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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.

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.

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 24 Feb 2010, 21:22
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thanks ted! i really need it
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Old 26 Feb 2010, 17:45
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A little question, how can I remove this?
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Old 26 Feb 2010, 21:21
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A little question, how can I remove this?
Turn off that message in the Welcome Headers options.
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Old 26 Feb 2010, 21:52
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I deleted the default guest notification from Notifications menu and problem solved.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 12:11
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Nice work.
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Old 02 Mar 2010, 00:08
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sorry stupid Q
but where can i do this :

Add the variable {vb:raw welcome_headers} to the end of your navbar template
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Old 02 Mar 2010, 04:15
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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In your template manager.
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Old 11 Mar 2010, 05:42
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This work on 4.0.2?
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Old 11 Mar 2010, 17:17
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installed on 4.0.1 and worked great , tnx
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Old 14 Mar 2010, 17:58
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tagged for now. Great work on this Ted. It looks very nice.


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Old 16 Mar 2010, 08:02
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Originally Posted by zeroality View Post
This work on 4.0.2?
Does it?
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Old 16 Mar 2010, 09:35
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Originally Posted by zeroality View Post
Does it?
yes. Works very well, very easy to install (5 minutes or less) Only part that can be a gotcha for some is changes to the messages. I just copy those into dreamweaver and mess with them there.

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Old 17 Mar 2010, 06:27
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Thanks.
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Old 05 Apr 2010, 17:49
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Been using this for years since it was first released, still loving it today. Great job Ted!
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Nice work, thank you.
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