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Smitty
24 Jan 2007, 18:18
How would I structure the conditional statement to only show a particular welcome header phrase when the user is visiting a certain forum?

Good thought! I put in code and several custom phrases for additional user groups I have, but hadn't thought of an individual forum code and phrase. :up:

Ted S
25 Jan 2007, 02:02
Good thought! I put in code and several custom phrases for additional user groups I have, but hadn't thought of an individual forum code and phrase. :up:

Welcome Headers is just a framework, the most successful sites I've seen are those that really tailor their messaging to what their users do. This could be information on a specific forum, reminders to fill out a profile, use a new tool, etc...

Tungsten
26 Jan 2007, 13:24
Welcome Headers is just a framework, the most successful sites I've seen are those that really tailor their messaging to what their users do. This could be information on a specific forum, reminders to fill out a profile, use a new tool, etc...

Indeed. I am using it not only for new users, non-posting users, but also for adding disclaimers and other such text to certain forums. I've found the product to be incredibly versatile and limited only by the forum administrator's imagination.

Ya done good, TedS. ;)

Quantnet
26 Jan 2007, 17:27
Indeed. I am using it not only for new users, non-posting users, but also for adding disclaimers and other such text to certain forums. I've found the product to be incredibly versatile and limited only by the forum administrator's imagination.

Ya done good, TedS. ;)

Sounds great. How do i add special texts to some forum ?
Thanks

mrkhm
26 Jan 2007, 20:13
works a treat 3.6.4 and you can include your own html code and be as creative as almost having it like a seo ripe home page, nice one!

fpattberg
27 Jan 2007, 18:30
Hi guys!

I am getting this error message;

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ']', expecting T_STRING or T_VARIABLE or T_NUM_STRING in /home/fabian/public_html/forum/includes/adminfunctions_template.php(3596) : eval()'d code on line 159

when I doing Step 2 and parse it into the header.

I have no experience with PHP so please be gentle!

What can I do?

Fabian

Ted S
27 Jan 2007, 18:44
It sounds like you are removing or adding the wrong code, try again.

fpattberg
27 Jan 2007, 18:52
Problem solved!

Sorry! My first ever PHP mod!

Fabian

rrr
27 Jan 2007, 18:57
If I'm using an older version of this mod (version 4.0.6 for 3.5), should I completely uninstall the old version and re-install the new version or will the upgrade procedure in upgrade.html work?

Eq4bits
28 Jan 2007, 02:22
*clicks install*
Just what I needed!

Shazz
28 Jan 2007, 02:25
Congrats being in the top 5 all time for vB.org

Ted S
28 Jan 2007, 04:18
Upgrading is fine.

Quantnet
28 Jan 2007, 07:59
Ted S,

I have vbadvanced on my site home. The welcome message works fine on forum home, how do i get it to work on homepage also ?

thanks

Ted S
28 Jan 2007, 19:50
I don't support integration with other hacks, you would need to look at the code or search for answers to that topic.

curriertech
29 Jan 2007, 15:32
Ted S,

I have vbadvanced on my site home. The welcome message works fine on forum home, how do i get it to work on homepage also ?

thanks

See posts 113-115 regarding adding the variable to the vbacmps settings.

Quantnet
29 Jan 2007, 16:04
See posts 113-115 regarding adding the variable to the vbacmps settings.
Many thanks. Got it to work.

melscamera
03 Feb 2007, 07:34
This is exactly what i was looking for tonight. Thank you

http://forums.melscamera.com

Konstantinos
04 Feb 2007, 07:59
Can u add an option for those who havent purchased a paid subscription?

Bubble #5
04 Feb 2007, 16:00
Wouldn't a standard announcement achieve the same thing? ;) It contains a global announcement option.

Merriweather
04 Feb 2007, 17:31
Can u add an option for those who havent purchased a paid subscription?I would like something like this as well, if it's possible. :)

Merriweather
04 Feb 2007, 17:31
Wouldn't a standard announcement achieve the same thing? ;) It contains a global announcement option.This hack changes the announcement based on the user and the user's activity, so I don't think it would be the same thing.

Ted S
04 Feb 2007, 18:07
Can u add an option for those who havent purchased a paid subscription?

Open the template "welcome_headers" and scroll down until you find:


<!-- / hasnt posted lately message -->
<else />


Add the following after this:


<if condition="!is_member_of($bbuserinfo, XYZ)">
<!-- supporting members -->
<br />
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="alt1">
<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 2="payments.php" 3="$bbuserinfo[username]">
Hello $bbuserinfo[username]!<br \><br \>
While $vboptions[bbtitle] is offered as a free service, we rely on the donations of our supporting members.
There are a lot of advantages to being a supporting member that you may not know about.... All this for just $___ plus you'll
be helping to kee our site running!<br \><br \>
Ready to join? <a href="/payments.php">Sign up</a> as supporting member today!
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<!-- / supporting members -->
<else />


Then find the first </if> and add another </if> before it.

Change XYZ to your supporting member group, if there are multiple groups separate with a comma. You will also want to configure the text to make it relevant to your supporting member benefits.

I have also posted this as a plugin file, just install and override your existing file but note, this will remove any template changes you have made.

BrettMo
04 Feb 2007, 20:03
My first mod on the board that i have had up less than 24 hours. Installed without any issues. Thanks. :up:

Merriweather
04 Feb 2007, 20:55
Open the template "welcome_headers" and scroll down until you find:


<!-- / hasnt posted lately message -->
<else />


Add the following after this:


<if condition="!is_member_of($bbuserinfo, XYZ)">
<!-- supporting members -->
<br />
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="alt1">
<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 2="payments.php" 3="$bbuserinfo[username]">
Hello $bbuserinfo[username]!<br \><br \>
While $vboptions[bbtitle] is offered as a free service, we rely on the donations of our supporting members.
There are a lot of advantages to being a supporting member that you may not know about.... All this for just $___ plus you'll
be helping to kee our site running!<br \><br \>
Ready to join? <a href="/payments.php">Sign up</a> as supporting member today!
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<!-- / supporting members -->
<else />


Then find the first </if> and add another </if> before it.

Change XYZ to your supporting member group, if there are multiple groups separate with a comma. You will also want to configure the text to make it relevant to your supporting member benefits.

I have also posted this as a plugin file, just install and override your existing file but note, this will remove any template changes you have made.


I get the following error when adding your above code as indicated:

The following error occurred when attempting to evaluate this template:

The conditional on line 5 appears to be missing its end tag (</if>). The template will not function properly unless this is fixed.

This is likely caused by a malformed conditional statement. It is highly recommended that you fix this error before continuing, but you may continue as-is if you wish.

Merriweather
04 Feb 2007, 21:01
I added another </if> before <!-- // End Welcome Headers // --> and that let it go through, but nothing has changed for my free users.

I want my registered group to see a message about the benefits of subscribing. I replaced "XYZ" with 10,11,12 which are the IDs of my subscription groups. I then logged in as a user with a usergroup of 2 (registered, unpaid) and they still got the "you haven't posted in a while" message.

DasCool
05 Feb 2007, 00:57
How come I can't see the Welcome Header Interface in my admin CP and yes i have the product imported

Shazz
05 Feb 2007, 01:01
How come I can't see the Welcome Header Interface in my admin CP and yes i have the product imported

can't see the interface?
Like its in vBoptions>

DasCool
05 Feb 2007, 01:40
can't see the interface?
Like its in vBoptions>
ooooo never mind, i thought it would be a link on the side

Shazz
05 Feb 2007, 01:53
ooooo never mind, i thought it would be a link on the side

Gald you found it..

midirtrider
05 Feb 2007, 02:27
Can someone help with making this appear on my CMPS home..

I have it installed and it works as soon as you click on the Forums index tab.. and you are on the forums index page..

but on the home page (vbadvanced cmps page) it does not show up..
is there a way to make a module and put this into it?

thanks in advance for the help..

BrettMo
05 Feb 2007, 03:26
So after first being happy with it, I decided to mess around with it some. I am using the modification http://www.vbadvanced.com/membersarea.php?do=viewusermanual&productid=4&pageid=1 to make a portal layout.

