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How to Bypass Nameserver Prefixes on the Order Form

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Sometimes during the ordering process, you may wish to bypass the nameserver prefix fields which are required by default for VPS/Dedicated product types. 

For instance, you may always want to always use ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com instead of having users specify.

This can be accomplished by changing the field type to hidden and specifying a value to be used. The following steps outline how to do this:

  • Create a custom template directory at /templates
  • Copy the /templates/orderforms/standard_cart/configureproduct.tpl file into the custom directory
  • Create a theme.yaml file in the custom directory with the following contents:
config:
    parent: standard_cart
  • Edit the configureproduct.tpl file in your custom template directory and find the following line:
<input type="text" name="ns1prefix" class="form-control" id="inputNs1prefix" value="{$server.ns1prefix}" placeholder="ns1">
  • Replace it with:
<input type="hidden" name="ns1prefix" class="form-control" id="inputNs1prefix" value="ns1.yourdomain.com">

More information regarding how to create a new order form template based on a parent template can be found in the documentation here: https://docs.whmcs.com/Order_Form_Templates#Creating_a_New_Template_based_on_a_Parent

I hope this helps and please feel free to post any further questions/comments.

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