Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
Welcome Thread Upon Registration Details »
Welcome Thread Upon Registration
Mod Version: 1.2.2, by powerful_rogue (Member) powerful_rogue is offline
Developer Last Online: Apr 2013 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.2 Rating: (19 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 276
Released: 27 May 2009 Last Update: 14 Jun 2009 Downloads: 1492
Not Supported Uses Plugins  

Welcome Thread Upon Registration

This mod creates a welcome thread when a new member registers.

Features controlled via the ACP (See screenshot)

- Thread Title
- Thread Message
- Forum Location
- Post Icon
- Which User Creates Thread
- Thread Placed In Moderation
- Create Thread Before/After Email Activation
- Have a Random Title
- Have Random Thread Content
- Post From a Random Member
- Post a Random Icon

When is the thread created?

You now have the choice via the ACP! A thread can be created as soon as a member registers, or if you use email activation on your board, you can have the thread created once they have activated their email.

Boards that require an admin to approve new users

This mod has an option to place new threads into moderation. Once the new user has been approved via an admin, you can then release the new thread.

New Features in Version 1.2

Does your welcome forum look a little bit "samey" like this?


Same old thread title, same old post icon, same old user posting the thread and when you go inside it has the same old content?

Well maybe I could interest you in the latest version of this mod!



You decide on four titles and the content of four threads! You can also select the UserID's of who you want the threads to be created by. You can also select to have random post icons! - All controlled via the ACP.

Its all random. Thread title one doesnt belong to thread content one and thread title two doesnt belong to thread content two. With this mod when a member registers, thread title one may be posted with the contents of thread content four and thread title three might be posted with thread content two etc. The same goes with the UserID's and the post icon.

Download
v1.1 = product-welcomethread280509updated
v1.2 = product-welcomethread300509
v1.2.1 = product-welcomethread030609
v1.2.2 = Fixed the issue of "Welcome Unregistered" showing if you have email activation on.

Installation
Import product via ACP
Edit settings via vbulletin options >> Welcome Thread Upon Registration

Upgrade
Import product via ACP, Click "yes" to allow overwrite.
Edit settings via vbulletin options >> Welcome Thread Upon Registration

Screenshots

The screenshots show the ACP in version 1.2. I was unable to fit it all into one image, so had to split the image in half.

Although I have marked this as supported im a very new coder and this is my first release. I have tested it by signing up over 100 users on my test board and as yet there have been no glitches.
If there are any errors, I will try my best to resolve them, however as being new im still learning the ropes.

Version History
v1.0 - First release 28/05/09 (98 d/l)
v1.1 - Thread creation after email activation added / Post Icon added 28/05/09
v1.2 - Random titles/UserID/Thread content/Post icons 30/05/2009 (49 d/l)
v1.2.1 - Allows you to have the members name created as a link to their profile (88 d/l)
v1.2.2 - Fixed the "unregistered" bug

Download Now

Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Screenshots

Click image for larger version

Name:	acp1.PNG
Views:	1510
Size:	67.6 KB
ID:	99856   Click image for larger version

Name:	acp2.PNG
Views:	1566
Size:	35.7 KB
ID:	99857  

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
Welcome thread on registration macooper vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 59 15 Dec 2010 16:46
Miscellaneous Hacks New Thread on Registration tnguy3n Modification Graveyard 101 20 Dec 2005 15:09

  #46  
Old 03 Jun 2009, 12:22
ArnyVee's Avatar
ArnyVee ArnyVee is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
You decide on four titles and the content of four threads! You can also select the UserID's of who you want the threads to be created by. You can also select to have random post icons! - All controlled via the ACP.

Its all random. Thread title one doesnt belong to thread content one and thread title two doesnt belong to thread content two. With this mod when a member registers, thread title one may be posted with the contents of thread content four and thread title three might be posted with thread content two etc. The same goes with the UserID's and the post icon.
This is a GREAT feature!

I have like a hundred of the same titled thread because of the limitations of the old mod. I'll be installing this one tonight!

By the way, I created a custom field that is required to fill upon registration for the member's first name. Can we have the result from that custom field show rather than the username (or both)?
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 03 Jun 2009, 13:46
powerful_rogue's Avatar
powerful_rogue powerful_rogue is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Real name: Dave
Hi ArnyVee, That should be possible.

Im just trying to iron out the bug regarding people using email verification and then i'll look into adding that.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 03 Jun 2009, 15:03
ryancooper's Avatar
ryancooper ryancooper is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
I like Arnolds suggestion and I would like to knwo if anyone figured out how to make a link to the new users profile?
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 03 Jun 2009, 15:20
synseal's Avatar
synseal synseal is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Real name: Ben Dover.
Does this conflict with the mod automatic profile commenter because since I installed this neither this or the profile commenter works.

Edit: Forget that working fine. Nice mod!,

Last edited by synseal; 03 Jun 2009 at 16:13.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 03 Jun 2009, 16:14
ryancooper's Avatar
ryancooper ryancooper is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Originally Posted by synseal View Post
Does this conflict with the mod automatic profile commenter because since I installed this neither this or the profile commenter works.