I wanted to include the message in the side bar instead of just the main page because I thought that it was taking up too much space at the top of the page. The first graphic is where the message box appears when there is not a message which is how I want the layout. The second one shows just a bit of the left hand side of the screen when a message appears. I cropped it but the message goes all the way across the page and messes up the whole page layout. I modified the xml file by removing all the "width="100%"" references and then reinstalled the mod. Same results -- all the way across the page. So I imagine you can't give specific fixes to make it work with that mod, but do you have any ideas of just how to change the width of the welcome box?

Anyone have any idea how to modify the program to make it only appear across part of the page?

(I first looked through most of this thread and searched it for the term width.)

Thanks.

BrettMo
05 Feb 2007, 03:33
Can someone help with making this appear on my CMPS home..

I have it installed and it works as soon as you click on the Forums index tab.. and you are on the forums index page..

but on the home page (vbadvanced cmps page) it does not show up..
is there a way to make a module and put this into it?

thanks in advance for the help..

Yes, you can make a module and put it in there, but you get the results that I posted above. Go to add module and add a template. Name the template something like adv_portal_WelcomeHeader. In the large box where you can add code, put $welcomeheaders. It displays the expected text but just not in the layout desired.

Ted S
05 Feb 2007, 05:03
Moving your message from the header to a sidebar defeats the purpose but I suppose it's possible. However, I don't have the time to support third party integrations. If you search this thread you will find some information on how to implement this with other portal products.

Ted S
05 Feb 2007, 05:04
I added another </if> before <!-- // End Welcome Headers // --> and that let it go through, but nothing has changed for my free users.

I want my registered group to see a message about the benefits of subscribing. I replaced "XYZ" with 10,11,12 which are the IDs of my subscription groups. I then logged in as a user with a usergroup of 2 (registered, unpaid) and they still got the "you haven't posted in a while" message.

The code I gave you shows the subscribe option last, so if another message comes up, it won't. You can move it around as you see fit.

Merriweather
05 Feb 2007, 05:09
I figured it out with some tweaking. Thanks. :)

jamsiejay
09 Feb 2007, 13:10
Hi,

I would like to know can anybody here show my how to modify the text to insert a button to the left of the text.

I want to include a registration image to the left of the texton the welcome headers.

djjeffa
11 Feb 2007, 13:25
How could I make the message bolder and maybe change the font colors?

jamsiejay
11 Feb 2007, 13:50
How could I make the message bolder and maybe change the font colors?

Hi,

You can see on my site http://www.widewebtalk.com i have put my keywords in bold and added some color also i have added an image to it.

You can just add the normal variables:

<STRONG><FONT color=#0000ff>Join</FONT></STRONG>
Our Site For <STRONG><FONT
color=#800000>Free</FONT></STRONG>

The above code looks like this

Join Our Site For Free

djjeffa
11 Feb 2007, 14:36
Hi,

You can see on my site http://www.widewebtalk.com i have put my keywords in bold and added some color also i have added an image to it.

You can just add the normal variables:

<STRONG><FONT color=#0000ff>Join</FONT></STRONG>
Our Site For <STRONG><FONT
color=#800000>Free</FONT></STRONG>

The above code looks like this

Join Our Site For Free

to be honest i dont see this on your site?
where do I edit it?

Eq4bits
11 Feb 2007, 14:42
Go into vB Options
in the Options scroll down to 'Welcome Header Messages'
higlight that option and click the 'edit settings' button
then in the 'Enable Guest Message section just below "do you wish to display a message
to guest vistors? there is *another* little paragraph that says
"To edit the phrase for this message click here (enter your custom text in the translation box)"
"
click the 'click here' link and that opens to where you can edit the message with html

jamsiejay
11 Feb 2007, 14:45
to be honest i dont see this on your site?
where do I edit it?

Check my site again you will see the header messages there you can view the source code and see what i have done.

http://www.widewebtalk.com

djjeffa
12 Feb 2007, 03:14
Check my site again you will see the header messages there you can view the source code and see what i have done.

http://www.widewebtalk.com

nice now its there lol
thanks guys

iamboard
12 Feb 2007, 16:19
Can I install this on the specific incremental VB version '3.6.0' without any problems. I have not updated my forums since 3.6.0 very first came out.

Thanks

Rick
12 Feb 2007, 16:44
Please take a look at www.drivingmeinsane.com/forums

I would like the square Google ad and the text to be side by side in cells. I tried it, but the formatting was all screwed up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Ted S
13 Feb 2007, 01:31
Can I install this on the specific incremental VB version '3.6.0' without any problems. I have not updated my forums since 3.6.0 very first came out.

Thanks

This plugin works on all 3.6.x versions.

Ted S
13 Feb 2007, 01:32
I would like the square Google ad and the text to be side by side in cells. I tried it, but the formatting was all screwed up.


If you are looking for help with html or tables I suggest you try one of the general programming forums where you can get assistance from more developers.

Rick
14 Feb 2007, 22:35
If you are looking for help with html or tables I suggest you try one of the general programming forums where you can get assistance from more developers.

There is nothing about the table your hack produces that would be causing me trouble? I've been building pages for 12 years... This normally isn't a problem:confused:

Ted S
15 Feb 2007, 18:59
There is nothing about the table your hack produces that would be causing me trouble? I've been building pages for 12 years... This normally isn't a problem:confused:

The table is a plain and basic table using the same code that produces the other tables on the forum homepage. It's about as simple of html as you can get. If you want to look at the source, open the welcome_headers template.

wolf32
18 Feb 2007, 01:52
Got a problem. How do I left justify the text?

Link: www.u-connex.com/problem.JPEG

Thanks.

Merriweather
18 Feb 2007, 02:24
Wrap your text in <div align="left">blah blah blah</div>

wolf32
18 Feb 2007, 03:52
Wrap your text in <div align="left">blah blah blah</div>

Thank you . Any idea how i can fill the blank space next to the welcome box between the logo and forum?

Also, I want to place an ad in its place once a member has registered. Any suggestions?

Merriweather
18 Feb 2007, 03:58
Not sure what blank space you mean, but some basic HTML edits in your styles should allow you to further customize it. :)

wolf32
18 Feb 2007, 05:12
Not sure what blank space you mean, but some basic HTML edits in your styles should allow you to further customize it. :)


Know how to display an ad in place of the welcome header's box once registered? Or is this just basic HTML?

Ted S
18 Feb 2007, 05:45
This is all basic html, if you need a refresher check out www.w3schools.com.

lazyseller
19 Feb 2007, 12:45
Is there a way to put $welcomeheaders in the postbit ? im trying to put it after the 1st post...

Been Told
19 Feb 2007, 16:29
This has to be one of the most usefull hacks I will ever install! Amazing! Thank you so much :) :) :)
You can even make it multi-lingual!
What a nice early birthday present! :D :up:

Ted S
19 Feb 2007, 17:38
Is there a way to put $welcomeheaders in the postbit ? im trying to put it after the 1st post...

Not with the current code although you could certainly modify it to do this.

Dream
19 Feb 2007, 23:36
This is a great mod, I had 20 people register only today, though only one passed the email confirmation trial lol :P

Im worried with vBSEO though, does this mod lowers my rating on search engines?

Ted S
20 Feb 2007, 00:15
If you setup this mod to work as an image, rather than text it will have virtually no SE impact. Otherwise vbSEO recommends you please it under your navbar rather than above it.

SMO
20 Feb 2007, 18:14
How do I properly uninstall this feature?


I went thru the normal procedures by going to the "manage products" and uninstalling the mod however it left this on my site.

Welcome to the [ARG:3 UNDEFINED] website and forums


you can see it on my site (http://www.slaptardcentral.com/forums)

I went to the templates I changed as well in the instructions and it seems to be normal

Ted S
21 Feb 2007, 00:54
How long ago did you first install this hack SMO?

SMO
21 Feb 2007, 01:32
How long ago did you first install this hack SMO?

HI Ted....I think when it was first released.

Finster
21 Feb 2007, 01:46
Is there a means with this great mod of making a possibly cookie driven variable display, specifically:


1. An about us registeration dialogue box like shown in the original mod description for the diving site, but this only shows for new users who have not completed registration.

