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Registration Optimization | vBsocial.com |
by daveaite
30 Nov 2010 01:50

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Registration is a known tedious process, and I believe vBulletin makes it very hectic for the average guest to register at your forum.

I believe all ADDITIONAL INFORMATION should not be there including forum rules. These things, members can fill out later and also read the rules later. After all, the rules are very similar from forum to forum and no members read them anyways.

If you have a referral system, this modification isn't for you.
I think though, this will convert you more members than a referral system does anyways.

Go to admincp > Style Manager > Edit Templates > Register Templates > register and replace everything with the contents of the attached file.

Registration should be quick and easy! Good luck everyone


As far as I know this works on ALL VERSIONS OF 4.X and possibly earlier versions. I have been upgrading my vBulletin live sites with this modification and registration still works. I believe it also increases registrations tremendously. I've been getting anywhere between 30-60 registers a day.

Also it does include facebook connect and image verifcation ( even though the spam bots have beaten these)

daveaite 30 Nov 2010 01:50

Reserved space for Forum-Skins.com notes

daveaite 30 Nov 2010 01:57

Before Image:

http://buypoe.com/images/11.png

After Image

http://buypoe.com/images/12.png

FReeSTER 30 Nov 2010 17:31

Much better thank you

Kolbi 30 Nov 2010 21:40

nice :)

Skyrider 30 Nov 2010 23:56

Great change, installing :)

tattooz 01 Dec 2010 02:40

Nice job, thanks

dbigras 01 Dec 2010 04:17

AMAZING!

So far.. ;-)

daveaite 01 Dec 2010 17:15

Glad it works for everyone.

sticky 02 Dec 2010 11:01

This is great and something I am looking for but I have 2 questions.

1. Can the referrer field be added back in?

2. Can the birthdate be added to this page to just make registration a 1 step, 1 page process?

Kolbi 02 Dec 2010 11:41

Only compare the old an the new template :)

Then you can easily add the functions you want to have.

The second thing I don't know how to integrate because I'm not using this method.

emath 02 Dec 2010 12:29

this is smart but if i remove the time and the "receive from.." parts then, it sets the time to GMT for the new users (which is not my time ) and "receive from.." both options are unchecked.

sivaganeshk 02 Dec 2010 12:58

It is registration template and not register template :P
Thanks.

audioyo 03 Dec 2010 00:56

i need a fever i want to allow to see user's can view rules
what code i need to add more into this ?

abdobasha2004 03 Dec 2010 06:45

I made this myself using if conditions

Quote:

this will convert you more members than a referral system does anyways.
totally agree

sisterhood 03 Dec 2010 13:00

good work

audioyo 03 Dec 2010 20:09

1 Attachment(s)
not works for me am using (vBulletin 4.0.8 Patch Level 2)
here's the screen shot

daveaite 03 Dec 2010 21:37

Its because you have Custom profile fields. Go ahead and delete those in admincp

Fergal C 04 Dec 2010 10:16

Looks good, has anyone found that using this has helped increase registrations?

emath 04 Dec 2010 19:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by daveaite (Post 2128946)
Its because you have Custom profile fields. Go ahead and delete those in admincp

can u please reply to my post ?

Quote:

this is smart but if i remove the time and the "receive from.." parts then, it sets the time to GMT for the new users (which is not my time ) and "receive from.." both options are unchecked.
how can i remove these fields but yet the settings wont be change to the default ?

gsmlover4u 04 Dec 2010 19:33

it will work with 3xxx vb

daveaite 12 Dec 2010 11:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsmlover4u (Post 2129290)
it will work with 3xxx vb

Thanks.

lycheepassion 13 Dec 2010 21:01

Awesome but how can I put in a link to my rules?

Harley D 22 Dec 2010 20:51

Very Nice!

This was a badly needed mod in my book... Thanks!

As far as the RULES link, I suggest adding a link to the rules page, to the word RULES in the existing text,
Quote:

I have read and agree to abide by this forums RULES
During testing, I get this error
Quote:

You have entered an invalid birthday.
I will try and edit the need for the user input their birthday an see what happens.

Harley D 22 Dec 2010 21:06

No Joy, even disabling Coppa didn't help, digging deeper.
(vBulletin 4.0.8 Patch Level 2)

Harley D 22 Dec 2010 21:43

Well its looks like you have the correct code in your shorter version, Probably an issue on my end.
Any suggestions on tracing it down?
I would really love to get this mod to work.

financehubs 23 Dec 2010 20:15

what happens for the two email options: with this, will new members automatically receive emails from admins and other members?

