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How to Send Personal Message (PM) in Simple Machines Forum (SMF) like Engrz

About Simplemachines Forum:

Simple Machines Forum  (SMF in short) is a free, Open Source and professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes.

Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the layout of your message board and with our unique (SSI) or Server Side Includes – function you can let your forum and your website interact with each other.

Engineering Forum (Engrz) is using SMF forum that provide support for Education and Scholarships. Current hot topic on Engrz Forum is CSC Scholarship Support for 2018.

How to Send Personal Message (PM) in SMF forum?

Well, I’m going to tell you how you can send PM to any user in Private.


The steps are given below:


  1. Open any forum in the browser like https://www.engrz.org and click on register as shown in Figure 1 below.


After clicking on Register button, A new window will appear that asks you to read terms and conditions of using the forum and click I’m agree after reading.

Then screen will appear to enter your details such as, Username, Password, Email and Mobile number (for security reasons) as shown below.

After filling up the above details, click on the Register button to get verification email. Goto your email and check Inbox, Spam, Junk folder to find email from your forum (Engrz) and click on the verification link to verify.

2. After successful registration, Click on login button and enter your username and password to login to the forum as shown in Fig: below.

Below screen show the menu after login, you have to click on My messages to read your message or click on any user to see his profile as shown in Fig: 2 and 3 respectively.

Fig: 2 – Menu after login

Fig: 3. Profile of the User

3. Well, after click on user’s name, you can see his profile details such as his name, city, country and his posts. On the left side you can see some options. You can add user into your friend list as a add to buddy list.

Below figure shows the selection of Send PM, to send personal message to the user.

4. Here is a last step. Enter the subject and the details about your message and click on send message button at the bottom the the body text. Below Figure shows the sample of message page.

5. You All Done.

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