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mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby Kev261266 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:25 am

Hi, I'm pretty impressed with the mad4media forms module (basic version) & will at some point buy the full package, but at the moment I can only use the basic but want to remove the "mad4media user interface design" links, which appear at the bottom right of the form that the module produces.

I've found the code using firebug, and changing visible to hidden in the code will do the trick, but I can't trace the code back to find out which file the actual code is written in. A thread in the 1.5 forum suggests editing thr file mad4joomla.php, but I don't seem to have a file mad4joomla.php.

I've posted the code that needs editing below.

Any ideas where to change the code then? and also why does this code not show up in any file searches or even dreamweaver searches?

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<div style="visibility: visible; display: block; height: 20px; text-align: right; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background-color: transparent;">
<a href="http://www.mad4media.de" rel="follow" style="visibility: hidden; display: inline; font-size: 10px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; margin: inherit; padding: inherit; background-color: transparent;">mad4media </a>
<a href="http://www.mad4media.de/user-centered-design.html" rel="follow" style="visibility: visible; display: inline; font-size: 10px; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; margin: inherit; padding: inherit; background-color: transparent;">user interface design</a>
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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby anka86 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:14 pm

Did you find a solution?

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby Kev261266 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:07 pm

Nope,

It seems to be buried deep. The only option is to use a different form plugin.
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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby bokko » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:53 am

Hi Kev261266,

I can help you to remove this annoying link. Go to components/com_proforms/proforms.html.php
Search at the end of the script for code1, you wil see this:

//If not stopped by a plugin
if(! $stop->customscript){
// print additional code
echo '<div style="visibility:hidden; height:0px; width:0px; overflow:hidden;">';
echo $code1;
}


//App Plugin at end
echo $pluginManager->atEnd();


//Render End Scripts
renderEndScripts();
//EOF Render End Scritps

echo '</div>';
echo "\n".'<!-- MOOJ PROFORMS END --> '."\n";


Create a hidden div by adding the bold codes in the script and you are done!

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby anka86 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:05 am

Thanks bokko for your trick! it works

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby Kev261266 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:39 am

Thanks Bokko. :-)
Cheers.

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby alirm » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:39 pm

bokko wrote:Hi Kev261266,

I can help you to remove this annoying link. Go to components/com_proforms/proforms.html.php
Search at the end of the script for code1, you wil see this:

//If not stopped by a plugin
if(! $stop->customscript){
// print additional code
echo '<div style="visibility:hidden; height:0px; width:0px; overflow:hidden;">';
echo $code1;
}


//App Plugin at end
echo $pluginManager->atEnd();


//Render End Scripts
renderEndScripts();
//EOF Render End Scritps

echo '</div>';
echo "\n".'<!-- MOOJ PROFORMS END --> '."\n";


Create a hidden div by adding the bold codes in the script and you are done!


Hi Thanks alot. It works.
Can you tell me how we can also remove the logo from redirection page since the logo is still there after user submit a form?
Thanks again
Have a good one

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby mad4joomla » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:07 am

LOL!

You shouldn't wonder if developers don't give support for free extensions and don't develop them any further
if you take away the last and only benefit for free extensions: the copyright link!

For 25€ everyone can get a copy of the advance version with no copyright link and use it as often as (s)he wish.

Very sad and very poor!
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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby kenmcd » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:55 pm

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It is not a "copyright link" it is a nag link to extort a fee.
Users are doing what they have every right to do, make modifications to this GPL code.
Don't like this, change your business model.

Any further nonsense which includes the usual convoluted attempt to justify these nag links as a "copyright" by using the usual phony tortured mis-interpretation of the GPL is only going to cause some people to become angry and then help the less knowledgeable users delete this crap.

The above DIV workaround only hides the link, it does not remove it.
Continue to harass people or say another word and I will show them exactly how to
remove the links and disable the hidden MD5 check functions.

Be smart.
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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby Kev261266 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:27 pm

Ken, I gotta agree with you.

It's not the money it's the principle involved. Offering a module that "sort of" works, is riddled with links and has no support or help is not really offering a working module. In my view it's counting on the fact that someone has installed the module, realised it's no good as it is, but because they've struggled for half a day to get it work have then thought that they may as well buy the "full" "supported" version.

And that, my friend is just not cricket.

I uninstalled the module and have started using a different one that has excellent support.
Cheers.

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Proforms Basic vs. a better forms extension

Postby kenmcd » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:54 pm

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For me it is more of an ethics issue, or more precisely the lack thereof.
The attempted justification is usually based on this ridiculous mis-interpretation of the GPL.
So ridiculous that some would see spreading this nonsense as a not-truth. ;)
And then on top of that trying to take the moral high-ground as a poor injured victim.
Makes ya wanna ralph.

So, what is the other forms extension you are using which is working better for you?
I am sure others would also like to hear your feedback.

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby Kev261266 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:34 am

I'm using aicontactsafe (recommended to me by another forum user, on a similiar, but different thread).

