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Hide BBCodes/Signatures From Guests/Users
Mod Version: 1.8.1, by MarkFL (Coder) MarkFL is offline
Developer Last Online: Apr 2018 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (3 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 35
Released: 29 Apr 2015 Last Update: 22 Feb 2017 Downloads: 246
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This product will allow you to decide what BBCode content you wish to hide from guests/users on your site. You can also choose to hide user signatures from guests/users too. Hidden content is replaced with a link to your registration page for guests, and a simple message for restricted usergroups. In posts, this link or message is placed inside a block element so that it stands out.

Guests will see the following:

Members of restricted usergroups/users that have not replied will see the following:

You are given the option to merge the defined list of BBCodes in the product "MarkFL: Enhanced View Forum Posts". This way, you may choose to define the list in one place and have both products hide the same BBCodes.


Version 1.1:
  • Now allows usergroups to be restricted from seeing the defined list of BBCodes and signatures.

Version 1.2:
  • Posts containing the symbols "<" and/or ">" will now display correctly to those from whom BBCodes are being hidden.

Version 1.3:
  • Fixed bug where the $vbulletin array need to be global for some users.
  • Messages to guests/users now phrased to allow for translations.

Version 1.4:
  • Added setting to allow hiding of BBCodes/Signatures from users until they reply to a thread.

Version 1.5:
  • Added setting for "Active Forums" in which the product is active.
  • Added separate usergroup selection for usergroups whose members must reply to a thread before the hidden BBCodes/signatures are revealed.

Version 1.6:
  • Added setting to allow for internal links to be hidden.

Version 1.7:
  • Added settings to allow individual threads/posts to be ignored by product.

Version 1.8:
  • Fixed reported issue with inline attached images.

Version 1.8.1:
  • Moved function to external script to avoid redeclaration error.

To Install:

1.) Download and extract the attached .zip file.

Upload the contents of the "upload" folder to your forum's root directory.

Note: If you have already installed "MarkFL: Enhanced View Forum Posts" v1.1 or higher, then you may skip this step, since both products use the same external PHP script.

2.) In AdminCP go to Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product.

Click on "Choose File" and browse to the product xml file that was packaged in the .zip file.

Click "Import"

You MUST set your settings to enable the mod. Each setting has an explanation of its use.

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Old 01 Nov 2017, 06:59
mchll9898 mchll9898 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
I uploaded the hidebbcodesfromguests folder to my root folder and imported the product file. I'm trying to hide IMG code from guests, but it isn't working . I have unregistered / not logged in users selected. Can you let me know if I've done anything wrong?

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Old 01 Nov 2017, 15:38
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MarkFL MarkFL is offline
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Real name: Mark
Okay, try updating with the attacched .XML file and let me know if that works.
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File Type: xml product-hidebbcodesandsigsfromque.xml (16.8 KB, 16 views)

Support for my products (as well as updates/new product publishing) has been moved to MHB - vBulletin Products and TAZ - Add-ons
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Old 02 Nov 2017, 03:44
mchll9898 mchll9898 is offline
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Originally Posted by MarkFL View Post
Okay, try updating with the attacched .XML file and let me know if that works.
Thank you so much! It works great now.
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Old 13 Dec 2017, 12:44
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slash77xx slash77xx is offline
Join Date: Dec 2015
Real name: Omar

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File Type: jpg HIDE.jpg (79.8 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg HIDE2.jpg (63.7 KB, 10 views)
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Old 22 Dec 2017, 14:42
Peter Walker Peter Walker is offline
Join Date: Oct 2005
I needed this for a different reason, that a minor change to this mod made possible:

I have a premium membership system on my forum, where those that are in the Premium secondary usergroup are allowed to view videos, etc. that are displayed with custom bb codes.
Everybody else, should see a message explaining that they need to join the Premium usergroup to view the content.

As this mod does the opposite, I needed to change the code to make it work for me. With the change, it disables the named bbcodes everywhere but, for those who are members of the premium additional usergroup in the given forums.

This means that normal members see the error message, which I changed to tell them to buy a subscription, and members of the premium usergroup can now see the bbcode (videos, etc.)

After chatting with Mark about this and looking closely at the code, I was able to make this work with just a minor change to the product file and reinstalling it.


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

Replace with:

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

Or simply use the attached file. Important, this changes the use of the mod, now allowing bbcodes in specific locations, it is the only way I found to do it.

BBCode Tag Content To Hide From Guests: Give the mods that are to be activated. In my case they were the custom mods: audiop,videomp4p,videomp4vttp

Active Forums: Mark all the forums that contain premium content that use the above bbcodes.

Usergroup(s) From Which To Hide BBCodes: Set only the usergroups that are ALLOWED to use the BBCodes. e.g. Premium usergroup.

Hide BBCodes From Users Until They Reply? No Users

Usergroups Required To Reply: All

The remaining fields remain empty.

I also changed the phase displayed to:

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

This is working perfectly in vb 4.2.5.
I have enclosed some images of how it works. Regular members see the blocked message while members that have Premium status can play the content - great!

Enjoy and thanks to Mark for his excellent work that just needed a little tweak.
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File Type: jpg audioblocked.jpg (58.0 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg audiodisplay.jpg (42.6 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg audioplay.jpg (41.4 KB, 8 views)
Attached Files
File Type: xml product-hidebbcodesandsigsfromque.xml (16.8 KB, 4 views)


Last edited by Peter Walker; 22 Dec 2017 at 22:13.
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Old 04 Mar 2018, 04:31
mangmel mangmel is offline
Join Date: Nov 2010
eror with php 7
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