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ESADCG
08 Oct 2006, 04:46
Installed, very nice mod!

Alfa1
08 Oct 2006, 22:36
I have just upgraded from 3.5.5 to 3.6.2. Should I first uninstal the plugin or should I just overwrite it with with this version?

scan-pa
08 Oct 2006, 23:11
I have just upgraded from 3.5.5 to 3.6.2. Should I first uninstal the plugin or should I just overwrite it with with this version?

I believe your supposed to remove all plug-ins before upgrading.

mkdevo
09 Oct 2006, 12:03
i'm getting the following in my guest message:

Welcome to the [ARG:3 UNDEFINED] forums.

any idea how i can fix that? i tried reinstalling, but that didn't work.

anyone know anything about this?

Black Tiger
09 Oct 2006, 14:33
ARG3 is normally something like $3 and should copy the name you filled in at you vbulletin forum admincp as your forum name.
Maybe that field is empty in your vbulletin config or contains invalid characters.
I have no problems with it.

a squared
09 Oct 2006, 22:26
Is this 3.6.2 compatible?

scan-pa
09 Oct 2006, 22:29
Is this 3.6.2 compatible?

Works on my 3.6.2 board.

jw00dy
10 Oct 2006, 05:37
mine too.

a squared
10 Oct 2006, 10:13
Thank you & thank you. :)

sandsand
11 Oct 2006, 02:39
Great plugin, thanks a lot. :)

KevinLiles
12 Oct 2006, 19:56
Good look thank you

fringehead
13 Oct 2006, 01:24
You rock Ted!

pokerie
13 Oct 2006, 02:21
Before I install this, I remember seeing another plugin that was a "quick register" hack, which have something similar to this hack, displayed above the forum, but it had the fields which you fill in to register right there and you could register straight away from that page isntead of going through the regular vb registration process.

Is there any way of implementing that into this?

Also, is it possible to display images in the welcome headers?

Red Matrix
14 Oct 2006, 03:22
Ted,

Thanks for the mod. It's great.


EDIT: I had thought I had an error, but I figured it out.

klaattu
20 Oct 2006, 18:36
I have installed this mod and its AWESOME but I have a small request ( I know its a preety stupid thing but I dont like to hack hacks without the creator knowing or doing it himself so...

Is ther a way to modify the welcome template so the font that appears in the welcome box message has a SMALLER font? about the size of the previous thread - next thread that apears in every vb page?

thanks for the super hack

klaattu
20 Oct 2006, 22:06
Ok I chequed previous posts now I got it HTmL on the edit mesages window...cool..

Bruwat
23 Oct 2006, 09:03
This looks awesome, am giving it a go now, will be back with any problems!

Thanks!

Bruwat
23 Oct 2006, 19:04
^I am at the final part of the installation...at the "add new plugin" part to install the php...when it says "Hook Location
This specifies the location within the vBulletin code of the hook that will fire this plugin function."

Do I put in "forumhome_start"? Or do i leave it on the defaul ajax selection? Or..is it something totally different?! thanks

EasyTarget
23 Oct 2006, 21:43
I was wondering how I could use conditionals to show a message to guests, unconfirmed users, members who have never posted and members who need to 'post more often'.

right now I have <if condition="in_array($bbuserinfo['usergroupid'], array(1, 3))">

user02934123123
24 Oct 2006, 09:20
I note that I haven't got a response to my post earlier here, that the message for users who haven't posted in a given period of time, doesn't work. All other aspects of the mod seem to work well - this one simply doesn't seem to work at all.

dieselpowered
24 Oct 2006, 21:08
Quick question...at the end of your template welcome_headers you have this code...what is it?
<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

jw00dy
24 Oct 2006, 22:43
All that is is comments, saying it's the end of the code for google_ad_section.

pokerie
25 Oct 2006, 01:11
Does anyone know if there's a way to put the quick registration template within this?

ppokyh
25 Oct 2006, 02:21
Excellent I was thinking I needed something like this just the other day

howard007
26 Oct 2006, 03:30
What a great mod!

IngoPan
26 Oct 2006, 10:34
Hallo!

I just imported the plugin and wanted to edit the global announcement text and i got the following error:

Database error in vBulletin 3.5.5:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT * FROM phrase
WHERE varname = 'welcome_gannounce' AND
phrasetypeid = global
ORDER BY languageid
LIMIT 1;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'global' in 'where clause'
Error Number : 1054


Someone can help me with this? Thanks in advance.

Domenico
26 Oct 2006, 12:56
Hi,

I don't know if it has been asked before but we have your vB3.5.4 version running and have translated all the text. I want to ask how we can upgrade this hack to your latest version.

Just upgrade to vB3.6.2 and then install this version over the older version? Will this work and will all the translated text stay intact?

Thank you!


@IngoPan, this is for vB3.6+ and not for 3.5.5!

rknight111
27 Oct 2006, 01:40
Could I put this in my VB 3.6.2

Shazz
27 Oct 2006, 02:49
Could I put this in my VB 3.6.2
Yes it works..

The Notorious
27 Oct 2006, 04:10
Great hack.

pokerie
27 Oct 2006, 05:49
Any way to integrate with this? (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=114342&highlight=quick+registration):)

OoogleeMooglee
31 Oct 2006, 18:31
For some reason the "never posted" message isn't showing up at all. My guest message shows up fine. I've confirmed that under my vbulletin options that the "never posted" option is on so I'm not sure why it's not working. Any help is really appreciated.

Thanks!

OoogleeMooglee
01 Nov 2006, 05:27
bump...

also I found out that when I turn the option on so that viewers see the welcome message more than once, the "never post" message works. However, when I set it so that viewers only see the welcome message once per visit, the "never post" message doesn't show up.

john_robot
01 Nov 2006, 05:28
I have used welcome header old system and now I have upgraded with the new one , but since the upgrade its not displaying the welcome message. I have followed each and every step mentioned , but its not working.

I have vBulletin Version 3.6.2 can you pls help me

Note : I have put $welcomeheaders on my FORUMHOME template.

pls can some one help me :confused:

$stylevar[htmldoctype]
<html dir="$stylevar[textdirection]" lang="$stylevar[languagecode]">

<head>
$headinclude
<!-- no cache headers -->
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache" />
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="-1" />
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache" />
<!-- end no cache headers -->
<title><phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[x_powered_by_vbulletin]</phrase>
</title>
</head>
<body>
$header
<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="0">
<tr>
<td valign="top">

