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Comment & registration plugin

Hi there!

I found that sometime people want to answer a question (in case of a new forum) but they don't want to spend time on registration. So I want to build a form that combines registration and posting a comment, see below. When a user clicks "submit" button three things will happen:

1) it creates a new user

2) it creates a new post for this user

3) it creates a new session, so the user doesn't need to log in to keep posting.

Can somebody give me directions on how to start, which classes to modify?

Initially, I want to develop a draft version without any validation

PS: Hopefully it will be useful for people who start with a new empty forum.

Thank you!


  • R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    Not sure how difficult that would be. Don't think about modifying classes. Changing Vanillas behavior happens by adding a plugin, not by changing existing files.

    There is a plugin which seems to have similar intentions to what you are trying to achieve: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/commentbeforeregister-plugin

  • Thanks RJ! This is pretty much what I need.

    It might be too much to ask...

    Do you know if it is possible to redirect a user to Registration form instead of SignIn? As I am going to send a link to some posts to new users who are not registered yet.

  • One more question. What classes are responsible for rendering the discussion screen where "Leave a comment" form resides?

    I quickly scanned the code, and it looks like these are:



    correct me if I am wrong.

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