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Mod Version: 4.1, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (76 votes - 4.51 average) Installs: 1213
Released: 15 Sep 2006 Last Update: 24 Apr 2008 Downloads: 6050
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits  

Form Hack 4.1


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
  • 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
  • Upload attachments

This is customizable via the hook.

  • 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.

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)


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



Version 4.0: (09/15/2006)
  • Ported over for vb3.6
  • Send to multiple emails.
  • Send multiple PMs.
  • Parse emails for BBCode
  • And finally, ATTACHMENTS!

Version 4.1: (04/24/2008)
  • Fixed for vb 3.6.10
  • Small bug fixed.
  • List of the 2 quick edits are in the zip file so you don't have to start making a form from scratch.

You will get an email when a new version is released.

Abe1 with rights from Dr Erwin Loh

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Old 07 Dec 2010, 22:45
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Originally Posted by kroko View Post
i know this is a nicropost but dose a mod like this exsist for vb 4,8?
It's not a necropost, when it's required to post here for support. Search the 4.0 forums, "Title's Only", for "forms" and you'll find it.
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Old 05 Mar 2011, 00:20
nlwin nlwin is offline
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Will it work in vBulletin 3.8.7?
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Old 07 Mar 2011, 06:41
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Simon Lloyd Simon Lloyd is offline
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Originally Posted by nlwin View Post
Will it work in vBulletin 3.8.7?
Yep works on 3.8.7
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Old 01 May 2011, 02:47
russellw russellw is offline
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I know this is an older thread now but I'm trying to debug an issue where it appears that the form hack doesn't actually look at forum posting rules when it is either creating the form OR posting it.

I presume that is because it uses settings of its' own to determine who/what/where to post a new thread.

Because the particular forum we are using the form in has a minimum post count and needs to also display the Miscellaneous options (particularly image attachment which is mandatory) we need it to be checking permissions.

I have added code to check the post count into the form hook so that part is now working fine but the variable $attachmentoption is being treated as if it were a blank value by newthread.php as the form/hook aren't checking forum permissions (this it is blank).

Basically what I need to be able to do is to set the permisison for 'canpostattachment' in the hook but have no idea how to!

When I get it working I'll post the code edits so that anyone else can add image attachments to their form and make them mandatory if required.

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Old 01 May 2011, 14:18
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Simon Lloyd Simon Lloyd is offline
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Real name: Simon
Russ, thats great of you to share your modifications with us, it will definitely help the community
Kind regards,
Simon Microsoft Office Help
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Old 12 Oct 2011, 22:54
nlwin nlwin is offline
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Originally Posted by Simon Lloyd View Post
Yep works on 3.8.7
FYI: Got "missing security token" error messages on vB 3.8.7 PL1. Fixed by adding

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to form templates.
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Old 26 Nov 2011, 01:11
Jo_RHU Jo_RHU is offline
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Setting this up is very complicated. I'm amazed there isn't a simpler alternative, I just need a few fields adding to a newthread. I've tried the Easy Forms plugin but that doesn't appear on vbOptions list for some reason so I can't set that up either. Very tired!

If anyone knows of an easier way please let me know. I just need 4 dropdown fields that will append some small pieces of text based on the users selections in to the post content.

EDITED TO ADD: Found this plugin that did what I needed: (just posting here in case anyone else is looking for a way to insert text phrases from a dropdown, I hunted for ages to find it!

Thank you the Form Hack plugin developer, it looks very powerful, just a bit complicated to set up.

Last edited by Jo_RHU; 26 Nov 2011 at 15:34.
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 17:22
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Sanjiyan Sanjiyan is offline
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Has anyone found away to stop users when submitting a form, from being automatically subscribed to the thread posted (by the form submitted).

I really need to find a way to stop users from getting email notifications etc as the form I've made posts to a forum they they should not see (its a MMO recruitment forum).
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 23:05
alan92rttt alan92rttt is offline
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Have you tried setting the security on the forum such that their user group can not see replies to that forum? That should prevent the email issue.
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Old 30 Mar 2012, 23:11
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Sanjiyan Sanjiyan is offline
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yep, I found a way in the plugin code so that when the form is submited and then posted, it does not set any subscriptions, so that was also taken care of also.

But thanks for the reply.
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Old 25 Jul 2012, 12:03
Mazide Mazide is offline
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Will I be applying in the 4.2 version of vBulletin?
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