Antidepresiv 27 Dec 2010 01:54

Can this mode be used combined with email verification code ? Thanks!

daveaite 27 Dec 2010 02:30

Yeah, honestly, i hate sites that make me fill out 100 fields to register. Most of the time i avoid registering just for that reason

nacaruncr 27 Dec 2010 09:55

this mod work in 4.0.3??
because it like me... but i don't know if it work fine or not.... XD

excuse me for my english :P

Detay 27 Dec 2010 21:57

thanx a lot

sticky 28 Dec 2010 04:01

Great mod but can we get the birth date on the same page as the options to speed it all up and make it a 1 page process?

lycheepassion 03 Jan 2011 18:42

I dont think this was good everyone is breaking the rulesnow! How do I find the original file?

lycheepassion 03 Jan 2011 18:43

Is it the register.php file for the original I want to revert? Thanx

The Rocketeer 06 Jan 2011 17:14

fast and clean...like someone said..thats more like it...thanks

GamerPerfection 07 Jan 2011 08:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by HostBidder.com (Post 2129122)
Looks good, has anyone found that using this has helped increase registrations?

Has anyone? Otherwise I'll take the silence as no.

Antidepresiv 11 Jan 2011 01:37

I think this can only help increase the registration of spam bots, since google recaptcha is cracked and useless, and this mod eliminates any usage of custom profile fields, they just don't display, or show up anywhere, so you are open for spam.. I would like if they were included, in this "optimized registration"..

Best Regards,
Antidepresiv

fluidswork 17 Jan 2011 06:32

Will this code work on vb 4.1.1 ................... ????

daveaite 27 Feb 2011 01:36

Yes

Wordplay 10 Mar 2011 08:00

sounds great, and i'm looking for something like this.

1. does it work on 4.1.2?

2. can we have screenshots to see what it looks like now compared to what it used to look like?

daveaite 12 Apr 2011 22:10

As far as I know this works on ALL VERSIONS OF 4.X and possibly earlier versions. I have been upgrading my vBulletin live sites with this modification and registration still works. I believe it also increases registrations tremendously. I've been getting anywhere between 30-60 registers a day.

Also it does include facebook connect and image verifcation ( even though the spam bots have beaten these)

daveaite 12 Apr 2011 22:14

Updated before and after images

venom2124 28 Apr 2011 05:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antidepresiv (Post 2147313)
I think this can only help increase the registration of spam bots, since google recaptcha is cracked and useless, and this mod eliminates any usage of custom profile fields, they just don't display, or show up anywhere, so you are open for spam.. I would like if they were included, in this "optimized registration"..

Best Regards,
Antidepresiv

Totally agree that your registration numbers will go up, but at what cost. If all you are getting is spammers whats the point of making it easier for them to get on your board. Once they are on your board it could cause the real members to shy away since they don't want to deal with the spam.

Wayne Luke 30 Apr 2011 03:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antidepresiv (Post 2147313)
I think this can only help increase the registration of spam bots, since google recaptcha is cracked and useless, and this mod eliminates any usage of custom profile fields, they just don't display, or show up anywhere, so you are open for spam.. I would like if they were included, in this "optimized registration"..

Best Regards,
Antidepresiv

Captcha is dead and should have been considered a temporary solution at best. Pre-emptive scanning and filtering which doesn't require or allow input from the user is the way to control them. Sure some will get through but as they get reported, the filtering will only get stronger.

I suggest using this addon: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042

Combine that with this registration form and your normal users will be a lot more at ease. You won't have to overwhelm them with a lot extraneous questions.

WxP 03 May 2011 01:17

A required field called Gener is missing or has an invalid value.
You have entered an invalid birthday.

just.b.jealous 09 Jun 2011 16:06

Added referral section and scroll box for forum rules. Works on vB 4.1.3.

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5125/registers.jpg

Replace the "register" template with the following:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


just.b.jealous 10 Jun 2011 04:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antidepresiv (Post 2139402)
Can this mode be used combined with email verification code ? Thanks!

What do you mean? I don't quite get it..

Quote:

Originally Posted by sticky (Post 2139935)
Great mod but can we get the birth date on the same page as the options to speed it all up and make it a 1 page process?

