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Welcome Headers: Template System Messages & Settings to Drive Participation
Mod Version: 5.1.1-t, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.0 Rating: (4 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 97
Released: 28 Dec 2009 Last Update: 28 Dec 2009 Downloads: 411
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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:

Template edits: 2
Plugins: 1 (adds 1 template and several settings)

This template hack should take under 5 minutes to implement and customize.

Installation/ Upgrade Instructions

1 Install the attached plugin file
2 Add the variable {vb:raw welcome_headers} to the end of your navbar template
3 - Customize the phrases to match your forum

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


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.

Should I use this version or the notices version?

Welcome Headers have been around since vBulletin 2.0 and for many people the template conditionals give more flexibility than the notices manager. If you're looking to click and go I suggest the notices version but if you want more control over what messages show and how, this version is right for you.

Please be sure to customize and add to the messages from this addon to match the individual needs of your forum!

Upgrading from 3.7/3.8

Significant changes were made to work with the new vb4 code structure. Please be sure to backup any template changes before updating as the new version will override your existing phrase and templates.

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Old 16 Jan 2012, 01:53
tony tony is offline
Join Date: Feb 2002

What size image can make for guess? Can I make my own background image with medium size button to the left and still have the text?
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Old 16 Jan 2012, 02:55
Ted S Ted S is offline
Join Date: Dec 2003
Originally Posted by tony View Post

What size image can make for guess? Can I make my own background image with medium size button to the left and still have the text?
You can make any size image or change the fonts, background, whatever you like by editing the templates as you see fit. The more you want to do, the more css/ html you will need to modify.
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Old 19 May 2012, 03:59
merk_aus merk_aus is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Real name: Brendon
Hey All,
I installed this and the notices mod, however removed the notices one (as it just doubled up the notices that were already there) however I am left with the two yellow backgrounds from the notices and can't find anywhere to remove them.

Website url is (stil under development) but once you get there you will immediately see what I am talking about.

I was wondering if anyone could provide any details on how to get rid of them.
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 04:43
maamon maamon is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
thank you .
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