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Mod Version: 4.1, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (76 votes - 4.51 average) Installs: 1213
Released: 15 Sep 2006 Last Update: 24 Apr 2008 Downloads: 6039
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits  

Form Hack 4.1


Features:

Ever wanted an online form that a user can fill out, which when submitted gets:
  • Posted into a new thread in a forum of your choice
  • Create a new poll in the new thread with options of your choice
  • Posted as a reply in an existing thread of your choice
  • PMed to you or someone else
  • Emailed to an email address you specify
  • Choose to redirect to the post, thread or forum, or a custom thank you message
  • Choose to redirect to edit post
  • See a preview before they submit

Or any combination or all of the above?

Well, this is the hack for you!

You can use this for:
  • Moderator Applications
  • Quiz Submit Form which gets PMed to a moderator
  • Contact Form that goes to PM, email or thread
  • Guests to apply to be members
  • Report a Moderator form that goes as a PM to you
  • Guests can PM you for whatever reason
  • Order form to buy things
  • Donation form
  • News or Articles submissions that can go straight to a thread

Or anything you like - this hack is totally customizable via the AdminCP.

The beauty of this hack is that once you install this hack, to make a new form all you need to do is copy the main hook, rename it to whatever you want, edit the variables in the hook, and you have a totally new form!!! You do not need to touch the templates again, but can always create new ones and use different templates for different forms.

Format of the form:
  • One main input question
  • 3 Radio buttons Choice questions
  • 3 Normal text input questions
  • 1 Drop down menu
  • 3 Check boxes
  • 1 Long answer question
  • 1 VB message editor text box question
  • Upload attachments

This is customizable via the hook.

Also:
  • You can set the usergroups you want access to this form.
  • Depending on your forum permissions, if the new thread is in a public forum, members can reply to it. This hack allows a form to submit the new thread or post wherever you want it to go.
  • Force the user to answer all questions.

INSTALLATION
Easy - takes only a few minutes:
  • Import the XML into products. (admin cp -> Plug-in System -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product)
  • Edit the main plug-in - the instructions are all inside the hook itself, in the top half. Follow the instructions carefully!
  • To get to the form, go to: /newthread.php?do=form (change "form" to the name of your form if you have few)

Done!

Use this hack to make as many forms as you like!

Enjoy!

Updates:

Version 4.0: (09/15/2006)
  • Ported over for vb3.6
  • Send to multiple emails.
  • Send multiple PMs.
  • Parse emails for BBCode
  • And finally, ATTACHMENTS!

Version 4.1: (04/24/2008)
  • Fixed for vb 3.6.10
  • Small bug fixed.
  • List of the 2 quick edits are in the zip file so you don't have to start making a form from scratch.

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Abe1 with rights from Dr Erwin Loh

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  #16  
Old 15 Sep 2006, 16:57
|oR|Greg |oR|Greg is offline
 
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Also, when I turn on the variable to require that all questions are answered... even though I answer them all, it tells me I haven't.
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 17:14
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Nuguru Nuguru is offline
 
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Question vb 3.5.4. Compatible?

Helly Everyone,

It's great to hear that Form Hack now has the ability to accept attachments on this new update but I am running vb 3.5.4. and intend on staying with this vb version for a while.

Can this updated version work on vb 3.5.4.? If not, can you update a version of Form Hack to work with vb 3.5.4. because I really like this mod but would like it to be able to allow attachments?



Thank You,


Nuguru
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  #18  
Old 15 Sep 2006, 19:08
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Originally Posted by |oR|Greg
Abe, How do I format the results of the form without allowing the use of HTML in threads? I want to bold the questions once it's posted to the thread and of course in the preview... but I can't use BBCode in a template, and HTML in the form doesn't display in the thread... ?
You can use BBCode in the answer template. Just make sure the end of a varable not is next to a bbcode.
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Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 19:10
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Originally Posted by |oR|Greg
Also, when I turn on the variable to require that all questions are answered... even though I answer them all, it tells me I haven't.
If you removed any of the defaut test, you have to remove the varibles from the check also.

Also, the vb editor back automaticlly check to make sure you have the min. amount of car. in the box.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 19:11
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Abe1 Abe1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Nuguru
Helly Everyone,

It's great to hear that Form Hack now has the ability to accept attachments on this new update but I am running vb 3.5.4. and intend on staying with this vb version for a while.