Yes and no, the information for the birthday page is stored in a different template, register_verify_age, and not the register template. Then it submits to a form to check your age and forward if everything is OK. Could be accomplished but would take time.


Quote:

Quote:

Originally Posted by lycheepassion (Post 2143416)
I dont think this was good everyone is breaking the rulesnow! How do I find the original file?

Quote:

Originally Posted by lycheepassion (Post 2143419)
Is it the register.php file for the original I want to revert? Thanx


I changed the code a bit and added the rules in a scroll box above the check mark. See one of my previous post in this thread.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Antidepresiv (Post 2147313)
since google recaptcha is cracked and useless, and this mod eliminates any usage of custom profile fields, they just don't display, or show up anywhere, so you are open for spam.. I would like if they were included, in this "optimized registration"..

Best Regards,
Antidepresiv

Recaptcha.. provide your own images & questions, change them occasionally. Add isbot, (it's for vB3 but works on 4 with a few changes- look towards the end of their thread.), to your forum and you'll never get a spambot. Maybe a real person who takes the time to register and spam (people do get paid to do it), but as for bots- you'll get none.

Eliminates the usage of custom profile fields? Well that depends, if its a profile field you're requiring on the register page then yeah, but if it's just some other field then nothing should go wrong. If it is a field you're trying to require for registering- that's a simple fix. Need some help, let me know.

daveaite 16 Jul 2011 07:09

Thanks

cloferba 20 Jul 2011 02:14

why you add the section "already a member"?

if you enter to register.php you are not a member... i think those 2 boxs are innecesary

mikeinjersey 20 Jul 2011 02:24

For people complaining about the spambots, I used the original code daveaite provided, and still had my simple spambot protection intact.

I used

Settings > Human Verification Manager > Question and Answer

made it something simple like "What is 5 + 5?"

After implementing his Registration code, it was still intact and functional along with his fields.

So maybe this is a better alternative for others.

very simple to setup.

Along with Spam-O-Matic plugin, it's almost bulletproof. :-)

nice job , Daveaite

LisaArnold 23 Jul 2011 11:54

Thanks, works nicely with 4.1.4 pl2 :)

Lostboyfan 11 Aug 2011 19:39

Tagged for later.

Alecsmith 17 Aug 2011 08:42

Installed working on Vb 4.1.5 :)

kfyonur 17 Aug 2011 09:31

it is working on 4.1.4 thanx.

LisaArnold 21 Aug 2011 03:35

Installed using 4.1.5 pl1 and it works :)


Added:
Actually, no it's not working for me. :(

LisaArnold 24 Oct 2011 00:51

I'm still working on the rebuild of my website and decided to add a (test dummy) regular member account (non admin) for testing purposes, but when I go to register as a new member is says:

Quote:

The following errors occurred during your registration

You have entered an invalid birthday.

There is NO field for adding a birthdate for me to put it in. :(

I've tried to find that requirement option to turn it off in the admin panel (Settings/Options) but can't find it anywhere.

How do I either add the birthday requirement field to the registration form OR how do I turn that requirement off?

I really want this to be a part of my rebuild of my website, so hope someone is able to help me get this sorted out.

Thanks in advance for all/any help. :)

Gemma 24 Oct 2011 09:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by LisaArnold (Post 2260701)
I'm still working on the rebuild of my website and decided to add a (test dummy) regular member account (non admin) for testing purposes, but when I go to register as a new member is says:



There is NO field for adding a birthdate for me to put it in. :(

I've tried to find that requirement option to turn it off in the admin panel (Settings/Options) but can't find it anywhere.

How do I either add the birthday requirement field to the registration form OR how do I turn that requirement off?

I really want this to be a part of my rebuild of my website, so hope someone is able to help me get this sorted out.

Thanks in advance for all/any help. :)

AdminCP > Settings > User Profile Options

Require Date of Birth - set to No

LisaArnold 24 Oct 2011 10:54

Thank you so much for that, Gemma. :up: It was driving me nuts trying to find that option. :)

BTW, does anyone know if you can actually have the DOB requirement in the shorter registration? Or is that the whole idea of a shorter registration (to eliminate things like that)?

Gemma 24 Oct 2011 11:06

Find:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Below that add:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


LisaArnold 24 Oct 2011 11:20

OMG, Thank you Gemma. :up: :D :up: You're a champion! :cool:

You're definitely going to get a mention when I do the writeup of all the mods etc, I used to complete my site rebuild (once it's completed) and I'll be publishing it on my site for all to see. :)

tafreeh 01 Nov 2011 03:48

does it have Image Verfication system or not?

MarceloS 01 Aug 2012 15:24

Does it still work?

It looks like we have lots of updates within this thread. Are they all covered in the install file?

Manoel Júnior 02 Aug 2012 03:21

Please, reup images demo

GamerPerfection 05 Aug 2012 17:21

Thanks, installed.

nodofollow 07 Aug 2012 20:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by GamerPerfection (Post 2354702)
Thanks, installed.

still work ?
has bug ?

synseal 08 Aug 2012 12:47

This works fine with 4.2, many thanks.

zascok 08 Aug 2012 17:22

nice! I hate long registration pages as well , installed/rated

synseal 08 Aug 2012 19:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by synseal (Post 2355486)
This works fine with 4.2, many thanks.

Scrap that, hadn't had a member register since so checked it and it gives an error saying You have entered an invalid birthday even though the option isn't there.

zascok 09 Aug 2012 01:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by synseal (Post 2355600)
Scrap that, hadn't had a member register since so checked it and it gives an error saying You have entered an invalid birthday even though the option isn't there.

#59

Ikarrus2 20 Aug 2012 03:10

Love it, works great in 4.2. Thanks :)

datoneer 20 Aug 2012 11:03

Much much better thanks

xixxon 21 Aug 2012 16:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ikarrus2 (Post 2358320)
Love it, works great in 4.2. Thanks :)

Can you give me a screen shoot or a live demo, I can't see anything :(

Brandon Sheley 21 Aug 2012 16:38

Can the OP post the before and after photo's in the first post please?
I didn't see them on the first page.

This sounds interesting but I'd like to see an example.

Ikarrus2 25 Aug 2012 00:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by xixxon (Post 2358742)
Can you give me a screen shoot or a live demo, I can't see anything :(

http://www.pcgaming-forum.com/ss15.jpg

Mr Anarch 07 Oct 2012 09:30

Also confirming that it's still working on 4.2. Have marked as installed.

induslady 20 Jun 2013 23:34

Simplified the registration page like charm :)

Thank you.

induslady 20 Jun 2013 23:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by just.b.jealous (Post 2205469)
Added referral section and scroll box for forum rules. Works on vB 4.1.3.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gemma (Post 2260838)
AdminCP > Settings > User Profile Options

Require Date of Birth - set to No

Thank you to both of you.

I used the 'scroll box' for forum rules in the simplified registration page.

I also got rid of the Birthdate information from the registration page.

owning_y0u 04 Nov 2013 20:27

screenshots would be nice ;-)

hpidriver 25 Jul 2014 03:15

Doesn't seem to work in 4.2.2

iamme_meisi 17 Dec 2017 14:02

I'm sorry but can someone fill us in as to whether this works on 4.2.5?

Everyone was saying it was working, until the very last post there - I am looking to add it to my board, turn the DOB requirements off as explained in this thread.

Will it work?

rodriiverduguez 02 Sep 2018 23:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamme_meisi (Post 2591671)
I'm sorry but can someone fill us in as to whether this works on 4.2.5?

Everyone was saying it was working, until the very last post there - I am looking to add it to my board, turn the DOB requirements off as explained in this thread.

Will it work?

Run 4.2.5

paulnicholson 02 Feb 2020 21:48

I have added one thing to this code: A link to the forum rules.

Go to Admincp>FAQ>Add new FAQ Item
Varname: forum_rules
Parent FAQ Item: No Parent FAQ Item
Title: Forum Rules
Text: (Example)
"Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you agree to the terms, please check the 'I agree' checkbox and press the 'Complete Registration' button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the forums index.

Although the administrators and moderators of The Court of Public Opinion will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of The Court of Public Opinion, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

The owners of The Court of Public Opinion reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason."

Display Order: 1
Product: vBulletin

Save

The Forum Rules now appear at the top of the Help page yourwebsite/faq.php

Now go to Admincp>Languages & Phrases>Search in Phrases

Search for Text: I have read

Click Find.

Click the Edit button for read_agree_abide_by_rules

Translation:

I have read, and agree to abide by the {1}
<a href="https://publicopinion.online/faq.php/">rules</a>.

(My website is publicopinion.online - use your own website instead.)

Click Save.

Now you have provided new users with the forum rules. :)


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