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Welcome headers - Improve community registration rates
Mod Version: 5.0.2, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (47 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 871
Released: 19 Dec 2007 Last Update: 10 May 2008 Downloads: 5345
Not Supported Uses Plugins  

Exciting Announcement! vBulletin 3.7.0 now includes a built in Welcome Headers System (named "Notices") that easily allows you to add and control your own welcome messages with functionality above what can be found in the traditional welcome headers system. There are some important differences in these systems so please read this thread before upgrading.

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Important: If you are upgrading from the 3.6 or earlier versions and have modified the navbar template you will either need to revert it or add new vBulletin code as shown in http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=152.

Out of the box, your forum isn't personalized to assist or address your visitors. As a result, guests entering on a page other than the homepage (which is most often the case) have no idea what to do or why to register. Additionally, there are no visible status indicators, making it confusing for unconfirmed, unapproved or new members to know what to do or where to begin. But with a little customization, the use of the vBulletin Notices System and Welcome Headers, you can solve these issues in just a few minutes.

What is Welcome Headers?

Welcome Headers is a set of predefined messages and rules designed to help you get started in personalizing your site's notices using the vBulletin notice feature. The default templates are just that, default I highly encourage you to modify and add to the language and rules to meet the needs of your actual community environment.

Modifications/ Instructions:

Plugins: 1 (notices entries, rules and phrases)
This template hack should take under 5 minutes to implement and customize.

Installation/ Upgrade Instructions

1 Backup any existing welcome header messages (upgrading)
2 Remove the default welcome header from your forum home template (new installs)
3 Install the attached plugin file
4 Now Required: Customize the messages to include your site's name

For detailed instructions on each step please view the install.html file included with this addon.

Support

Please post any enhancement or technical questions you may have and I will do my best to respond in a timely manner. Please note: I can not guarantee an immediate response and am unable to assist with integrating this addon with other addons or with HTML related questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the second post in the thread for a list of frequently asked questions which is updated periodically.

Older Version Support

While most users are choosing to upgrade to the notices system, there are some advantages to the "old" system mainly in that it does not rely on a rules system and can be configured as designed with code changes. Additionally, the "old" version has automatic interfacing with several other addons which the notices system does not. For this reason, the old version is still supported and remains fully compatible with 3.7.

Updates

- 5/9/2008 :: A small upgrade has been released fixing the typo in the sendmessage.php file

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  #316  
Old 19 Sep 2009, 18:03
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
The notices system is an option in the vbulletion options area.

We can track this down... post a screenshot of the message so I can see exactly what it is.
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  #317  
Old 19 Sep 2009, 21:21
Wifey Wifey is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Thanks. I think it's my navbar, but I'm not sure.

Attached are the screenshots. It is ONLY when it's a guest.
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File Type: jpg mainpage.jpg (160.8 KB, 20 views)
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  #318  
Old 20 Sep 2009, 07:22
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Have you tried searching your phrases for any of the text shown in those messages?
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  #319  
Old 20 Sep 2009, 14:59
Wifey Wifey is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Yep, and I get nothing. I'm thinking maybe I just need to reinstall and not worry about it anymore, LOL.
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  #320  
Old 12 Oct 2009, 00:48
Ohiosweetheart Ohiosweetheart is offline
 
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Real name: Peggy
When I attempted to install the product and save, I got the following error -
XML Error: not well-formed (invalid token) at Line 5
Any ideas what's up with that?
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  #321  
Old 12 Oct 2009, 01:26
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Are you uploading the XML file?
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  #322  
Old 10 Nov 2009, 19:45
Thulasi Thulasi is offline
 
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Hello Ted

Thanks for this hack.
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  #323  
Old 10 Nov 2009, 19:49
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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It sounds like one of your notices templates has been customized, please revert these and check the settings for each of the items in the notices manager.
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  #324  
Old 10 Nov 2009, 23:21
Thulasi Thulasi is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Thanks for help.

After installation, it displayed customized welcome message with header "messages" (I have customized Notices template to Messages).

Now, I uninstalled the mod.
Please tell me how to get the welcome header as in your screenshot.

Thanks.
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  #325  
Old 11 Nov 2009, 00:03
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Thulasi View Post
Thanks for help.

After installation, it displayed customized welcome message with header "messages" (I have customized Notices template to Messages).

Now, I uninstalled the mod.
Please tell me how to get the welcome header as in your screenshot.

Thanks.
Install the mod. Insure your templates are not modified. Insure the settings for your notices are appropriate.

The screenshot is from the exact mod.
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  #326  
Old 14 Nov 2009, 19:03
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whats the code i put in to use this with vba?
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  #327  
Old 17 Nov 2009, 19:46
bigbrother999 bigbrother999 is offline
 
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For some reason i am unable to get this working on one on my styles. This works on my current style but will not work on my other one that i downloaded. Any help?
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  #328  
Old 06 Jan 2010, 17:25
Bansheebob Bansheebob is offline
 
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Went step for step with this and now I have no welcome message at all.

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  #329  
Old 07 Jan 2010, 01:35
Bansheebob Bansheebob is offline
 
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Well it took me an hour but I figured it out. Even got some adsense in there (: See here...

http://www.hillclimbersforum.com/index.php
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  #330  
Old 13 Oct 2010, 03:51
rnmcd rnmcd is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Ted S., I just upgraded from vb 3.6.8 to 3.8.6.

I still have Welcome Headers version 4.1.3 installed. I'm not sure how to check if all the messages are displaying properly.

Are there any changes or updates that you would recommend that I make to Welcome Headers?

Unless you recommend, I don't intend to change to using the notices system.

Thank you.
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