Can this updated version work on vb 3.5.4.? If not, can you update a version of Form Hack to work with vb 3.5.4. because I really like this mod but would like it to be able to allow attachments?



Thank You,


Nuguru
I'm not sure if the attahments work the same in vb3.5 as they do in vb3.6. You would have to copy the plug-in and template and test it out.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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  #21  
Old 15 Sep 2006, 20:39
RMS-Chef RMS-Chef is offline
 
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Thanks for the update Abe.
I have no use for attachments with my forms so I am sticking to the previous v3.5.x release with my v3.6.x forum. It's working fine.
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  #22  
Old 15 Sep 2006, 21:08
dirtycrow dirtycrow is offline
 
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hmmm. . . what am i doing wrong?

i wanted to get rid of all the radio buttons and drop downs.
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  #23  
Old 15 Sep 2006, 21:19
|oR|Greg |oR|Greg is offline
 
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You have to edit the hook, and both templates in order to make it work.
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 21:23
dirtycrow dirtycrow is offline
 
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also, i was wondering, if i wanted to use this as a order form, where would I enter the code for a paypal button?
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 21:29
dirtycrow dirtycrow is offline
 
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Originally Posted by |oR|Greg
You have to edit the hook, and both templates in order to make it work.
both templates? but what happens when i create more then one form?

i followed the directions "// To add more then one form, copy this whole text, and creat a new plug-in with the hook location 'newthread_start'.
// After, change the form name. You can't have 2 forms with the same name."
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 21:33
dirtycrow dirtycrow is offline
 
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wait. . . i have to change the templates for form and form answer? but then all my forms from the point would have to have the same lay out?
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 21:50
dirtycrow dirtycrow is offline
 
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never mind, i got it.

this is an EXCELLENT! mod, not the freindliest to create new forms, but it is perfect for what i needed. thank you!
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  #28  
Old 15 Sep 2006, 22:09
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Originally Posted by RMS-Chef
Thanks for the update Abe.
I have no use for attachments with my forms so I am sticking to the previous v3.5.x release with my v3.6.x forum. It's working fine.
There is an option in the plug-in to enable or disable attachments.
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Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 22:23
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I realize this may be out of the scope of this hack, or maybe in its future, but it can't hurt to ask:

Would it be possible to add on to this where there is an additional button on the postbit (say, net to reply) or maybe one on the threadbit (?) where a user (preferably the thread creator or the post creator) can hit a button (linked to the form) that passes the post id or thread id to the form so that it is passed on to the end recipient (in my case, it would be for emails only).

This way the recipient would be able to reference the post / thread id, which may contain more information than what is included in the form.

If this is something outside of the future scope of the form, or not to be included in an upgrade, would you mind if I created an add-on to your hack to enable this functionality?
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 22:46
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Originally Posted by Wired1
I realize this may be out of the scope of this hack, or maybe in its future, but it can't hurt to ask:

Would it be possible to add on to this where there is an additional button on the postbit (say, net to reply) or maybe one on the threadbit (?) where a user (preferably the thread creator or the post creator) can hit a button (linked to the form) that passes the post id or thread id to the form so that it is passed on to the end recipient (in my case, it would be for emails only).

This way the recipient would be able to reference the post / thread id, which may contain more information than what is included in the form.

If this is something outside of the future scope of the form, or not to be included in an upgrade, would you mind if I created an add-on to your hack to enable this functionality?
Look at my sig. I have a hack that lets you edit the "new thread" link.
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MY HACKS -

Active Link Security 3.0.X | Add Title to Rank Images 3.5.X | Admin Log In As User 3.5.X 3.6.X | Advanced BBCode Permissions 3.5.X 3.6.X | Can't See Attachments Before Thanking a Post 3.5.X | Can't Thank and Groan the Same Post 3.5.X | Delete Post when Giving Infraction 3.6.X | Edit New Thread Button 3.5.X | External Data Provider Usergroup Permissions Setting 3.5.X | Forms Hack 3.5.X, 3.6.X | Log Logins Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Moderator Statistics 3.5.X | Post Award Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X | [AJAX] Post Thank You Hack 3.0.X 3.5.X 3.6.X | [AJAX] Post Groan Hack 3.5.X 3.6.X | Post Thank You Hack Stats for vBadvanced CMPS 2.x 3.5.X | Search Title only in search drop-down 3.5.X, 3.6.X | 'vBMenu' DHTML User Option 3.5.X 3.6.X | vBShout on all pages! 3.5.X
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