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[AJAX] Post Thank You Hack
Mod Version: 7.82, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2010 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (349 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 3532
Released: 30 Dec 2009 Last Update: 02 Nov 2016 Downloads: 29978
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Post Thank You Hack

Note - The mod author has been unreachable for some time, but the community has stepped up to provide a number of individual fixes over the years. ForceHSS, Hippy, and Seven Skins have all combined many of these fixes into product files.

ALL CREDIT STILL GOES TO ABE1 And this is still 'his' mod. Please still mark the mod as installed if you use any version of it.

That said so you don't need to apply a dozen + small fixes yourself you should consider downloading one of the updated packages below:

Hippy has one in this post.


ForceHSS has one in this post.


Seven Skins has one in this post.

- Original File Specs: (26.4 KB, 24844 downloads) - Original file removed, replaced with patched files including search fix (some admins noticed hackers attempting to use outdated code to exploit search in attempt to gain administrator password or similar).
- There are five total patched versions available, some with and without the search fix - I've replaced the main file with the patched versions... please be sure to download and install the correct version, the main mod post contains links to additional information and patched files!
- If Abe1 returns he can request these packages be removed.

About this hack:
One of the biggest problems on forums as you may know is 'posts boosting'. There are users who LOVE to say 'thanks' when ever they can. How can it hurt? Their post count goes up, they have nothing to loose.

There are also users who really like to express their thanks to post but don't like posting a post that looks like they're post boosting.

Then comes the moderators who have to delete people's thanks yous so a thread can look readable with out the thanks yous thrown around.

Finally comes the posters of these useful posts. They have no idea how many people really likes their posts if only some people say 'thanks'.

What this hack does is fix ALL these problems - except those users who like post boosting. This places a button called 'thanks.' When a user clicks on it, it places his username in a box right under the post saying that so-and-so says 'thanks' for the post. Every-one who clicks is placed in one box.

By giving your users the extra feature, you forum will look allot nice and organized. It is a guaranteed liking by ALL the members of your forum.

  • Uses vBulletin easy Product installer/updater/uninstaller
  • Uses AJAX technology so your users don't have to refresh when they thank.
  • Places an easy to use button next to the edit button
  • Separate looks for postbit and postbit_legacy
  • Places all Thanks into one small box
  • Uses only ONE query every time you view a showthread page!
  • Users can't thank twice
  • Option to not allow users to thank their own post
  • Guests don't see 'thanks' button
  • Counts how many thanks a user gives
  • Counts how many thanks a post gets
  • Shows how many thanks a user gave in every post of his
  • Shows how many thanks a user gave in profile
  • Shows how many thanks a user got
  • Shows how many posts or a user are thanked
  • Shows info in profile
  • Search for a users thanked posts
  • Search for all thanked posts
  • Administrator can remove all Thanks from a single post
  • Users can remove their own Thanks
  • Turn on and off hack totally
  • Turn on and off hack for only some forums
  • Option to turn off hack for all but the first post of a thread
  • Option to turn off hack for all but the first post of a thread in specific forums
  • Option to turn off hack view of date for specific or all forums
  • Option to add to post count when someone clicks 'thanks'.
  • Option to give a user who receives thanks reputation points.
  • Ban Usergroups
  • Ban Users
  • Uses Phrases
  • Cache Templates
  • Guaranteed to be liked by ALL users on your forum!
Installation information on hack:
  • Files edited: 0
  • Templates edited: 0
  • Files to upload: 8
  • Time to install: 1 minute max

Version 7.80 (12/30/09):
  • Release of this hack for vBulletin version 4.0

Version 7.81 (01/02/10):
  • Fixed some install and uninstall database errors.
  • Made styling for postbit legacy a little better.
  • Fixed the "separator" issue.
  • Javascript file updated.

