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Easy Forms - Create a form or multiple forms without php or html knowledge
Mod Version: 3.6, by bananalive (Coder) bananalive is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (119 votes - 4.92 average) Installs: 975
Released: 08 Jan 2009 Last Update: 12 Jul 2009 Downloads: 6665
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Translations  

EASY FORMS FOR vB 4.x here


Easily create forms with no HTML or PHP knowledge. Questions can be made compulsory and are checked before the form is submitted. Forms can be previewed. (You can create multiple forms)

Backwards compatible with vb v3.7.x and 3.6.8

Example Form | Help File | Version History

Question Types:
  • Single line text
  • Multi-line text
  • Multi-select checkboxes
  • Single-select radio buttons
  • Single Select Dropdown
  • Yes/No
  • Multi-line text field using vbeditor (max one per form - limited by vB)
  • Human verification question
  • Custom Question (can query database or do whatever you want)
  • Date (month/ day/ year fields)
Form can Submit to:
  • new thread in forum
  • new post in thread
  • new pm to user
  • email address
  • save to database
Installation:More Features:
  • Form list categories (optional)
  • Preview form (can disable for individual forms)
  • Optional questions
  • Form Sections
  • Prefix support - you can choose which prefix you want thread to have
  • Different thread/pm title to form title with variables {username} {userid} and {q_1} (replacing 1 with appropriate question number)
  • Poll Options: Multiple choice, public vote, poll question, poll options, poll timeout
  • Regular expression match for single line text input field
  • Usergroup permissions per form
  • Forumid/threadid/username can be specified by input via {value=X} in dropdown, single line input or radio buttons
  • Multiple dropdown select for form usergroup permissions (still optional - leave blank to not use)
  • Option to show link to form list in navbar and quick links (separate options)
  • Import/ Export your forms as XML files - great for transferring forms across forums or creating backups
  • Specify bbcode for questions/ answers/ sections for the form's output
  • Form Hooks: (uses php code)
    1. Before form submitted
      Useful for: your own form validation, multiple form outputs, etc.
    2. At form start
      Useful for: banning userids/usergroups from form, setting minimum post count,etc.
  • Attachments allowed for posting new thread
  • Mass Copy Forms & their questions
Coming soon:
  • Allow attachments for posting in thread
Translations:

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  #631  
Old 09 Mar 2009, 17:59
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For some form, i need to implement such functionality:

1. Add 1 UINT parameter to form URL, when form is addressed
2. Disable form, if no parameter given
3. Send whis parameter in custom template via email (it will bу used to compose URL, such as "baselink/xxx/"."parameter")

That should be hidden from user interface.

What's the proper way to do that?
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 19:32
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Vitaly Vitaly is offline
 
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Almost finished testing Easy-Forms as "feedback system". Here is list of comments, applyed to such use-case.

1. No option to "disable preview button".

Preview is good for forum posts, but very bad for feedback emails. User should not see, if additional information generated.

Possible solution - one more form option.

2. "Add field" has only basic fields set.

Almost any field have to be edited twice. Once - created. Second - to edit additional parameters.

Not critical. Just unconvenient.

3. Date separator is sent as HTML code in text emails

And date format is hardcoded. It's better to use format string from VB options (not from language preferences).

4. Form description is not "templateable" (no conditions, no variables)

Not convenient, when you wish to automatically generate helper lins, for example, based on user id, and so on.

It would be good to have the same power there, as in form template. With the same variables, just without questions.

(*) Don't know, if the same needed for field descriptions. For now - not, in my case.

5. Additional Notice would be sweet for page with forms list.

(shown as standard VB notice at the top)

Possible solution - one more product setting.

6. When form is hidden from list, it's good to hide "Forms" link from navbar path.

Imagine, that you have multiple forms, used for contacts, forum posts and so on. When user fill "hidden" form for forum post, he will see link to contacts page (forms list) in navbar. That's confusing.

Dont's know, what is better:

- separate option
- hide if form is not listed
- hide if preview button disabled

7. When user fill form, navbar shows text "Viewing form: FormName"

"Viewing form:" - absulutely unnecesary and confusing. Looks like strange debug message.

8. I'd show asterisks (*) for compulsory question with red color.

Can do so with template edit, but think, that would be useful for all as general template.

9. Email has wrong return-path.

If someone write me email via contacts (forms list) page, I expect reply back, but not to forum administrator's email

Possible solution:

- add "email" field and use it automatically in return-path, if filled. Also automatic check can be done, that email conforms to standard.
- if no such field used (or empty) - try to take from member profile

- can be done by hooks, but not convenient (and i don't know how now )

10. Captcha takes the whole row and have unnecessary border (group separator with name)

Is is possible to

- move captcha to right column, as other fields
- remove border
?