$welcomeheaders

<!-- main -->$forumbits
<!-- /main --><br />
<!-- what's going on box -->
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<thead>
<tr>
<td class="tcat" colspan="2">$vbphrase[whats_going_on]</td>
</tr>
</thead>
<if condition="$show['loggedinusers']">
<!-- logged-in users -->
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_activeusers')">
<img id="collapseimg_forumhome_activeusers" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_activeusers].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
<a href="online.php?$session[sessionurl]" rel="nofollow">$vbphrase[currently_active_users]</a>:
$totalonline (<phrase 1="$numberregistered" 2="$numberguest" 3="$numberspiders">$vbphrase[x_members_and_y_guests]</phrase>)
</td>
</tr>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_activeusers" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_activeusers]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<a href="online.php?$session[sessionurl]" rel="nofollow">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/whos_online.gif" alt="$vbphrase[view_whos_online]" border="0" /></a></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%">
<div class="smallfont">
<div style="white-space: nowrap">
<phrase 1="$recordusers" 2="$recorddate" 3="$recordtime">
$vbphrase[most_users_ever_online_was_x_y_at_z]</phrase></div>
<div>
$activeusers</div>
</div>
</td>
</tr>
</if>
<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_stats')"><img id="collapseimg_forumhome_stats" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_stats].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[x_statistics]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_stats" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_stats]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2" align="center"><img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/stats.gif" alt="<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[x_statistics]</phrase>" border="0" /></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%">
<div class="smallfont">
<div>$vbphrase[threads]: $totalthreads, $vbphrase[posts]: $totalposts, $vbphrase[members]: $numbermembers</div>
<div><phrase 1="member.php?$session[sessionurl]u=$newuserid" 2="$newusername">$vbphrase[welcome_to_our_newest_member_x]</phrase></div>
</div>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<if condition="$show['birthdays']">
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_birthdays')">
<img id="collapseimg_forumhome_birthdays" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_birthdays].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
$vbphrase[todays_birthdays] </td>
</tr>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_birthdays" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_birthdays]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<a href="calendar.php?$session[sessionurl]do=getday&day=$today&sb=1">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/birthday.gif" alt="$vbphrase[view_birthdays]" border="0" /></a></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%">
<div class="smallfont">
$birthdays</div>
</td>
</tr>
<!-- end today's birthdays -->
</if>
<if condition="$show['upcomingevents']">
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_events')">
<img id="collapseimg_forumhome_events" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_events].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
<if condition="$show['todaysevents']">$vbphrase[todays_events]<else /><phrase 1="$vboptions[showevents]">$vbphrase[upcoming_events_for_the_next_x_days]</phrase></if>
</td>
</tr>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_events" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_events]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<a href="calendar.php?$session[sessionurl]">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/calendar.gif" alt="$vbphrase[calendar]" border="0" /></a></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%">
<div class="smallfont">
$upcomingevents</div>
</td>
</tr>
</if>
</table>
<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" background="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header/cat/bottombg.gif">
<tr>
<td width="4" align="left">
<img border="0" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header/cat/bottomleft.gif"></td>
<td>
<img border="0" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header/cat/bottombg.gif"></td>
<td width="4" align="right">
<img border="0" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header/cat/bottomright.gif"></td>
</tr>
</table>
<br />
<!-- end what's going on box -->
<if condition="$show['topXstats']">
$topXstats
</if>
<!-- icons and login code --><br>
<table cellpadding="5" cellspacing="1" border="0" width="100%" class="tborder">
<tr valign="bottom">
<td class="alt2">
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_statusicon]/forum_new.gif" alt="$vbphrase[contains_new_posts]" border="0" /></td>
<td class="smallfont" class="alt2">&nbsp; $vbphrase[forum_contains_new_posts]</td>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_statusicon]/forum_old.gif" alt="$vbphrase[contains_no_new_posts]" border="0" /></td>
<td class="smallfont" class="alt2">&nbsp; $vbphrase[forum_contains_no_new_posts]</td>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_statusicon]/forum_old_lock.gif" alt="$vbphrase[a_closed_forum]" border="0" /></td>
<td class="smallfont" class="alt2">&nbsp; $vbphrase[forum_is_closed_for_posting]</td>
</tr>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</td>
<!-- START OF RIGHT PANEL -->
<td width="200" valign="top" align="right">
<!--menu begin-->
<if condition="$show['guest']">
<form action="login.php" method="post" onsubmit="md5hash(vb_login_password,vb_login_md5password)">
<script type="text/javascript" src="clientscript/vbulletin_md5.js"></script>
<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#CCCCCC">
<tr>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat" valign="top" colspan="2">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>Register for Free</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
</table>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#CCCCCC">
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana,arial,helvetica" size="1">Registration at HotWebHostingTalk
is completely free and takes only a few seconds. By registering
you'll gain:<br>
<br>
<b>- Full Posting Privileges.<br>
- Access to Private Messaging.<br>
- Optional Email Notification.<br>
- Ability to Fully Participate.</b> <br>
<br>
To Register now <a href="$vboptions[forumhome]/register.php?">click
here</a>. </font></div></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat" colspan="2">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>Control Panel</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa">$vbphrase[username]</td>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<input type="text" class="button" name="vb_login_username" id="navbar_username" size="13" accesskey="u" tabindex="1" value="User Name" onfocus="if (this.value == 'User Name') this.value = '';" /></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa">$vbphrase[password]</td>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<input type="password" class="button" name="vb_login_password" size="13" accesskey="p" tabindex="2" /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa" colspan="2">
<input name="submit" type="submit" class="button" accesskey="s" tabindex="4" title="Enter your username and password in the boxes provided to login, or click the 'register' button to create a profile for yourself." value="Log in" />
<label for="label">
<input type="checkbox" name="cookieuser" value="1" tabindex="3" id="cb_cookieuser_navbar" accesskey="c" checked="checked" />Remember Me</label>
<input type="hidden" name="s" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="do" value="login" />
<input type="hidden" name="forceredirect" value="1" />
<input type="hidden" name="vb_login_md5password" /></form></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
</if>
<if condition="$bbuserinfo['userid']">
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>Control Panel</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa"><div class="smallfont" align="left">
<phrase 1="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[welcome_x]</phrase></strong><br />
<phrase 1="$pmbox[lastvisitdate]" 2="$pmbox[lastvisittime]">$vbphrase[last_visited_x_at_y]</phrase>
<phrase 1="$vbphrase[unread_x_nav_compiled]" 2="$vbphrase[total_x_nav_compiled]" 3="$session[sessionurl]" condition="$show['pmstats']"><br>$vbphrase[private_messages_nav]</phrase>
</div>
<!-- member logout -->
<tr>
<td align="$stylevar[right]" class="alt2">
<a href="login.php?$session[sessionurl]do=logout&amp;logouthash=$bbuserinfo[logouthash]" onclick="return log_out()">
<phrase 1="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[log_out_x]</phrase></a>
</td>
</tr>
<!-- end member logout -->
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
</if><!-- / login form -->
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>Web Feeds</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://e.my.yahoo.com/config/cstore?.opt=content&.url=$vboptions[bburl]/external.php?type=rss2" target="_blank">
<img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/addyahoo.gif" alt="Add $vboptions[bbtitle] To My Yahoo" height="33" width="89" border="0"></a></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://www.google.com/ig/add?feedurl=$vboptions[bburl]/external.php?type=rss2" target="_blank">
<img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/addgoogle.gif" alt="Add $vboptions[bbtitle] To My Google" height="15" width="80" border="0"></a></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://my.msn.com/addtomymsn.armx?id=rss&ut=$vboptions[bburl]/external.php?type=rss2" target="_blank">
<img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/addmsn.gif" alt="Add $vboptions[bbtitle] To My MSN" height="15" width="80" border="0"></a></div>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://feeds.my.aol.com/add.jsp?ncid=AOLXPR00270000000001&url=$vboptions[bburl]/external.php?" target="_blank">
<img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/myaol_cta1.gif" alt="Add $vboptions[bbtitle] To My AOL" height="14" width="63" border="0"></a></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://www.bloglines.com/sub/$vboptions[bburl]/external.php?type=rss2" target="_blank">
<img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/addblog.gif" alt="Add $vboptions[bbtitle] To My Blog" height="15" width="80" border="0"></a></div></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>News</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="left">$tbl_news</div></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>Site Statistics</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa" align="left">Registered
Members: $numbermembers<br>
Total Threads: $totalthreads<br>
Total Posts: $totalposts </td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left"><b>
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">
Pickup a Provider</font></b></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa" align="left">
<!-- Begin bannerad code -->
<div align="center">
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
google_ad_client = "pub-2917036076904468";
google_ad_width = 120;
google_ad_height = 240;
google_ad_format = "120x240_as";
google_ad_type = "text_image";
google_ad_channel = "";
google_color_border = "000000";
google_color_bg = "000000";
google_color_link = "66FF99";
google_color_text = "FFFFFF";
google_color_url = "008000";
//--></script>
<script type="text/javascript"
src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
</script>
<!-- End bannerad code --></div></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>HWHT is Sponsored By</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa" align="left">
<div align="center">

</div>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa" align="left">
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.hostpinpin.com">
<img src="http://www.hostpinpin.com/banners/anim88x31_2b.gif" alt="Cheap Web Hosting" border="0"></a></div>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
<br>
<!--menu end--></div>
</div>
</if></td>
</div>
</div>
<!-- END OF RIGHT PANEL -->
</tr>
</table>
<!-- / icons and login code -->$footer

</body>

</html>

robinl143
01 Nov 2006, 16:26
I have used welcome header old system and now I have upgraded with the new one , but since the upgrade its not displaying the welcome message. I have followed each and every step mentioned , but its not working.

I have vBulletin Version 3.6.2 can you pls help me

Note : I have put $welcomeheaders on my FORUMHOME template.

pls can some one help me :confused:

$stylevar[htmldoctype]
<html dir="$stylevar[textdirection]" lang="$stylevar[languagecode]">

<head>
$headinclude
<!-- no cache headers -->
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache" />
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="-1" />
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache" />
<!-- end no cache headers -->
<title><phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[x_powered_by_vbulletin]</phrase>
</title>
</head>
<body>
$header
<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="0">
<tr>
<td valign="top">

