DragonByte vBForms

Allows members to fill pre-defined forms when making threads. Great for support.

Dragonbyte vBForms is a mod that forces users to fill out a form before posting threads in select forums.

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Dragonbyte vBForms is a mod that forces users to fill out a form before posting threads in select forums.

For instance, you can use it to create a "support ticket" system like the one we have here on DragonByte Tech, or simply gather common information.

A powerful alert system lets you receive emails for each new form filled out, and usergroup permissions control who can manage the forms in the threads themselves.
Major Features

Multiple Form Options You can create an unlimited amount of form categories that allows you to ask any number of different questions on a per-category basis. You can also create separate statuses for forms, which lets you mark forms as "handled".

AJAX integration We used AJAX wherever we could to help reduce the page reloads

(Pro) Powerful Alert System A powerful alert system lets you decide who should receive alerts for new forms filled out for select forums only. These fine-grained alerts ensure nobody receives unnecessary emails.


Complete Feature List

Lite

Categories / Forms
  • Toggle Active - Whether the category should be usable to the public
  • Private - If yes, all questions submitted will be private between Managers and the thread starter
  • Hide Blank Fields - If yes, this will hide all optional questions that were not filled out from the form display on Show Thread.
  • Show On All Pages - If yes, the completed form will be displayed on all pages of a thread, rather than just the first page.
  • Per-usergroup permissions: Can Use / Can View Others' Form Entries


Forum Manager
  • Choose what categories are enabled for what forum(s)


Questions
  • Toggle Active - Whether the question should be shown on the form
  • Category - What category (form) it belongs to
  • Input type - What type of input is shown: Text Box, Text Area, Yes/No switch, Dropdown
  • Required - Whether this question is required to submit the form
  • Private - Whether answers to this question is displayed to others (Managers can always see answers)
  • Show On Thread List - If yes, this question will be displayed after the thread title on the thread list (A.K.A. "Forum Display").
  • Show Question Title On Thread List - If yes, the title of this question will be displayed before the question data. Only has effect if the above setting is enabled.
  • Data Validation Type - Enforce a specific result: <anything>, Number with decimals, Number without decimals, Positive number, Yes/No, User Name, Valid Email, Valid URL
  • Regular Expression - Additional validation for advanced users, works in conjunction with the above validation types


Statuses
  • Toggle Active - Whether the status should be available for the form
  • Category - What category (form) it belongs to
  • HTML Markup - Input the open / close HTML tags to use around this status. Used for display on Thread List, if enabled.
  • Default Status - If this is the default status for this category.
  • Is Closed Status - Whether this status is considered a closed status.


Priorities
  • Form categories can have Priorities attached to them
  • Lets you determine when a form should be updated to a Closed status


Settings
  • Disable Hivelocity branding link
  • Display Version Number
  • Enable Modification
  • Reason for turning modification off
  • Enable Navbar Tab (currently no navbar tab exists)
  • Forum Integration (currently no Community or Quick Links menu items exist)
  • Display Form Status On Forum Display
  • Display Form Category On Forum Display


Front-End
  • Choose form category for enabled forum(s) before starting thread
  • Fill out the form above the normal thread information
  • Any form errors will be displayed in the same way posting errors are displayed atm, remembering existing data
  • Managers can change form status from within the thread via AJAX
  • The "Show Thread" form applies 50% opacity while AJAX changing of form category / status / priority



Pro

Questions
  • Input type - What type of input is shown: Text Box, Text Area, Yes/No switch, Dropdown, Dropdown with multi-select


Priorities
  • Email alert when there's less than 24 hours till the form should be closed


Notifications
  • User Name - The username of the person receiving the notifications. Doesn't need to be updated if a person changes their username, this is handled automatically.
  • Toggle Active - Whether this user should receive notifications after all
  • Per-forum email notifications checkbox
This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of all pages, which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • 1 Link to Hivelocity Hosting (Lite Version only)
  • v2.2.6 - 19th April 2016, 00:59
    Changed Features:
    • jQuery is now only loaded if an existing library is not found
    • JavaScript has been moved to the footer for improved page load speed and performance
  • 2.2.5 Patch Level 1 - 11th April 2016, 22:29
    Bug Fixes:
    • Certain question types could not be edited on the Edit Entry page
  • v2.2.5 - 29th December 2015, 01:20
    Changed Features:

