[Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

Post by t-p »

Hi,

looks great mod! I would like to use it. But before I use it, I have couple of questions:
(1) Does it work with BB3.0.1, prosilver style?
(2) Is it still "Beta"? or is there a stable version of this mod?

Thanks.

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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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t-p wrote: (1) Does it work with BB3.0.1, prosilver style?
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Yes it does. I have installed it on my phpBB 3.0.1 and work fine.
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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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Thanks EY for your response. Before I mess around with my nicely working board, let me tell you what I am trying to accomplish.

The default Admin or board contact is the admin's email address. I don't prefer this feature. Enough spam problems as it is!! Instead I would like the board to point users to my formmail page at my website ( I have nice formmail alredy working at my site).

(1) Please tell me if this mod will do that? That is, would it replace link to admin's email address with link to my formmail?
(2) if yes, what files, lines and how I need to edit?
(3) As I already have a working formmail, can I accomplish my goal by editing some files replacing the email link with my formmail link without installing this MOD?

Sorry about these newwbie questions. I am not a programmer. However, being a technical person, I can follow simple step-by-step instructions.

Thanks for your time and help.

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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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t-p wrote: (3) As I already have a working formmail, can I accomplish my goal by editing some files replacing the email link with my formmail link without installing this MOD?
Yes, it is possible to replace the mailto links that point to the admin's email address with a link to your formmail. You will have to modify some files for this. Please see:
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 4#p4124015

Of course, the changes listed in the message above make use of the "Contact Board Admin" form. Since you already have a working formmail, you would make the changes so that all the mailto links point to your formmail.
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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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Hi Chris,

Thanks for your response and help.

Actually I spent all day reviewing the thread you mention, but I could not figure out where to insert url address of my formmail. The thread suggest the following edit:

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# ./posting.php : 1 change

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    'L_POST_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'   => sprintf($user->lang['POST_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'], '<a href="mailto:' . htmlspecialchars($config['board_contact']) . '">', '</a>'),



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    'L_POST_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'   => sprintf($user->lang['POST_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'], '<a href="' . append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}contact.$phpEx") . '" title="' . $user->lang['CONTACT_BOARD_ADMIN'] . '">', '</a>'),


# ./includes/functions.php :- 4 changes

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    'L_LOGIN_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'   => sprintf($user->lang['LOGIN_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'], '<a href="mailto:' . htmlspecialchars($config['board_contact']) . '">', '</a>'),



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    'L_LOGIN_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'   => sprintf($user->lang['LOGIN_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'], '<a href="' . append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}contact.$phpEx") . '" title="' . $user->lang['CONTACT_BOARD_ADMIN'] .'">', '</a>'),



Find the line:

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    ($config['board_contact']) ? '<a href="mailto:' . htmlspecialchars($config['board_contact']) . '">' : '',



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    ($config['board_contact']) ? '<a href="' . append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}contact.$phpEx") . '" title="' . $user->lang['CONTACT_BOARD_ADMIN'] . '">' : '',



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    $err = (!$config['board_contact']) ? sprintf($user->lang[$result['error_msg']], '', '') : sprintf($user->lang[$result['error_msg']], '<a href="mailto:' . htmlspecialchars($config['board_contact']) . '">', '</a>');



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    $err = (!$config['board_contact']) ? sprintf($user->lang[$result['error_msg']], '', '') : sprintf($user->lang[$result['error_msg']], '<a href="' . append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}contact.$phpEx") . '" title="' . $user->lang['CONTACT_BOARD_ADMIN'] . '">', '</a>');



Find the line:

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    $l_notify = '<p>Please notify the board administrator or webmaster: <a href="mailto:' . $config['board_contact'] . '">' . $config['board_contact'] . '</a></p>';



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    $l_notify = '<p>Please notify the board administrator or webmaster: <a href="' . append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}contact.$phpEx") . '" title="' . $user->lang['CONTACT_BOARD_ADMIN'] . '">' . '</a></p>';


# ./includes/session.php : 1 change

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    $message = sprintf($this->lang[$message], $till_date, '<a href="mailto:' . $config['board_contact'] . '">', '</a>');



