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Forms - Staff Application Forms - Contact Us, etc 3.3.0 RC1

$25.00 · Renewal Term: $11.00 per 6 months

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Application Forms opens up a world of possibility for you and your community by designing, curating, and managing custom application forms.  Application forms can be designed from scratch with an infinite number of custom field types in over 20 different types, enabling you to fill any need you might have.  Let your community submit their application for your position, proposal, project, or idea!  

  • Do you want to harness the power of your community for brainstorming ideas?  
  • Do you want to run contests where everyone must follow the same guidelines?
  • Are you looking for way to interview new clanmates or members?
  • Do you require a background check on new staff members?  

If you need a way to ultimately manage user input in a methodical and orderly manner, then Application Forms is the best way to do it.  Instead of wasting your time with forum posts where users may or may not follow your posting guidelines, require and draft a custom proposal form where users must follow your specifications.

Buy Application Forms to build amazing submission forms! 


Application Forms features deep integration with native IPS functionality, giving you the design macro to let IPS power your custom field types:

  • Address
  • Checkbox
  • Code
  • Color
  • Date
  • Editor
  • Email Address
  • Member
  • Number
  • Password
  • Poll
  • Radio
  • Rating
  • Select Box
  • Telephone Number
  • Text
  • Text Area
  • Upload
  • URL

Other features include:

  • Unlimited number of Forms
  • Unlimited number of fields in each Form
  • View all submissions with ability to edit and PM member
  • Auto-link to new Forum Topic with ability to create poll for voting
  • Send a PM After form submission
  • Only allow members to apply once
  • Member benefits such as promoting membergroups and secondary membergroups


This application also includes support for the Rules App



Version < 3.2.0 are for IPS 4.3.x
Version 3.2.0 is for IPS 4.4.0

What's New in Version 3.3.0 RC1   See changelog


  • Added Comments to submissions
  • Changed Langstring from the application forms submit button from "save" to "submit".
  • Fixed the broken profile link in the ModCP - Overview
  • Removed Notification feature if the submissions aren't posted to the ModCP
  • Fixed broken redirect page

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Benjamin Garrison

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Great overall add-on.  Super easy to setup and work the way you want it to. 

Few things lacking
- Responsiveness, would like to see fields availability based on values of other fields.  For instance, if you have a "How did you hear about us" field, and they chose "Other".. Would be nice if a text area populated to fill in the other.
- No way to filter out fields.  Back to previous example, you cannot break down the responses into reports.  "Number of submissions that heard of us from _____ source".
- Lastly, when you create a topic from the submission that needs approval the approval doesn't fully update the form status.  When you go into Applications to approve the application, it says that it has been approved already from the topic.. However, this doesn't actually work because the role assigned doesn't update.  End result is you have to approve the application and the topic.  Two step process.  But meh, minor inconvenience.

Response from the author:

Thanks for the feedback and valuable suggestions which we'll consider for an upcoming release.

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Great application! We use it heavily on our site. One thing I would like to see added are specific notifications for who applied and for what. The "New Submission" notification is a bit vague when using a variety of different form applications. 

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   7 of 8 members found this review helpful 7 / 8 members

Any gaming community admin would love to have this app.  This app and many of fosters others makes administration of member less painful, so you have more time for gaming.

Fosters responds quickly and ready to help.


Response from the author:

Thanks for the great review @RottenX!  Yes, we hope gaming websites can use Application Forms to apply for clans, legions, groups, or other team and give more control to admins or moderators to accept or deny applications.  

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Adam Dover

   13 of 18 members found this review helpful 13 / 18 members

Works perfectly as described.  There are currently no instructions with the app, but luckily I had my issues answered by fosters (app creator).  But here is a quick tutorial:

- Install as a APP, not a plugin (TAR file).  

- Go to Admin CP - Community - Staff Applications to begin adding your application forms for group member positions in your community.

- +Create New to make a Form for a specific group application.