    Entry Responses
    • Responses are now also recorded if a member replies to an entry that is considered closed
  • 2.2.4 Patch Level 2 - 12th October 2015, 23:28
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where a database error could be displayed in certain scenarios
  • 2.2.4 Patch Level 1 - 25th August 2015, 03:49
    Bug Fixes:
    • When a new entry was posted, the confirmation email could be sent to the wrong user in certain scenarios
  • v2.2.4 - 18th August 2015, 00:07
    New Features:

    vBulletin 3 Compatibility
    • The product is now fully compatible with vBulletin 3!
  • v2.2.3 - 4th August 2015, 00:26
    New Features:

    New Thread Form
    • If only one selectable category exists, skip the category select screen
    • Makes posting new form entries much faster and more convenient
  • v2.2.2 - 21st July 2015, 00:44
    New Features:

    Show Thread Integration
    • Questions validated as URLs will now automatically link to the site in the Show Thread form
    • Makes visiting sites much faster and more convenient
  • 2.2.1 Patch Level 2 - 29th June 2015, 23:49
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a possible infinite loop in certain scenarios
  • 2.2.1 Patch Level 1 - 29th June 2015, 23:49
    Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue with break/continue when accessing entry.php
  • v2.2.0 - 25th November 2014, 00:00
    New Features:

    New Thread: Thread Options
    • Per-forum ability to remove the "Additional Options", "Thread Tag" and "Post Icons" from the interface
    • Offers a more streamlined experience if your form requires a free text edit field


    (Pro) New Thread: Page Replacement
    • Per-forum ability to replace the entire New Thread interface with just the form
    • Uses the form answers as the page text when posting the thread


    Bug Fixes:
    • Category Active flags should now work as intended on all systems
  • 2.1.0 Patch Level 1 - 17th November 2014, 23:36
    Bug Fixes:
    • Category Active flags should now work as intended on all systems
  • v2.1.0 - 25th August 2014, 20:48
    New Features:

    Default Category
    • Editable via vBulletin's Forum Manager
    • Available after assigning categories to a forum via vBForms' interface
    • Pre-selects a certain category when


    Per-Category Edit
    • Set each individual category to be editable or not
    • Disallows all edits from people without Manager
    • Both globally for the category, and per-usergroup


    (Pro) Per-Category "Is Manager"
    • Set individual usergroups as Manager for a specific category
    • Allows administrators to delegate duties for different forum sections
  • v2.0.0 - 18th August 2014, 21:36
    New Features:

    Overview Page
    • Your Latest 5 Open Entries: Shows the most recently posted entries by the browsing user that are still open
    • Your Latest 5 Closed Entries: Shows the most recently posted entries by the browsing user that have been marked as Closed
    • Quickly check the status of their posted entries


    Browseable Entry List
    • Main filters: All / Open Entries
    • Can be filtered further:
      • Forum
      • Category
      • Status
      • Priority
  • 1.2.0 Patch Level 1 - 10th February 2014, 19:03
    Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:
    • Form entries can now once again be edited
  • v1.2.0 - 13th January 2014, 23:59
    New Features Added

    Display Order
    • Re-order Categories
    • Re-order Questions
    • Re-order Statuses
    • (Pro) Re-order Priorities



    Changes to Existing Features

    Streamlined "New Thread" Form
    • Replaces separate category select with an integrated, JavaScript-powered dropdown
    • Fades in question elements when a category is selected
    • Presents error on thread submit if no category is selected
    • Improves user friendliness and speeds up the submission process by reducing page loads
    • Updates design to match the rest of the New Thread form
  • v1.1.1 - 29th March 2013, 18:23
    Feature: Improved logging details for Control Panel actions
    Fix: It was possible for a rogue ":" to be displayed in threadbit in certain scenarios
    Fix: If a question had a data validation type other than "Free" and was not required, it would still produce an error message if no data was entered
  • v1.1.0 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    vBForms v1.1.0 Beta 1

    Priorities
    • Form categories can have Priorities attached to them
    • Lets you determine when a form should be updated to a Closed status
    • (Pro) Email alert when there's less than 24 hours till the form should be closed


    General / Other
    • The "Show Thread" form now applies 50% opacity while AJAX changing of form category / status / priority
  • v1.1.0b1 - 1st January 1970, 01:00
    Priorities
    • Form categories can have Priorities attached to them
    • Lets you determine when a form should be updated to a Closed status
    • (Pro) Email alert when there's less than 24 hours till the form should be closed


    General / Other
    • The "Show Thread" form now applies 50% opacity while AJAX changing of form category / status / priority

At a glance

Supports: vBulletin 3.8.x vBulletin 4.x.x

Version: v2.2.6
Release date: 19th April 2016

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