You will still need to do a little coding, but since addons may only require small additions or adjustments of core code to get them operating smoothly, these are not too stressful.
Implementing mods will require you to get your hands dirty with code. If you are new to doing this, and things get totally screwed up, don't panic. Mod developers do worse in creating mods.
These will require copy and paste on your part, and then altering the settings in your sNews Admin>>Settings area. The snews engine takes it from there to use your language file.
In all cases, if there are problems or issues that you are unable to resolve, use the forum, we don't bite, nor do our friends.
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.