- +Add Field once form is made to add any questions you want the client to answer like "why they want the position".  (do not worry about name, it makes a post by that client on their submission post)


To view (or fill out a form), try these two links with appropriate path to your forums:


if nothing shows up try this instead:




Response from the author:

Thanks for the stellar 5-star review.  We've since updated the download with a README file so users know how to install or update.

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   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

A really cool application you can do many things with. I use it as a survey system. You can create questions like "how you like our site?" Possible answers very good, bad etc. or number values. You can create a complete survey system with all possible field variations, the member can even choose a color. It's a great addition to every community. ?


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   3 of 5 members found this review helpful 3 / 5 members

I love the applications and think it is absolutely worth it for communities to have!

This is something that will be needed to manage applications, however there should be a deny option next to the approve option.

Response from the author:

Thanks for the 5 star review.  We hope you've tried out our newer versions which allows moderators to approve and deny directly in the ModCP!  

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Josiah Wallingford

   3 of 5 members found this review helpful 3 / 5 members

We are loving this application! Our organization is broken up into roles. This allows our members to apply for a specific role and to have the lead of the role view the submissions.

Response from the author:

That sounds like a great use for Application Forms and I'm so happy to hear you love the app!  

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   3 of 7 members found this review helpful 3 / 7 members

So once i approve a member to you the user group to the application I Get this error. How do I fix it?


Error: Cannot use object of type IPS\applicationform\Position\Data as array (0)
#0 /home3/abarca/public_html/core/system/Dispatcher/Controller.php(86): IPS\applicationform\modules\admin\forms\_position->approve()
#1 /home3/abarca/public_html/core/system/Node/Controller.php(63): IPS\Dispatcher\_Controller->execute()
#2 /home3/abarca/public_html/core/applications/applicationform/modules/admin/forms/position.php(35): IPS\Node\_Controller->execute()
#3 /home3/abarca/public_html/core/system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php(129): IPS\applicationform\modules\admin\forms\_position->execute()
#4 /home3/abarca/public_html/core/admin/index.php(14): IPS\_Dispatcher->run()
#5 {main}

Response from the author:

Hi, reviews are not the appropriate place for support or bugs.  Please use the designated support topic as clearly stated in the file's description and we would be happy to investigate.  We hope once we're able to resolve your issue you will consider updating your review.  

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   2 of 5 members found this review helpful 2 / 5 members

Really good but a Replace Create Thread Button Option would be very useful i guess.

Response from the author:

Hi, thanks for the review.  We're sorry you only gave us 4 out of 5 possible stars since we try to do everything we can to please our clients.  For suggestions, please use our designated Support Topic so we can investigate your feedback.  Thanks!  

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   2 of 5 members found this review helpful 2 / 5 members

Does what it says it does. I use it for applications for moderator positions on game servers. Recommend this to anyone and the author is very fast at responding for support request.

Response from the author:

Hey @joshuaj yes we were happy to provide support to you, and thank you for the great feedback!  

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Robert Culkin

   1 of 3 members found this review helpful 1 / 3 members

A real game changer. I know that phrase is cliched and over used, but it couldn't be a better fit for this app. With my forum we have to deal with trolls and other trouble makers. By using this app along with some permission tweaks to groups I have been able to create multiple layers of vetting before someone has full access to my community. Its essentially automated a vital task that would have taken me ages to do manually. The added sense of security combined with membership growth is truly great. I have ideas and a vision for my community that wouldn't have been possible before.

Response from the author:

Thanks for the awesome review!  You're using it in the way that we envisioned, by helping admins control access to new permission groups and giving you more control over any application workflow.  

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I-W Networks

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   2 of 7 members found this review helpful 2 / 7 members

Good :)

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Good review :) 

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I was wondering

If we can also have multi page forms...

Page break can be added for previous next

we can have title field...  Like  : Personal Information in between 

Response from the author:

Unfortunately this application doesn't support multi page forms and I'm not sure if it's really possible. I'll take a look for the next major release.

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