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Advanced Guest Posting & Registration - Get more members!
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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  #46  
Old 02 Aug 2014, 10:32
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(Mods, please delete this. Problem was caused by own modification - not related to this mod)

Last edited by Marv; 02 Aug 2014 at 22:16.
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Old 04 Aug 2014, 20:32
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Originally Posted by Marv View Post
(Mods, please delete this. Problem was caused by own modification - not related to this mod)
I haven't noticed that Marv, but it's possible it's happening. Does the user count correct when someone registers via the normal method?
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Old 06 Aug 2014, 13:28
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As said, this problem was caused by an own mod, which had a little conflict with the WGO on forumhome.

But unfortunal, I have found another issue. Iīve set up AGP&R to post replies after e-mail is confirmed. That feature doesnīt work for me and the former guests have to post the reply again when they have become a member. The guest postings are visible in the moderation queue, but they donīt make it to auto-approved posts through AGP&R once the guest becomes a member.

Have you noticed that already?
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Old 19 Aug 2014, 13:58
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Originally Posted by Marv View Post
As said, this problem was caused by an own mod, which had a little conflict with the WGO on forumhome.

But unfortunal, I have found another issue. Iīve set up AGP&R to post replies after e-mail is confirmed. That feature doesnīt work for me and the former guests have to post the reply again when they have become a member. The guest postings are visible in the moderation queue, but they donīt make it to auto-approved posts through AGP&R once the guest becomes a member.

Have you noticed that already?
does the thread/post still stay in the queue as 'unregistered'? Are you sure this isn't from members that accidentally posted when logged out? I have this happen from time to time and see that the member just forgot to log in.
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Old 27 Sep 2014, 17:34
Morrus Morrus is offline
 
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That can't be it for me. Username length is set to 20, and as noted, Unregistered is only 12.
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 00:12
Gadget_Guy Gadget_Guy is offline
 
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Do I also have to make any changes to Usergroup permissions to protect certain areas?

For example.... how would it deal with a situation where I have a section that only people who are in a certain usergroup can post to?

A normal everyday person who registers goes into a "Newbie" usergroup.

Once they get 1 post they move to a "members" usergroup

Once they get to 10 posts they move to a "contributor" usergroup.

Only this "contributor" usergroup can post in certain areas.

Will activating this mod still allow for this?

I wouldn't want a guest to post to this section until they get enough posts to allow for it.


So, does this mod negate any type of promotion and permission settings?

D.
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 00:27
Gadget_Guy Gadget_Guy is offline
 
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Whoops.. sorry.. one more question.

Just making sure that any threads/posts by these people will stay in a moderation queue till the person successfully registers...

I don't want any members seeing posts till they are confirmed.

D.
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 14:40
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This is a great idea. I am going to try this on a couple client forums after the holiday.
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 15:00
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Originally Posted by Marv View Post
As said, this problem was caused by an own mod, which had a little conflict with the WGO on forumhome.

But unfortunal, I have found another issue. Iīve set up AGP&R to post replies after e-mail is confirmed. That feature doesnīt work for me and the former guests have to post the reply again when they have become a member. The guest postings are visible in the moderation queue, but they donīt make it to auto-approved posts through AGP&R once the guest becomes a member.

Have you noticed that already?
Has this been addressed as this is a key feature?
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 15:30
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I guess no, but I havenīt investigated further. My sister had an accident and died, so I forgot about this one. May be john already has a fix for that.

What I would like to suggest is, to build in a honeypot-field for those spambots. AGP&R attracts them like a candle does with fireflies. Very hard for moderators and admins to look through the Whats new-list, as there are literally every day hundreds of spam-postings and that makes that list for them nearly unusable. The human verification vBulletin offers (and AGP&R is using) isnīt worth a thing. We use additional mods - like Spam hammer! - to keep the spammers out, but noone can expect, that John builts AGP&R to be compatbile with those. So I guess, implementing a simple honey-pot (hidden field that is only available in the source code and spambots usualy fill in like something named "your email") would be a good addition for filtering those spammers out.

BTW: merry christmas to all of you.
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  #56  
Old 24 Dec 2014, 16:15
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Originally Posted by Gadget_Guy View Post
So, does this mod negate any type of promotion and permission settings?
In description of what mod does is this:

If a user posts, creating new posts is disabled until they register - notification of this is in the header
So no, user couldn't make more than one post until registered (if feature works as it should).
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 19:24
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Originally Posted by Marv View Post
I guess no, but I havenīt investigated further. My sister had an accident and died, so I forgot about this one. May be john already has a fix for that.

What I would like to suggest is, to build in a honeypot-field for those spambots. AGP&R attracts them like a candle does with fireflies. Very hard for moderators and admins to look through the Whats new-list, as there are literally every day hundreds of spam-postings and that makes that list for them nearly unusable. The human verification vBulletin offers (and AGP&R is using) isnīt worth a thing. We use additional mods - like Spam hammer! - to keep the spammers out, but noone can expect, that John builts AGP&R to be compatbile with those. So I guess, implementing a simple honey-pot (hidden field that is only available in the source code and spambots usualy fill in like something named "your email") would be a good addition for filtering those spammers out.

BTW: merry christmas to all of you.
Omg, I am so sorry about your sister!

Thanks for the reply.
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Old 26 Jan 2015, 23:22
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Any idea how to get rid of the text show on the image verification?
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