AussieHQ/WHMCS Domain Checker Plugin

Posted on 23. Jul, 2011 by in plugins

This is a cool little plugin that I wrote to provide a domain checking form and also provide some ‘glue’ between my AussieHQ reseller account and WHMCS. It allows you to insert the domain checker form in any post or page using a shortcode.

To install the plugin you can use the plugin upload option in WordPress or simply upload the grvahq folder from the zip file to your wp-content/plugins folder.

To display the domain checker form in a post you just need to insert the [grv_ahq] shortcode in your post.

To display the domain checker form in a page you need to insert a little snippet of PHP code into your page in the place where you want the form to appear like this:

<?php echo do_shortcode(‘[grv_ahq]’); ?>

That’s all there is to it. The plugin has a number of options including some fairly substantial control over how it appears in your page. With a little bit of CSS you should be able to give it your own look and feel. Here’s a screenshot of the settings page:

You can click on the image for a full sized view. Besides the required AussieHQ settings you can customise each of the elements on the form and the text that is displayed to your website visitors.

This should make it fairly easy to make the domain checker form look good and fit in with your current site design.

I’d like to take a moment to thank AussieHQ for providing such an easy to use API and some sample code – it took me less than 24 hours to create the plugin.

Currently you can download the plugin from the link below. I will be adding it into the WordPress Codex once it has been tested on a few more blogs.

 

Click HERE for a demo

Click HERE to download the plugin zip file

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2 Responses to “AussieHQ/WHMCS Domain Checker Plugin”

  1. Bamidele 3 August 2011 at 12:47 am #

    Can this plugin be use with any web hosting that’s using WHMCS or just with AussieHQ reseller account?

  2. admin 3 August 2011 at 3:41 am #

    It uses the AussieHQ API to check domain availability, so you would need an Aussie HQ domain reseller account. I may make another version that uses a standard WHOIS lookup if there’s any interest in it.


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