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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 20 Dec 2007, 01:46
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I also wanted to thank you for taking the time to update this.
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Old 20 Dec 2007, 02:01
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Weeeeeeeeee many thanks <3
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Old 21 Dec 2007, 21:59
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THANKS!! sooooo one of the best, most practical add-on out there. an absolute must. in fact, SHOULD be default feature of vbulletin.

Originally Posted by hIBEES View Post
EDIT: the unistall and reinstall sorted it.

Many thanks MOTM


Originally Posted by bigsbydapicka View Post
same here...had to remove and reinstall on 3.7 to get it to fly.
ditto.
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 01:52
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Just a FYI, the "Notice [Pulldown] has not already been displayed" Doesn't seem to work correctly as Unreg shows Guest Message and Never Posted.
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 17:34
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Thanks installed with no issues!!!
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 19:17
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Great mod thank you
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 19:28
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I was wondering which theme do you have it on your board?
Its just amazing with the sidebar!
If its available as a free download for 3.7, could you please share it with me.

Thanks and best Regards
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Old 24 Dec 2007, 01:02
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thank you for released !
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Old 24 Dec 2007, 14:22
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@Ted S
$vbulletin is available in installation code - so you could use $vbulletin->options['bbtitle'] or smth. for more decent default messages
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Old 24 Dec 2007, 15:10
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Worked perfectly and easy to understand installation.. It's simple mod, but it's the language of the notice that is priceless.

Two thumbs up! Especially the activation notice, with the junkmail filters + VB activation email issues now days.

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Old 26 Dec 2007, 06:05
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Originally Posted by sdfaheem View Post
I was wondering which theme do you have it on your board?
Its just amazing with the sidebar!
If its available as a free download for 3.7, could you please share it with me.

Thanks and best Regards
The style shown in the screenshot (divematrix.com) is a custom design. The sidebar is just HTML placed in the appropriate templates for the pages it's used in -- no hack/addon necessary.
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Old 26 Dec 2007, 06:06
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Originally Posted by Andreas View Post
@Ted S
$vbulletin is available in installation code - so you could use $vbulletin->options['bbtitle'] or smth. for more decent default messages
Thanks! I'll give it a whirl and release an update later this week.
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Old 27 Dec 2007, 03:11
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Ted,

I've been a long time user of the Welcome Headers, however with the new vB 3.7 and it's built in notices is this hack really needed anymore?
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Old 27 Dec 2007, 05:07
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by WoodiE View Post
Ted,

I've been a long time user of the Welcome Headers, however with the new vB 3.7 and it's built in notices is this hack really needed anymore?
Great question. I suggest you read the 3.7 thread and decide if the new version is something you need or not afterwards.
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Old 02 Jan 2008, 01:55
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Thanks. I really needed this.
Before switching to 3.7 I was getting an average of 13 registers a day, after the switch and not having the welcome header, I decreased to a mere 2!

Awesome mod, it is one of the best there is.
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