2. If they have already signed up and confirmed, they enver see the above box, but see a smaller, different dialogue box that says this; "Hello (username), it appears that you have not posted on our forums in several weeks, blah blah.

That way those already signed up don't have to always look at the larger site description box, and those who haven't signed up won't see the smaller "you haven't posted.." dialgoue box.

macahs
21 Feb 2007, 04:23
Hi there!

I installed this mod and followed the directions exactly as I should have (or so I thought) but I am not getting any header at all? Is there any suggestion as to what I may be doing wrong? I did go to the vB options and enable everything?

I'm not good at all with code - could I have possibly missed something there?

I went to Header and added the $welcomeheaders at the end but I'm still not seeing anything? Was I supposed to add more than that?

I guess I'm not seeing what this did for me at this point, nor do I know how to customize it for my forum?

Thanks a bunch- I'm looking forward to using this!

NaughtyStud
21 Feb 2007, 05:50
Thanks and clicked install. ;)

Tralala
22 Feb 2007, 02:13
/clicks install

THANKS!

Ted S
22 Feb 2007, 02:22
Hi there!

I installed this mod and followed the directions exactly as I should have (or so I thought) but I am not getting any header at all? Is there any suggestion as to what I may be doing wrong? I did go to the vB options and enable everything?


Are you viewing the board as a guest or any other group that would see a message? Have you enabled the messages from your Admin Control panel --> Options --> Welcome Header system?

Ted S
22 Feb 2007, 02:25
1. An about us registeration dialogue box like shown in the original mod description for the diving site, but this only shows for new users who have not completed registration.

If the user is registered and logged in, they won't see the message. If they are not logged in your message should encourage them to do so.

If they have already signed up and confirmed, they enver see the above box, but see a smaller, different dialogue box that says this; "Hello (username), it appears that you have not posted on our forums in several weeks, blah blah.

This is also a native function of the addon. There are messages for not having posted in X days, never having posted, being unconfirmed and for all usergroups. Each message can be turned off/on as per your needs.

macahs
24 Feb 2007, 01:32
Thanks. For some reason I did not receive a notification that you replied to this.

I did not view it as a guest - should I try that? I thought this would also show something at the top of each page for all registered users as well?

This is what I have set under options (sorry it's so big -and this is posting an error message, my cp does not show this). I can't figure out where I customize it specific to my forum?

Well, I tried copying it but it's not coming out correctly. I do have it enabled in any case.

Are you viewing the board as a guest or any other group that would see a message? Have you enabled the messages from your Admin Control panel --> Options --> Welcome Header system?

Ted S
24 Feb 2007, 01:56
I'd suggest you review the documentation or options to understand what exactly this hack does -- you also need to customize the hack or you'll end up with messages that just don't relate to your site enough to bring you the results they can.

But to answer your question, if you're a confirmed member, and have posted within 2 weeks you won't see a message unless a global message is setup.

macahs
24 Feb 2007, 03:21
Thanks Ted. I did read through it several times to try figuring out what I was doing wrong, which is why I decided to post. I'll go back and look again. I really am at a loss as to what I'm doing wrong?

Hopefully I'll figure it out this time around.

Thanks again!


I'd suggest you review the documentation or options to understand what exactly this hack does -- you also need to customize the hack or you'll end up with messages that just don't relate to your site enough to bring you the results they can.

But to answer your question, if you're a confirmed member, and have posted within 2 weeks you won't see a message unless a global message is setup.

tehPARADOX
24 Feb 2007, 03:57
Just wanted to say thanks for this neat hack.

macahs
24 Feb 2007, 04:08
I actually think you said it all. I was thinking it should automatically have some global thing but once I realized what exactly that was - it all made sense and I have since gone in and customized it and it's perfect! :) Thank you! And I clicked install. :)

Thanks Ted. I did read through it several times to try figuring out what I was doing wrong, which is why I decided to post. I'll go back and look again. I really am at a loss as to what I'm doing wrong?

Hopefully I'll figure it out this time around.

Thanks again!

EricPSF
01 Mar 2007, 23:03
Hi Ted,

I am getting duplicate welcome headers on a same page? May I know how to solve it?


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I have solved my problem. I hv actually installed the $welcomeheaders in both header & navbar. Deleting one of them will solve the problem :P

Maybe this thread is useful for others in the future.

chkdgate
02 Mar 2007, 18:33
Has anyone tried it with 3.6.5 yet?

da420
02 Mar 2007, 19:17
Works for me in 3.6.5

Shazz
02 Mar 2007, 19:46
Same on 3.6 = 3.6.4 to 3.6.5

daddygrim
03 Mar 2007, 05:31
so can i just import without any problems? I truely hate editing.

Shazz
03 Mar 2007, 05:58
You have to remove one block out of the template if you read the install.html :)

raiderlax
03 Mar 2007, 07:08
Thanks this is an awesome mod, one thing though:

when I place the "$welcomeheaders" in the navbar template for VBSEO it brings the box down alot and is not equal in space with the white space whereas if I put it into the header template it makes the box equal in space.

Does it matter by putting $welcomeheaders in one place or other?

Thanks alot.

raiderlax
04 Mar 2007, 00:46
Thanks this is an awesome mod, one thing though:

when I place the "$welcomeheaders" in the navbar template for VBSEO it brings the box down alot and is not equal in space with the white space whereas if I put it into the header template it makes the box equal in space.

Does it matter by putting $welcomeheaders in one place or other?

Thanks alot.


Anyone know what to do and if the way I have it is okay for VBSEO?

nhdriver4
04 Mar 2007, 05:23
Thanks for the great plugin. Worked flawlessly on 3.6.5.

Ted S
05 Mar 2007, 01:59
The hack will work the same regardless of where you put it. vbSEO recommends placing it at the end of the navbar and lately, I prefer that location as well myself. That said, it will work in either the navbar or header templates. If you are concerned about SEO impact of having the content on every page I suggest you turn the guest message into an image, the others can be left as text since bots can't see them in the first place.

And yes, this works with 3.6.5

HawKe
05 Mar 2007, 14:00
Great mod - thanks so much! I was hesitant to add the "post more often" part, but seeing as I could configure it for a longer period of time it actually made sense.

These kinds of mods are really a great way to help the community and grow a board - shoudl be standard vBulleting code in my opinion. Kudos!

daddygrim
05 Mar 2007, 22:15
Where is the one when you log on and the pop up comes up?

Ted S
06 Mar 2007, 02:07
This hack doesn't use popups.

daddygrim
06 Mar 2007, 02:34
Does this really work?

John Diver
06 Mar 2007, 07:14
Is there any way I could edit this to check if the user has posted a thread in the introduction forum then show a message if they haven't?

Great hack, been using this one for a while!

Thanks

EricPSF
06 Mar 2007, 08:48
Hi,

May I enquire how do I change the backgnd colour of the welcome headers?

Thank you.

Ted S
06 Mar 2007, 14:52
Does this really work?

Yes.

Ted S
06 Mar 2007, 14:53
May I enquire how do I change the backgnd colour of the welcome headers?


Edit the template welcome_headers changing the html as you see fit.

Ted S
06 Mar 2007, 14:54
Is there any way I could edit this to check if the user has posted a thread in the introduction forum then show a message if they haven't?


That would take some custom coding to flag when someome makes the post but it's certainly doable.

EricPSF
06 Mar 2007, 23:11
Edit the template welcome_headers changing the html as you see fit.

Hi Ted,

I want to change the backgnd colour to smthing like the attached file, but I am a dumber in coding, may I knw how to change the html for the backgnd colour? Which line to change?

Thanks a millions!

powerbook
07 Mar 2007, 00:29
Hi,

I can't get mine to show "welcome_unconfirmed" message. I know it shows the welcome guest part but that's about it.

I uninstalled/re-installed but still nothin...

3.6.4

Anyone any help?

Thanks

EDIT:

My unconfirmed usergroup as standard "3"
<if condition="is_member_of($bbuserinfo,3) AND $vboptions[wlhunconfirmed]">

Tralala
07 Mar 2007, 01:06
Is there any way I could edit this to check if the user has posted a thread in the introduction forum then show a message if they haven't?

