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Simple public request box

Post by pioneer3000 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:24 pm

I want to add a request box to a music website where users can type in the name of a song and have it appear in a plain text list on the site. It should be opened to all users and contain a request box, name box and a section for the requests to appear in once typed

Does someone know if anything like this exists already?

 
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Re: Simple public request box

Post by mjparadac » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:18 pm

Hello pioneer3000

A couple of questions.
Will users have to be registered?
Show the posts in the frontend?

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Re: Simple public request box

Post by pioneer3000 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:07 pm

Hi, thank you for the quick reply! The users will not have to register, access level should be public. I want the posts to show in a small vertical module on the front end. Only admin control I would need is the option to delete requests and control the dimensions of the module

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Re: Simple public request box

Post by sozzled » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:24 pm

It should not be too difficult to build a component (to allow creation of new items, display on the front/back end, deletion, etc.) by modifying the Hello World component (see the tutorial). I could probably build something like this (if asked "nicely") over a few days. I'm not proposing to build this, however, unless there's a genuine request for it.

I couldn't find anything to fit the bill (unless you want to try some form-building component like RSForms or Fabrik) ... but it shouldn't be too difficult to do with a bit of patience.
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Re: Simple public request box

Post by AlexVega » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:26 pm

Hi there,

We have some options, but you need to know that if you have something like this on your site without registration or any other kind of form of validation, you will have spam in your site.

You can try with one of this components:
https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... guestbook/
https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... -reloaded/
https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... guestbook/

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Re: Simple public request box

Post by pioneer3000 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:36 am

AlexVega wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:26 pm
Hi there.
I tried all of those suggestions, but they either don't work or don't function as a module in the way that I like, thank you for the help though
sozzled wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:24 pm
It should not be too difficult to build a component
I really appreciate the help. I'm not that good at raw coding from scratch but I'm super grateful for your help. I've attached a mock up I made in photoshop, I'm going for a minimal design. Is it possible to get anything close to this layout?
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Re: Simple public request box

Post by sozzled » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:39 am

We'll see ... :)

I have no plans to do anything like this for several days (or a week or more), but if you would like something more quickly than that, we can probably come to an arrangement. I have other [paid] work to attend to first, as I'm sure you would understand.

Overall, I don't think your idea should present too much of a challenge. Someone else may get it working and "beat me to the punch", eh? Cheers.
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Re: Simple public request box

Post by pioneer3000 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:32 am

I completely, next week is great, looking forward to seeing your work. Thank you so much for your help, its people like you that make these communities amazing!

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Re: Simple public request box

Post by pioneer3000 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:11 am

sozzled wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:39 am
We'll see ... :)

I have no plans to do anything like this for several days (or a week or more), but if you would like something more quickly than that, we can probably come to an arrangement. I have other [paid] work to attend to first, as I'm sure you would understand.

Overall, I don't think your idea should present too much of a challenge. Someone else may get it working and "beat me to the punch", eh? Cheers.
I've managed to get it done modifying an existing chat box module, thank you for all the help@

 

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