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Forms Hack
by Abe1
10 Aug 2005 06:57

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Forms Hack 3.5


Features:

Ever wanted an online form that a user can fill out, which when submitted gets:
  • Posted into a new thread in a forum of your choice
  • Create a new poll in the new thread with options of your choice
  • Posted as a reply in an existing thread of your choice
  • PMed to you or someone else
  • Emailed to an email address you specify
  • Choose to redirect to the post, thread or forum, or a custom thank you message
  • Choose to redirect to edit post to upload attachments
  • See a preview before they submit

Or any combination or all of the above?

Well, this is the hack for you!

You can use this for:
  • Moderator Applications
  • Quiz Submit Form which gets PMed to a moderator
  • Contact Form that goes to PM, email or thread
  • Guests to apply to be members
  • Report a Moderator form that goes as a PM to you
  • Guests can PM you for whatever reason
  • Order form to buy things
  • Donation form
  • News or Articles submissions that can go straight to a thread

Or anything you like - this hack is totally customizable via the AdminCP.

The beauty of this hack is that once you install this hack, to make a new form all you need to do is copy the main hook, rename it to whatever you want, edit the variables in the hook, and you have a totally new form!!! You do not need to touch the templates again, but can always create new ones and use different templates for different forms.

Format of the form:
  • One main input question
  • 3 Radio buttons Choice questions
  • 3 Normal text input questions
  • 1 Drop down menu
  • 3 Check boxes
  • 1 Long answer question
  • 1 VB message editor text box question

This is customizable via the hook.

Also:
  • You can set the usergroups you want access to this form.
  • Depending on your forum permissions, if the new thread is in a public forum, members can reply to it. This hack allows a form to submit the new thread or post wherever you want it to go.
  • Force the user to answer all questions.

INSTALLATION
Easy - takes only a few minutes:
  • Import the XML into products. (admin cp -> Plug-in System -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product)
  • Edit the main plug-in - the instructions are all inside the hook itself, in the top half. Follow the instructions carefully!
  • To get to the form, go to: /newthread.php?do=form (change "form" to the name of your form if you have few)

Done!

Use this hack to make as many forms as you like!

Enjoy!

Updates:

Version 2.0: (08/10/2005)
  • Ported over for vb3.5

Version 2.1: (08/10/2005)
  • bug fix with answers not showing

Version 2.5: (08/13/2005)
  • Major update:
  • Templates have a few lines changed here and there.
  • You can now have more then 2 poll options very easily
  • Polls can't be created if your not creating a new thread
  • New Thread now uses VB function to add the thread
  • New Poll now uses VB function to add the poll
  • New Reply now uses VB function to add the reply
  • PM now uses VB function to send the PM

Version 2.6: (08/21/2005)
  • fixed bug with posts having to be moderated

Version 2.7: (08/23/2005)
  • Minor update:
  • Fixed some issues with signatures, URL parsing, and subscriptions
  • Option to name the post titles
  • Made template XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Version 3.0: (11/29/2005)
  • Major update:
  • Added drop down menu
  • Made the long answer show up in a the vb message box
  • Re-wrote some instructions
  • Pressing back should save work
  • Both templates and plug-in were edited
  • Some more minor things

Version 3.1: (12/07/2005)
  • Brought back the standard text box (longanswer)

Version 3.2: (12/09/2005)
  • [ADDED] Option to make polls public.

Version 3.3: (12/19/2005)
  • [FIXED] Guests can now post using the forms to make a thread or post. They cannot send a PM though.
  • [ADDED] Paypal link so you can make a donation for this hack.

Version 3.4: (04/05/2006)
  • [FIXED] Removed extra line from template.
  • [ADDED] WYSIWYG editor now works besides the regular editor.
  • [ADDED] Preview.
  • [CHANGED] Subscriptions now take from user default setting.

Version 3.5: (05/31/2006)
  • [ADDED] Check boxes.


Abe1 with rights from Dr Erwin Loh

This hack is created for your use free of charge. No payment is requested. However, if you would like to donate money for the work I put in to this hack, a donation would show your appreciation.
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jugo 10 Aug 2005 13:22

Woohoo!!!

This has always been my Favorite Hack Ever!!

Thanks to Erwin and now Abe1 for this.

Cyricx 10 Aug 2005 13:39

Very awesome!!!

Totally agree with Jugo, I think I have 8 or 9 forms running on my site now :)

Thanks!

Cyricx 10 Aug 2005 14:37

1 Attachment(s)
Hmmm testing this, even the generic unaltered form.

Answers are not posting to the forum. The template posts comes up right, and the questions do.. but the answers are blank.

Abe1 10 Aug 2005 15:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cyricx
Hmmm testing this, even the generic unaltered form.

Answers are not posting to the forum. The template posts comes up right, and the questions do.. but the answers are blank.

Ok. I will look into this.

Abe1 11 Aug 2005 00:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cyricx
Hmmm testing this, even the generic unaltered form.

Answers are not posting to the forum. The template posts comes up right, and the questions do.. but the answers are blank.

Fixed.

Cyricx 11 Aug 2005 14:05

Tested and works :)

Thanks so much!!! :D

/me gets busy updating his dozen or so forms...

Cyricx 11 Aug 2005 14:58

One more bug fix for ya bud.

If you use a tableprefix and use this thread to post a reply, you'll get an error, missed 2 table prefixs. :)

Change this in the plugin

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

To this

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


Abe1 14 Aug 2005 04:46

I decided to acually work on this hack. I made new thread, new poll, new post, and new PM all use VB's functions instead of the form runing the queries. This alows everything to be done correctly. Words beng added to search, subsciptions being emailed, and so on.

Here is the offical list of this major update:

Version 2.5 - Major update:
- Templates have a few lines changed here and there.
- You can now have more then 2 poll options very eazaly
- Polls can'tbe created if your not creating a new thread
- New Thread now uses VB function to add the thread
- New Poll now uses VB function to add the poll
- New Reply now uses VB function to add the reply
- PM now uses VB function to send the PM

jugo 14 Aug 2005 06:30

LOL..Nice work Abe...

Classy!!

Bro_Joey_Gowdy 15 Aug 2005 21:34

*Rowdy clicks install*

Hamma 16 Aug 2005 19:55

When I import this, it's blank? :confused:

Any ideas?

Hamma 16 Aug 2005 20:10

Nevermind, I imported into the wrong location :)

Michael2 17 Aug 2005 14:04

Installed and works but it doesn't look like vB code will work in the answers template. Any way to get that to work so that I can bold the questions when the results are spit out?

Hamma 17 Aug 2005 17:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michael2
Installed and works but it doesn't look like vB code will work in the answers template. Any way to get that to work so that I can bold the questions when the results are spit out?

You can use HTML for that :D

I have a question - I have mine posting to a new thread. One problem is when the thread gets posted it goes into the moderation queue - any idea how to stop taht? It does not appear to be the forum perms causing it.


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