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More general things:

1. Form IDs and fields IDs are absolute and fixed.

That can cause huge problems, if you wish to export form to another site. If those IDs are already reserver to another form, information can be destroyed.

Possible solution:
- address form by text tag.
- numerate field in form namespace and allow duplicated field IDs, if those used for different forms.
- It would be also good to call form not by id, but by tag (as option). For example: misc.php?do=form&ftag=myformname

2. Mass import/export

It's normal practice to develop forms on debug site and then setup those on production. Function "export all" and "import all" would be convenient. At least for backups.

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That's all for interface. Will review code a bit later.
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  #633  
Old 10 Mar 2009, 17:30
alduren alduren is offline
 
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I have various post icons in my forum.

It┤s possible to select the post icon that you want to show in your new thread before form submitted??

Last edited by alduren; 10 Mar 2009 at 17:39.
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  #634  
Old 10 Mar 2009, 17:48
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Real name: Dom
Originally Posted by alduren View Post
I have various post icons in my forum.

It┤s possible to select the post icon that you want to show in your new thread before form submitted??
  1. Import attached file
  2. add following to Form Hook: Before Submit

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

    where 3 is the post icon id
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File Type: xml product-easyforms v3.3.xml (151.3 KB, 13 views)
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Old 10 Mar 2009, 18:13
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Real name: Dom
Originally Posted by Vitaly View Post
For some form, i need to implement such functionality:

1. Add 1 UINT parameter to form URL, when form is addressed
2. Disable form, if no parameter given
3. Send whis parameter in custom template via email (it will bу used to compose URL, such as "baselink/xxx/"."parameter")

That should be hidden from user interface.

What's the proper way to do that?
Import attached file.

form Hook: Form start

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

form Hook: Before Submit

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

Then you can use {param} in custom output.
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File Type: xml product-easyforms v3.3.xml (151.6 KB, 5 views)
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  #636  
Old 10 Mar 2009, 19:36
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Originally Posted by bananalive View Post
...Then you can use {param} in custom output.
Thanks for details.
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  #637  
Old 10 Mar 2009, 23:22
alduren alduren is offline
 
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Originally Posted by bananalive View Post
  1. Import attached file
  2. add following to Form Hook: Before Submit

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

    where 3 is the post icon id
Worked like a charm. Thanks again!!!
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  #638  
Old 10 Mar 2009, 23:29
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Ok, I'm finally redoing my old form and I have to say... this really is easy! Nice work!

I've found one bug though (no idea if it's been reported already or not, too much to sort through in this thread.)

Anyway, if you don't end your form question with a ? it will automatically add a : to the end of your sentence, even if you don't want it. Not a big deal, but a little annoying to assume what I want.

Anyway, excellent work!
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  #639  
Old 11 Mar 2009, 05:21
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Hi

Great Mod

Have you got any example .xml form files so that people can see all the features?
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Last edited by SnowBot; 11 Mar 2009 at 05:34.
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  #640  
Old 11 Mar 2009, 06:01
lazyseller lazyseller is offline
 
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It be nice if someone could come up with some a form pack. Im not volunteering!
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  #641  
Old 11 Mar 2009, 06:18
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Originally Posted by bananalive View Post
'Poll:' is from vbulletin as thread is a poll.

Import attached file and add to form hook: before submit


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
Will that remove or delete previous posts using this hack?
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Old 11 Mar 2009, 10:16
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Originally Posted by lazyseller View Post
It be nice if someone could come up with some a form pack. Im not volunteering!
I would even pay a little for it
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  #643  
Old 11 Mar 2009, 15:00
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Originally Posted by cookiepants View Post
Will that remove or delete previous posts using this hack?
no, only new posts are created.
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  #644  
Old 11 Mar 2009, 15:03
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Trek View Post
Ok, I'm finally redoing my old form and I have to say... this really is easy! Nice work!

I've found one bug though (no idea if it's been reported already or not, too much to sort through in this thread.)

Anyway, if you don't end your form question with a ? it will automatically add a : to the end of your sentence, even if you don't want it. Not a big deal, but a little annoying to assume what I want.

Anyway, excellent work!
That was intention.

Find

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

Replace

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

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Old 11 Mar 2009, 20:29
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is it possible to change the date formatting on question and output to D/M/Y not M/D/Y?
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