Category - Message Boards

Simple Machines Forum (SMF) software is an open-source, Internet forum, message-board application developed by Simple Machines.

We have discovered 2,986 live websites that are using SMF.

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Technology usage statistics

Websites using SMF 2,986 websites
Most popular in the country United States of America
Market position in Message Boards #8
Market share in Message Boards 3.33%
Most popular version 2

Technology adoption

Recent changes in SMF usage. (See SMF Usage Changes report)
Websites that added SMF +31
Websites that dropped SMF -63
Websites that changed version of SMF 55

Distribution by websites popularity

SMF detection in the top websites by popularity
Top 10k sites 1 websites
Top 100k sites 6 websites
Top 1m sites 99 websites

Websites utilizing SMF

Top websites that use SMF

Domain Country Rank Contacts Germany 8,453 United Kingdom 14,963 United States of America 43,874 Poland 44,991 United States of America 53,577 United States of America 66,759
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Market Share

SMF market share within the Message Boards category

Geographical Distribution

Technology usage distribution by websites across the globe.


  • 2 (20 subversions, 2,986 domains)

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