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vbulletin posting posts with CURL and PHP

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I need to post a forum post on vbulletin via CURL and PHP, doesnt seem to be a hard job, however it has to have images, and I’m fine with uploading one image, but as soon as I add a second image, it seems to just redirect to the top thread in the forum i’m trying to post to?

Heres my code, it seems as if posting second image is just changing path to the image.. but it doesnt work?

$post = array(
                'st' => '0',
                'act' => 'Post',
                's' => '',
                'f' => '157',
                'auth_key' => $this->scrape->fetchBetween("<input type='hidden' name='auth_key' value='", "'",$this->scrape->result),
                'removeattachid' => '0',
                'MAX_FILE_SIZE' => '0',
                'CODE' => '01',
                'post_key' => $this->scrape->fetchBetween("<input type='hidden' name='post_key' value='", "'",$this->scrape->result),
                'TopicTitle' => $data['title'],
                'TopicDesc' => '',
                'tag' => $tag,
                'bbmode' => 'normal',
                'ffont' => '0',
                'fsize' => '0',
                'fcolor' => '0',
                'LIST' => 'LIST ',
                'helpbox' => 'Image (alt + g) [img]http://www.dom.com/img.gif[/img]',
                'tagcount' => '',
                'Post' => $description,
                'enableemo' => 'yes',
                'enablesig' => 'yes',
                'iconid' => '0',
                'FILE_UPLOAD' => "@".$data['img1'],
                'attachgo' => 'Add This Attachment'
        );
        $this->scrape->fetch('http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?', $username, $post);
        if(!empty($data['img2'])) {
            $post = array(
                'st' => '0',
                'act' => 'Post',
                's' => '',
                'f' => '157',
                'auth_key' => $this->scrape->fetchBetween("<input type='hidden' name='auth_key' value='", "'",$this->scrape->result),
                'removeattachid' => '0',
                'MAX_FILE_SIZE' => '0',
                'CODE' => '01',
                'post_key' => $this->scrape->fetchBetween("<input type='hidden' name='post_key' value='", "'",$this->scrape->result),
                'TopicTitle' => $data['title'],
                'TopicDesc' => '',
                'tag' => $tag,
                'bbmode' => 'normal',
                'ffont' => '0',
                'fsize' => '0',
                'fcolor' => '0',
                'LIST' => 'LIST ',
                'helpbox' => 'Image (alt + g) [img]http://www.dom.com/img.gif[/img]',
                'tagcount' => '',
                'Post' => $description,
                'enableemo' => 'yes',
                'enablesig' => 'yes',
                'iconid' => '0',
                'FILE_UPLOAD' => "@".$data['img2'],
                'attachgo' => 'Add This Attachment');

            $this->scrape->fetch('http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?', $username, $post);
            echo "<pre>";
            print_r($post);
            exit($this->scrape->result);

        }

I’d appreciate any suggestions… there must be something hidding somewhere but I just can’t see it..

Thanks,
S

How to&Answers:

You’re not adding a second image to the one post: you’re doing two posts with two images. As you’re doing this by spoofing the POST parameters the first post gets actioned, and then the second post won’t because vBull has protection against two posts being submitted quickly. The posts are (almost) identical so the second gets rejected. What you need to do is check the POST structure for including a second image and spoof that in a single call, not in two calls.

HOWEVER: as a general guide, such an approach would be considered “dangerous” in case things changes in the code.

You probably should look at using a the very functional API provided by vBulletin. https://members.vbulletin.com/api/vBulletin/vB_DataManager_ThreadPost.html https://members.vbulletin.com/api/vBulletin/vB_DataManager_Post.html

Like anything to do with vBull, it’s a bit complicated but there’s an excellent forum that (if you have a licence) can help you out. You’ll see that the “POST” allows an array in the API.