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Mod Version: 4.1, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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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: 6039
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 02 Dec 2009, 00:48
RedGTiVR6 RedGTiVR6 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2006
Real name: Jan
Has anyone ever figured out how to require an attachment with this hack?

I would be very greatful for any assistance with this aspect.

Many thanks in advance!
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Old 08 Dec 2009, 01:07
wolfey wolfey is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Awesome tool!

Customized everything exactly the way I needed..excellent instructions...even for a non programmer to understand!

OK simple question & fix I hope:

In the FormAnswer template for when it displays the answered questions if someone didnt answer all of them it still shows a blank space where that answer would be..

How do I make it so the completed form will not leave a space for the unanswered questions?

Thank you in advance!

Copy of part of code used in template:

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

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Old 12 Jan 2010, 11:35
wolfey wolfey is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Anyone have the answer? I've playing around with it and cant get the answers to look good
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Old 13 Jan 2010, 07:50
idslamyou idslamyou is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Does anyone have this installed on vb4.0? I searched for a similar mod in the vb4 forum but found nothing.
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Old 13 Jan 2010, 11:38
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Cadellin Cadellin is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Originally Posted by idslamyou View Post
Does anyone have this installed on vb4.0? I searched for a similar mod in the vb4 forum but found nothing.
Likewise I would be interested in a mod like this for v4.0
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Old 14 Jan 2010, 22:21
mashie mashie is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Originally Posted by Cadellin View Post
Likewise I would be interested in a mod like this for v4.0
+1 for this Mod on 4.0!
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Old 02 Feb 2010, 02:35
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PascalR PascalR is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Hi guys,

sorry for the dumb question, but how do I force any thread to use this form in a specific forum?
I changed the forum id to the one I want in the plugin but when I click on "new thread", it is not showing the form options, just the normal thread description.


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Old 03 Feb 2010, 01:40
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Digital Jedi Digital Jedi is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Real name: Mark Daniel Martinez
You have to navigate to the form URL first, and then it will post in the specified forum. Remember, it's do=form or whatever name you've given the hook.
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Old 04 Feb 2010, 02:42
Mondi Mondi is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
vB 4.0 - Me Too!

Yes - just to mention I, too, will be interested in an upgrade version for 4.0.

Hoping, hoping, hoping...
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Old 22 Jun 2010, 15:26
StagKill StagKill is offline
Join Date: May 2010
+1 for vB 4.0 Upgrade.
Is it in progress?
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Old 07 Jul 2010, 15:42
pablo pablo is offline
Join Date: Apr 2002
would also love this for v4.0.4+ upwards.
my sites : Irish Jobs & Irish MySpace Layouts
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Old 22 Jul 2010, 23:02
xTerMn8R xTerMn8R is offline
Join Date: Mar 2004
Question Unregistered Users?

Is it possible to have Unregistered Guest use these forms. I've removed the $BBuser[Email] from the answer file but that didn't help I also added the Unregistered Group to the Array in the plugin. Still wont process, I made these forms a LONG time ago, I have a comment in the form that the Email must be checked and correct or the form will not be processed. Now I dont remember if thats Something I did or if thats part of the Hack.

My Niece is using this for Dog Adoption application, she says a lot of folks don't want to register with the site so they dont fill out the application. I just wanna get it Wide open so anyone can Fill out an adoption application, whether their a registered member or not?

Tom Martin
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Old 21 Sep 2010, 22:30
thedvs thedvs is offline
Join Date: May 2002
I guess this mod is dead, no port to 4.0.7 then
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Old 01 Nov 2010, 02:32
kroko kroko is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
Real name: Henrik
i know this is a nicropost but dose a mod like this exsist for vb 4,8?
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Old 05 Dec 2010, 20:17
pckolojim pckolojim is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008
Originally Posted by brianFL1 View Post
Sorry if this has been asked before, but is it possible to redirect to a specified page with our own URL instead of a thankyou message. Thankyou

I needed to do this. This is how I modified.

Open the plugin and find the part starts with

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

There are four options. So choose the one you won't need. For example I modified fourth redirect option.

instead of

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

changed to

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

also from top you must choose the option you edited. for ex: $redirectoption = "4";

it is solved...
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