Great hack, been using this one for a while!

Thanks

That would take some custom coding to flag when someome makes the post but it's certainly doable.

Wow, I would love to see something like that as well.

RedTurtle
07 Mar 2007, 09:47
Hi Ted. I love this hack and just had one question for you.

Are the welcome headers supposed to show up on the actual thread before the first post? I have $welcomeheaders included in the bottom of my navbar and it shows up on my forumhome and even on sub-forums, but does not show up on showthread....


I have vBSEO installed also.

The site is med studentz dot com.

I'm running Limited Guest Viewing also...

Is it possible that having LGV on takes away the Welcome Headers blurb on showthread? And if so, is there any way around this in the way of template edits, etc?

Thanks a ton Ted.

Ted S
08 Mar 2007, 03:51
If you have both Limited Guest Viewing and Welcome Headers, Limited Guest Viewing will win and Welcome Headers will not show up on pages where it may (like showthread) since they appear in the same spot and would be redundant.

RedTurtle
08 Mar 2007, 10:09
If you have both Limited Guest Viewing and Welcome Headers, Limited Guest Viewing will win and Welcome Headers will not show up on pages where it may (like showthread) since they appear in the same spot and would be redundant.
Hi Ted, sorry, I guess I misunderstood what I was asking really.

I do not have LGV showing any type of message until after someone views three different threads. Then it simply blocks them from viewing the thread and gives them the "Please register" blurb.

I don't have the LGV "please register" while still showing the threads functionality on.

Soo, I put $welcomeheaders in my navbar template and I see it on forumhome, and on showforum (the forum display) but do not see it on showthread.

Any idea what could be causing this? I'm running 3.6.5 and have the most recent versions of welcome headers and LGV.

Thanks a lot Ted.

bacanze
08 Mar 2007, 19:17
How do I change the welcome messagfe, where is it located?

zmanz
08 Mar 2007, 20:04
are the welcome headers always above the navbar?

is it possible to display them just below the navbar?

Shazz
08 Mar 2007, 20:25
are the welcome headers always above the navbar?

is it possible to display them just below the navbar?

View the 2nd screen shot

And yes I bet youc an

ORACLE
08 Mar 2007, 22:44
can some one tell me how to display my headers inside my template themed box like that standard welcome headers???
Or where do i edit to chane the sytle??
thanks
ORACLE

Ted S
09 Mar 2007, 04:35
RedTurtle -- If LGV is installed, the welcome headers will not show up on the showthread page. Thsi can of course be changed if you like...

Just go to your ACP and be sure the option "Limited Guest Viewing Surpression" is turned off. If you don't have this option, upgrade. ;)

Ted S
09 Mar 2007, 04:36
are the welcome headers always above the navbar?

is it possible to display them just below the navbar?

Sure. Put the $welcomeheaders variable in the end of your navbar template instead of the header template.

Ted S
09 Mar 2007, 04:36
can some one tell me how to display my headers inside my template themed box like that standard welcome headers???

Change the welcome_headers template as you see fit.

Ted S
09 Mar 2007, 04:37
How do I change the welcome messagfe, where is it located?

From your ACP to go to your options, select Welcome Heaer System and each message has an "edit" link.

daddygrim
09 Mar 2007, 11:49
ted how about install mine for me..lol

ArabSQuad
10 Mar 2007, 11:59
thanks alot dude

Tom_S
10 Mar 2007, 14:11
Sure. Put the $welcomeheaders variable in the end of your navbar template instead of the header template.



That didn't work for me. I put it at the very bottom of the navabar template. Was that not correct?

NaughtyStud
11 Mar 2007, 05:21
Just installed the latest version of this mod, Thanks again for creating it. ;)

Juju Man
11 Mar 2007, 06:55
I installed this, but for some reason it is not showing up in my vb options, nor does it seem to be working. Any ideas on that one?

Juju Man
11 Mar 2007, 07:48
redownloaded it after multiple failures and it worked fine. Odd.

EricPSF
12 Mar 2007, 00:50
Hi,

May I know how do I insert an email contact link in the welcome header?

I hv tried using bbcode "Contact us (myemail@smting.com)" and cannot work. Pls kindly advise.

Thank you.

ninjashadow80
12 Mar 2007, 02:30
Hey Guys

Ok i got it installed i think the right way however i dont see how to edit what it says up top as i cant find that text anywhere


you can see here http://www.360legends.net/forum.php

below the shoutbox how do i edit those words cause i want something completely different there.

Thanks

Chadi
12 Mar 2007, 05:00
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?


Could someone please help me on this?

Ted S
12 Mar 2007, 05:45
That didn't work for me. I put it at the very bottom of the navabar template. Was that not correct?

That's absolutely correct and works fine.

Ted S
12 Mar 2007, 05:45
I installed this, but for some reason it is not showing up in my vb options, nor does it seem to be working. Any ideas on that one?

Have you enabled the hack or plugins in general?

Ted S
12 Mar 2007, 05:46
Hi,

May I know how do I insert an email contact link in the welcome header?

I hv tried using bbcode "Contact us (myemail@smting.com)" and cannot work. Pls kindly advise.

Thank you.

bbcode works in posts, this hack uses phrases and templates which are html dfriven. I fyou want links, use html.

Ted S
12 Mar 2007, 05:47
below the shoutbox how do i edit those words cause i want something completely different there.


As stated in the instructions, go to your admin control panel, vbulletin options and select the welcome header system. There will be links to edit any of the messages.

Ted S
12 Mar 2007, 05:48
Could someone please help me on this?

You can do this with normal html but this thread is not the place for html support.

Chadi
12 Mar 2007, 18:01
I actually did use normal html, but it messed up the entire forumhome view. I'll provide a screenshot in a moment.

Chadi
12 Mar 2007, 19:11
Ok this is the html I used (see results in screenshot please)


<html>

<body>
Welcome to the <strong>{3}</strong> forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our <strong>free</strong> community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, <a href="{2}"><strong>click here to join our community!</strong></a><br /><br />
<strong>Why Join Talk Jesus Forums?</strong>
<br />
<br />
<table style="width: 100%" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3">
<tr>
<td>participate in forum conversations</td>
<td>live chat room with mp3 player, over 50 songs!</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>gain ability to vote in polls</td>
<td>create your own personal journal</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>join our monthly contests with giveaways!</td>
<td>access online bible glossary</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>play over 50 kid safe arcade games</td>
<td>member tools (iSpy, Tags Cloud, Map, Personal Notepad, My Favorites)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>share and view photos in the gallery</td>
<td>enjoy group prayer with others</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>listen to online Christian streaming radio stations </td>
<td>moderated 24/7 for family friendly Christian atmosphere</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>view dozens of Christian RSS feeds</td>
<td><strong>100% Scripture, 100% Jesus Christ</strong></td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>

</html>


I also tried without the <html> and without <body> codes as well, still the same result. As you can see in the screenshot, somehow the vbseo footer copyright appeared in the welcome header :D

ConqSoft
12 Mar 2007, 19:15
You don't want HTML and BODY tags around that. Those should only appear once per page, and vBulletin already does that.

vBSEO inserts its copyright before the closing BODY tag, so that would be why it got inserted there. You can edit your footer template and add <!--VBSEO_COPYRIGHT--> to force the location of the copyright message.

Chadi
12 Mar 2007, 19:19
Thanks. I've tried again without html and body code, works better (removed vbseo copyright) but still one very ODD problem


Welcome to the <strong>{3}</strong> forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our <strong>free</strong> community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, <a href="{2}"><strong>click here to join our community!</strong></a><br /><br />
<strong>Why Join Talk Jesus Forums?</strong>
<br />
<br />
<table style="width: 100%" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3">
<tr>
<td>participate in forum conversations</td>
<td>live chat room with mp3 player, over 50 songs!</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>gain ability to vote in polls</td>
<td>create your own personal journal</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>join our monthly contests with giveaways!</td>
<td>access online bible glossary</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>play over 50 kid safe arcade games</td>
<td>member tools (iSpy, Tags Cloud, Map, Personal Notepad, My Favorites)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>share and view photos in the gallery</td>
<td>enjoy group prayer with others</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>listen to online Christian streaming radio stations </td>
<td>moderated 24/7 for family friendly Christian atmosphere</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>view dozens of Christian RSS feeds</td>
<td><strong>100% Scripture, 100% Jesus Christ</strong></td>
</tr>
</table>

The row that says:


100% Scripture, 100% Jesus Christ

is showing up as this on the forumhome headers:

100cripture, 100esus Christ

Why is that? Is it the % character? I cannot imagine it would be.