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    $message = sprintf($this->lang[$message], $till_date, '<a href="' . append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}contact.$phpEx") . '" title="' . $user->lang['CONTACT_BOARD_ADMIN'] .'">', '</a>');


# ./includes/db/dbal.php : 1 change

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    $message .= '<br /><br />' . sprintf($user->lang['SQL_ERROR_OCCURRED'], '<a href="mailto:' . htmlspecialchars($config['board_contact']) . '">', '</a>');



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    $message .= '<br /><br />' . sprintf($user->lang['SQL_ERROR_OCCURRED'], '<a href="' . append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}contact.$phpEx") . '" title="' . $user->lang['CONTACT_BOARD_ADMIN'] .'">', '</a>');


# ./includes/ucp/ucp_register.php : 1 change

Find the line:

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    'L_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'         => sprintf($user->lang['CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'], '<a href="mailto:' . htmlspecialchars($config['board_contact']) . '">', '</a>'),



Replace with:

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    'L_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'         => sprintf($user->lang['CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'], '<a href="' . append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}contact.$phpEx") . '" title="' . $user->lang['CONTACT_BOARD_ADMIN'] . '">', '</a>'),


# ./language/en/common.php : 1 change

Find the line:

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    'NOTIFY_ADMIN_EMAIL'      => 'Please notify the board administrator or webmaster: <a href="mailto:%1$s">%1$s</a>',



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    'NOTIFY_ADMIN_EMAIL'      => 'Please notify the <a href="' . append_sid("{$phpbb_root_path}contact.$phpEx") . '" title="' . $user->lang['CONTACT_BOARD_ADMIN'] . '">Board Administrator.</a>',

Question:
The url address of my formmail is: http://www.mysite.org/contactus/formmail.php
Please help me as to where I am supposed to insert the above linkl?

Thanks a lot. With your help I feel like I am getting pretty close.

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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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t-p wrote: The url address of my formmail is: http://www.mysite.org/contactus/formmail.php
Please help me as to where I am supposed to insert the above linkl?
After the "href" like so:

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'L_POST_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'   => sprintf($user->lang['POST_CONFIRM_EXPLAIN'], '<a href="http://www.mysite.org/contactus/formmail.php" title="Contact Admin">', '</a>'),
I have not tested this, but it should work. The trickiest part is keeping the string concatenations straight.
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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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Hi Chris and Ashok,

Thanks for your patient and help. I made those changes and it worked. Thanks again.

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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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It looks like some files has wrong charset or something as the PM's I get are missing the Norwegian characters.
Dersom dere ??nsker ?? anmelde
?? should have been ø and å...

Anyone have a clue what to change/look at?
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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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NeoID wrote:It looks like some files has wrong charset or something as the PM's I get are missing the Norwegian characters.
Dersom dere ??nsker ?? anmelde
?? should have been ø and å...

Anyone have a clue what to change/look at?
This is exactly what I was going to ask about. My e-mail subject won't show those letters. ð æ ö
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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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edit: nevermind
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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

Post by mmags »

Oddly enough, I installed this mod on gold and it worked perfectly. Now that I've updated the forum to 3.0.1 and gone through the motions of installing the mod again... All I get is a blank page when I try to load contact.php ... no errors at all, just a blank page.

Not asking for help or anything, just letting people know that you might want to reconsider upgrading if you really want this mod working :|
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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

Post by Elias »

Well i got it running on my 3.0.1 phpBB version and everything is working fine.

I had the same probleme but then one day i tried going to that link again and it worked.
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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

Post by mmags »

Yeah it has happened to me as well, and then suddenly it's all fine. Any idea why stuff like that happens?
My contact.php has been "blank" for days now, it doesn't seem to fix itself.
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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

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Im still gettting

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You can not use the contact form at the moment, because it has been disabled.
Even though ive added the module and enabled it, does anybody no whats up?

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Re: [Beta] Contact Board Administration 0.1.4

Post by Gremlinn »

Did you finish setting up the module in the ACP? There is an option to enable it in it's configuration.
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