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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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  #196  
Old 29 Jul 2008, 12:21
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Can you modify this product to add a plugin (cache templates).

What that does is removes from:
<!-- guest welcome message -->

to

<!-- / guest welcome message -->

in memory.. eg same as auto-templates but the reverse (removing code).
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 21:03
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Originally Posted by SSJB_7 View Post
i cannot find it anywhere i tried to install it multiple times
Can't find what?
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Old 31 Jul 2008, 21:04
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by EvilJohn View Post
Strange. I could not get Welcome_headers or limited_guest_viewing mods to work.

I suspect its because I have already changed my parent ForumHome templates many times for other mods.Plus a custom style. So that the block of code you state to remove is not even there.
This is what I have relating to guests.


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I am happy though. I used your ideas. Thank you. I just created the the same messages using the default notice system.

Edit: Limited guest viewing now working. Reinstalled. I failed some where on the 1st install.
Have you reverted your navbar templates to take advantage of the vb 3.7 notices system variables?
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Old 04 Aug 2008, 19:50
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Thanks ..!
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Old 07 Aug 2008, 09:07
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Originally Posted by kalypsoweb View Post
This will keep notices from showing on any cmps pages which is what I needed. Just in case anyone else may need it
Many thanks for this useful hint!
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 06:12
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very nice works perfect.. thank you
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Old 12 Aug 2008, 00:18
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I have custom skins so the headers dont show up

It only shows up on the default Vbulletin skin

Do you have a code I can put in the FORUMHOME template for it to show up?

something like this


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Old 12 Aug 2008, 00:33
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tommyturnage View Post
I have custom skins so the headers dont show up

It only shows up on the default Vbulletin skin

Do you have a code I can put in the FORUMHOME template for it to show up?

something like this


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
This addon makes use of the notices hook from vbulletin 3.7. If you designed a skin before that be sure to revert your navbar templates or merge the appropriate variables.
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 18:50
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I've installed it and it does show messages, but it shows them to everyone. When I'm logged in as the admin, I get the guest message.

How do I make it stop showing messages telling people to register, when they have already registered?
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 20:25
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Check your notices manager to be sure the criteria is selected for each message. If not, reinstall the addon.
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Old 16 Aug 2008, 20:34
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Check your notices manager to be sure the criteria is selected for each message. If not, reinstall the addon.
I did, and I alsu uninstalled, then re-installed it. Still having the same problem.

I'm running vBulletin 3.7

Any other ideas?
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 00:42
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What criteria is showing up for the guest message?
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Old 26 Aug 2008, 03:55
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thanks a lot
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 14:09
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Installed!!

This is fantastic cheers!
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 15:36
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Thanks for this

I had to install, uninstall and then reinstall to get it to work, but working it is!!

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