Guest Posting for XenForo 2.x
  • Yearly: $34.99 USD (Renewal: $25.00 USD)
  • Trial: 7 Days

Promotes creation of content by guests and new registrations without risk of increased spamming.

Add-On Information

The add-on allows guests to create threads/posts replies, and register after they have posted the content. This makes posting on your forums attractive, but handles spam message and invalid registrations automatically by periodically deleting all messages posted by guests, who did not end up registered on your site.

Admin Panel options page allows you to enable/disable posting of threads and replies. Guests see a constant message once they have posted a thread/reply asking them to register or login. If users login with an existing account, their content is automatically associated with their account and made visible. Users are redirected to their content immediately after logging-in. After successful registration the content is associated with the new account, but it is not activated until users confirm their email/are approved by admins. If email confirmation and user moderation are disabled, the content is activated immediately, however, still following the rules of per-forum configuration - forums, which require new thread/new post moderation, will keep the content moderated. The fully-featured quick reply is supported for guests. They are asked to enter their name and pass Captcha test only once they try to actually post the reply. More Options button takes them to usual Reply To Thread page. All official alternative methods of logging in/registering are supported - Facebook, Twitter, Google. Third-party connectors should work fine as well, as long as they follow the same pattern as the official ones. The product comes with special integration with [AddonsLab] Quick Thread add-on which can be enabled in product's settings page. If enabled, the quick thread form will be hidden and replaced with the message asking to register/login once the users post their first thread.

Any suggestions are welcome and will be considered by us.


Add-on costs $34.99 USD that includes one year of support and updates with permanent access to product versions released in license validity period. Yearly extension costs $25.00 USD

The add-on has a visible branding with a link to our website which can be removed for additional $20.00 USD payment.

Trial Version

We offer seven days free trial version on our website. No credit card is required, the service is approved automatically upon registration and confirmation of order.

IonCube Loader is required to run trial version of the product. The full version does not have such requirement and does not have any encoded code in it.


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Registered user accounts

Username: user1 Password: userpass

Username: user2 Password: userpass

Admin account Username: admin1 Password: adminpass

Licensing Information

You will get a License Key upon purchase/trial subscription, which will be available in My Services page at The key should be entered in product's Options page in XenForo Admin Panel.

Once entered and saved you will see full details about your current license status. The key can be used only on one board and one server, so if you move the board, you need to Reissue the license in My Services page.

The product does not include any callbacks, that execute on page load time on front-end or via cron jobs. License check is done only when you edit/save product's options or upgrade the product to the next version.

We require valid XenForo license to purchase the product. You will be asked for XenForo License validation information during the purchase.

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Support will be provided in the Discussion Thread at and in our Support System at

Feel free to contact us with any issues you find in the product or any suggestions.

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Version: 1.3.2 Release date: 2018-11-25

The version fixes the bug reported regarding the cases, when the board has guest posting allowing using default XenForo permissions, e.g. "Post replies" and "Post new thread" permissions are activated for unregistered users, and guests trying to post would get "Please enter a valid name" message. If guests have permission to post in threads and posts the Guest Posting product is practically inactive, it does not handle the submission of posts anymore, but by mistake its template modification was not properly inactivated in this case and as a result the Username field was removed from the template, making it impossible for guests to set the username.

Version: 1.3.1 Release date: 2018-10-04

This release fixes a SEO-related issue. From this version, guest posting will not be enabled if we detect the guest to be a search engine bot. The links to create a thread and reply to a thread will not be shown to Google and other search engines anymore, but if these links have been already indexed they may still be shown in the Dashboard. They will be removed as soon as the search engine re-indexes your pages.

Version: 1.3.0 Release date: 2018-09-22

This version implements a new option to keep guest-posted content instead of removing it automatically. This option is useful for the boards, that get useful guest content but have high rate of users not ending up with registration and email confirmation. If the option is enabled, admins gets full control over the content posted, see it in the moderation queue in in forum/thread as a moderated post and can approve it manually instead of waiting for users to register. If an admin approves a thread/post and the user ends up registering later, the content is just associated with user's account.

The version also fixes a bug with guest threads/posts being visible to admins instead of being hidden completely until the guest registers. Another bug was introduced in a recent update making it impossible for admins to disable thread and reply posting, so it would remain enabled by default even if the checkbox in product options is unchecked.

Version: 1.2.3 Release date: 2018-07-13

Here is a bug-fix version which solves the problem of Thread Prompt missing from forum pages even though the Post thread button was available and guests could post a thread using the full form.

Version: 1.2.2 Release date: 2018-06-24

This is a bug-fix version which solves the issue with some guest messages disappearing from the moderation queue. The issue would happen when a post/thread by a guest is put for moderation by XenForo system, due to forum settings or anti-spam check. Now these posts will appear in the moderation queue as soon as the user registers/logs in.

Version: 1.2.1 Release date: 2018-05-05

This is a bug-fix release that solves a PHP error occasionally logged in Server Errors. We have also reproduced an issue with publishing the post made by a guest in case the guest logs in after creating the thread instead of registering.

Version: 1.2.0 Release date: 2018-03-07

In this release, we have enhanced the product to use "Banned Emails" list automatically to disallow quick registration using these emails. The product still provides another option to ban emails specifically for quick registration, in case you don't want to ban that emails for registration in general.

Version: 1.1.0 Release date: 2018-02-26

In this version we have removed the redundant "Name" field when a guest creates a reply/thread. The username field was not used anywhere and the user was asked to enter the username during registration. We have also reproduced a bug, which would cause the quick registration workflow not to work via full reply interface but would work via quick reply only.

We have also implemented an option for admins to disallow some email domains to be used during quick registration. Users will get an error message if they try to use an email from that email providers.

Version: 1.0.2 Release date: 2018-02-16

This is a bug-fix release, that solves the bug allowing guests to post replies in closed threads.

Feel free to report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!

Version: 1.0.1 Release date: 2018-02-07

This is a bug-fix release, solving the error with guest post remaining anonymous when posting a thread.

Version: 1.0.0 Release date: 2018-01-18

Initial release

Version: 1.3.2 Release date: 2018-11-25

  • Bug-fix: Please enter a valid name message when posting as a guest with default pemissions to reply

Version: 1.3.1 Release date: 2018-10-04

  • SEO fix - do not show New thread and Reply links to search engines

Version: 1.3.0 Release date: 2018-09-22

  • New option - Enable Thread Posting
  • Bug-fix: threads and posts visible to admins before the guest registers
  • Bug-fix: unable to disable thread or reply guest posting

Version: 1.2.3 Release date: 2018-07-13

  • Bug-fix: thread prompt form not shown

Version: 1.2.2 Release date: 2018-06-24

  • Bug-fix: content posted by guests not added to the moderation queue after registration

Version: 1.2.1 Release date: 2018-05-05

  • Bug-fix: PHP error logged in Server Errors
  • Bug-fix: thread/post not associated with user account after login

Version: 1.2.0 Release date: 2018-03-07

  • Using Banned Emails list

Version: 1.1.0 Release date: 2018-02-26

  • removed username field for guest posting
  • fixed quick registration mode in full post reply page
  • added an option to disallow some email providers

Version: 1.0.2 Release date: 2018-02-16

  • Bug-fix: guests are able to post replies in closed threads

Version: 1.0.1 Release date: 2018-02-07

  • Bug-fix: guest post does not get the user assigned when posting a thread

Version: 1.0.0 Release date: 2018-01-18

Initial version

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