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Popup Private Messaging for vBulletin 4.x!
Mod Version: 2.1, by robwoelich (Member) robwoelich is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.3 Rating: (26 votes - 4.58 average) Installs: 241
Released: 20 Jan 2010 Last Update: 19 Dec 2010 Downloads: 1369
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Updated 12-19-2010 to add all features that were previously a part of the full version product. Now there is no full version, just this one with everything for free.

Popup Private Messaging is a useful (and neat!) modification for your vBulletin 4 forum. Instead of redirecting a user to a separate "Compose Message" page when they try to send a private message, a "popup" private message form is displayed without taking them away from the page they're viewing. It intelligently replaces every single PM link on your forum, CMS or blog without any template edits or plugins that mess with your templates. It's loaded with features and has been tested with IE 8, FireFox 3.6, Opera 10.10, Chrome 3.0, and Safari 4.0.4!

Formerly a Mod of the Month winner for vBulletin 3.x! The current version for vBulletin 3.8 can be found here.

  • Uses a DHTML "popup" which won't be blocked by popup blockers, as it is not a "real" popup window.
  • New! Automatically centers the popup on the page, regardless of window size or how far down the page a user is.
  • Auto-fills the PM form with the username of the person you wish to send a private message.
  • Supports multiple recipients (based on user permissions).
  • Standard form, or full WYSIWYG with advanced PM options.
  • Preview message within the window, without being redirected elsewhere.
  • Window can be closed by the user via an "X" in the upper corner.
  • Lightbox effect to dim the rest of the page
  • New! Window automatically closes after the message is sent.
  • Admin CP options allow you to customize window size and which usergroups can use the popup PM modification.
  • New! Intelligent Javascript file replaces every private message link with the popup links on the browser side, saving your server's resources and your templates!

Screenshots are attached to this post.

Live Demo:

A live demo can be found on my website - no registration required to see the basic popup functionality, but if you want to try the actual form you'll need to register as guests/unregistered users can't use private messaging.

Support for this Modification:

No active support anymore - that's why I made the full version free. Too much going on right now.

Please read the first post below as it has common issues and troubleshooting.

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Old 04 Jun 2010, 21:52
SnapOff Racing SnapOff Racing is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
this does not work on 4.0.3 at all. code is in custom skin and everything. uninstalled due to lack of support.
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Old 08 Jul 2010, 04:25
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docvader docvader is offline
Join Date: Dec 2002
OK, new paid version apparently working well on 4.04. No interference with my Clipshare integration.

So far....
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Old 08 Jul 2010, 20:47
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LbR LbR is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
How much for the Links removal & full version?
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Old 04 Sep 2010, 05:50
onehost onehost is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
I really do not understand the purpose of this...just go to email, send your pm..done...
why would you need a popup when you are already there?

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Old 05 Sep 2010, 19:30
Join Date: Aug 2010
Works Great in vb 4.0.6!
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Old 07 Sep 2010, 10:36
Bankfodder Bankfodder is offline
Join Date: May 2006
I have the paid version
My problem is that there is no little popup menu when you click on a username in a post. It takes you directly to their userprofile.

This is not a problem caused by Rob's mod. When you click on the send message in the profile, the mod works perfectly.

Anyone any idea why we are not getting the little popup menu when clicking a username in a 4.6 installation?

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Old 17 Oct 2010, 15:19
AfterWorldForum AfterWorldForum is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Is anybody else experincing that PMs sent through this mod will not show up in the SENT ITEMS folder?

Both me and a user experienced this. I checked the database, and the messages are there. They just do not seem to register in the sent items.

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Old 15 Dec 2010, 01:48
onehost onehost is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Might as well move this to graveyard, coder states on his forum that he
is dumping this off as a free product, which means he is giving up,
no support, and I would expect to see no updates....

Mod might as well be dead....

he is giving up because of "real life" issues....

since when is earning extra money not part of real life?

Do you know sarah palin?
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Old 19 Dec 2010, 17:54
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robwoelich robwoelich is offline
Join Date: Mar 2008
Real name: Rob Woelich
Updated as a free product here. Enjoy.
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Old 24 Dec 2010, 00:16
raymondblog raymondblog is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
Isn't it unfair for people who have already paid for it?
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Old 24 Dec 2010, 01:39
OldSchoolDSL OldSchoolDSL is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Real name: Adam H.
Originally Posted by robwoelich View Post
Updated as a free product here. Enjoy.
Thank you.

This was a wonderful Holiday Gift.

Installed and working on 4.1 PL2
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Old 24 Dec 2010, 14:25
Crapforum Crapforum is offline
Join Date: Jan 2002
hi, nice mod...
Would it be possible to get the same mod-popup when you receive a PM?
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Old 18 Feb 2011, 17:42
qubed qubed is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Hi - I have a few questions on install -

My folder structure looks like this after unzipping the plugin - I am a bit perplexed by this layout. What am I supposed to upload where. The readme says to upload all files in the upload folder to the forum root, however, I do not have an uploads folder. Am I supposed to move each individual file to the respective folder in my ftp and rename the file? How can I get this installed, I am a bit lost. Thanks

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Old 25 Feb 2011, 08:43
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cpvrx cpvrx is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
You need to upload the .xml file through your plugins manager.
Owner of the Virtual pets community and sell/buy art in our art marketplace
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Old 25 Feb 2011, 14:23
Zabulus Zabulus is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Will this work the other way? Users who get private msgs get a pop up? That is what I need badly
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