At the moment I only have it running on my localhost but will be publishing it on my live site during the next day or two.
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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby Kev261266 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:39 am

Here's the link for the other thread regarding contact forms.

http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=471&t=338567

Cheers.
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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby mad4joomla » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:46 am

It seems we have some do-gooders here.

Some facts first:

★ Proforms (commercial version) was first. After ONE YEAR we decided to offer a reduced, at no charge version as a thank you to the community.
★ The software is our property. It doesn't matter if this is GPL or not. If we want we can take it away from the public and prohebit any usage!
★ FSF and GPL doesn't say that a visible copyright link isn't allowed.
★ IT IS A COPYRIGHT LINK. Because the link involves the company name and slogan. It doesn't redirect to mooj or the software shop where we sell the commercial packages. It leads directly to the company which is the copyright holder of the software.

Especially our friend Ken, which seems to be a very young script kiddy or an eternal nerd with lost of reallity does mean to know the "whooo" secrets of Proforms Basic regarding the link back.

There is nothing special about this, we just fused the link back with the security functions.
We even don't tell that ones may not remove the link back. If someone is good enough he can do this.
But if e,g, Kev is not an advanced PHP coder and tries to alter the code and doesn't know what exactly he does, it is very normal that he breaks the software but he shouldn't wonder that it doesn't work anymore.

But giving the users an advice to hide the link by a non-displaying div wrap is negligent.
What do you answer all the users coming back here and telling:
"Hey I got a google penalty and lost my #1 rank at google because of having hidden links on my site!"

I wonder how people can forget what they've wrote so fast:
Hi, I'm pretty impressed with the mad4media forms module (basic version) & will at some point buy the full package..


The same guy:
I uninstalled the module and have started using a different one that has excellent support.


At the end let's come to our worldly innocent friend Ken.
If I need to guess I would say you are a script kiddy which has never developed any full working extension.
You don't know how much work and at least money it needs to create such an extension like Proforms.
We are talking about 3 Years of work.
We were always fine with the commercial version, it was just an act of good will to offer a free (as in beer) version.

Shame on you abusing the meaning of GPL for your parasitic background.
We ask people very politly to leave the link back intact and don't force them.

Continue to harass people or say another word and I will show them exactly how to
remove the links and disable the hidden MD5 check functions.


I wonder - what will our (John Wayne - Robin Hood - Mixture) friend do when he comes back from "occupy wallstreet" to california and has writing of our attorneys in his post box?

The above quote is THREATENING and BLACKMAILING.
Don't forget that people went to jail in your country for less.
We have legal representatives in the US.
What you are doing is damaging our company's reputation and especially californian courts don't like this a lot.
It is allways a judge or the jury who decides what is wrong or right and not your GPL.

So maybe WE should make a try to immitate John Wayne:
One more word and you will become the girlfriend of a tattooed guy.
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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby Kev261266 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:08 am

lol,

In response to mad4joomla. No I didn't forget what I wrote, in fact I added the link to my original posting intentionally. I did this to show that I was not just attacking the module for no reason, but that I had worked with it, and was genuinely impressed with it. Apart from the unremoveable links which I later found to be troublesome.

I think that threatening to take legal action in an information forum is an appalling stance to take.

I wish you the best of luck with the commercial version of your module.

As far as business strategies go, perhaps you would be better suited to writing code for the defence sector, where you can smother it in secrecy & intrigue whilst charging ridiculous amounts of money for it.

Keep your Karma good.

xxx
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Proforms dumped for aiContactSafe instead

Postby kenmcd » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:20 pm

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:laugh:
Actually funny isn't it.
Gave me some grins.
As soon as posted above I thought to myself that the "Be smart" suggestion would not happen.
And that I should just start working on the crap cleaning because these types are so predictable.
Instead I wasted most of the day yesterday adding the translation support to a new free GPL extension.

"Oh, you are a dummy who does not know anything." (attack the person's intelligence)
"You don't appreciate how hard it is to do this." (translation "poor me")
"We are going to get you!" (threats)
Obviously all signs of a trustworthy true professional that everyone should consider hiring today.

Hmmmm . . . so "be smart" = call them dumb, go for the sympathy, and make toothless threats.
Just a minute, let me write that down.
OK, got it.
Thanks.

Threats are a very good motivator for people who do not like being threatened.
If one was actually a "script kiddie" making threats is exactly the wrong thing to do.
As anyone actually paying attention would know.

I guess this pimply-faced miscreant needs to get started on the latest evil endeavors.
Ewe, I have to actually install this to clean it.
Oh nooooooooo, maybe I will just lay in fear waiting for that knock at the door.
<roll-eyes>



@Kev261266
So you dumped Performs for the aiContactSafe extension which better serves your needs.
aiContactSafe (C)(M)(P) (J1.5/J1.6/J1.7)
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/contacts-and-feedback/contact-forms/7901

For anyone looking for good free contact form, take a look at aiContactSafe.
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Do-gooders revenge

Postby mad4joomla » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:50 pm

Hello Ken,
nice to hear from the guy who wants to save the world from us bad guys.