Edit: Forget that working fine. Nice mod!,
I just tried installing both and the both work for me....
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 03 Jun 2009, 18:28
powerful_rogue's Avatar
powerful_rogue powerful_rogue is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Real name: Dave
Originally Posted by mike2902 View Post
I have changed the message to $username has just joined the board. Take a second to send them a PM or leave a visitor message to welcome them. This allows my current members to be notified when someone new joins. Is there a way to hotlink the $username to the new members profile. That way my current members can quickly go to their profile and leave a visitor message for them
Originally Posted by ryancooper View Post
I like Arnolds suggestion and I would like to knwo if anyone figured out how to make a link to the new users profile?
Ive updated the mod to v1.2.1 so you can now link the members username to their profile. To upgrade download product-welcomethread030609.xml and allow overwrite when uploading the product.

You can now set it to have messages such as
Welcome powerful_rogue

Why not visit the profile of our new member powerful_rogue to leave a welcome message!
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 03 Jun 2009, 19:59
ryancooper's Avatar
ryancooper ryancooper is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
do you have to do anything different or will $username now automatically link to a profile?
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 03 Jun 2009, 20:36
powerful_rogue's Avatar
powerful_rogue powerful_rogue is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Real name: Dave
Originally Posted by ryancooper View Post
do you have to do anything different or will $username now automatically link to a profile?
Ive put an example in the ACP settings.

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

Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 04 Jun 2009, 01:19
ArnyVee's Avatar
ArnyVee ArnyVee is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by powerful_rogue View Post
Hi ArnyVee, That should be possible.

Im just trying to iron out the bug regarding people using email verification and then i'll look into adding that.
Very cool

Thank you. This would be a great addition to the mod.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 04 Jun 2009, 04:04
Merjawy's Avatar
Merjawy Merjawy is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: USA
Originally Posted by powerful_rogue View Post
Ive updated the mod to v1.2.1 so you can now link the members username to their profile. To upgrade download product-welcomethread030609.xml and allow overwrite when uploading the product.

You can now set it to have messages such as

Thanks powerful_rogue, I updated and will update you on the outcome.

and thanks for the link to profile feature
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 04 Jun 2009, 12:58
Merjawy's Avatar
Merjawy Merjawy is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: USA
seems to be the same,, still broke, with posts addressed to unregistered

I didn't uninstall, I just installed over

running 3.8.2 btw
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 04 Jun 2009, 13:48
powerful_rogue's Avatar
powerful_rogue powerful_rogue is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Real name: Dave
Originally Posted by Merjawy View Post
seems to be the same,, still broke, with posts addressed to unregistered

I didn't uninstall, I just installed over

running 3.8.2 btw
Hi Merjawy,
The last release was a minor update to allow the profile to be linked to the username in the thread content.

Ive added the issue of the mod creating threads with "Unregistered" to the bug list and currently working on a fix at present, however as im new to coding its taking a little longer then normal. If a member registers and verifies their email whilst still logged in it works, however if the log out and then confirm their email address, its creating the issue of them showing as "Unregistered" as vbulletin does not auto log members in when verifying email.

The options until the bug fix is released is either

1 - Turn the mod off via the ACP
2 - Switch to the "create thead before user activation" int he mod settings. This will then create the thread before the user confirms their email address.
3 - Uninstall

Not ideal I know, however this is the only bug reported with the mod and I am working on it at present.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 04 Jun 2009, 14:13
SuperDave71 SuperDave71 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Real name: Dave
Powerful,


Good morning! I have the same issue that Merjawy is having. I think the mod is a wonderful idea and I hope you can get the bug fixed. I installed the newest release and I also had the "Unregistered" is our newest member.


I really appreciate your hard work on trying to get this fix being this would be an exception addition to my forum.


I have no doubt you can get this fixed. Keep us updated and thanks!!!


-SuperDave



http://www.theLoveLogic.com/forum
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 04 Jun 2009, 19:46
Merjawy's Avatar
Merjawy Merjawy is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: USA
great powerful,...

Thanks again and I am sure you will figure it out soon.. I was just updating you on the bug, I will leave it as it is now. as the posts are not public as of yet till its all sorted out.


Thanks again
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 04 Jun 2009, 22:02
THE__DRIFTER THE__DRIFTER is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Originally Posted by powerful_rogue View Post
You say it created the thread, but wouldn't let anyone read it, but then you go onto say that you couldnt see it? Do you mean it created the thread but wouldn't allow anyone to view the content when the click on the thread title?

This mod doesn't have any usergroup settings. It uses your default usergroup settings. It also doesnt add any tables to your database - It just updates the default vbulletin database to add "1" onto the postcount of the user that makes the post - so im not sure what youve removed via phpmyadmin!
To clarify a bit. The mod created the post. The post could not be read. It showed as a new topic in the forum but no one, including myself as administrator could read its content. I deleted the physical "post" from the database because there was simply no other way to reach it as it kept on saying I do not have enough permissions to view the post. I am sure I missed something but not sure what. I will use it again but for now I want to experiment on my test site to find out why that happened.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:10.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: