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Web Push notifications using OneSignal
Mod Version: 1.3.5, by iA1 (Coder) iA1 is offline
Developer Last Online: Oct 2020 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (5 votes - 4.00 average) Installs: 27
Released: 11 Jul 2018 Last Update: 07 May 2019 Downloads: 121
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OneSignal has an API that allows us to send unlimited web and push notifications for FREE. When I came to know about it, I spent several days and months searching for compatible plugins for vB4. Finally decided to learn and create my own based on pierce's similar mod for Xenforo.

Push notifications is a great way to keep your members engaged. It keeps driving them back to your site. This mod works great on mobile browsers as well.

This is the lite version which allows you to send web push notifications to your users whenever:
  1. someone replies on their subscribed threads
  2. sends them a PM
  3. likes one of their posts (dbtech thanks)

  1. Register an account at
    • Click on Add a new app to register your forum there
    • Select Web Push as the platform
    • Configure Web Push by selecting Typical Site and enter you forum details
    • Add at least one prompt and complete the remaining setup there. Leave most of the options as default. Only change where necessary.
    • After you click Save, you will get a few files to download.
    • Download those files, extract them and upload them to your forum's root directory.
    • There is another section on the same page asking you to add code to your site. DO NOT add that code yet. It is automatically done when you install this product.
  2. Download attached zip file. Upload the file functions_OneSignal.php under /includes directory
  3. Install the product using the xml file
  4. Go back to, under settings, click on Keys & IDs.
  5. Copy these keys and paste them in the settings in admincp.

I am not associated with onesignal in any way. This is just something that I found useful for my forum and wanted to share with everyone else.

If I get enough support then I plan to add notifications for moderators' actions and for quotes and tags as well.

Download latest version: 1.3.5
If upgrading from previous version, replace the functions file as well.

Change log:
1.3.5 - Typo fixed
1.3.0 - Separated multiple consecutive notifications for different threads
1.2.0 - Added privacy for replies in private sections and
Subscribe button at the end of posts
1.1.0 - Fixed issue with sub-forum
1.0.1 - Fixed Table Prefix bug
1.0.0 - Initial Release

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Old 29 Sep 2020, 01:10
saadessa1 saadessa1 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Thank you so much
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Old 02 Oct 2020, 03:42
iA1 iA1 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2018
Originally Posted by Hostboard View Post
Would be interested in know what additional functionality you have incorporated as this is something I have thought about over the years but never saw anything or commissioned to code it.
So far I have enabled subscription for guest visitors as well (default was only for logged in users), push notifications for subscribed forums, notifications to all mods whenever there is a new moderated post or a thread. I have also planned to add notifications for user tags.

Any other feature suggestion is welcome.
Make your forum mobile friendly and get app-like features:
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Responsive style - for vBulletin 4.2.x as well as vB 3.8.x - Contact for custom work
Push notifications for new replies, likes and PM
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Old 03 Oct 2020, 13:19
cdoyle cdoyle is offline
Join Date: Oct 2004
Originally Posted by iA1 View Post
notifications to all mods whenever there is a new moderated post or a thread. I have also planned to add notifications for user tags.
This is awesome! Was hoping for a mod like this!
Do you know when this mod will be ready? What are you thinking for cost?
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