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Mod Version: 3.5, by Abe1 (Coder) Abe1 is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.4 Rating: (13 votes - 4.92 average) Installs: 467
Released: 10 Aug 2005 Last Update: 31 May 2006 Downloads: 609
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits  

Forms Hack 3.5


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 to upload attachments
  • 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

This is customizable via the hook.

  • 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.

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)


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



Version 2.0: (08/10/2005)
  • Ported over for vb3.5

Version 2.1: (08/10/2005)
  • bug fix with answers not showing

Version 2.5: (08/13/2005)
  • Major update:
  • Templates have a few lines changed here and there.
  • You can now have more then 2 poll options very easily
  • Polls can't be created if your not creating a new thread
  • New Thread now uses VB function to add the thread
  • New Poll now uses VB function to add the poll
  • New Reply now uses VB function to add the reply
  • PM now uses VB function to send the PM

Version 2.6: (08/21/2005)
  • fixed bug with posts having to be moderated

Version 2.7: (08/23/2005)
  • Minor update:
  • Fixed some issues with signatures, URL parsing, and subscriptions
  • Option to name the post titles
  • Made template XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Version 3.0: (11/29/2005)
  • Major update:
  • Added drop down menu
  • Made the long answer show up in a the vb message box
  • Re-wrote some instructions
  • Pressing back should save work
  • Both templates and plug-in were edited
  • Some more minor things

Version 3.1: (12/07/2005)
  • Brought back the standard text box (longanswer)

Version 3.2: (12/09/2005)
  • [ADDED] Option to make polls public.

Version 3.3: (12/19/2005)
  • [FIXED] Guests can now post using the forms to make a thread or post. They cannot send a PM though.
  • [ADDED] Paypal link so you can make a donation for this hack.

Version 3.4: (04/05/2006)
  • [FIXED] Removed extra line from template.
  • [ADDED] WYSIWYG editor now works besides the regular editor.
  • [ADDED] Preview.
  • [CHANGED] Subscriptions now take from user default setting.

Version 3.5: (05/31/2006)
  • [ADDED] Check boxes.

Abe1 with rights from Dr Erwin Loh

This hack is created for your use free of charge. No payment is requested. However, if you would like to donate money for the work I put in to this hack, a donation would show your appreciation.

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Old 06 May 2008, 21:53
vrokar vrokar is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Originally Posted by dutchbb View Post
I use to have that problem, can't remember what is was sorry. But if you double-check every customization you'll find the problem.
No I ofund the problem. I misspelled the answers format. Once corrected it was perfect.

I do have another question however.

Say I have two Drop down Menus. DropDownA with 5 Options and DropdownB with 3 options.

Is it possible to set the Dropdown boxes in this fashion..

If DropDownA (Option 1) Selected then DropDownB's Selectable options are a,b,c.


DropDown1 Offers, Warrior, Warlock, Priest.

If Warrior is selected then DropDownB would offer the Protection, Fury, Arms as an option.

If Warlock is selected DropDownB would offer Affliction, Demonology, Destruction as an option. I have a feeling it is possible...but im not sure how. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 31 May 2008, 22:06
UK-Biker UK-Biker is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007

Far too complicated for me to use. I'm not much of a coder and need something like this for sure, but much much easier to use.

(make that another couple of "much's" above in fact)
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Old 14 Jun 2008, 19:38
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Spinball Spinball is offline
Join Date: Feb 2002
God damn ++++ing bollocks!
If you import this product it overwrites the plugin you've spent ++++ing ages developing.
I'm going to have to restore it from a 5 gig backup, now.
++++ing bollocks.

God was I annoyed. Restored and works fine with 3.7.1 PL1
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Last edited by Spinball; 14 Jun 2008 at 19:54.
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Old 19 Aug 2008, 17:32
skulldred skulldred is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
Hi all

i have a question about the creation of a new thread.

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

When i set $formforumid = "1"; to //$formforumid = "1"; and open the link
how descript with do=form&f=1 nothing happens after saving. I receive the message box that all is ok but when i have a look no new thread. Have you an idea why this happen?

Thanks for your help

Last edited by skulldred; 19 Aug 2008 at 17:37.
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Old 27 Apr 2009, 09:42
barne77 barne77 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2003
is there anyway to set a box to add a picture?? Great Hack...
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Old 31 Jul 2013, 03:06
KaayVan KaayVan is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
I've installed this, how do I make a new form? When I go to /newthread.php?do=form, I get an error.
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