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making Location field (or other simple text field) mandatory

Author Anonymous
#1 | Posted: 21 Jun 2007 23:48 
When registering how do you make it so they must enter a Location?

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#2 | Posted: 22 Jun 2007 06:00 | Edited by: Paul 
I think the JavaScript solution would be the best and won't destroy the core files as well.

Apply the following changes modifying templates/user_dataform.html file:

1) at the very top, paste

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

2) In the section between JavaScript tags <script></script> paste new function:

function submitForm(){
var ind = document.forms['regform'];
if(trimTxt(ind.elements['login'].value)=='' || trimTxt(ind.elements['email'].value)=='' || (ind.elements['action'].value=='register' && (trimTxt(ind.elements['passwd'].value)=='' || trimTxt(ind.elements['passwd2'].value)=='') ) || trimTxt(ind.elements['from'].value)=='') { alert('Please, fill out all mandatory fields!'); return; }
else ind.submit();

3) Right after the variable {$warning} paste:

<noscript><br />JavaScript must be enabled to submit the profile!</noscript>

4) Replace the Submit button's code which says <input type="submit" value="{$userTitle}" class="inputButton" /> to:

<script type="text/javascript">
document.write('<input type="button" name="subbut" value="{$userTitle}" class="inputButton" onClick="submitForm();" />');

Now edit bb_plugins.php file and at the top of this file somewhere paste

/* Check location field */
if( ($action=='editprefs' OR $action=='register') and (!isset($_POST['from']) or trim($_POST['from'])=='') ) die('');

Any other mandatory text field may be implemented the same way...

Author Guest
#3 | Posted: 3 Apr 2012 05:18 
This only worked for me when I changed (input type="button") to (input type="submit")

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#4 | Posted: 3 Apr 2012 11:42 
I'm not sure which way it worked for you... "Submit" type of input sends the form immediately; with the "button" type you have a chance to validate all fields and perform other JavaScript checks before the form is submitted. That's my code above is about.

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