Steps to install chat on Simple Machines Forum (SMF)



  • Step 2:  Go to the Admin Dashboard. Hover on Admin Button and choose 'Package Manager'.

iFlyChat SMF - Admin Dashboard


  • Step 3:  Now, click on 'Download Packages' option.


iFlyChat SMF - Package manager



  • Step 4 : Either download the iFlyChat mod from download link or Browse the downloaded zip file and upload it.

iFlyChat SMF - Download Mod      


  • Step 5 : Now click on 'Install Mod'.

iFlyChat SMF - Install Mod


  • Step 6 : Now, click on 'Install Now' button as shown in the screenshot below. 

iFlyChat SMF - Install plugin


  • Step 7 : Next, you need to generate an API key in order to use our servers securely with your website. To do so go to and signup to create a new account.


Signup at


  •  Step 8: Now, go to Dashboard and Generate a new API key for your domain name.


Go to Dashboard


Generate a new API key

Generate a new API key for your domain


  •  Step 9: Copy the newly generated API key.


Copy API key


  •  Step 10: : Go back to SMF Admin dashboard. Click on 'iFlyChat' tab button in main menu.  


iFlyChat SMF - Open iFlyChat mod settings


  •  Step 11: Paste the API key in fied as shown below and then click on Save


iFlyChat SMF- Paste API key



  • That's it.


  • Optional: To Embed Chatroom in a page, click here.