ConqSoft
12 Mar 2007, 19:22
Try using this instead of the percent sign: & # 3 7 ; (without the spaces)

Chadi
12 Mar 2007, 19:24
That worked! Thanks a lot for your help.

Ipuck
13 Mar 2007, 03:28
Hello

First I would like to thank TED S for this wonderful mod.

I'm not sure if some one already ask this question: can I limit the announcement for certain groups?

For example. I just post a new announcement, in the announcement I'm trying to encourage the user to subscribe and I don't want the already subscribe users to see it again. Can I do that?

wolf32
15 Mar 2007, 02:37
Any way to change background color or border?

Ted S
15 Mar 2007, 21:52
Any way to change background color or border?

Edit the template welcome_headers as you see fit.

Ted S
15 Mar 2007, 21:53
Hello

First I would like to thank TED S for this wonderful mod.

I'm not sure if some one already ask this question: can I limit the announcement for certain groups?

For example. I just post a new announcement, in the announcement I'm trying to encourage the user to subscribe and I don't want the already subscribe users to see it again. Can I do that?

You can add your own messages by modifying the template welcome_headers, look at the code I provided (and try searching this thread) and you'll be able to show messages to certain usergroups and not others with minimal effort.

Muellmann
19 Mar 2007, 20:38
:cool: awesome Ted! Thanks for your efforts on coding it.

majorvbuser
20 Mar 2007, 12:04
Thank's very much Ted S. Despite having dozens of mods on various forums, some hugely complicated and impressive in their own right, this might well create the most revenue long term and be the most useful mod I have ever had installed . Thanks for your time, stroke of genius.

powerbook
21 Mar 2007, 23:53
Did anyone try to get Flash working in these welcome headers instead of normal html or text?

Bubble #5
22 Mar 2007, 05:34
Yes.

Ted S
22 Mar 2007, 05:50
Thank's very much Ted S. Despite having dozens of mods on various forums, some hugely complicated and impressive in their own right, this might well create the most revenue long term and be the most useful mod I have ever had installed . Thanks for your time, stroke of genius.

Thanks!

ksfrogman
22 Mar 2007, 07:23
If you look at the sample output attached...

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=49926&d=1151192636

...you will notice that somehow, the administrator was able to indent the bulleted points. How did he do that? I've been trying everything under the sun for the past two hours, and cannot figure out how to code this in my guess message from within the Phrase Manager.

ksfrogman
22 Mar 2007, 19:29
^bump

Anyone?

Ted S
23 Mar 2007, 02:01
It's called an ordered list and is a basic HTML tag.

<ul>
<li>Item 1</li>
<li>Item 2</li>
<li>item 3</li>
</ul>


And please, have a little patience before bumping a thread -- it hasn't even been a day.

somasimple
23 Mar 2007, 08:24
Hi All,

Perhaps I missed it but how to include a link to an existing forum in the phrase?

ksfrogman
23 Mar 2007, 08:30
It's called an ordered list and is a basic HTML tag.

<ul>
<li>Item 1</li>
<li>Item 2</li>
<li>item 3</li>
</ul>


And please, have a little patience before bumping a thread -- it hasn't even been a day.

Thanks for the response. Worked like a charm. I believe part of the problem is that the last time I actually programmed was in the days of the Digital PDP-11 and Apple II Plus, mostly in BASIC and FORTRAN. I get confused with the PHP, html, xhtml, vb code, etc. Images and quotes within the body of vBulletin text, for instance, employ the use of brackets, e.g., . I'm not sure what name is given to this latter type of code. In the Admin CP, when editting the header, it apparently uses html?

dholt
23 Mar 2007, 14:29
How can I get this meesage to also display on my home page using vbadavanced

as of now you have to go to the forums to see if if they make it that far.

santimariani
24 Mar 2007, 17:13
Quick question:

My unconfirmed members are getting the header that confirmed users are getting. Why is this happening? Thanks!

(running 3.6.5)

Ted S
24 Mar 2007, 20:27
Hi All,

Perhaps I missed it but how to include a link to an existing forum in the phrase?

Standard HTML will work in the phrases so <a href="url">text</a> should do the trick!

Ted S
24 Mar 2007, 20:29
Thanks for the response. Worked like a charm. I believe part of the problem is that the last time I actually programmed was in the days of the Digital PDP-11 and Apple II Plus, mostly in BASIC and FORTRAN. I get confused with the PHP, html, xhtml, vb code, etc. Images and quotes within the body of vBulletin text, for instance, employ the use of brackets, e.g., . I'm not sure what name is given to this latter type of code. In the Admin CP, when editting the header, it apparently uses html?

Never a problem...

When it comes to frontend output, HTML is what displays and holds content for every webpage. CSS changes the formating/ style while JS lends a hand with client-side interaction. VB Code is just an internal regexp system for replacing simple tags with html. And php is what runs everything behind the scenes.

Ted S
24 Mar 2007, 20:30
Quick question:

My unconfirmed members are getting the header that confirmed users are getting. Why is this happening? Thanks!

(running 3.6.5)

Check the group for your unconfirmed users versus the group set in the welcome_headers template for that message.

bendigo-tech
26 Mar 2007, 09:57
Fantastic Mod - Love it!

Thanks a lot.

santimariani
26 Mar 2007, 20:19
Check the group for your unconfirmed users versus the group set in the welcome_headers template for that message.


Ted,

I'm not quite sure what you mean (I'm sorry. I'm new to vbulletin!).

My id for Users Awaiting Email Confirmation is 3 and for COPPA users is 4. How do I match these numbers with the welcome_header for unconfirmed/coppa users? Thanks again.

Ted S
27 Mar 2007, 02:11
3 is the same group used by the welcome headers so it must be something else. What's the url to your forum?

Merriweather
27 Mar 2007, 03:53
Argh, I just updated my style to use div instead of a table for the main page, and now my welcome headers won't show. They are still in the header, the ONLY difference is they are within <div> tags now and not <td> tags.... does anyone have an idea what I did wrong?

ETA ~ If I witch back to the previous template it works. On the template with the div tags that does not work, all i have is this in the HTML source:

<!-- // Start Welcome Headers // -->
<!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->
























<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
<!-- // End Welcome Headers // -->

So it's trying to show up, but it's just not working.

ETA #2 ~ Weird, when I made the new style the default, it worked fine. Just didn't seem to work when it was a user-selected style.

Ted S
27 Mar 2007, 04:41
Interesting. Shoot me over your url and the style to select.

Phillip Chapman
31 Mar 2007, 20:06
I just upgraded this hack from the 3.5.x version since my forum is now running vBulletin 3.6.x.

Since it appears that the older "first_visit_message" phrase is no longer used, should this phrase be deleted? If so, how do I delete a phrase?

Ted S
01 Apr 2007, 00:13
No. That phrase is used by the default vbulletin message which is why this hack no longer uses it. This way if you uninstall the welcome headers and revert your forumhome template, your site still works properly.

itsblack
05 Apr 2007, 09:20
Hi Ted, thank you for the useful mod.

I have a question: how can I let the serch egine bots bypass the welcome message? I don't want to let all of the serch results of my sites display the same message from "welcom headers". Can you do me a favour?

ps: I also don't want to set the welcome headers only display once per visit.

Thank you in advance.

Ted S
06 Apr 2007, 02:37
This system is not designed to show up any differently for bots versus general guests.

auctionguy
06 Apr 2007, 04:29
I have quite a few mods in my site. Would this interfere with any of the mods in my site?, or would the mods that I have installed interfere with this mod?

Shazz
06 Apr 2007, 05:44
It shouldn't interfere with any..

Ted S
06 Apr 2007, 06:09
That depends on what mods you have and what they do. I'm not aware of conflicts and my advice is always to try but I can't promise someone else didn't write code that would conflict with my code -- or vise versa.