$welcomeheaders

<!-- main -->$forumbits
<!-- /main --><br />
<!-- what's going on box -->
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<thead>
<tr>
<td class="tcat" colspan="2">$vbphrase[whats_going_on]</td>
</tr>
</thead>
<if condition="$show['loggedinusers']">
<!-- logged-in users -->
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_activeusers')">
<img id="collapseimg_forumhome_activeusers" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_activeusers].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
<a href="online.php?$session[sessionurl]" rel="nofollow">$vbphrase[currently_active_users]</a>:
$totalonline (<phrase 1="$numberregistered" 2="$numberguest" 3="$numberspiders">$vbphrase[x_members_and_y_guests]</phrase>)
</td>
</tr>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_activeusers" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_activeusers]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<a href="online.php?$session[sessionurl]" rel="nofollow">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/whos_online.gif" alt="$vbphrase[view_whos_online]" border="0" /></a></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%">
<div class="smallfont">
<div style="white-space: nowrap">
<phrase 1="$recordusers" 2="$recorddate" 3="$recordtime">
$vbphrase[most_users_ever_online_was_x_y_at_z]</phrase></div>
<div>
$activeusers</div>
</div>
</td>
</tr>
</if>
<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_stats')"><img id="collapseimg_forumhome_stats" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_stats].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[x_statistics]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_stats" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_stats]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2" align="center"><img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/stats.gif" alt="<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[x_statistics]</phrase>" border="0" /></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%">
<div class="smallfont">
<div>$vbphrase[threads]: $totalthreads, $vbphrase[posts]: $totalposts, $vbphrase[members]: $numbermembers</div>
<div><phrase 1="member.php?$session[sessionurl]u=$newuserid" 2="$newusername">$vbphrase[welcome_to_our_newest_member_x]</phrase></div>
</div>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<if condition="$show['birthdays']">
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_birthdays')">
<img id="collapseimg_forumhome_birthdays" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_birthdays].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
$vbphrase[todays_birthdays] </td>
</tr>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_birthdays" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_birthdays]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<a href="calendar.php?$session[sessionurl]do=getday&day=$today&sb=1">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/birthday.gif" alt="$vbphrase[view_birthdays]" border="0" /></a></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%">
<div class="smallfont">
$birthdays</div>
</td>
</tr>
<!-- end today's birthdays -->
</if>
<if condition="$show['upcomingevents']">
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_events')">
<img id="collapseimg_forumhome_events" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_events].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
<if condition="$show['todaysevents']">$vbphrase[todays_events]<else /><phrase 1="$vboptions[showevents]">$vbphrase[upcoming_events_for_the_next_x_days]</phrase></if>
</td>
</tr>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_events" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_events]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<a href="calendar.php?$session[sessionurl]">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/calendar.gif" alt="$vbphrase[calendar]" border="0" /></a></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%">
<div class="smallfont">
$upcomingevents</div>
</td>
</tr>
</if>
</table>
<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" background="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header/cat/bottombg.gif">
<tr>
<td width="4" align="left">
<img border="0" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header/cat/bottomleft.gif"></td>
<td>
<img border="0" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header/cat/bottombg.gif"></td>
<td width="4" align="right">
<img border="0" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header/cat/bottomright.gif"></td>
</tr>
</table>
<br />
<!-- end what's going on box -->
<if condition="$show['topXstats']">
$topXstats
</if>
<!-- icons and login code --><br>
<table cellpadding="5" cellspacing="1" border="0" width="100%" class="tborder">
<tr valign="bottom">
<td class="alt2">
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_statusicon]/forum_new.gif" alt="$vbphrase[contains_new_posts]" border="0" /></td>
<td class="smallfont" class="alt2">&nbsp; $vbphrase[forum_contains_new_posts]</td>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_statusicon]/forum_old.gif" alt="$vbphrase[contains_no_new_posts]" border="0" /></td>
<td class="smallfont" class="alt2">&nbsp; $vbphrase[forum_contains_no_new_posts]</td>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_statusicon]/forum_old_lock.gif" alt="$vbphrase[a_closed_forum]" border="0" /></td>
<td class="smallfont" class="alt2">&nbsp; $vbphrase[forum_is_closed_for_posting]</td>
</tr>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</td>
<!-- START OF RIGHT PANEL -->
<td width="200" valign="top" align="right">
<!--menu begin-->
<if condition="$show['guest']">
<form action="login.php" method="post" onsubmit="md5hash(vb_login_password,vb_login_md5password)">
<script type="text/javascript" src="clientscript/vbulletin_md5.js"></script>
<table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" bgcolor="#CCCCCC">
<tr>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat" valign="top" colspan="2">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>Register for Free</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
</table>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#CCCCCC">
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana,arial,helvetica" size="1">Registration at HotWebHostingTalk
is completely free and takes only a few seconds. By registering
you'll gain:<br>
<br>
<b>- Full Posting Privileges.<br>
- Access to Private Messaging.<br>
- Optional Email Notification.<br>
- Ability to Fully Participate.</b> <br>
<br>
To Register now <a href="$vboptions[forumhome]/register.php?">click
here</a>. </font></div></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat" colspan="2">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>Control Panel</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa">$vbphrase[username]</td>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<input type="text" class="button" name="vb_login_username" id="navbar_username" size="13" accesskey="u" tabindex="1" value="User Name" onfocus="if (this.value == 'User Name') this.value = '';" /></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa">$vbphrase[password]</td>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<input type="password" class="button" name="vb_login_password" size="13" accesskey="p" tabindex="2" /></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa" colspan="2">
<input name="submit" type="submit" class="button" accesskey="s" tabindex="4" title="Enter your username and password in the boxes provided to login, or click the 'register' button to create a profile for yourself." value="Log in" />
<label for="label">
<input type="checkbox" name="cookieuser" value="1" tabindex="3" id="cb_cookieuser_navbar" accesskey="c" checked="checked" />Remember Me</label>
<input type="hidden" name="s" value="" />
<input type="hidden" name="do" value="login" />
<input type="hidden" name="forceredirect" value="1" />
<input type="hidden" name="vb_login_md5password" /></form></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
</if>
<if condition="$bbuserinfo['userid']">
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>Control Panel</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa"><div class="smallfont" align="left">
<phrase 1="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[welcome_x]</phrase></strong><br />
<phrase 1="$pmbox[lastvisitdate]" 2="$pmbox[lastvisittime]">$vbphrase[last_visited_x_at_y]</phrase>
<phrase 1="$vbphrase[unread_x_nav_compiled]" 2="$vbphrase[total_x_nav_compiled]" 3="$session[sessionurl]" condition="$show['pmstats']"><br>$vbphrase[private_messages_nav]</phrase>
</div>
<!-- member logout -->
<tr>
<td align="$stylevar[right]" class="alt2">
<a href="login.php?$session[sessionurl]do=logout&amp;logouthash=$bbuserinfo[logouthash]" onclick="return log_out()">
<phrase 1="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[log_out_x]</phrase></a>
</td>
</tr>
<!-- end member logout -->
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
</if><!-- / login form -->
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>Web Feeds</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://e.my.yahoo.com/config/cstore?.opt=content&.url=$vboptions[bburl]/external.php?type=rss2" target="_blank">
<img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/addyahoo.gif" alt="Add $vboptions[bbtitle] To My Yahoo" height="33" width="89" border="0"></a></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://www.google.com/ig/add?feedurl=$vboptions[bburl]/external.php?type=rss2" target="_blank">
<img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/addgoogle.gif" alt="Add $vboptions[bbtitle] To My Google" height="15" width="80" border="0"></a></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://my.msn.com/addtomymsn.armx?id=rss&ut=$vboptions[bburl]/external.php?type=rss2" target="_blank">
<img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/addmsn.gif" alt="Add $vboptions[bbtitle] To My MSN" height="15" width="80" border="0"></a></div>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://feeds.my.aol.com/add.jsp?ncid=AOLXPR00270000000001&url=$vboptions[bburl]/external.php?" target="_blank">
<img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/myaol_cta1.gif" alt="Add $vboptions[bbtitle] To My AOL" height="14" width="63" border="0"></a></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://www.bloglines.com/sub/$vboptions[bburl]/external.php?type=rss2" target="_blank">
<img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/addblog.gif" alt="Add $vboptions[bbtitle] To My Blog" height="15" width="80" border="0"></a></div></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>News</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#fafafa">
<div align="left">$tbl_news</div></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>Site Statistics</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa" align="left">Registered
Members: $numbermembers<br>
Total Threads: $totalthreads<br>
Total Posts: $totalposts </td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
</div>
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left"><b>
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">
Pickup a Provider</font></b></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa" align="left">
<!-- Begin bannerad code -->
<div align="center">
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
google_ad_client = "pub-2917036076904468";
google_ad_width = 120;
google_ad_height = 240;
google_ad_format = "120x240_as";
google_ad_type = "text_image";
google_ad_channel = "";
google_color_border = "000000";
google_color_bg = "000000";
google_color_link = "66FF99";
google_color_text = "FFFFFF";
google_color_url = "008000";
//--></script>
<script type="text/javascript"
src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
</script>
<!-- End bannerad code --></div></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
<table border="0" width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="4" bgcolor="#cccccc">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">
<div align="left">
<font face="verdana, arial, helvetica" color="#ffffff" size="2">
<b>HWHT is Sponsored By</b></font></div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa" align="left">
<div align="center">

</div>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="smallfont" bgcolor="#fafafa" align="left">
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.hostpinpin.com">
<img src="http://www.hostpinpin.com/banners/anim88x31_2b.gif" alt="Cheap Web Hosting" border="0"></a></div>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<div style="padding:5px 0px 5px 0px;">
<br>
<!--menu end--></div>
</div>
</if></td>
</div>
</div>
<!-- END OF RIGHT PANEL -->
</tr>
</table>
<!-- / icons and login code -->$footer

</body>

</html>

I am having the same issue. I have just installed this hack and it is not showing up at all? Not sure what I have done wrong, this is the first install of this particular hack. I am wondering if it is a conflict with my shout box? I don't know enough about it to fix it now?

Robin

lsatblu
03 Nov 2006, 05:09
There are a couple of spots on my site where the welcome box is directly on top of something else. How can I fix this?

Example: http://talesotaku.com/forums/showthread.php/welcome-tales-otaku-6.html

It is directly on top of the Locked image.

neverknow1
03 Nov 2006, 08:05
Great tool....I like it very much.

2 issues want to ask all the expert here:
1) How to reduce the space on top of the welcome header box? You can see my forum (http://forum.easywordpress.com) page to get the idea. The gap on top is very obvious, I just want to reduce it to one line space.

2) If I want to turn on the global annoucement, how do I put the setting to auto display the latest annoucement? Has anyone done this hack so that we dont need to post 2 times. :)

I will vote this for mod of the month.. definitely.

Thanks

bo0oost
03 Nov 2006, 19:37
Installed... thank you!

pokerie
04 Nov 2006, 13:40
Any way to integrate with this? (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=114342&highlight=quick+registration):)

I solved this pretty easily by disabling the welcome header for guests and basically putting more text in the quick register box that said what the guest header was saying. So now I have both integrated basically by disabling the Guest welcome header. I have all other welcome headers enabled for people who haven't posted yet and for people who haven't posted recently.

Example here: http://www.poker.ie/community/forums/

rareclownfish
04 Nov 2006, 17:12
Quick question for all those who are using this hack with phpportals, how the heck do you get this to show up on the portal page?
Thanks

Ted S
05 Nov 2006, 01:20
anyone know anything about this?

Are you certain you've added the $welcomeheaders variables and not aded any new variables to your phrases?

Ted S
05 Nov 2006, 01:22
1) How to reduce the space on top of the welcome header box?


There is a <br /> tag in the welcome_headers template with each message, remove it.

2) If I want to turn on the global annoucement, how do I put the setting to auto display the latest annoucement?

That is not something you can do with this hack at this point.

Ted S
05 Nov 2006, 01:23
There are a couple of spots on my site where the welcome box is directly on top of something else. How can I fix this?


Add a <br /> tag to the end of the welcome_headers messages that you need more space for.

Ted S
05 Nov 2006, 01:24
Quick question...at the end of your template welcome_headers you have this code...what is it?
<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

That tag tells Google AdSense to ignore the welcome headers for spidering. Basically we don't want Google thinking the content in the welcome message is something to display ads. If you don't use adsense, it's just a one line comment that won't bother anything.

Ted S
05 Nov 2006, 01:25
I just imported the plugin and wanted to edit the global announcement text and i got the following error:

You have installed the 3.6x version of this plugin on a 3.5x board. You will need to uninstall the plugin and install the other version (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=99579).

Ted S
05 Nov 2006, 01:26
I have used welcome header old system and now I have upgraded with the new one , but since the upgrade its not displaying the welcome message. I have followed each and every step mentioned , but its not working.

I have vBulletin Version 3.6.2 can you pls help me

Note : I have put $welcomeheaders on my FORUMHOME template.


The variable may not work in that template. You need to place it in your navbar template.

Shazz
05 Nov 2006, 02:58
thanx for the update

EasyTarget
05 Nov 2006, 09:02
I was wondering how I could use conditionals to show a message/ads to guests, unconfirmed users, members who have never posted and members who need to 'post more often'.

right now I have<if condition="in_array($bbuserinfo['usergroupid'], array(1, 3))">

The Itchy One
05 Nov 2006, 18:19
Love it. thank you for creating this hack :)

Ted S
05 Nov 2006, 20:32
I was wondering how I could use conditionals to show a message/ads to guests, unconfirmed users, members who have never posted and members who need to 'post more often'.

right now I have<if condition="in_array($bbuserinfo['usergroupid'], array(1, 3))">

Out of the box this plugin already shows messages to all of those groups.

lsatblu
06 Nov 2006, 00:35
Add a <br /> tag to the end of the welcome_headers messages that you need more space for.

When I add that to the end of the welcome_guest, it only puts a space in the welcome box at the bottom. I need the space on the outside of it. Also, when I put the <br /> tags under the $welcomeheaders in the navbar template, it adds the space, but when a user is logged in the extra space is still there.