Version 7.82 (01/03/10):
  • Fixed info alignment issues in the postbit for custom edited phrases.
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Old 26 Oct 2017, 16:38
Hawk7173 Hawk7173 is offline
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Old 26 Oct 2017, 19:27
creative-friend creative-friend is offline
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Originally Posted by Hawk7173 View Post
Will this work on 4.2.5?
not work on my site
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Old 26 Oct 2017, 19:43
gnrx gnrx is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
In my work, with vb 4.2.5 works fine.
I need edit one file, and reverse 2 templates.

But works fine, what error have you?
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 23:51
ftjp123 ftjp123 is offline
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Trying to figure out how to install it - I'm completely new to VBulletin. I have these instructions with the initial download but I still am not really following where does post_thanks.php go?

Post Thank You Hack version 7.7


1) upload the 'upload via ftp' folder
post_thanks.php -> \
post_thanks_admin.php -> \admincp\
post_thanks.js -> \clientscript\
functions_post_thanks.php -> \includes\
cpnav_post_thanks.xml -> \includes\xml\
hooks_post_thanks.xml -> \includes\xml\
post_thanks.gif -> \images\buttons\ (and into EVERY "buttons" folder in every style you have)

2) Import product-post_thanks.xml into PRODUCTS. Allow Overwrite "YES" (admincp -> Plugin System -> Manage Products -> [Add/Import Product])

Click 'install' in the thread you downloaded this from.

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Old 26 Nov 2017, 06:22
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Simon Lloyd Simon Lloyd is offline
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Real name: Simon
All of those files need uploading via ftp, its the contents of the of the upload folder that need Ftp'ing to your forum directory so up to public_html\forum or to www.\forum where forum will be the name of your forum folder. You don't need to place anything anywhere yourself, FTP is intelligent uploading and follows the structures laid out in both the upload folder and the destination folder.

You only import the product_postthanks.xml (or whatever the name) via the forum admincp.
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Old 03 Dec 2017, 13:52
llilillill llilillill is offline
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7.88 appears to work with 4.2.5, however, you have to open product-post_thanks-7.88.xml and change maxversion to "4.2.6" or it will fail the dependency check and won't install.
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Old 06 Dec 2017, 09:07
emrahdincer emrahdincer is offline
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Thank you. VB.4.2.3
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Old 14 Dec 2017, 17:02
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morrow morrow is offline
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it works with 4.2.5. Just modify the .XML file.
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Old 02 Jan 2018, 21:35
webasker webasker is offline
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every time there is a new one that likes. Then there's a new popup

what can i do to fix that

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Old 14 Jan 2018, 19:44
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Thr33 Thr33 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Real name: Brad
The following dependencies were not met:
This product is not compatible with version 4.2.5 of vBulletin. (Compatible starting with 4.2.0 / Incompatible with 4.2.4 and greater)
Any advice?
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Old 14 Feb 2018, 21:01
DGrey2011 DGrey2011 is offline
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I tried to install it on 4.2.5, I edited the XML and was able to install the product, but when I try to thank, I get this error:

I run PHP 7.1. Could that be an issue?
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Old 16 Feb 2018, 09:32
Inna Inna is offline
Join Date: Jul 2016
Originally Posted by TopFloorDjs View Post
Any advice?
Open XML post thanks file via an editor like notepad++
In the first lines, you see dependencies lines. Change the related value to 4.2.5 (max-version or version)
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Old 16 Feb 2018, 12:08
Flipfloptrader Flipfloptrader is offline
Join Date: Jan 2011
Real name: John
I have version 7.84 working sweet as a nut on 4.2.5 and PHP 7.1. No mods required.
Forex Trading community.
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Old 13 Mar 2018, 18:32
aeternitasster aeternitasster is offline
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Originally Posted by DGrey2011 View Post

I tried to install it on 4.2.5, I edited the XML and was able to install the product, but when I try to thank, I get this error:

I run PHP 7.1. Could that be an issue?
Yes. Use PHP 7.0, this will fix the error.
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Old 13 Mar 2018, 19:09
gnrx gnrx is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
I have exact the same error, yesterday I update to PHP 7.1 and I have the same issue.
Only its possible solved this downgrade to PHP 7.0?

This is my error when click in Thanks:

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

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