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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
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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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Old 27 Apr 2008, 23:36
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thanks installed*
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Old 30 Apr 2008, 20:34
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Thumbs up

Originally Posted by bigsbydapicka View Post
same here...had to remove and reinstall on 3.7 to get it to fly.
Same here It worked after re-installing

Great Mod
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Old 01 May 2008, 02:26
Lindsey Lindsey is offline
 
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Is this ready for 3.7 stable?
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Old 01 May 2008, 04:00
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Originally Posted by Lindsey View Post
Is this ready for 3.7 stable?
Give it a whirl and find out.

Side Note: 3.7.x refers to all versions within the 3.7 series.
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Old 03 May 2008, 17:52
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Can some one tell me what this actually adds that vB doesn't have? I removed the mod and I still see options to reproduce what this mod did; as far as number of posts the user made, unlogged in, etc.
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Old 03 May 2008, 21:46
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Vinny445 View Post
Can some one tell me what this actually adds that vB doesn't have? I removed the mod and I still see options to reproduce what this mod did; as far as number of posts the user made, unlogged in, etc.
I guess you missed the mod description at the top of the page....

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.
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Old 04 May 2008, 05:33
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
You would need to modify the notices template by "wrapping" it in a set of conditionals such that it doesnt appear on whatever page you like...

i.e.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
I am trying to figure out which template I need to wrap this code around. Is it the navbar_noticebit template? Thanks again for this plugin....saves a LOT of time!
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Old 04 May 2008, 09:38
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
I guess you missed the mod description at the top of the page....
No I didn't miss the description at the top of the page....
I'm wondering does this just fill in some examples to work off of or does it add features you wouldn't normally be able to produce without this mod.

EDIT: Forget it
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Old 04 May 2008, 18:36
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Vinny445 View Post
No I didn't miss the description at the top of the page....
I'm wondering does this just fill in some examples to work off of or does it add features you wouldn't normally be able to produce without this mod.

EDIT: Forget it
As stated in the description, in 3.7 a robust interface for notices was added into the default program rendering it useless to have a separate welcome headers tool. However, as most people don't want to think up a basic messaging strategy, this addon was ported to 3.7 in order help the thousands of users make a simple move and get a start on their notices.
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Old 04 May 2008, 21:33
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I upgraded to the new version and I'm not seeing anyway to edit the settings.

There are no Notices that were created and there is longer any options in the AdminCP.

Where should I look to modify the settings?
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Old 04 May 2008, 22:24
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by BassX View Post
I upgraded to the new version and I'm not seeing anyway to edit the settings.

There are no Notices that were created and there is longer any options in the AdminCP.

Where should I look to modify the settings?
Everything is now run through the notices system. Perhaps try a reinstall or update your notices if you're not seeing it.
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Old 05 May 2008, 01:44
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I try and install it and get emails saying Duplicate entry '1000' for key 1.

It's not installed in product manager, trying too sends these emails.

Please help.

Thanks.
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Old 05 May 2008, 02:14
kalypsoweb kalypsoweb is offline
 
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Ted, you wouldn't know which template it is for notices that I would need to wrap in order for it not to show up on the vba pages?
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Old 05 May 2008, 04:31
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Thanks for this excellent mod! I saved my old setting from Welcome Headers and easily transferred them.

A note to others upgrading: I had to actually uinstall the old version, and reinstall this mod: overwriting it wouldn't do it. It took me a bit to realize it hadn't installed completely, but I was able to tell because it didn't have the new default notices.

And yes, registrations and posting have been up since I added welcome headers.
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Old 05 May 2008, 04:45
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Originally Posted by kalypsoweb View Post
Ted, you wouldn't know which template it is for notices that I would need to wrap in order for it not to show up on the vba pages?
Ok, after a few hours of playing with conditions, I found a fix:

In navbar template:

Change:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

To:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

This will keep notices from showing on any cmps pages which is what I needed. Just in case anyone else may need it
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