Sorry, but I'm not sure what you meant before. Where exactly should I put the <br /> tags?

Ted S
06 Nov 2006, 03:35
Put it where you want it. If you want space under the box, put it after the closing table tag.

lsatblu
06 Nov 2006, 03:52
Put it where you want it. If you want space under the box, put it after the closing table tag.

In which template? I want an extra space under the box, but not when a user is logged in. If I do what I said above, when a user is logged in and the box isn't there, there is an extra space.

Ted S
06 Nov 2006, 04:28
There is only one template used by this plugin... welcome_headers. You can add <br /> tags to any of the welcome messages you like in that template, just look for the proper location.

lsatblu
06 Nov 2006, 04:42
I see. Thank you, it worked. :)

EasyTarget
06 Nov 2006, 09:38
Out of the box this plugin already shows messages to all of those groups.
I know, I'm trying to make it so google ads will show to some of the groups created by this hack. (post more often, never posted, etc)

I can't ever seem to clearly type what I'm thinking in my head, sorry.

Snake
06 Nov 2006, 11:16
Ted, it seems that the first thing Google reads up is the header and while having this installed. I was wondering if there is a way to disable this because I don't think its a good idea, you know what I'm saying?

snowman872
06 Nov 2006, 14:07
I installed this this morning (vb 3.62) and everything went smooth, however it does not display the welcome message for unvalidated users awaiting moderation. I manually validate users on my board and do *not* use the auto validation by e-mail. Instead, the product is showing the message intended for validated users who have never posted.

I did customize the language in the validation welcome message.

Any ideas what might be causing this, or perhaps it is a bug?

techartist1
06 Nov 2006, 17:33
Than you will need to intall the 3.5 series version of the hack. In 3.6 (which this version is written for), the link structure to modify a phrase is different.

Where is this version? I can only see the 3.6 version. Thanks - this is a nice mod.

Ted S
07 Nov 2006, 02:28
Ted, it seems that the first thing Google reads up is the header and while having this installed. I was wondering if there is a way to disable this because I don't think its a good idea, you know what I'm saying?

if the message is there, Google will read it. The only alternative is to turn the message into an image and post that instead of readable text.

Ted S
07 Nov 2006, 02:28
Where is this version? I can only see the 3.6 version. Thanks - this is a nice mod.

It's in the 3.5 plugin forum.

Ted S
07 Nov 2006, 02:29
Any ideas what might be causing this, or perhaps it is a bug?

Not a bug, the script just isn't customized to work with every setting. Look at your usergroup manager and find out the ID of the pending group then add that ID to the welcome_headers template as appropriate.

snowman872
07 Nov 2006, 04:01
Not a bug, the script just isn't customized to work with every setting. Look at your usergroup manager and find out the ID of the pending group then add that ID to the welcome_headers template as appropriate.

Thanks Ted! That fixed it. Good work on the script! *clicks install*

EasyTarget
07 Nov 2006, 18:12
so is there something I can add to the following to include users who have never posted and users who need to post more often?

<if condition="in_array($bbuserinfo['usergroupid'], array(1, 3))">

Ted S
08 Nov 2006, 02:04
so is there something I can add to the following to include users who have never posted and users who need to post more often?

<if condition="in_array($bbuserinfo['usergroupid'], array(1, 3))">

I'm not following your question... this plugin already shows messages to both those groups.

pokerie
08 Nov 2006, 07:55
I think Easy Target just wants to know how he can display google adds, within the welcome header to specific groups and not just everyone?

EasyTarget
08 Nov 2006, 14:50
yes, I want to use some of the groups which this hack creates and display other content, besides the welcome headers. I show google ads to guests and I'd like them to show to guests, members who have never posted and members who need to post more often.

Ted S
09 Nov 2006, 02:43
yes, I want to use some of the groups which this hack creates and display other content, besides the welcome headers. I show google ads to guests and I'd like them to show to guests, members who have never posted and members who need to post more often.

You can take the code right out of the welcome_headers template. If you need more help on creating other vb edits of your own you should definitely check the coding forum here as there are some great individuals who can help.

Shazz
09 Nov 2006, 03:09
Working like a charm..

oddmusic
12 Nov 2006, 03:17
Great mod! installed

Fusion2
14 Nov 2006, 03:52
Does this work with 3.6.3?

Shazz
14 Nov 2006, 03:53
Does this work with 3.6.3?

Yes....

JohnGBSA
14 Nov 2006, 10:53
I had this mod installed with vB 3.5 and all worked well. Great mod!

I've upgraded to vB 3.6.3 and installed the new one, which seems to also be working well besides one small problem (which I'm pretty convinced is me).

I want to change the welcome header from "Welcome 'username'" to "Welcome 'custom field 5'". Custome field 5 is the users first name in this case.

I have tried the following which I am sure worked before, but now don't seem to work.

$bbuserinfo['field5']
$bbuserinfo[field5]
{$bbuserinfo['field5']}
{$bbuserinfo[field5]}

But all of them just bring up the actual text in the welcome header rather than the contents of the custom field.

Any help would be greatly apreciated.

Thanks,

john

Big-K
14 Nov 2006, 21:36
Hi,

How can I have an image background like the version at vbseo.com?

Ted S
15 Nov 2006, 01:18
$bbuserinfo['field5']
$bbuserinfo[field5]
{$bbuserinfo['field5']}
{$bbuserinfo[field5]}

But all of them just bring up the actual text in the welcome header rather than the contents of the custom field.

Any help would be greatly apreciated.


You will need to add the variables to your welcome headers templates using the variables system. For example, <phrase 1="faq.php?$session[sessionurl]" 2="register.php?$session[sessionurl]" 3="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 4="sendmessage.php$session[sessionurl]"> has 4 variables with different values. If you added 5="$bbuserinfo['field5']" you could then call it from the phrase as {5}. Alternatively you can stop using phrases and write your messages directly into the templates using any variable you please.

Ted S
15 Nov 2006, 01:20
Hi,

How can I have an image background like the version at vbseo.com?

vbSEO uses the main welcome headers as images, rather than text. They also have a slightly different version for their member groups. This can be accomplished by slightly modifying the template welcome_headers to add whatever html and css you need to create your layout.

See http://www.vbseo.com/f28/how-make-your-welcome-headers-image-7549/ for more information

JohnGBSA
15 Nov 2006, 01:43
You will need to add the variables to your welcome headers templates using the variables system. For example, <phrase 1="faq.php?$session[sessionurl]" 2="register.php?$session[sessionurl]" 3="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 4="sendmessage.php$session[sessionurl]"> has 4 variables with different values. If you added 5="$bbuserinfo['field5']" you could then call it from the phrase as {5}. Alternatively you can stop using phrases and write your messages directly into the templates using any variable you please.

Thanks Ted.

Was there a change from vb 3.5 that stoped it being possible to just use $bbuserinfo['fieldx'] ?

Cheers,

John

Ted S
15 Nov 2006, 02:19
Thanks Ted.

Was there a change from vb 3.5 that stoped it being possible to just use $bbuserinfo['fieldx'] ?

Cheers,

John

No. If you're editing a template you can use variables directly, phrases tend to need you to call out the variables afaik.

Bruwat
15 Nov 2006, 13:34
^I am at the final part of the installation...at the "add new plugin" part to install the php...when it says "Hook Location
This specifies the location within the vBulletin code of the hook that will fire this plugin function."

Do I put in "forumhome_start"? Or do i leave it on the defaul ajax selection? Or..is it something totally different?! thanks


I still am stuck with this....any help?:confused:

KipLarson
15 Nov 2006, 19:08
Is there a link to this for vB 3.61? Or will this version work as well?

JohnGBSA
15 Nov 2006, 22:39
You will need to add the variables to your welcome headers templates using the variables system. For example, <phrase 1="faq.php?$session[sessionurl]" 2="register.php?$session[sessionurl]" 3="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 4="sendmessage.php$session[sessionurl]"> has 4 variables with different values. If you added 5="$bbuserinfo['field5']" you could then call it from the phrase as {5}. Alternatively you can stop using phrases and write your messages directly into the templates using any variable you please.

Should I do this within the replacement variable manager or is there somewhere else I should?

Also what are the already defined variables, i.e. {1} {2} etc.?

Thanks,

John

KipLarson
16 Nov 2006, 22:00
Doesn't anyone know if this works with vb 3.61?

Shazz
16 Nov 2006, 22:56
Doesn't anyone know if this works with vb 3.61?

It does..

Ted S
17 Nov 2006, 01:44
Is there a link to this for vB 3.61? Or will this version work as well?

As stated in the install file and description, this is 3.6 compliant.

Ted S
17 Nov 2006, 01:45
Should I do this within the replacement variable manager or is there somewhere else I should?

Also what are the already defined variables, i.e. {1} {2} etc.?


You will need to add the variables to the template welcome_headers and call them via the phrases. The defined variables can be found in the template.

Ted S
17 Nov 2006, 01:46
I still am stuck with this....any help?:confused:

I've got no idea what you are referring to. Please explain.

Bruwat
17 Nov 2006, 06:12
I've got no idea what you are referring to. Please explain.

Sorry, ignore me, I have just found out what I was doing wrong...I'm an idiot!

Fricking GREAT hack though :D

Mudvayne
17 Nov 2006, 06:12
Is there a link to this for vB 3.61? Or will this version work as well?
It works fine with vB 3.6.x.. Why don't you give it a try? This is just a product.. All you have to import a product & edit templates.. After that you can also confirm someone else that this hack works fine :p..

KipLarson
17 Nov 2006, 15:50
Ok, I'll try it out this weekend and post back links to my results.

JohnGBSA
18 Nov 2006, 14:19
You will need to add the variables to the template welcome_headers and call them via the phrases. The defined variables can be found in the template.

Thanks Ted.

I have it sorted now :o)

/John

rnmcd
18 Nov 2006, 21:05
Are there screen shots of this available?

Thanks.

Ted S. has been helpful to me on other website forums...nice fellow.

Ted S
19 Nov 2006, 00:25
There are screenshots posted in the main thread.

rnmcd
19 Nov 2006, 00:27
I am 100% positive they weren't there earlier today.

