Guest Posting by AddonsLab

Guest Posting by AddonsLab 1.6.0

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The release implements a new option to set the username prefix for random usernames generated during guest registration. If you let the posts from unregistered users to expire and delete automatically there is no need to change this option, but if you manually approve guest posts and make them visible you may decide to change it. By default the prefix is "Guest-" so the usernames used will be "Guest-xxxxxx".

This version also adds rel="nofollow" attribute to New Thread and Reply links using automated template edits. This way search engines will not index reply and new thread forms. This is an additional measure as most of the search engines are detected and guest posting is not enabled for them at all.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

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This version implements a new option to keep guest-posted content instead of removing it automatically. The option is disabled by default so the product will work the same way as before the upgrade without any further configuration. This option is useful for the boards, that get useful guest content but have a high rate of users not ending up with registration and email confirmation. If the option is enabled, admins gets full control over the content posted, see it in the moderation queue in in forum/thread as a moderated post and can approve it manually instead of waiting for users to register. If an admin approves a thread/post and the user ends up registering later, the content is just associated with user's account.

Another fix is related to SEO. From this version, guest posting will not be enabled if we detect the guest to be a search engine bot. The links to create a thread and reply to a thread will not be shown to Google and other search engines anymore, but if these links have been already indexed they may still be shown in the Dashboard. They will be removed as soon as the search engine re-indexes your pages.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at
https://customers.addonslab.com/marketplace.php/my-services/

Feel free to suggest further enhancements for the add-on or report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!
This release fixes the compatibility issue with [TH] Most Liked Posts add-on.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at
https://customers.addonslab.com/marketplace.php/my-services/

Feel free to suggest further enhancements for the add-on or report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!
This version fixes the compatibility with Quick Thread add-on developed by us. When installed together, the Quick Thread prompt would not appear for guests on the home page.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at
https://customers.addonslab.com/marketplace.php/my-services/

Feel free to suggest further enhancements for the add-on or report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!
This is a bug-fix version which solves the issue with some guest messages disappearing from the moderation queue. The issue would happen when a post/thread by a guest is put for moderation by XenForo system, due to forum settings or anti-spam check. Now, these posts will appear in the moderation queue as soon as the user registers/logs in.

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In this release, we have enhanced the product to use "Banned Emails" list automatically to disallow quick registration using these emails. The product still provides another option to ban emails specifically for quick registration, in case you don't want to ban that emails for registration in general.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at
https://customers.addonslab.com/marketplace.php/my-services/

Feel free to suggest further enhancements for the add-on or report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!
Hello everyone,

In this version, we have removed the redundant "Name" field when a guest creates a reply/thread. The username field was not used anywhere and the user was asked to enter the username during registration. We have also reproduced a bug, which would cause the quick registration workflow not to work via full reply interface but would work via quick reply only.

We have also implemented an option for admins to disallow some email domains to be used during quick registration. Users will get an error message if they try to use an email from that email providers.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at
https://customers.addonslab.com/marketplace.php/my-services/

Feel free to suggest further enhancements for the add-on or report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!
This is a bug-fix release, that solves the bug allowing guests to post replies in closed threads.

Feel free to report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!
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This version fixes the compatibility issue with XenForo built-in spam checking system. Previously, the product would activate the content and make it visible even if it didn't pass spam check at the time of creation. Now the content will remain moderated until moderators approve it. This should also work with other products that force moderated status for a thread or post created by a guest.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at
https://customers.addonslab.com/marketplace.php/my-services/

Feel free to suggest further enhancements for the add-on or report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!
In this version, we have implemented the major feature discussed here - quick registration workflow. When the option is enabled, guests are asked to provide their email address instead of a username when they are trying to post a thread/post. Immediately after the content is posted, they will get an email address asking them to register to activate their content. They will, however, be able to register using usual links on your forum (and the links provided in the notification), but in this case "quick registration" options will not apply. But if they follow the link in the email, they will see their email pre-filled in the registration page, and, optionally, they can skip filling-in human verification again. Admins can also disable email confirmation for users, who followed the link from their email (and those, actually confirmed their email already). If users choose to change the email after landing on register page, they still have to pass human verification and email confirmation as per usual board configuration.

The product also allows admins to configure the time the content posted by guests should remain in the database if the guest did not end up registering on forums. They can also configure, how long the content should stay in the database, if guests register an account, but do not verify their email address.

There is a reminder email sent to users, who posted some content but did not register yet. The time after which the reminder should be sent is configurable in product's options page.

We have also added an option, to specify forum IDs, where the product should be disabled. This allows you to disable it in private nodes (e.g. admin-only forums) so guests cannot create threads there.

With this version, we also started writing automated tests for the product, and have up to 90% of all workflow tested and verified to work as expected. This should increase product stability and decrease the number of bugs in it.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at
https://customers.addonslab.com/marketplace.php/my-services/

Feel free to suggest further enhancements for the add-on or report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!

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