Well, if someone starts threatening and BLACKMAILING others and blames this person afterwards to got threatened by him, is really absurd.

This reminds me on someone's saying:
And then on top of that trying to take the moral high-ground as a poor injured victim.


I don't know you and maybe, if I would have met you under other circumstances, I'd liked you.
What I do not like is your pseudo moral.
You don't really see that we are respecting and living GPL.
What we do expect is some respect by the community.

You have a big problem with commercial GPL, isn't it?
You don't want to accept that people are providing commercial GPL.
But I need to disappoint you. FSF encourages commercial GPL.

Above all you didn't understand what freedom means.

Freedom also means to let things happen which you don't like.
If we provide an extension with link back; we like to get at least a good reputation.
So tell me please, do we have a good reputation if there is no advice about who did the software?

Our copyright link is very small and does not disturb.
As already mentioned the commercial version was first. We hadn't any advantage or disadvantage because of the light version.
Our sales are the same. Nothing has changed, but we give the community a free (as in beer) version.

The code is not "ioncubed" everyone has the freedom to change it.
And yes it is tricky to delete the copyright link and you need to be skilled.
GPL is about freedom and not skills.
We don't need to make it easy we need to make it possible!

Our experience with people who want to delete the link back is that in 99% of all cases it is about driving a business or providing joomla services.
In both cases it is about people using our component for business matters (making money with it) and don't want to share.
This is what I call parasitic!

If I read your last post I see you trying to play a psychologist but not argue or discuss.
The whole post has no substance. You are just attacking me and are not able to disprove what I wrote.

Well I see you have about 4300 posts. I guess you have lots of time to waste :)
Me and my staff are going to be more productive now and maybe we will give the community this or that new and free extension.
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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby nenad70 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:33 pm

This was not helpfull for me. I still can't remove the "mad4media user interface design" links, which appear at the bottom right of the form.

Pls help!


bokko wrote:Hi Kev261266,

I can help you to remove this annoying link. Go to components/com_proforms/proforms.html.php
Search at the end of the script for code1, you wil see this:

//If not stopped by a plugin
if(! $stop->customscript){
// print additional code
echo '<div style="visibility:hidden; height:0px; width:0px; overflow:hidden;">';
echo $code1;
}


//App Plugin at end
echo $pluginManager->atEnd();


//Render End Scripts
renderEndScripts();
//EOF Render End Scritps

echo '</div>';
echo "\n".'<!-- MOOJ PROFORMS END --> '."\n";


Create a hidden div by adding the bold codes in the script and you are done!

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby Jordyy14 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:43 pm

The code is not working for me. Using Joomla! 2.5.

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby stefanoirves » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:41 pm

Jordyy14 wrote:The code is not working for me. Using Joomla! 2.5.
I also am trying to remove the copyright link in the frontend (mad4media user interface design), but after several attempts I can not solve this problem. Can someone help me? Ty

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby lbaron » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:02 pm

:) After doing this=

//If not stopped by a plugin
if(! $stop->customscript){
// print additional code
echo '<div style="visibility:hidden; height:0px; width:0px; overflow:hidden;">';
echo $code1;
}


//App Plugin at end
echo $pluginManager->atEnd();


//Render End Scripts
renderEndScripts();
//EOF Render End Scritps

echo '</div>';
echo "\n".'<!-- MOOJ PROFORMS END --> '."\n";


You have to comment also this line on the same file:
echo "\n".'<script type="text/javascript" src="'.M4J_FRONTEND_UNDERLINE.'"></script>'."\n";


:D :D :D Enjoy...!

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby missiju » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:43 pm

@lbaron
Doesn't work!
Seems you are talking about a very old version.

I also heard that the footer link is fused with the security settings.
If you remove it or change it ... welcome spammers and hackers.

Personally I decided to purchase the pro version since very long time and I am really happy with it.

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby SVault » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:47 am

Found the solution after some work searching.

Instructions is in German but if you know what you are doing, you don't have to read much.

http://pastebin.com/SfASSHEt

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby stefanoirves » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:57 pm

Hi can someone post the 1.3 version of the component, with the 1.3.1 does not work, there is still the copyright. Thank Again

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Re: mad4media com_proforms_basic

Postby Dimitar Staykov » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:41 am

How to remove copyrights:
1.You have to edit components/com_proforms/proforms.html.php
2. Find

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// include DOJO
   echo '<script type="text/javascript" src="'.M4J_FRONTEND_DOJO.'"></script>'."\n";

3. Comment Out -

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echo '<script type="text/javascript" src="'.M4J_FRONTEND_DOJO.'"></script>'."\n";

4. Final Result should be:

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// include DOJO
// echo '<script type="text/javascript" src="'.M4J_FRONTEND_DOJO.'"></script>'."\n";


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