Shazz
19 Nov 2006, 00:33
I am 100% positive they weren't there earlier today.

Theyve been there since the thread started.

rnmcd
19 Nov 2006, 00:39
I've seen the screenshots for this mod on previous days that I looked at it, but they weren't there when I looked at the thread today.

Ted S
19 Nov 2006, 00:48
Well I suggest you double check your monitor as those screen shots are very, very old.

rnmcd
19 Nov 2006, 02:55
Is Ted S.'s right-side screenshot the Guest Message?

I have something similiar to that already but I don't have the rest of the features in his mod.

I'd kinda like to continue using my 'welcome and registration message' but use the rest of the great features in Ted S's mod. Is that possible?

rnmcd
19 Nov 2006, 04:10
Regarding the install.html and upgrade.html instructions, if this is my first install of this mod do I first follow the install.html instructions then the upgrade.html instructions?

rnmcd
19 Nov 2006, 04:12
Well I suggest you double check your monitor as those screen shots are very, very old.
For some reason, everytime I open this thread in IE, I get 6 or 7 error messages. Firefox doesn't show any errors.

Ted S
19 Nov 2006, 08:05
Regarding the install.html and upgrade.html instructions, if this is my first install of this mod do I first follow the install.html instructions then the upgrade.html instructions?


If you are installing, follow the install.html file. If you are upgrading, follow upgrade.html.

coffee
19 Nov 2006, 21:39
Upgraded to 4.1.3

Thank you Ted S.

Shazz
19 Nov 2006, 21:48
/me is trying the update now

Bad Bunny
20 Nov 2006, 00:08
um, how do I know which one to download? Both attachments seem to be for vb 3.6....

hotwheels
20 Nov 2006, 00:48
This is the one i used: welcomeheaders 4 1 2 vb3 6.zip

Bad Bunny
20 Nov 2006, 01:13
Right, but in his new mod he says to use the latest one...which has a different release name. But neither zip name matches. Sort of obscure. "Updates
4.1.3 - Added support for Limited Guest Viewing system" 4 1 2 sounds like the previous version. But the other one has no version numbering at all. :)

rnmcd
20 Nov 2006, 02:12
Who should use the "welcome headers 3.6zip"?

TaBaTaN
20 Nov 2006, 03:37
Installed.
Thank you

Ted S
20 Nov 2006, 04:40
Sorry, have fixed the plugin to only show the latest file.

Bad Bunny
20 Nov 2006, 06:41
Thanks. Can't wait to try it out.

imranbaig
20 Nov 2006, 20:46
nice upgrade I will be installing it thank you.

s25
20 Nov 2006, 22:17
Upgrade thanks allot :) I love this mod :D

Shazz
20 Nov 2006, 23:22
/me updates again

rnmcd
20 Nov 2006, 23:46
This is the one i used: welcomeheaders 4 1 2 vb3 6.zip

You might have used the wrong file.

Shazz
20 Nov 2006, 23:56
I didn't notice a change from when you updated in 2 days ago -.-

globalinsites
22 Nov 2006, 23:05
I'd like to install the Welcome Headers. Can I use it with vb 3.6.4?

coffee
22 Nov 2006, 23:14
I'd like to install the Welcome Headers. Can I use it with vb 3.6.4?

Yes! working perfectly with 3.6.4

gr8rcake
24 Nov 2006, 07:42
Note: The upgrade guide doesn't mention that a vbulletin upgrade may require you to re-edit your FORUMHOME and header templates.

Works perfectly with 3.6.4!

kall
24 Nov 2006, 08:24
Note: The upgrade guide doesn't mention that a vbulletin upgrade may require you to re-edit your FORUMHOME and header templates.

Works perfectly with 3.6.4!
Probably because it doesn't require you to re-edit anything.

If you are making changes to your MASTER STYLE, you should really stop. It's not supposed to be altered.

Maksa
25 Nov 2006, 09:07
great mod :)

trichnosis
25 Nov 2006, 16:00
really great mod msn . i have installed

farooqaaa
25 Nov 2006, 16:53
Just installed! thanks :)

Caveman2k2
26 Nov 2006, 07:25
/me clicks Install!
I love this mod. Thanks.

Doglet
26 Nov 2006, 08:11
Just installed on 3.6.4. Very impressed. Great work. Thanks.

Masiello
28 Nov 2006, 17:14
Thanks, Installed, great hack.

paulnewton
28 Nov 2006, 21:31
I'm wondering if this modification is what I need.

I'm running a forum most of which is accessible only to paid subscribers. Of course, in order to subscribe users must first register but I'm seeing a good number of people registering without then subscribing (which doesn't gain them anything!). My question is whether this modification will allow me to put up a message only visible to registered members who are not paid subscribers.

I couldn't work out from the specs and the forum discussion whether this is possible.

Thanks in advance!

Ted S
29 Nov 2006, 01:07
I'm wondering if this modification is what I need.

I'm running a forum most of which is accessible only to paid subscribers. Of course, in order to subscribe users must first register but I'm seeing a good number of people registering without then subscribing (which doesn't gain them anything!). My question is whether this modification will allow me to put up a message only visible to registered members who are not paid subscribers.

I couldn't work out from the specs and the forum discussion whether this is possible.

Thanks in advance!


You could certainly do this with welcome headers, but you could just as easily do it without.

Nathan2006
29 Nov 2006, 02:37
Thank you for the update Ted :)

paulnewton
29 Nov 2006, 03:29
You could certainly do this with welcome headers, but you could just as easily do it without.

How would I do it without Welcome Headers?

Ted S
29 Nov 2006, 04:33
How would I do it without Welcome Headers?

You'll need a conditional that checks if the person is a guest and not a member of your supporting member's group. This is pretty simple and something you can get help with on vb.org or vb.com

paulnewton
29 Nov 2006, 15:46
You'll need a conditional that checks if the person is a guest and not a member of your supporting member's group. This is pretty simple and something you can get help with on vb.org or vb.com

Thanks. However I want this not for guests but for registered people who haven't paid the sub. I assume, though, that the same method applies in this situation. Please correct me if I'm wrong - and please excuse my utter newbieness (if there is such a word!).

Ted S
29 Nov 2006, 20:05
Yes it does and the difficulty doesn't change. I actually meant to say not a guest but made a typo!

darkblade25
30 Nov 2006, 01:46
How do I say like

"Please join our forum with 1302 members"

Ted S
30 Nov 2006, 04:38
The member count variable is not something you can put in dynamically with writing queries and adding your own plugins. You can however put in an estimate of your membership by editing the welcome headers phrases through your ACP.

projectego
01 Dec 2006, 00:20
Incredible hack, Ted.

/me clicks install ;)

The dman
02 Dec 2006, 11:49
Hello

I installed this and it was working fine but I had it shut off for a week and now it doesn't work. I noticed in the product manager "Welcome Headers" has a line going through it. I did upgrade to 3.6.4

Any help appreciated, I really like this hack

Thanks

Ted S
02 Dec 2006, 17:52
you need to enable the hack from the drop down list in the plugin manager area of your acp.

delaen1
04 Dec 2006, 13:47
I don't want to display the messages when the STANDARD_ERROR is being shown. How would I go about doing that?

rnmcd
06 Dec 2006, 17:29
Step Two: Making Users Confirm their Account
Many vBulletin sites require email confirmation prior to being able to post or access an account. However, activation emails are often misdirected to spam folders, ignored or simply deleted, leaving unconfirmed users with little access rights and no explanation as to what is wrong with their account. The unconfirmed welcome header is used to inform unconfirmed members of their account status and to direct them to automatically resend their activation email, or to contact the webmaster for support.

What does the "unconfirmed welcome header" look like?

blazingpc
06 Dec 2006, 23:28
*INSTALL*

Nice thanks!!!!

Ted S
07 Dec 2006, 01:35
What does the "unconfirmed welcome header" look like?

Like every other welcome header but with different text.

tthome
12 Dec 2006, 15:15
I must be the only one who can't get this installed. After installing I can't see any welcome message and when I try to put everything back and uninstall I don't see the default welcome message either. I followed the direction to the "T". I have 4 skins plus the default style and decided to use the default style as a test since your instructions states I have to do this for every style.

I found the FORUMHOME only after I expanded the Forum Home Templates section of the default style, deleted the code as stated in the instructions and proceeded to edit the header template by adding the $welcomeheaders. After doing this and installing the vbwelcome_headers_3_6.xml I do not see the new welcome message. I do however see configuration options under vBulletin options, they are all set to display however I can't see anything at all. I've tried to put everything back and I now can't get the default welcome message.

I need some help making sure I've done this correctly. Should I do all my skins before installing and then reinsall or can I do this for 1 of the 5 skins I have that include the default style?

UPDATE: I GOT IT, I HAD TO LOGOUT AND THEN REFRESH TO SEE THE WELCOME MESSAGE...IM SLOW...

s25
12 Dec 2006, 15:30
Try removing it from FORUMHOME and putting it in navbar that is where i have mine (looks better imo) and see if it works :)

tthome
12 Dec 2006, 17:15
Oh yeah, I like that too...and also in the future when I buy the VBSEO I'll be ready because I think VBSEO requires it in navbar...thanks for the tip.

sam anders
12 Dec 2006, 20:30
great hack and works well but i was wondering if any one knows how to remove the normal vb welcome message, i have followed the instructions about removing but no joy i have both the vb and this hacks boxes displayed any ideas on what templates i can check?

Parture
13 Dec 2006, 08:37
Request:

1) Why not create an extra welcome header for coppa separate from unconfirmed user! (I did this manually)

2) Create optional welcome headers based on:

(a) different user groups (I have added several myself manually, but it would be nicer if it was streamlined),

(b) answering certain sets of questions in Edit Profile (some sort of automatic detect would be needed) produces a unique welcome header,

(c) separate headers for Infractions groups. But note that if a person goes into moderation or banned, they are not yet permanently banned so they are not actually physically moved into those groups (so you have to figure out how to take that into account, because presently I don't know how to identify them to give them a welcome message they are in Infractions).

I would be most excited by number #2, because look at the number of questions I have at registration, that I would like to create unique welcome headers for.

http://biblocality.com/forums

Ted S
13 Dec 2006, 17:02
Parture - Welcome headers is meant as a framework to get you started, and thinking about how to personalize your forum messaging. As every forum is different, I encourage everyone to develop their own messages in a way that makes the most sense.

Parture
13 Dec 2006, 19:15
Ted S,

Of course, but don't you think these enhancements would be nice?

1. create an extra welcome message for coppa to separate it from unconfirmed user.

2. create welcome headers for answering questions in Edit Profile, and for other user groups one might create, and for Infraction groups (temporary infractions don't put the person in that group, so they would have to be identified some other way).

If this is something you were not interested in programming further, can you tell us how we would do it? How do you create welcome headers if a person answers a question in Edit profile a certain way?

Ted S
13 Dec 2006, 20:23
The system distributed is intended to work for as many sites as possible. Because every forum uses different profile settings the system does not address that portion of the profile. There are an endless number of factors which can influence what messages you show and again, this is meant as a framework and a starting place. Not an end-all solution.

You can add your own messages by editing the template welcome_headers and adding conditionals that fit your specific needs. If you need assistance with conditionals you can get help from the general coding area of vb.org.

Algren_San
13 Dec 2006, 20:59
upgrade.html say 4.1.0 upgrade instructions :P its supose to say 4.1.3 :D i think.

Parture
14 Dec 2006, 02:14
Paul,

That is why I said in post #395, "some sort of automatic detect would be needed" for the fact that people use different profile settings.

It would be nice if you took this further, particularly for Edit Profile questions that can be automatically detected with if/else statements in programming, and those questions chosen for their responses to provide for different welcome messages in the control panel.

For example, if someon answered "No" to the Trinity in question 2, but "Yes" to question 1 on the Substition and Co-death, a welcome message could be produced since it is the first item on the list of questions that the person got wrong at registration, http://biblocality.com/forums

A welcome message showing the proof of the Trinity easily could be displayed with key Scriptures in the most concise fashion possible, rathe than just putting a link in the question itself at registration to that information.

I know that there is a way to do it, so it has the flexibility to meet 95+% of peoples' needs.

You could have one column of all the various Edit profile options on one side for a welcome message, and if at a minimum various options you select are answered in a specific way, then that welcome message is displayed. And make this welcome message IN ADDITION TO the basice welcome message that will be displayed.

I have wanted this for about 5 years now even before I owned vBulletin. I presently have it also so that Googlemaps HSE, you can't see the "Add Location" button unless you first join a particular user group that allows for that (as an Apostle or an Elder). But it would also be nice in addition to joining a public user group that the person also fulfill the condition of answering all 19 questions with a Yes for Elders and Yes all 37 questions for apostles, to be able to edit the map, as well as access to the particular kinds of map entries for different kinds of apostles and elders.

Do you see what I am trying to do?

Ted S
14 Dec 2006, 03:06
Thank you for your feedback however I am not looking to create an end-all solution that contains so much code as to be a hindrance unto the system, nor am I a developer looking to make a major module. I do marketing and I saw a basic feature lacking from an otherwise robust product -- welcome headers is meant to solve that problem and let sites go from there. Out of the box welcome headers works, it's light weight, requires minimal install time, runs fast and is simple. Customizing it is ideal although not required. And that's exactly what I'm looking for it to be.

As someone who has been in the Internet Marketing and Community Development market for over a decade I am in complete agreement that things should be as personalized and as versatile as possible, but that's something I leave up to each forum to do as they see fit. If you want to delve into the code and create something that brings more participation to your community I encourage you to do so; that's how I got the idea in the first place.

Parture
14 Dec 2006, 06:07
Ok.

sam anders
14 Dec 2006, 07:12
great hack and works well but i was wondering if any one knows how to remove the normal vb welcome message, i have followed the instructions about removing but no joy i have both the vb and this hacks boxes displayed any ideas on what templates i can check?

have fixed it now custom skin i made had a line of code that still displayed the welcome box, great hack thank you ;) :)

Parture
14 Dec 2006, 22:57
Ted S,

The Enable One-View Welcome Headers does not work as you probably intended Ted. If someone registers after seeing the guest message, they don't see the subsequent welcome messages.

It would be preferrable that viewers see any single welcome message at least once while logged on as they go through the various stages of welcome messages after registering.

When you fix this, could you set it up so the message is seen 3 times for any single welcome message, then disappears for that session while browsing?

Ted S
14 Dec 2006, 23:15
Thank you for the bug report. I will look into this and an issue an update as needed.

Sean James
15 Dec 2006, 04:27
I have updated to the latest version of this hack and now i have a space above the welcome message where its used to say (welcome to bluepearl design)

http://www.bluepearl-design.com/forums/

Ted S
15 Dec 2006, 04:31
Griffin80,
Edit the template welcome_headers and add or remove <br /> tags as you see fit.

Sean James
15 Dec 2006, 04:50
The space i am getting is within the table. Above this message "You are currently viewing our boards as a guest "

Ted S
15 Dec 2006, 05:17
There are two <br /> tags before the start of the text. Either you added those to the template or your phrase.

nocte
16 Dec 2006, 00:28
I have a suggestion: Members with 0 Postings shoud see the "never posted" header after X Days after registration. (I'd prefer 24 hours)

Because a new member didn't have the chance jet to post, so why push him from the beginning?!

A text like "Unfortunately You did not post yet." does not make sense directy after registration..

Ted S
16 Dec 2006, 01:56
Good point, however, a well written welcome message can help that brand new users find a place to make their first post. Perhaps I'll make this into an admin option.

ansuk
16 Dec 2006, 14:41
Incredibly easy. Thanks so much :D

BonsaiNut
16 Dec 2006, 15:18
Great module. I have one problem. I am using this with vBadvanced and am having trouble with the "contact us" link on the home page of my site. If I click on the "contact us" link in the header from within the forums, link works fine. However, if I click on the "contact us" link on the home page, I get an "error 404: URL not found" message. I am sure this is an easy fix :) but I can't seem to wrap my arms around it.

Yikes - I just checked and the "register" link doesn't work from the home page either :(

basskiller
16 Dec 2006, 15:33
Ted,
I just went to your suba site to see this in realtime action.. I must say that the one screenshot on here really doesn't do this Hack justice.

Great work!!!

Ted S
16 Dec 2006, 19:24
Ted,
I just went to your suba site to see this in realtime action.. I must say that the one screenshot on here really doesn't do this Hack justice.


It's not my site but thanks for the comments!

imported_infitech
17 Dec 2006, 06:55
My only problem with this mod is that it creates a large space between everything weather it is there or not.

I trued removing the <br /> in the templates, but it's still creating the large space as if it's there.

I also have http://www.vbulletin-faq.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8 installed and this is just looking too ugly. can someone help me with this?

Ted S
17 Dec 2006, 07:10
Near the end of the navbar template there is a <br /> tag, remove that and you'll remove the space.

As far as the other hack from vbulletin-faqs, you'll need to ask them.

imported_infitech
17 Dec 2006, 08:11
Near the end of the navbar template there is a <br /> tag, remove that and you'll remove the space.

As far as the other hack from vbulletin-faqs, you'll need to ask them.
Still not working. Here are my templates.
Help would be greatly appreciated

Ted S
17 Dec 2006, 19:24
I don't see any space between the welcome headers and your ads so I'm not certain what you're trying to change in regards to this plugin?

If you want to remove space for your other addon, well, you'd need to ask that author for assistance.

Chadi
18 Dec 2006, 16:22
What is the proper code to use tables?

For example:

I created my guest message with about 30 lines of text. I want the bottom portion to be 2 columns, which of course requires 2 rows as well, only the 2nd row has 2 columns. What is the proper vbulletin compatible code for this?

rnmcd
18 Dec 2006, 16:47
Try removing it from FORUMHOME and putting it in navbar that is where i have mine (looks better imo) and see if it works :)


I'm trying to figure out what it would look like in the navbar.

Does this site: http://www.a0tu.com/bbs/ have it in the navbar? :confused:

s25
18 Dec 2006, 18:38
Yah it does :)

sandrodz
19 Dec 2006, 21:40
hello, I love ur mod, but I've several questions for now... I'm doing a customization of your mod, as u recommend it. www.flunkme.com u can see here, I edited the way default message is shown and also added a an image that is supposed to explain what is website about and a banner. I added banner via welcome_header style, I would like to know if there is any difference between adding google ad through style or by editing phrase itself.

I also noticed following tags in the style header

<!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->
<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
what is it about? does it have any particular meaning, functionality? I don't get it :)

thanks for the great mod!

Ted S
20 Dec 2006, 02:54
what is it about? does it have any particular meaning, functionality? I don't get it

This tells the Google AdSense bot to not use the content in the welcome header for building it's ad index. Since many forums use Adsense this was requested heavily. If you don't use adsense this won't do anything negative to the page as it's simply a comment tag which you can leave or remove as you see fit.

sandrodz
20 Dec 2006, 08:23
Ted S

thanks, I understand now :) I do use adsense, what if I place adsense code inside those tags, will content be still ignored?

NuclioN
20 Dec 2006, 09:20
Nice addon, clicks install :)

digital_sc4rz
20 Dec 2006, 11:10
Thanx For This

Bat21
20 Dec 2006, 12:48
Superb hack Ted :classic:

One question, is there any way a specific 'reminder' message could be displayed for a specific usergroup?

Ted S
21 Dec 2006, 01:43
Superb hack Ted :classic:

One question, is there any way a specific 'reminder' message could be displayed for a specific usergroup?

Sure. You can add any messages you want following the format in the welcome_headers template. Just look at the other messages and add your own.

imported_infitech
23 Dec 2006, 02:37
How do I get this to show the amount of members I have on my forums.
Also for some reason I cant hardcode URLs into the phrases.

imported_infitech
23 Dec 2006, 12:23
ok i figured out how to make new phrases for URLs, but i cant seem to pull the $numbermembers ?

Nathan2006
23 Dec 2006, 17:41
Hi,

Is there anyway of disabling this for banned members?

Thank you for any help :)

Shazz
23 Dec 2006, 17:44
Hi,

Is there anyway of disabling this for banned members?

Thank you for any help :)

<if condition="is_member_of($bbuserinfo, X)">

Using X being usergroups

Nathan2006
23 Dec 2006, 17:49
<if condition="is_member_of($bbuserinfo, X)">

Using X being usergroups

Hi Shazz

Where would I put that?

