Mods are alterations (sometime quite severe) to the original sNews code aimed at expanding sNews to achieve a particular functionality.
Here are some highlights from our Mods forum that operate with the latest release.
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As with all mods, read the instructions completely and make a backup of your snews.php file (and your database if applicable) before applying a mod to your website.
If possible, it is highly recommended that you do not apply a mod directly to a “live” website. How to use sNews on your computer for off-line development
sNews requires PHP, MySQL and mod rewrite. If your server meets those requirements, get started and learn how to install sNews on your website in 3 easy steps.
Browse through our help center and learn about template tags and how to simply create your own theme. Dig into sNews and customize it to behave the way you want.
sNews can be a simple blog tool and a full blown CMS. Customize it with addons, mods or play with different themes.
Talk about sNews on our Forum and share your expirience.