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Advanced Guest Posting & Registration - Get more members!
Mod Version: 1.2.2, by tpearl5 (Coder/Designer) tpearl5 is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2018 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.1.x Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 25
Released: 21 Jun 2014 Last Update: 24 Jun 2014 Downloads: 131
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

Advanced Guest Posting & Registration allows guests to post a reply or a new thread in the forums, then register to publish their reply. This system encourages participation by calling on the user to write something before the option of registering even enters their mind.

Similar modifications have been made previously, but none as feature packed as this that are sure to bring new registrations to your forum. With the modification installed on cellphoneforums.net there was a 9% increase of new registrations (Results will vary depending on your traffic and subject matter).

Features:
  • Compatible with vBulletin 4.1.4 +
  • Works with quickreply & advanced reply
  • Settings to change which editor is displayed, including a basic text box (without loading large CKEditor files) to cut down on page load time for guests
  • E-mail verification compatibility
  • When guest post is published (before or after e-mail verification)
  • Human Verification on/off for quick/advanced reply & post
  • User is only asked to enter one Human Verification/CAPTCHA - they will not have to enter another one on the register page
  • Default subscription options for quick reply, or the option they pick on the new thread/reply is saved automatically
  • Works with Facebook registration
  • Compatible with the default vbulletin mobile style
  • Message after user registration to tell them their post has been posted with a link, or that it has been put in the moderation queue if determined to be spam by a spam system (akismet)
  • If a user posts, creating new posts is disabled until they register - notification of this is in the header
  • Guest posts are saved in the moderation queue under 'unregistered' until the system automatically removes (admin setting) the post or the user registers. This allows admins/moderators to see what is being posted.
  • Header message to users that they have a 'saved post', even if they come back later (cookie based)
  • (Pro Only) Reporting feature that tracks total posts / replies, abandonment (guest creates a post but never registers), posts marked as spam, and successful posts / replies (register)

Some sites that have this installed:
Installation
  • Unzip the package
  • Upload all files in the upload directory to your forum root
  • Install the product.xml
  • You'll see a new admincp menu item for the modification - click it to choose your options

Notes:
  • New threads or replies posted by guests will be seen by admins and moderators as moderated posts - they should not approve these posts if you do not want them to potentially be removed by the system if the user does not register.
  • A message is added above the message editor "If you are already a member, please login above." - If you find that your logged out members are getting confused you may want to edit the phrases "vbpagr_if_member_logic_above" & "vbpagr_if_you_are_a_member" to stand out more in order to prevent confusion.

Release Log
  • 1.2.1 - 6/21/14 - initial release
  • 1.2.2 - 6/24/14 - fixed "Post Pending Post/Thread..." not saving - only a reimport of product xml required

This modification adds a link to ForumSetup.net in the footer of thread pages only. If you wish to remove this link and get the reporting feature, please see this page for details.

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  #2  
Old 21 Jun 2014, 15:19
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looking good
i will check soon
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Old 23 Jun 2014, 19:04
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Originally Posted by gsmlover4u View Post
looking good
i will check soon
Let everyone know what you think!
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Old 23 Jun 2014, 21:49
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Is this working for anyone running 4.2.2? When I tried I got an error saying the username was already taken.
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Old 23 Jun 2014, 23:10
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Originally Posted by hugh_ View Post
Is this working for anyone running 4.2.2? When I tried I got an error saying the username was already taken.
It's running on cellphoneforums.net & nikonites.com which are both running 4.2.2. You're getting the error on the registration page? The plugin doesn't modify the functionality of the registration itself. Have you tried different usernames, and you're sure the username isn't actually taken?
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 00:03
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So I logged out and tried to post as guest but there was no username field, just title and post...
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 00:11
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Could this be a caching issue? Or should flush cookies to test properly?
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 02:15
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Originally Posted by hugh_ View Post
So I logged out and tried to post as guest but there was no username field, just title and post...
Once you click post the register page is loaded so the guest can register...
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 04:19
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You need to fix line 455 also if you pick After e-mail is confirmed then save it does not keep that option shown
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 11:03
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
Once you click post the register page is loaded so the guest can register...
Like I said there's no Username field for guests to chose. Could this be a custom style issue?
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 11:44
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this should be good. gonna wait to see if people get on well with it first before trying it
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 14:46
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
You need to fix line 455 also if you pick After e-mail is confirmed then save it does not keep that option shown
Thanks for the heads up. There were some extra tab characters in there for some reason. Will be fixed shortly.

Originally Posted by hugh_ View Post
Like I said there's no Username field for guests to chose. Could this be a custom style issue?
It could very well be a custom style issue or interference from another modification (in particular one that does something with the register page). Did you try with the default layout? Also try disabling any plugins that do something with the register page.

Originally Posted by DreadsUK View Post
this should be good. gonna wait to see if people get on well with it first before trying it
Sounds good
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 15:07
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1.2.2 has been posted to fix the "Post Pending Post/Thread..." not saving. Reimport the product xml if you need the fix. Nothing else has changed.
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 16:28
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Looks promising. How hard would it be to allow regular members to post in Premium (paid subscribers) areas of a forum and get the same kind of result?
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Old 24 Jun 2014, 16:37
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Originally Posted by Davey-UK View Post
Looks promising. How hard would it be to allow regular members to post in Premium (paid subscribers) areas of a forum and get the same kind of result?
You would be looking at replacing the registration with the payments system, which isn't easy.
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