This article is for those new to Joomla and SMF. If you already have either Joomla or SMF installed, just install the other software on the same database. Remember if you use the Fantastico installer from CPANEL, it installs the software on seperate database. Don't use Fantastico, you need to do the setup and configuration manually.
STEP 1: Install Joomla.
STEP 2: Install SMF on the same database as Joomla.
STEP 3: Install Joomla-SMF Forum.
Extract the JoomlaSMFForum_x.x.x.zip package.
The package contains: * com_joomla_smf_forum_x.x.x.zip (the main component) * mod_smf_login_1.1.zip (login module) * mod_smf_recent_topics.zip (recent topic module)
From Joomla, click "Installers", then "Component" menu
Browse the location of the component package "com_joomla_smf_forum_x.x.x.zip"
Then click install.
STEP 4: Configure the Joomla-SMF Forum component.
The complete configuration looks like the figure below. NOTE: Installation Checklist must be marked "done" or "installed".