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Welcome Thread Redirect (on registration) by BOP5
Mod Version: 0.9, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (12 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 94
Released: 30 Jan 2011 Last Update: Never Downloads: 535
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Welcome Thread Redirect by BOP5

This is the VB 4.x thread. The VB 3.8 thread is here although the code is identical:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/misc....o5redirctonreg

Tested With vBulletin 3.8.6 and 4.0.8 and should work with all 3.8/4.0/4.1 versions released to date.

Version 0.9 - BETA. THIS IS BETA SOFTWARE. I have tested it on my test forums and 1 live forum. I do not know of any specific bugs but until I can confirm it works on more forums I will keep it marked as Beta.

Demo: http://www.juot.net/forums/showthread.php?t=19281 (You will have to register to be redirected, obviously.)

The purpose of this mod is to redirect users to a welcome thread after they have registered instead of the normal message vBulletin usually displays. The idea is to make them feel more welcome and a "welcome thread" seems more natural than a cold vBulletin generated message.

This mod can be used two ways. Stand alone this mod will simply redirect users to a specific thread you specify by threadid in the mod options.

The second and more intersting way is to use it as an add-on for another mod, BBR - Welcome Thread Upon Registration which can be found on vBulletin.org at: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=229473. This mod has been designed and tested around version 2.02 of the "Welcome Thread" mod. I do not know if it will work with any other version.

Using it as an add-on this mod will redirect users to their own personal thread upon registration.

If your forum uses Email Verification the redirect will happen after they verify their email address. If you don't use Email Verification they will be forwarded immediately after registration. The mod with auto detect your verification settings.

This mod is NOT intended to be used if "moderating" new members, I haven't tested what would happen if you have moderation enabled.

Be aware the BBR - Welcome Thread Upon Registration mod has at this time has several known bugs mostly relating to Email Activation. This mod does not cause, nor can it fix any of those bugs.

If You intend to use this mod and the "Welcome Thread" mod together you must set your "Welcome Thread" mod to always create the new thread AFTER Email Activation IF you use Email Activation on your forum.

I've done my best to make this mod fail gracefully if a setting is wrong, the user generally won't see an error message but if the settings are wrong they may redirect to a different thread or get a message that a thread is not found, but registration will still complete correctly.

This mod adds 1 phrase to the "Front End - Redirect Messages group which can be customized or translated. This is the message displayed to the user for the few seconds before they are redirected.

Full instructions are in the zip file.

Always do a backup or make sure you have a recent backup handy before installing any new mods. Use at your own risk.

The Fine Print - If any day should come that I haven't logged into vbulletin.org for over 120 days I hereby authorize this mod and any other mods I have posted on vBulletin.org to be designated "re-usable code" status so long as any mods created from them remain free and available on vbulletin.org.

If you come across any problems with this mod please post the exact version of vBulletin you are using, if you are using the "Welcome Thread" mod, If you require Email Activation, and if you're willing, the URL of your forum. This will save me from having to ask you later and prove to me you read this post in full showing me you are worthy of help.

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Old 20 Mar 2011, 19:25
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It's all good I think this will work out a little bit better that creating threads that may only have replies from active members, especially if the new member decides not to be involved in the site.

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Old 21 Mar 2011, 07:46
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I would love to see this hack incorporated with this intro/welcome hack, which is what we're currently using on our 4.1.2 forum.
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Old 21 Mar 2011, 15:07
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Originally Posted by RedTrinity View Post
I would love to see this hack incorporated with this intro/welcome hack, which is what we're currently using on our 4.1.2 forum.
I'm not really a fan of forcing people to do anything.
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 03:42
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Downloaded and saw your code for redirect. It is more complicated than I need. I want to redirect after registration to the Paid Subscriptions process, as all the members will need to pay to join.
I am not very familiar with vBulletin code or PHP for that matter and I don't want to mess with the way things work.
If I just make a fairly simple change like this, do I need to make a formal setup as a mod....it seems too complicated.
Since you know what you are doing would I be able to get your help with this?
Thanks!
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 14:12
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If yo want to force people to pay to join this isn't the mod for you.

Check out this mod by Lance for Hire: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=263521
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 16:56
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I have downloaded and installed this Lancer for Hire mod, thanks but it did not function for some reason on my forum (and I tried everything). My forum owners also want the registration first and Paylpal second. Lance for Hire has those in the opposite order.

I thought you would be interested in assisting with a simple (or at least what I perceive to be simple) change.
The purpose for the forum is not for fun or to try to get a lot of users and it's purpose in not to make money.
It is for doctors breaking ground on a new type of treatment for neurological disorders to discuss and share ideas and findings. The low cost to join is to cover the hosting...Members would be 50 in number at most. So, in this case, it is considered that those who will join will do so for professional reasons and many of them will be invited to join.
I am guessing I should post a request in the thread for paid mods then.
Just thought you might be interested.
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 20:11
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Perhaps this mod would better fit your needs- redirect to any page AFTER registration: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=235509

I could modify my mod but I don't think it's needed.
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Old 13 Jul 2011, 20:52
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Wow, this is excellent!
I didn't find this one when I was looking. (but there's sure a lot out there!)
I will install and let you know how it turns out.
Thanks so much!
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Old 14 Jul 2011, 03:48
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Perhaps this mod would better fit your needs- redirect to any page AFTER registration: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=235509

I could modify my mod but I don't think it's needed.
I installed this suggested mod but it also does not have the complete function I am looking for.
No matter when you do the redirect, the new member can just ignore the paid subscription and enjoy full membership privileges once they have activated by the link in the email.
The code needs to be a little more sophisticated and turn on a flag when the subscription has been paid. This same flag needs to be checked before member is activated. I think I need the paid subscription part to actually be a part of the registration process, even on the same screen and then if they don't pay, they can't even get an activation email.
That gets a little more complicated but thanks for suggesting the redirect! It was worth a try.
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Old 23 Jul 2011, 01:51
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This is exactly what I was looking for!
Working great on my 4.1.4 board. Excellent mod. Rated 5!
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Old 13 Aug 2011, 01:34
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I'm not using the other mod, but when I have this installed, no redirecting happens, at all.

The registration email goes out, the user activates via the registration link, and there is no redirecting.

Do I assume correctly that this mod only works if you do not use the email activation procedures?
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Old 13 Aug 2011, 11:42
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Originally Posted by DaffyDuck View Post
I'm not using the other mod, but when I have this installed, no redirecting happens, at all.

The registration email goes out, the user activates via the registration link, and there is no redirecting.

Do I assume correctly that this mod only works if you do not use the email activation procedures?
It's supposed to work either way- but I haven't tested it on any of the newer VB releases- what VB version are you using?
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Old 22 Sep 2011, 15:48
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How i translate this mod?
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Old 22 Sep 2011, 15:58
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Originally Posted by Babis 92 View Post
How i translate this mod?
Whatever text used by this mod are in phrases (I think just Admin CP settings) so you can translate those phrases in the phrase manager if you need to. User the "Search Phrases" function to find them.
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Old 25 Sep 2011, 16:41
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Hi,

The thread says this is the Mod Version: 1.00 but the XML says this:
<version>0.9</version>

Where is the 1.00? My plugin manager is complaining about that.
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