thanks to them this bridge is continuing to improve.
Thanks to the entire community for your support through help, code contributions, requests for features, and especially donations! You all make this fun for me!
Joomla-SMF 2.0.2 Forum Discussion
JSMF User Guide 2.0
JSMF Help Topic