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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 04 Jul 2009, 19:38
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Only on pages.
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  #302  
Old 13 Aug 2009, 09:05
NThomas NThomas is offline
 
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Is there any way to set up the text and google adsense like its done here?
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  #303  
Old 13 Aug 2009, 14:45
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Use the old version of this mod and edit the templates to add whatever HTML you want.
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  #304  
Old 13 Aug 2009, 22:04
NThomas NThomas is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Use the old version of this mod and edit the templates to add whatever HTML you want.
Like the 3.6 version?
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Old 15 Aug 2009, 05:25
NThomas NThomas is offline
 
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How can I change the background and text colors without changing the rest of the colors on vBulletin?
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Old 15 Aug 2009, 05:29
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Edit the phrase with whatever html you want. If you want to change the background use the 3.6 version of this mod and just edit the templates.
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  #307  
Old 16 Aug 2009, 23:32
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hi, great mod, very clean, i was just wondering if there was a way to over-ride it but only in one forum, i use one of the forums on my site as a Mixtape Vault, so on this one, i don't want the unregistered users to have to see the welcome headers....

is there a way to modify the code so "forumid = 111" appears to be logged in no matter what?
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 01:17
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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If you use the old (3.6) version of this addon you can limit it with template conditions which you will find right in the source code.

In the new version you have to use the options found in the notifications system.
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Old 17 Aug 2009, 09:16
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thank you, works great with the older version!

great support
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Old 18 Aug 2009, 03:18
NThomas NThomas is offline
 
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I just had vBa CMPS installed and now my "Welcome headers add-on" links don't work. Instead of linking to http://forum.austinurbanforum.com/register.php they go to http: //www.austinurbanforum.com/register.php?

Any help on how to fix this? It works on every other page except the vBa CMPS "homepage."
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Old 18 Sep 2009, 23:01
Wifey Wifey is offline
 
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I have uninstalled this, however I'm still getting a random table that says notices on my forumhome. Any help?
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Old 19 Sep 2009, 02:30
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Turn off the notices system. It's part of vBulletin's core code.
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  #313  
Old 19 Sep 2009, 05:03
Wifey Wifey is offline
 
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Okay, then this is still adding a secondary welcome, you must ned to register section. and I don't know how to get rid of that. I'm sorry, I really did like the hack but now I've redone my welcome box and it's messy. I don't mean to be a PITA, I swear.
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  #314  
Old 19 Sep 2009, 05:11
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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This addon uses the Notices system. If the notices system is off it won't show up. If something is showing up it is not a result of the welcome headers 3.8 addon.

Have you searched your templates for the welcome message you're seeing?
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Old 19 Sep 2009, 14:53
Wifey Wifey is offline
 
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I tried searching but got nothing. I've asked over at vb.com, as I guess it's not an issue with the hack. I'm so frustrated.

How do you turn off the notices system? Thanks for your help.
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