RENDY81
06 Apr 2007, 07:39
Thanks alot, installl.......

kenfuzed
10 Apr 2007, 17:57
Great mod, INSTALLED!!

I'd be interested in a way that I could either have the Limited Guest Viewing or the Welcome Header in a thread. As I understand it, with LGV installed the welcome header will never show up in a thread. Could there be a condition in that template that displays the welcome header if the LGV message is not yet appearing? I'd like to hit the visitor coming in directly to a thread with the welcome message on the first visit, since they may leave before the LGV message kicks in. Once the take over count is reached then the welcome header could be replaced by the LGV.

Has anyone played with this idea before?

Ted S
11 Apr 2007, 01:42
It could certainly be done -- that may be something I add in a future release.

hambil
11 Apr 2007, 04:42
Great hack, thanks :)

OmniBuzz
12 Apr 2007, 23:15
It runs fine for everyone except for the very people I decided to install it for...
users awaiting moderation do not see a thing. No box no text. I get the usual "you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons: blurb" but no message header above. I cant' believe that it is working with anyone including guests and not for the "users who are awaiting approval?", even if it is the only message I ticked :(
What could I do wrong ?

Ted S
13 Apr 2007, 01:10
OmniBuzz,

It doesn't sound like there's an issue with the mod but rather with how you want the mod to work. If a user is seeing an access denied page, they won't see the welcome header. What happens if a user awaiting confirmation goes to a page they arent restricted from seeing? What usergroup are using for these members?

OmniBuzz
13 Apr 2007, 05:35
Thanks Ted for your quick answer.
The forum I am building right now is a family forum. Meaning it is fully restricted to anyone outside the family. Members of the family we don't know apply for the forum by registering but we don't give them any access until their registration is moderated by a family elder.
The thing is that a few them are not very familiar with the concept of a forum, and once they fill the profile fields we request, do not understand why the system let them access a page where they can see their name (profile.php?do=dst "john smith, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:") and not the forum. A few of them do not even check their mailbox and keep coming back trying to enter the forum with the login/password they just entered.
What I wanted was to be able to display to these users awaiting moderation a specific header message. I mean if vbulletin is able to know that these people are "awaiting moderation" and display their name in a page, Welcome Header should be able to display to them a welcome header ?
Are I am not thinking right ?

Ted S
13 Apr 2007, 06:05
You're completely correct with your thoughts -- if you PM me with your URL I can take a quick look and see if I can't tell the problem from the outside.

OmniBuzz
13 Apr 2007, 06:33
done, thanks again for your help !

OmniBuzz
13 Apr 2007, 06:41
It works now, I have no idea why !!!
Did I have to wait for some sort of cron job before it started to work ?

Ted S
14 Apr 2007, 01:51
Weird. No cronjobs here.

DiSpy
14 Apr 2007, 14:47
Question...

If I was to make some sort of random "tip of the day" type script, and then insert a string to call it with into the header for say the people who are both registred and subscribed (for example), would it work? Or would the string not function correctly by just inserting it in the appropriate place in the admin cp??

Sorry if that's confusing...

Ted S
14 Apr 2007, 17:29
If you setup the variable to be accessible globally it would certainly work.

OmniBuzz
14 Apr 2007, 18:50
Ted S, I followed your advice, edited the template, and added the coppa group that was missing, it works flawlessly now. It is a VERY good hack, and you answer very quickly to the questions we may have. Merci beaucoup.

paulh
14 Apr 2007, 20:07
Hmm. I am also having trouble getting the 'Enable Unconfirmed/ COPPA message' to work.

Everything was working okay at one time. I discovered today that the unconfirmed message was not appearing when investigating a user's question.

So, I upgraded to vBulletin 3.6.5 and upgraded welcome headers. That did not help.

I confirmed that the options settings were activated in the 'Welcome Header Messages' section of the config. I checked that the welcome_unconfirmed phrase was in place.

The guest message shows. But with the new, unconfirmed user I just created, they neither get the "unconfirmed" message, nor the "never posted" message.

Any suggestions on what I can check next? Any help would be appreciated.

My forum is at: http://forums.finalchallenge.net

Thanks!

Ted S
14 Apr 2007, 22:39
paulh,

Often times the COPPA/ Unconfirmed group people use is not the same as the default group the hack checks for (due to upgrades and changes to the script). Open up the welcome_headers template and you can modify the group it checks for if necessary.

paulh
14 Apr 2007, 22:51
Thank you very much for the response, Ted.

I looked at the welcome_headers template. I'm guessing this is the important line:


<if condition="is_member_of($bbuserinfo, 3) AND $vboptions[wlhunconfirmed]">


My unconfirmed group is group id 3, which appears to also be the group number the condition looks for.

Any other ideas...?

Sir_Yaro
16 Apr 2007, 14:03
Polish phrases for vB 3.5 and 3.6

John Diver
19 Apr 2007, 11:06
Any way users could hide a welcome header?

I would like to add a welcome header once a month and allow members to hide it.

It's to try get members to signup to a premium membership but I would like to give users the option to hide it, then I can add it at the start of each month as a reminder.

Thanks :)

Sir_Yaro
19 Apr 2007, 13:53
There are two options:
Enable Global Announcement
Enable One-View Welcome Headers

Maybe that's enough?

Ted S
19 Apr 2007, 16:32
Any way users could hide a welcome header?

I would like to add a welcome header once a month and allow members to hide it.

It's to try get members to signup to a premium membership but I would like to give users the option to hide it, then I can add it at the start of each month as a reminder.

Thanks :)

That feature is not available at this time and would take some custom work but it shouldn't be difficult to add yourself using the user data system.

Mrdby
20 Apr 2007, 11:41
When i clicked register...it gave me an error code. LIke not found on server. Any idea?

3Dx
20 Apr 2007, 11:45
Fantastic Mod - Love it!

Thanks a lot.

its good work nice job

Mrdby
20 Apr 2007, 11:50
I see when i click register or contact with the new header..it takes doesn't have mysite.com/forum.register.php it has mysite.com/register.php and all that is uploaded under my forum folder..how can i change this?

Mrdby
20 Apr 2007, 11:57
I see... i need to add it to my vBadvanced CMPS v2.2.1 section.how do I change this? it's on my root.

Ted S
20 Apr 2007, 17:18
Mrdby,

Unfortunately I am not familiar with the vBadvanced system and can't help you with your integration to it. However, there are some discussions of this in the past if you search this thread.

Mrdby
20 Apr 2007, 17:19
I mean..just the code itself?..ok i will look. Thanks

Mrdby
20 Apr 2007, 17:58
NO good ted..not in here..thanks anyway

Mrdby
20 Apr 2007, 22:10
what was i thinking..I just edited the guest message and replaced it with the register and sendmessage link from the forums.

Welcome to the <strong>{3}</strong> Community. <br /><br />You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our <strong>free</strong> community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, use the member's map, play the arcade with over 400 GREAT games!!, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, <a href=http://yoursite.com//forum/register.php><strong>join our community today</strong></a>! <br /><br />If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact <a href=http://yoursite.com/forum/sendmessage.php>contact us</a>.


NOW it works with CMPS

Doug Nelson
22 Apr 2007, 05:39
Marked installed, and it's a great mod.

I have some other apps (Photopost, vbadvanced) integrated with vb, and they show the guest headers, which is great. However, the contact link shows the wrong path when view from these integrated pages.

Also, I like the unconfirmed reminder, but don't want it to show to my COPPA group (I've been using that as my banned group). Can I change this?

Ted S
22 Apr 2007, 17:23
Sure thing Doug. Just open up the welcome_headers template and change the group for your unconfirmed message to whatever group you prefer (it's commented and marked in the template). As fr the contact link, you can also change that by editing the template or phrase.

Doug Nelson
22 Apr 2007, 20:22
Thanks for the tip, but I'm afraid I'm dumber than I look. I found this:

<if condition="is_member_of($bbuserinfo, 3) AND $vboptions[wlhunconfirmed]">

Does that mean it only shows to members of usergroup 3? Or does that "AND" add another group?

OT:
I noticed this while I was in there, what does this mean:

<!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->

Ted S
22 Apr 2007, 22:11
No, it only checks for the usergroup 3. The AND condition checks to see if you have enabled that particular message.

The other code you referred to is something to help Google AdSense users keep their ads relevant by telling Google to ignore the welcome headers content.

Doug Nelson
22 Apr 2007, 23:06
Thanks.

And I use AdSense, so thanks for that, as well. Nice touch.

popowich
24 Apr 2007, 23:45
Hello,

The welcome headers have worked great for me for some time now, thank you!

Is there a way to make them display on my arcade page too?

For some reason users in the arcade, even though they see the navbar, do not get the welcome headers.

-Raymond

accessdeniedzzz
27 Apr 2007, 16:26
(Y) thnks

ro_manuel
27 Apr 2007, 23:32
Hey,

Do Can I Use It? Its Not Even Working! How Do I Post It?

boooo

Shazz
28 Apr 2007, 00:37
Hey,

Do Can I Use It? Its Not Even Working! How Do I Post It?

boooo

Whoa... Calm down sir :)
.
.
:erm:

What kind of problems are you having? Specific problems

Ted S
28 Apr 2007, 00:56
Do Can I Use It? Its Not Even Working! How Do I Post It?


Have you installed the hack? Have you made the template modifications required? Are you visiting the board as a guest or a member?

I'm glad to help you out but let's be clear on a few things... first off, this hack and the version for 3.5 has be installed thousands of times, so it works fine, if you're having a problem, I can help you solve it but have a little patience -- I offer to support my hacks but no where does it say the support is instant, this is a free product afterall.

popowich
28 Apr 2007, 16:53
Should this (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1234983&postcount=693) work? Thank you.

-Raymond

Ted S
28 Apr 2007, 19:20
I can't offer troubleshooting with other hacks as I don't know them or the code used to produce them. I imagine the arcade has different logic and possibly different templates which you should look at.

popowich
28 Apr 2007, 19:39
I'm confused. The arcade includes the standard vbulletin navbar. The welcome headers are part of the navbar. Every other piece of my navbar (includes the 3 boxes below it, welcome headers are the top box). Everything displayed except the welcome headers. Is there anything that I can do to troubleshoot this issue myself? It would be great if guests who land on my arcade homepage would see the welcome headers information and forums registration link. It doesn't look to be a /forums/ thing since I can go to other directories underneath such as the blogs (http://www.wnypoker.com/forums/blogs/) folder and they work OK there.

-Raymond

popowich
28 Apr 2007, 20:12
I asked in the arcade support forum too. They say the arcade does not use templates?

So, I guess my next question is, is there a snippet of code I can manually include to the arcade that -might- display the welcome headers?

-Raymond

Ted S
28 Apr 2007, 21:06
Welcome Headers uses templates (that's all the code really is) which are fetched with the command:

eval('$welcomeheaders = "' . fetch_template('welcome_headers') . '";');

You could certainly add that as a plugin or to the source where-ever you like and once envoked, the $welcomeheaders variable will be active.

2 FN LOW
29 Apr 2007, 05:24
how you doing...i installed the product, made the 2 templates changes and its not working for me...My old welcome message is still showing up...I viewed the board as a guest after i made the first edit (to remove the orig. welcome message) and it was still there after i did that...So i figured what the hell, lets finish the installation anyway and see what happens...Well, its not working for me and i cant really figure out why..

Doug Nelson
29 Apr 2007, 17:00
This is a great mod, but it would be even better if the text got entered on the mod options page instead of via edit phrases. I edit the phrase, then have to manually nav back to the options page and click the link again if I want to re-edit.

Ted S
29 Apr 2007, 17:57
how you doing...i installed the product, made the 2 templates changes and its not working for me...My old welcome message is still showing up...I viewed the board as a guest after i made the first edit (to remove the orig. welcome message) and it was still there after i did that...So i figured what the hell, lets finish the installation anyway and see what happens...Well, its not working for me and i cant really figure out why..

If the old message is showing up then your template hasn't been modified (if it had been, there would be no original message to show). If you have multiple tempalate sets you may have to do this for each master style.

2 FN LOW
30 Apr 2007, 03:09
If the old message is showing up then your template hasn't been modified (if it had been, there would be no original message to show). If you have multiple tempalate sets you may have to do this for each master style.

well, it has been modified and i changed what the instructions said to change and the orig welcome message is still there....no lie

Ted S
30 Apr 2007, 04:42
I'm not sure what to tell you; if you had removed the message then it wouldn't be there at the very least. If you PM me the url to your forum I can tell you what's been changed.

Dark_Sirius
01 May 2007, 00:17
Very nice, installed. :)

parabat
02 May 2007, 14:21
Ted S, thanx for a great mod :up:

Can I suggest an addition for this mod. Can we have a header message shown for specific groups with a "read" button to remove it once it has been read? Kinda like and announcment?
So if we have 2 or three options to specify a desired usergroup with the desired header info and a read button at the bottom?

-PB

Ekka
03 May 2007, 07:45
Had the mod installed, great.

However I need clarity on one thing, but I haven't read the 48 pages of this thread either.

If the external link takes you to a thread, could even be for example page 10 of a thread, is the welcome header supposed to show?

Mudvayne
03 May 2007, 08:49
Had the mod installed, great.

However I need clarity on one thing, but I haven't read the 48 pages of this thread either.

If the external link takes you to a thread, could even be for example page 10 of a thread, is the welcome header supposed to show?
If any page call the 'header' template then it 'll appear on that page. So your answer is yes.

faisj
03 May 2007, 18:46
If vBulletin has a forum software upgrade what should I do???
I mean I am editing files now.. when the software is upgraded would the code not mix up?

Scamorz
03 May 2007, 19:01
Hi, in my forumhome there is not: <if condition="$show['guest']">
I cannot find it...

Why???

Ted S
04 May 2007, 01:30
Had the mod installed, great.

However I need clarity on one thing, but I haven't read the 48 pages of this thread either.

If the external link takes you to a thread, could even be for example page 10 of a thread, is the welcome header supposed to show?

The headers will show up on any page within the standard vbulletin system (and even most addon pages unless they don't use normal templates).

Ted S
04 May 2007, 01:31
If vBulletin has a forum software upgrade what should I do???
I mean I am editing files now.. when the software is upgraded would the code not mix up?

This addon uses a plugin. When you upgrade vbulletin it should continue to work unless there is a massive change to the system, in which case an upgrade would be released to this addon as well.

Ted S
04 May 2007, 01:32
Hi, in my forumhome there is not: <if condition="$show['guest']">
I cannot find it...

Why???

Either you already modified the template, are using a custom style that does not include that code or didnt find the code.

faisj
04 May 2007, 08:24
This addon uses a plugin. When you upgrade vbulletin it should continue to work unless there is a massive change to the system, in which case an upgrade would be released to this addon as well.

I installed it.
Ps very easy to do thanks

I just am scared that with a major vbulletin update it all becomes a problem (add ons)

Quantnet
04 May 2007, 13:16
Was able to change the color background by adding an additional CSS from this guide http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/start-your-own-community-forum/19718-change-welcome-header-mod-background-colour.html
Now trying to get the dotted border. Anyone has any tip on how to use CSS to add the dotted border. Thanks

Burley
04 May 2007, 15:28
Great hack!!

I installed it on a 3.6.5 board and it works as long as I'm a guest or if the user has never made a post. But as soon as I log in as a user who has been active it doesn't show the messages anymore. The same go's for the admin account.

Both do see the "special" messages.

Got any suggestions?

Ted S
05 May 2007, 01:55
Great hack!!

I installed it on a 3.6.5 board and it works as long as I'm a guest or if the user has never made a post. But as soon as I log in as a user who has been active it doesn't show the messages anymore. The same go's for the admin account.

Both do see the "special" messages.

Got any suggestions?

Enable the messages you want to show up in your Admin CP --> Options --> Welcome Header System.

Ted S
05 May 2007, 01:56
Was able to change the color background by adding an additional CSS from this guide http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/start-your-own-community-forum/19718-change-welcome-header-mod-background-colour.html
Now trying to get the dotted border. Anyone has any tip on how to use CSS to add the dotted border. Thanks

While this is not the place for css help, here goes:

style="border:dashed 1px black;"

Just plug that in to your main <div> or <table> tag.

