SMF Tips and Tricks

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I got this SMF forum for my wife and is working very well. I am very satisfied with SMF.
However, sometimes you get into trouble with it and the worst part is you do not have much logs to work with. Also, apache logs won't help much either.

So, below you will find things I encountered.

1. 500 error without any useful errors in the logs (apache or SMF):

I busted my head a bit with it but it turned out it is quite easy: delete all cache files from cache directory but please make sure you do not delete .htaccess file. That one must stay there.

I know is not much here but I was adding it hoping someone will really need it.

Thou shalt not steal!

If you want to use this information on your own website, please remember: by doing copy/paste entirely it is always stealing and you should be ashamed of yourself! Have at least the decency to create your own text and comments and run the commands on your own servers and provide your output, not what I did!

Or at least link back to this website.