Thanks :)

imported_infitech
23 Dec 2006, 17:58
Can anyone help me with my question about pulling $numbermembers and displaying it in welcomeheaders?

abadired
25 Dec 2006, 09:33
Great module. I have one problem. I am using this with vBadvanced and am having trouble with the "contact us" link on the home page of my site. If I click on the "contact us" link in the header from within the forums, link works fine. However, if I click on the "contact us" link on the home page, I get an "error 404: URL not found" message. I am sure this is an easy fix :) but I can't seem to wrap my arms around it.

Yikes - I just checked and the "register" link doesn't work from the home page either :(

I have the same problem. Anyone care to help? Thanks :)

abadired
25 Dec 2006, 14:44
Never mind, I figured it out..Great hack! Thanks
I replaced {2} with url to my register.php
and {4} with url to my sendmessage.php

imported_infitech
25 Dec 2006, 15:30
Anyone know how to add $numbermembers to this hack?

Spun2U
26 Dec 2006, 01:27
Very nice! Thank You!

rnmcd
29 Dec 2006, 19:26
Ted S,

The Enable One-View Welcome Headers does not work as you probably intended Ted. If someone registers after seeing the guest message, they don't see the subsequent welcome messages.

It would be preferrable that viewers see any single welcome message at least once while logged on as they go through the various stages of welcome messages after registering.

When you fix this, could you set it up so the message is seen 3 times for any single welcome message, then disappears for that session while browsing?

Parture, did you still install the hack with this bug?

Ted S
29 Dec 2006, 20:26
Parture, did you still install the hack with this bug?

To be clear, that's not a bug but simply a feature change request.

Joey805
01 Jan 2007, 21:21
Without sorting through 30 pages of posts, could someone tell me if it's necessary to upgrade to version 4.13? I am running VB 3.64 and version 4.06 of this mod.

Do I need up update? If so, why?

Thanks :)

Shazz
01 Jan 2007, 21:52
Without sorting through 30 pages of posts, could someone tell me if it's necessary to upgrade to version 4.13? I am running VB 3.64 and version 4.06 of this mod.

Do I need up update? If so, why?

Thanks :)

Not to big just

Updates
4.1.3 - Added support for Limited Guest Viewing system

Minor changes

SCRIPT3R
02 Jan 2007, 20:23
This article and its associated code was updated on June 24th, 2006

Version: 4.1.0
vB Version: 3.5.x / 3.6 Beta 2

perhaps the associated instructions could be updated?

stomph
04 Jan 2007, 02:52
Thanks for this handy hack! Could you add a welcome header for members awaiting activation from the admin? As far as I can see, the header for members awaiting activation is only for the Email-Activation. Is that correct?

Ted S
04 Jan 2007, 03:45
The header will effect any member in the waiting activation groups.

If you want to customize this, you can add your own headers to the welcome_header template.

imported_infitech
04 Jan 2007, 04:13
Anyone know how to add $numbermembers to this hack?

stomph
04 Jan 2007, 14:19
The header will effect any member in the waiting activation groups.

If you want to customize this, you can add your own headers to the welcome_header template.

Wow, thanks for the fast reply!! :D I'll look into it. Kind regards

Kwak
05 Jan 2007, 06:53
Is there a way to change the welcome header message for each styles?

scopo911
05 Jan 2007, 19:37
Hi - I'm new to vB, but think this is exactly what we need. We have downloaded and installed and can see all administration. I'm having trouble getting it to work (I think).

1. How or When should I see the Welcome Header? When you first go to our forum (free4gov.org), you see the standard welcome page. When you try to enter a forum that requires registration, you see the standard registration page (You are not logged in or you do not have permission to access this page...). Should I be seeing the welcome page here?

2. How / where do I define the arguments that are used by the varname? For example, I am getting the error:
Welcome to the [ARG:3 UNDEFINED] forums. when I view the default text. Also the "contact us" link uses variable {4} that is not correctly defined. Not sure where these get defined.

Thanks! SP

Ted S
06 Jan 2007, 00:39
Is there a way to change the welcome header message for each styles?

Yup. You can customize the welcome+headers template for each style.

Ted S
06 Jan 2007, 00:41
Hi - I'm new to vB, but think this is exactly what we need. We have downloaded and installed and can see all administration. I'm having trouble getting it to work (I think).

1. How or When should I see the Welcome Header? When you first go to our forum (free4gov.org), you see the standard welcome page. When you try to enter a forum that requires registration, you see the standard registration page (You are not logged in or you do not have permission to access this page...). Should I be seeing the welcome page here?

2. How / where do I define the arguments that are used by the varname? For example, I am getting the error:
Welcome to the [ARG:3 UNDEFINED] forums. when I view the default text. Also the "contact us" link uses variable {4} that is not correctly defined. Not sure where these get defined.

Thanks! SP

It looks like you didn't quite make it through the installation. You need to remove the default header (issue #2) and add the new ones (issue #1). Check the install.html file again and follow the second and third steps. If you run into issues, let me know.

Yago
07 Jan 2007, 01:26
Below is my original PM conversation with Ted. Following his recommendation, I have move the discussion to the board.

Originally Posted by Yago
Dear Sir,
I am very new to the Vb world and have only installed one hack to date which is the gender hack. Anyway your welcome header was to be my second hack but I ran into problems. Everything went as stated since I followed your instructions step by step. However at the end The original vb header is no longer showing and the new one does not show either. When I went to vbulletin options and scrolled down to the end like you said, thier is no "Welcome Header System" thier either. Please help me.


REPLY

Have you added the variable $welcomeheaders to your header template?
__________________
Ted S


Yago ANSWER
Yes

Ted S

If you have no messages showing and the options do not show in your control panel then you have not installed the plugin or activated the plugin system in your vbulletin installation. Also, I would ask that you direct all future questions to the appropriate public thread so others can see the answer. Thank you

Yago
07 Jan 2007, 01:29
Below is my original PM conversation with Ted. Following his recommendation, I have move the discussion to the board.

Originally Posted by Yago
Dear Sir,
I am very new to the Vb world and have only installed one hack to date which is the gender hack. Anyway your welcome header was to be my second hack but I ran into problems. Everything went as stated since I followed your instructions step by step. However at the end The original vb header is no longer showing and the new one does not show either. When I went to vbulletin options and scrolled down to the end like you said, thier is no "Welcome Header System" thier either. Please help me.


REPLY

Have you added the variable $welcomeheaders to your header template?
__________________
Ted S


Yago ANSWER
Yes

Ted S

If you have no messages showing and the options do not show in your control panel then you have not installed the plugin or activated the plugin system in your vbulletin installation. Also, I would ask that you direct all future questions to the appropriate public thread so others can see the answer. Thank you


I followed the installation steps one after the other and even marked them off in pencil on my check sheet.
When you click on installed products from the plugin area, you can see that welcome header is among the installed product in addition with vbulletin but it does not show as a plugin.

Ted S
07 Jan 2007, 01:32
When you view your vbulletin options page, do you see the welcome heaers system option at or near the end of the list?

Yago
07 Jan 2007, 01:35
When you view your vbulletin options page, do you see the welcome heaers system option at or near the end of the list?

Nope it is no where to be found in that list.
That was the only step (which is at the end of step 4 ) which did not pan out for me.

Ted S
07 Jan 2007, 01:43
That would indicate that the Welcome Headers product is not installed or you have not enabled the plugin system.

Yago
07 Jan 2007, 01:53
That would indicate that the Welcome Headers product is not installed or you have not enabled the plugin system.


Ok, I really do not know what else to do or say. I enabled the plugin system because prior to step 3 which is "Add the attached plugin"

The product to the best of my knowledge is in the installed but is not running. My original header is gone and their is nothin in its place.
I followed all the steps one after the other being a newbie, I did not want to miss anything and I believe I did not.

Yago
07 Jan 2007, 05:09
I did a partial reinstall, I checked it again from begin and the ony thing I had to redo was re-upload the plugin after I uninstalled it. Now it works fine. Thanks Ted for all your help and a nice hack

taffy056
07 Jan 2007, 11:46
Hi,

Installed with no problems, almost! thanks for sharing :)

I am using the steel blue (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=126683) style, and the old header is still showing, part of the code is below, but I do not know what to remove, or even if this if this is the correct part of the code to remove. Hope someone can help.

Craig

$stylevar[htmldoctype]
<html dir="$stylevar[textdirection]" lang="$stylevar[languagecode]">
<head>
<!-- no cache headers -->
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache" />
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="-1" />
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache" />
<!-- end no cache headers -->
$headinclude
<title><phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[x_powered_by_vbulletin]</phrase></title>
</head>
<body>
$header
$navbar

<!-- main -->
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">

$forumbits
<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="tfoot" align="center" colspan="<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">6<else />5</if>"><div class="smallfont"><strong>
<a href="forumdisplay.php?$session[sessionurl]do=markread" rel="nofollow">$vbphrase[mark_forums_read]</a>
<if condition="$vboptions['forumleaders']">&nbsp; &nbsp;
<a href="showgroups.php$session[sessionurl_q]" rel="nofollow">$vbphrase[view_forum_leaders]</a></if><if condition="!$show['guest']">
<!-- member logout -->
&nbsp; &nbsp;
<a href="login.php?$session[sessionurl]do=logout&amp;logouthash=$bbuserinfo[logouthash]" onclick="return log_out()"><phrase 1="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[log_out_x]</phrase></a>
<!-- end member logout -->
</if>
</strong></div></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
$forumhome_markread_script
<!-- /main -->

scopo911
07 Jan 2007, 14:53
It looks like you didn't quite make it through the installation. You need to remove the default header (issue #2) and add the new ones (issue #1). Check the install.html file again and follow the second and third steps. If you run into issues, let me know.
- Ted, this worked perfectly - thanks! Was wondering if there is a varaiable to link the user reading the welcome header to FAQ? "To find out more about our forum you can check out the FAQ"...something like that? Thanks.

Ted S
07 Jan 2007, 18:55
- Ted, this worked perfectly - thanks! Was wondering if there is a varaiable to link the user reading the welcome header to FAQ? "To find out more about our forum you can check out the FAQ"...something like that? Thanks.

You can edit the phrases associated with the welcome headers through your ACP Options and add whatever links or text you like.

