Modules: ShoutBox v4.02 Available For Download

Posted by: tank1955on 2008/10/25 6:00:00 8064 reads
ShoutBox is an XOOPS module that provides an interactive block and pop-up window for visitors to post and view messages. CVD has picked up module development activities where previous developers left off. The major feature incorporated into this release is the addition of captcha as an anti-spam measure. The captcha class was copied from the XOOPS 2.3.0 core package and modified to meet the specific needs of ShoutBox module (including introduction of "Good Guest" mode). By copying the captcha class into the module we are hoping the module will function with XOOPS 2.0.x and XOOPS 2.2.x but it hasn't been tested with these versions yet. All development and testing has been performed with XOOPS 2.3.0 ONLY. We also added a guest avatar and re-designed the popup window using div tags and css so the dynamic resizing works with all browsers.

The captcha "Good Guest" mode was an idea generated by XOOPS users placing feature requests. When captcha is enabled a guest is only required to enter the confirmation code correctly for their first message post. A session variable is then set indicating the guest is now a "good guest" and the captcha entry requirement is then waived for the guest for the remainder of the guest's session.

The download of this release is now available at Custom Virtual Designs downloads