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Mod Version: 1.2.2, by tpearl5 (Coder/Designer) tpearl5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.1.x Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 25
Released: 21 Jun 2014 Last Update: 24 Jun 2014 Downloads: 137
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Advanced Guest Posting & Registration allows guests to post a reply or a new thread in the forums, then register to publish their reply. This system encourages participation by calling on the user to write something before the option of registering even enters their mind.

Similar modifications have been made previously, but none as feature packed as this that are sure to bring new registrations to your forum. With the modification installed on cellphoneforums.net there was a 9% increase of new registrations (Results will vary depending on your traffic and subject matter).

Features:
  • Compatible with vBulletin 4.1.4 +
  • Works with quickreply & advanced reply
  • Settings to change which editor is displayed, including a basic text box (without loading large CKEditor files) to cut down on page load time for guests
  • E-mail verification compatibility
  • When guest post is published (before or after e-mail verification)
  • Human Verification on/off for quick/advanced reply & post
  • User is only asked to enter one Human Verification/CAPTCHA - they will not have to enter another one on the register page
  • Default subscription options for quick reply, or the option they pick on the new thread/reply is saved automatically
  • Works with Facebook registration
  • Compatible with the default vbulletin mobile style
  • Message after user registration to tell them their post has been posted with a link, or that it has been put in the moderation queue if determined to be spam by a spam system (akismet)
  • If a user posts, creating new posts is disabled until they register - notification of this is in the header
  • Guest posts are saved in the moderation queue under 'unregistered' until the system automatically removes (admin setting) the post or the user registers. This allows admins/moderators to see what is being posted.
  • Header message to users that they have a 'saved post', even if they come back later (cookie based)
  • (Pro Only) Reporting feature that tracks total posts / replies, abandonment (guest creates a post but never registers), posts marked as spam, and successful posts / replies (register)

Some sites that have this installed:
Installation
  • Unzip the package
  • Upload all files in the upload directory to your forum root
  • Install the product.xml
  • You'll see a new admincp menu item for the modification - click it to choose your options

Notes:
  • New threads or replies posted by guests will be seen by admins and moderators as moderated posts - they should not approve these posts if you do not want them to potentially be removed by the system if the user does not register.
  • A message is added above the message editor "If you are already a member, please login above." - If you find that your logged out members are getting confused you may want to edit the phrases "vbpagr_if_member_logic_above" & "vbpagr_if_you_are_a_member" to stand out more in order to prevent confusion.

Release Log
  • 1.2.1 - 6/21/14 - initial release
  • 1.2.2 - 6/24/14 - fixed "Post Pending Post/Thread..." not saving - only a reimport of product xml required

This modification adds a link to ForumSetup.net in the footer of thread pages only. If you wish to remove this link and get the reporting feature, please see this page for details.

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Old 24 Jun 2014, 22:26
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Either yes or no, don't use this thread as a way to solicit paid work.
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 22:28
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Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
Either yes or no, don't use this thread as a way to solicit paid work.
no prob - edited...
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 22:49
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Much appreciated, thanks.
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Old 27 Jun 2014, 10:46
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I use BoP5's change registration page URL mod. Can I easily modify this to go to the new registration page URL?
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Old 27 Jun 2014, 11:24
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Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
I use BoP5's change registration page URL mod. Can I easily modify this to go to the new registration page URL?
I'm not familiar with how that mod works. You'll have to try it. If anything it may just be a matter of changing when certain hooks execute.
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Old 27 Jun 2014, 17:36
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
I'm not familiar with how that mod works. You'll have to try it. If anything it may just be a matter of changing when certain hooks execute.
It just renames register.php and changes a bunch of links to it to point to the new filename. Reduces spam registrations which automatically access register.php on vbulletin forums. So if this redirects to register.php, it isn't compatible with that mod, sadly.
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Old 28 Jun 2014, 10:57
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Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
It just renames register.php and changes a bunch of links to it to point to the new filename. Reduces spam registrations which automatically access register.php on vbulletin forums. So if this redirects to register.php, it isn't compatible with that mod, sadly.
I imagine you just go through the files and look for register.php and change it to whatever you changed the filename to
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Old 28 Jun 2014, 14:18
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Originally Posted by DreadsUK View Post
I imagine you just go through the files and look for register.php and change it to whatever you changed the filename to
Yes - in particular in the hooks directory - newreply_post_complete, newreply_start, newthread_post_complete, newthread_start
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Old 28 Jun 2014, 17:14
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I installed the mod on V4.2.2 and really like it. Everything worked fine as far as I could tell.

Only one issue I had though which is important to me and perhaps will be for others:

On our site the first 5 posts a new member makes go into moderation for approval. Using this mod, all a new member has to do is post, register as directed and the post they made is posted by-passing the moderation requirement. If they make a second post that one goes to moderation for approval. It is just whatever someone types as a first post is automatically posted which in our case opens the door to trolls. Otherwise, very nice mod and I hope you can fix this issue.
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Old 28 Jun 2014, 17:27
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Originally Posted by Justinphx View Post
I installed the mod on V4.2.2 and really like it. Everything worked fine as far as I could tell.

Only one issue I had though which is important to me and perhaps will be for others:

On our site the first 5 posts a new member makes go into moderation for approval. Using this mod, all a new member has to do is post, register as directed and the post they made is posted by-passing the moderation requirement. If they make a second post that one goes to moderation for approval. It is just whatever someone types as a first post is automatically posted which in our case opens the door to trolls. Otherwise, very nice mod and I hope you can fix this issue.
Glad you like it! Are new users put into a different usergroup other then registered that has new posts set to moderate or is another mod doing this?
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Old 28 Jun 2014, 19:47
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After signing up, newbies are placed in a group titled "New Members". The permissions in that group are set to require all posts being moderated. After 5 posts they are auto promoted to the group "Registered Members" where posts are not moderated. - Thanks.
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Old 28 Jun 2014, 20:36
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Originally Posted by Justinphx View Post
After signing up, newbies are placed in a group titled "New Members". The permissions in that group are set to require all posts being moderated. After 5 posts they are auto promoted to the group "Registered Members" where posts are not moderated. - Thanks.
I see - Is the ID of the "New Members" group 4? See what happens if you set "Follow Forum Moderation Rules" to No for "Unregistered / Not Logged In"
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Old 28 Jun 2014, 22:31
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Actually I use group 2 for "New Members". Both that and "Unregistered/Not Logged In" are set to No for follow forum moderation rules. So that isn't working... hmmmm
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Old 29 Jun 2014, 13:49
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Originally Posted by Justinphx View Post
After signing up, newbies are placed in a group titled "New Members". The permissions in that group are set to require all posts being moderated. After 5 posts they are auto promoted to the group "Registered Members" where posts are not moderated. - Thanks.
Originally Posted by Justinphx View Post
Actually I use group 2 for "New Members". Both that and "Unregistered/Not Logged In" are set to No for follow forum moderation rules. So that isn't working... hmmmm
oops, I meant 2 not 4. But yeah, I just checked and the mod isn't accounting for that moderation setting. It only places posts into the moderation queue after registration if the post is detected as spam by the stock system. Maybe in a future version I'll account for that setting.
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Old 09 Jul 2014, 12:45
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For the people that have it installed, what do you think so far?
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