Ted S
07 Jan 2007, 18:56
Hi,

Installed with no problems, almost! thanks for sharing :)

I am using the steel blue (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=126683) style, and the old header is still showing, part of the code is below, but I do not know what to remove, or even if this if this is the correct part of the code to remove. Hope someone can help.

Craig


That looks like the wrong file. Youl should be modifying the forumhome template unless your custom style has dramatically changed things around, in which case you will have to search out the default welcome header code.

GruntHalo
08 Jan 2007, 02:38
Nice job I love this mod!

midirtrider
08 Jan 2007, 14:05
how can I get this to work with Vbadvanced?

I have it on my bb as I was just running 3.6.x but is there a way to intergrate it onto the Vba

Raptor
10 Jan 2007, 15:20
marvelous hack !

bober42
10 Jan 2007, 23:10
Ok im stuck !

Have installed and have it working on homepage and forumdisplay but it does not show on the showthread???

Have followed the instructions but cant suss it.

any ideas guys

Ted S
11 Jan 2007, 01:44
Ok im stuck !

Have installed and have it working on homepage and forumdisplay but it does not show on the showthread???

any ideas guys

What other hacks are you running?

bober42
11 Jan 2007, 02:00
guest tracking
limited guest viewing
members who have visited
Miserable Users
Most Ever Members, Posters, Guests or Chatters
Multiple Login Detector

All of which i disabled but still no joy.

I then made a new standard style with standard templates and still could not get it too show :confused:

Mark

Ted S
11 Jan 2007, 02:27
Limited guest viewing will make welcome headers not show on the showthread template.

bober42
11 Jan 2007, 15:02
Thanks for that. Instead of disabling the limited guest viewing i un-installed it and it worked.

Cant do with out limited guests so will make do. Is there template mods that can get around this?

Thanks anyway, welcome headers is a nice mod.

Mark

KipLarson
13 Jan 2007, 09:13
How might we add, adsense to it and have a little line between the welcome message and the adsense?

Also, I put my code in the navbar, because I didn't want it to show up on the index of my site in the vbadvanced portal... because I only wanted it to show up in the center column. (then again, as I type this... I suppose I could make a custom module and put that code inside it....)

But it's fine to just put it in the navbar right?


Edit: I've tried to edit the welcome_headers template in the style to put the ad code in, but the ad code just sends up sitting above the welcome message. I'd like to have the ad on one side and the welcome message on the other. Any ideas?

Edit again: I am such a noob, I figured it out. Just added another td alt1 tag around the ad before the first td alt 1 tag.

Ted S
14 Jan 2007, 05:50
How might we add, adsense to it and have a little line between the welcome message and the adsense?


Edit the template welcome_headers as you see fit.


But it's fine to just put it in the navbar right?

Yup.

KipLarson
14 Jan 2007, 10:13
Ok, I tested this in 3.52 and I did run into a database error when I went to the admin cp > vbulletin options > welcome_headers template

When I tried to click to alter the standard messages it gave me a database error... I tried all of them and it gave me them each time.

So I just searched in the phrase manager and made the changes there. Not sure if anyone else had problems in 3.52, but I just wanted to give a heads up. I'll post back on my results later.

KipLarson
14 Jan 2007, 10:31
Oop, I ran into an error:

I get this after trying to activate new users accounts:

" We could not activate your account because this web address is not valid. Make sure that you have the entire address from the email, and that your email client has not split the address over several lines.

Please try again with the full address from the email that you received. If it still does not work, try filling in the activation form:
Activation form

If you do not know your activation code, you can find it in the email that was sent to you when you first registered. To have it sent again, please click here:
Send new email with activation code.

If all else fails, email the administrator, making sure that you include your registered email address and username."

And I even tried just manually entering in the activation code too.

KipLarson
15 Jan 2007, 01:23
I've also gotten another error that says the following templates need to be reverted:

welcome_headers
Default Template Updated in 4.1.3 by Ted
Your Custom Template Last Edited in 3.5.2 by **me**

I did modify the code to add advertisements in there, but I did this on my 3.60 and 3.61 forums without a problem, so I'm not sure what the problem is.

What should I do? (sorry for all the posts)

Ted S
15 Jan 2007, 03:34
Ok, I tested this in 3.52 and I did run into a database error when I went to the admin cp > vbulletin options > welcome_headers template

When I tried to click to alter the standard messages it gave me a database error... I tried all of them and it gave me them each time.

So I just searched in the phrase manager and made the changes there. Not sure if anyone else had problems in 3.52, but I just wanted to give a heads up. I'll post back on my results later.

It always helps to run the right version of the hack... you're running a 3.6 hack on vb 3.5

Ted S
15 Jan 2007, 03:34
Oop, I ran into an error:

I get this after trying to activate new users accounts:

" We could not activate your account because this web address is not valid. Make sure that you have the entire address from the email, and that your email client has not split the address over several lines.

Please try again with the full address from the email that you received. If it still does not work, try filling in the activation form:
Activation form

If you do not know your activation code, you can find it in the email that was sent to you when you first registered. To have it sent again, please click here:
Send new email with activation code.

If all else fails, email the administrator, making sure that you include your registered email address and username."

And I even tried just manually entering in the activation code too.

That error is unrelated to this hack.

KipLarson
15 Jan 2007, 08:02
It always helps to run the right version of the hack... you're running a 3.6 hack on vb 3.5

Lol, well yes... but I uninstalled the 3.6 hack and reinstalled the 3.5 hack. I don't have the problem when I do the search for phrases, but I do still have the message that my templates need to be reverted.

Ted S
15 Jan 2007, 17:37
Please post your 3.5 questions in the 3.5 thread less I confuse myelf. ;)

arena
15 Jan 2007, 23:19
Thank you

King Justice
15 Jan 2007, 23:37
Thanks; I have installed it and it works great! Thanks a million and one! :)

BassX
17 Jan 2007, 23:33
Thank you!

This is a great Product and only took minutes to install and a little more time to customize for my site.

Philster
18 Jan 2007, 00:38
Superb hack, one of the best ones currently available. Keep up the great work.

Phil.

rnmcd
21 Jan 2007, 00:18
I'm so very close to being able to click "installed" for this, my first mod!
Right now I am trying to edit the "Enable Never Posted Message". I looks like it works fine because I get Saved Phrase welcome_neverposted Successfully

BUT then I am taken to a 'Phrases' page...do I need to do anything there?

Thanks.

Philster
21 Jan 2007, 00:36
I never have and have not had any trouble at all. Curious what others have done though?

Phil.

Ted S
21 Jan 2007, 08:42
I'm so very close to being able to click "installed" for this, my first mod!
Right now I am trying to edit the "Enable Never Posted Message". I looks like it works fine because I get
BUT then I am taken to a 'Phrases' page...do I need to do anything there?

Thanks.

Nope

VaaKo
21 Jan 2007, 12:05
/me clicks install!

Snake
21 Jan 2007, 12:24
Thanks, I have just updated it! :D

shaynehammy
21 Jan 2007, 16:14
Please can someone help.
I have installed this hack but when viewing as a vistor you get

Welcome to the [ARG:3 UNDEFINED] forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact support.

www.thechiefbaboon.com/forums/index.php

Thanks

GPS_Flex
21 Jan 2007, 17:39
Very Nice. It works just as you described it.

Very easy to install and customize.

Ted S
21 Jan 2007, 19:02
Please can someone help.
I have installed this hack but when viewing as a vistor you get

www.thechiefbaboon.com/forums/index.php

Thanks

It appears you have not followed all of the instructions. You will need to (1) remove the exiting welcome header which has the wrong text and (2) add the $welcomeheaders variable to your header or navbar templates.

NathanLedet
22 Jan 2007, 16:13
I apologize if this has already been addressed, but I don't have time to read 33 pages. This is an excellent mod, and I'd really like to install it. However, I'm curious what this mod does with spiders. My forum is ranked pretty high on the google forums because of the google spiders. Will this mod ignore the google spiders and let them lurk as they normally do? Does this mod only target "guest" and ignore "google spider" or "yahoo slurp spider"?

Thanks :)

Smitty
22 Jan 2007, 16:31
I apologize if this has already been addressed, but I don't have time to read 33 pages.

Too bad. It really doesn't take very long to read the entire thread. But to spoon feed you, I doubt it will affect Google content spiders. I have a pretty well ranked site and have had this hack in for quite a while. My traffic continues to grow each month so I don't see it affecting my site traffic coming from Google.

It does tell Google AdSense not to consider the text within when figuring out what ads to place.

Ted S
22 Jan 2007, 16:54
I apologize if this has already been addressed, but I don't have time to read 33 pages. This is an excellent mod, and I'd really like to install it. However, I'm curious what this mod does with spiders. My forum is ranked pretty high on the google forums because of the google spiders. Will this mod ignore the google spiders and let them lurk as they normally do? Does this mod only target "guest" and ignore "google spider" or "yahoo slurp spider"?

Thanks :)

This hack treats a guest as a guest regardless of what type of guest it may be.

Thousands of sites use this with few, if any, reports of problems with their SERP listings. That said, you can turn your messages into images (rather than text) as vbSEO's site does which will reduce any potential SEO impact.

NathanLedet
22 Jan 2007, 17:44
I appreciate the mature response Ted.

rnmcd
22 Jan 2007, 20:06
Consider making a donation to help with the development and support.:)

Yes, I did make a donation.

Ted S
22 Jan 2007, 21:46
Consider making a donation to help with the development and support.:)

Yes, I did make a donation.

Thank you!
:D

Tungsten
24 Jan 2007, 14:47
How would I structure the conditional statement to only show a particular welcome header phrase when the user is visiting a certain forum?

I tried this and it just showed it on every page of the forum... :(


<if condition="$forum[forumid]=22">
<!-- training forum announcement -->
<br />
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="alt1">
<phrase 1="$bbuserinfo[username]" 2="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 3="sendmessage.php$session[sessionurl]">$vbphrase[welcome_trainingdisclaimer]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<br />
<!-- / training forum announcement -->
<else />


Thanks in advance.

Tungsten
24 Jan 2007, 15:28
Nevermind, I changed it from


if condition="$forum[forumid] == 22"


to


if condition="$forumid == 22"


And it started working.