SMF forum is quit popular open source forum application used by many websites as their main bulletin board. Some time we need to grab posts,topics from the board and show them on our home/index page or anywhere on our site. To make the things much easier, SMF provides all this in one script where we call a function with arguments and dress it up according to our needs. File is SSI.php and can be found in the root folder of the forum. You can also add extra parameters/piece of code to your SSI.php. In this post i will show you how to retrieve posts from SMF board with additional information like board, post author, date & time plus top poster and board statistics.