Ted S
05 May 2007, 07:18
New Release

I've added a much requested feature to let you turn the welcome headers on/off on thread and post pages when using this system in conjunction with the limited guest viewing system. By default, if you are using both systems, the welcome headers will not show up on these pages. If you wish to change this, you may do so in your Welcome Headers System options page. Keep in mind that if you have both systems enabled and do not use this option, it is possible for two messages to show up one after another on the same page.

To apply this upgrade just upload the new XML file from your ACP --> Product Manager. Be sure to allow overrides. No changes were made to the templates.

This upgrade is not security related and is optional.

Burley
05 May 2007, 08:33
That's the first place I looked :) But I have all messages enabled, however only the global announcement message is showing.

I've turned that one off now, but still "post more often" is not showing.
Also I changed the number of days before showing the message to "1", just to be sure. But no difference.

edit: I've upgraded to the latest version, no changes.

dizzy100
05 May 2007, 09:16
Ted the toggle for

Limited Guest Viewing Suppression
Disable welcome headers if limited guest viewing system is installed?

Is reversed. Caused me some confusion. Yes is no, no is yes :) Setting the option to no disabled the welcome headers for threads and posts, setting it to yes enables them :)

Ted S
05 May 2007, 17:24
Ted the toggle for

Limited Guest Viewing Suppression
Disable welcome headers if limited guest viewing system is installed?

Is reversed. Caused me some confusion. Yes is no, no is yes :) Setting the option to no disabled the welcome headers for threads and posts, setting it to yes enables them :)

Good catch. I've fixed this and released 4.2.1. The only difference is the removal of a !.

Ted S
05 May 2007, 17:25
That's the first place I looked :) But I have all messages enabled, however only the global announcement message is showing.

I've turned that one off now, but still "post more often" is not showing.
Also I changed the number of days before showing the message to "1", just to be sure. But no difference.

edit: I've upgraded to the latest version, no changes.

Are you sure the account you're using hasn't posted in the last day?

Shazz
05 May 2007, 19:41
Upgraded :)

Burley
05 May 2007, 20:48
Are you sure the account you're using hasn't posted in the last day?

definitly, I've tried multiple accounts.

It works when I'm a guest or have never posted. And it doesn't work when I've posted (even once).

Could there be another hack/mod which messes this up? I've tried different styles and it doesn't matter.

Ted S
05 May 2007, 21:26
In your welcome_headers template add the code

$wlhtime versus $bbuserinfo[lastpost]

And view any page as a member who hasn't posted in a while. Remove the code and let me know the output was.

The Scriblerian
06 May 2007, 01:25
I've installed and made sure everything was turned on and it still isn't working on my forum. Anyone have an idea why this would be? I can access the options in my adminCP and etc, but I just can't get it actually show up when I view as guest.

www.eragonforum.com

Burley
06 May 2007, 07:29
It showed the following;

versus 1178232570 for a user with 2000+ posts
versus 1177169820 for a user with 1 post

redlabour
06 May 2007, 08:26
Please send Updatemail next Time you update your Hack!

Ted S
06 May 2007, 08:56
It showed the following;

versus 1178232570 for a user with 2000+ posts
versus 1177169820 for a user with 1 post

It looks like something is stopping the global_start plugin from working. Check that the plugin is enabled and potentially try disabling other plugins on that same hook.

Burley
06 May 2007, 10:01
the welcome header plugin (Inactivity Timer [Optional]) which was using global_start was enabled.

I disabled all the other plugins which use that hook one by one (constantly checking for changes) and then I disabled them all. But, again no changes.

Wouldn't it be strange if another plugin prevents the hack from working when a registered member (which has posted) logs in, and doesn't prevent it from working when a guest or a member (who hasn't posted) logs in?

Also, would it be helpfull for you if you could login to my admincp to take a look yourself?

Ted S
06 May 2007, 19:10
Very strange indeed. I'm really not sure why the variable wouldn't end up getting passed to your pages when you disable all the other hacks. I'll have to look at some code and try to figure this out.

Burley
06 May 2007, 19:41
Thanks for all the help, let me know when/if you want to take a look in my forum

Ekka
06 May 2007, 23:10
Wow, got my working sweet now, rego's have jumped straight away, I also use the limited guest viewing option ... this is a great mod.:up:

The Scriblerian
07 May 2007, 00:37
I wonder if maybe I'm having the same problem?

Everything seems to be correct, but I still can't see it as a guest.

Ted S
07 May 2007, 03:52
I wonder if maybe I'm having the same problem?

Everything seems to be correct, but I still can't see it as a guest.


That's not the problem the other user is having. If the guest message isn't showing up than it's not in your template or the plugin is not enabled.

The Scriblerian
07 May 2007, 21:42
Hmm, I'm thinking it maybe the template. Would you care to take a look sometime?

SoftDux
09 May 2007, 23:14
how do I split the welcome box into two seperate sections, using a table? Which file do I need to edit?

Shazz
10 May 2007, 00:17
how do I split the welcome box into two seperate sections, using a table? Which file do I need to edit?

What do you mean by seperate sections? Just like 2 seperate paragraphs?
You can edit it by vB Options > Welcome Header

SoftDux
10 May 2007, 08:08
What do you mean by seperate sections? Just like 2 seperate paragraphs?
You can edit it by vB Options > Welcome Header

Well, yes. I saw a code mod here, somewhere, that had a 200x200 google ads block in the left , and the welcome message on the right.

The problem is, if I do the same, it creates an long tables, about 200px wide to the left of it,

So, how would I split that block into two blocks?

newforum
10 May 2007, 11:27
Wow this one is really great it improves user registration process.

Ted S
11 May 2007, 01:32
The problem is, if I do the same, it creates an long tables, about 200px wide to the left of it,

So, how would I split that block into two blocks?


Edit the HTML code in the template welcome_headers.

BozzaJos
11 May 2007, 11:58
First of all, this is an awesome hack! I just know for sure that more people will sign up and that visitors are better informed with this hack of what they can expect from FMF and how usefull an account is. Thanks for making it Ted!

I've got one small problem tho and I hope you can help me with that. I was changing the welcome message, I wanted it to be kinda the same as in your screenshot (if that isn't allowed I'm sorry!). It's all good except for one thing. See the screenshot below:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5614/welcomeheadernt4.png

The dots are outside the welcome block. On your screenshot it even got a space before it. Could you tell me how you fixed that? I just used the <li> html command.

Thanks in advance.

baze22
11 May 2007, 15:03
Very nice, thanks for your efforts!

Ted S
12 May 2007, 00:45
BozzaJos,

What's the HTML code you're using for the entire block?

Mrdby
12 May 2007, 04:12
its working fine for me

cyberbeggar
13 May 2007, 11:14
Can someone please tell me hpw to get this working on my vbadvanced portal (http://www.beaututes.com/portal.php) it is working on all my other pages except the portal.

I have other forums and this works on the portals except for my Beaut Utes (http://www.beaututes.com/portal.php) Portal

Please help, I know it is something simple, but can t work it out!

BozzaJos
13 May 2007, 15:47
BozzaJos,

What's the HTML code you're using for the entire block?

Thanks for the quick response. This is my HTML code I'm using for the block:

Welcome to the <strong>FMFormation</strong>, an Football Manager community where you can join over 21,000 FM fans from around the world discussing all things related to Football Manager. To gain full access to FMFormation you must <a href="{2}">register</a> for a <b>free</b> account. As a registered member you will be able to: <br /><br /> <li>Participate in over 4,500 topics and browse from over 21,000 posts.</li> <li>Discuss everything related to FM in our very own Shoutbox.</li> <li>Gain access to our top rated FMFormation's Database Update.</li><br /><br /> All this and much more is available to you absolutely free when you <a href="{2}">register</a> for an account, so <a href="{2}">sign up today</a>!<br /><br /> If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please <a href="{4}">contact</a> the FMFormation Support Team.

Thanks for helping me. My HTML knowledge isn't so advanced so it's more then likely that I have done something wrong hehe.