SMF Mod – Country Flags by Jay Bachatero

forumflag.jpgSince the arrival of the Simple Machines Forum (SMF), I have been hassling the powers that be (in a nice way of course) to add a simple mod for website owners who want to indicate the true global community that resides on their forum. Jay Bachatero has been gracious enough to hear my pleas and has written a new mod called Country Flags for SMF based on another called ‘Location Mod’.

My Yamaha keyboard and digital piano enthusiast discussion forum now has this mod installed, which displays the country of where the member is from if they have selected one from within their profile:

This mod allows your members to select from a list the countries to denote where they live. This will include a country flag in their posts and profile. You can select where to ask for their country. Upon registration, profile page or both. Also you can make it mandatory.

To enable this md you must go to Admin > Features and Options > Last set of options. This was a mod request by James Woodcock. The credits for this mod go to gobalopper’s Location mod. The flags and idea were taken from his mod.

It is really great to see members already selecting their countries as it really shows how worldwide the community truly is. Already had two new members register stating they are from Norway and another from Brazil.

Link: CountryFlags

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.