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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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Old 30 Mar 2008, 19:28
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 14:03
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Great add-on. Installed.
Just a small note.

The link to contact us is slightly incorrect in the guest message.
It's linking to send_message.php instead of sendmessage.php

Sinply edit out the underscore in the notices manager (guest message).
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Old 06 Apr 2008, 13:11
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HI.

i followed all steps and manage to set to other templates except one.
ok. i did copy the working template header into non-working but still can see, even the default vb mesaage.
what can be the problem ?

pls guide.
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Old 06 Apr 2008, 21:53
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by hrk View Post
HI.

i followed all steps and manage to set to other templates except one.
ok. i did copy the working template header into non-working but still can see, even the default vb mesaage.
what can be the problem ?

pls guide.
Your question is unclear. What have you done and what is happening?
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Old 06 Apr 2008, 23:22
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Could anyone give me a starting point or help to find how to scale down the notices box for my template?

It stretches the entire length of the table and I would like to center it with some space.

You can see what I mean at http://forums.prisonofficer.org
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Old 06 Apr 2008, 23:26
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Originally Posted by CoryHawk View Post
Could anyone give me a starting point or help to find how to scale down the notices box for my template?

It stretches the entire length of the table and I would like to center it with some space.
You can edit the boxes by changing the HTML in the template welcome_headers (you'll want to change the width to accomplish this goal). If you don't know HTML and want to more advance things head over to www.w3schools.com for the basics.
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Old 06 Apr 2008, 23:39
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I did a search in all templates for "welcome_headers" and it returned no results.

In Products/Plugins it is loaded however.

Welcome Headers 5.0.1 Boost registration and activity rates with more visible guest welcome and member status messages.


Am I looking in the wrong place?
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 00:36
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Are you searching by name?
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 01:02
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I am "Searching for Text".. I have tried checking "Search Titles Only" and still nothing.

Sigh.. I just want to change the pesky 100% to a 90
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 01:12
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Forget searching and just browse your current templates. Go to the list, click any record once then press "w" to be taken to items starting with that letter.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 01:33
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I do not have a welcome_headers template in ANY of my styles.

I uninstalled and reimported the product file (and it added a 3-4 "notices" in the Notice manager") but I can't find that template to edit.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 01:37
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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My mistake... Didn't realize this was the 3.7 version of this thread. The notices template is a default part of vbulletin 3.7 and not something this hack effects.

Look for the code:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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In the navbar template and change as desired.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 01:37
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Your question is unclear. What have you done and what is happening?
Hi. Ted.

thank you for your time.
ive followed exactly what you mention in steps however i could not get it work on one of my templates

the header template is after removing the required lines)


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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ive set the Notices at the backed set for Administrator to display guest message. but could not show either.

thank you.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 02:23
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HRK,

If you are using the 3.7 version of this addon there is no reason to remove any lines of code and doing so may cause the addon to not work. In 3.7 the notices are a default feature and this addon just inputs a predefined set to get you started.
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Old 07 Apr 2008, 02:33
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HRK,

If you are using the 3.7 version of this addon there is no reason to remove any lines of code and doing so may cause the addon to not work. In 3.7 the notices are a default feature and this addon just inputs a predefined set to get you started.
Hi Ted,

so in summary you are asking those using vb3.7 b not to remove the line of codes.?

the package contain a readme file which state


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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thanks
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