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Ted S
13 May 2007, 18:00
I don't offer support for integrating with other hacks but if you search this thread you should find the answer to your question from another user.

Ted S
13 May 2007, 18:01
For a list you should be using the following structure:


<ul>
<li>Element 1</il>
<li>Element 2</il>
<il>Element 3</il>
</ul>

BozzaJos
13 May 2007, 22:12
Thank you very much Ted, that fixed the problem! This is really an awesome hack, I just know for sure it improves my community registration rates and also improves the activity on the forums. And that all thanks to you!

Alfa1
14 May 2007, 17:44
Does this version work on vb 3.6.6?

Stilgar
14 May 2007, 17:46
Yes, it works with 3.6.6. :)

Burley
14 May 2007, 19:45
Ted, have you had time to look at my problem jet?
let me know!

Ted S
15 May 2007, 02:50
Burley,

All I can figure is that something is bumping up against the plugin and stopping it from calculating the time. When I had you run that template change you should have seen an output like:

You should be seeing XXXX - YYYYY

But the XXXX part was blank, thus there is no time for the system to check against.

Try modifying the plugin for the hook global_start as follows:

$wlhtime = 5;

If this produces a result in the first part of the template change I provided a few posts back, then try using

$wlhtime = time();

If that too produces a result let me know.

Burley
15 May 2007, 07:22
Ok, I first inserted the $wlhtime = 5;, which gave me the following result; versus 1178232570
If I changed the code to $wlhtime = time(); it gave me exactly the same result

Ted S
16 May 2007, 01:07
So your plugin isn't being envoked at all. I've got absolutely no clue on that one.

Burley
16 May 2007, 06:58
Okay, after upgrading to 3.6.7 and re-upping my style my board seems to work like it supposed to.
Now, your code shows me


1179219745 versus 1178232570



Can you do anything with that?

Ted S
17 May 2007, 02:14
Looks like it's working now. Give it a test.

Burley
17 May 2007, 08:34
It does seem to work :D Thanks for your support.
Allthough I've no clue what was wrong there.

But it doesn't work when I log in as an Admin/super mod, is that correct?

kennethsia
17 May 2007, 10:38
works on my 3.6.5 thanks

SilverVice
17 May 2007, 17:33
Any French translator for this great mod? :D

The Dane
17 May 2007, 23:04
This works very well.

Now I have recently started seeing my welcome message included in all my Google search descriptions, which could turn out very bad, they might put the results in supplemental and of course my welcome header is not a good descripiption to get visitors to click in anyways.

So a wish for next version would be NOT to show headers to search engine bots...

My Google traffic went down a bunch after this happened :(

Thanks to Ted for your hard work.

da420
18 May 2007, 01:09
This works very well.

Now I have recently started seeing my welcome message included in all my Google search descriptions, which could turn out very bad, they might put the results in supplemental and of course my welcome header is not a good descripiption to get visitors to click in anyways.

So a wish for next version would be NOT to show headers to search engine bots...

My Google traffic went down a bunch after this happened :(

Thanks to Ted for your hard work.

You can make it into an image.

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

Burley
18 May 2007, 07:51
You can make it into an image.

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

That would also be an option.

This hack/mod (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=108070) lets bots view the forum as registered members, I believe you can even set a special usergroup for it. So if we were able to set the usergroups for which this mod shows the messages (since this mod doesn't show the headers to supermods & admins) I think that would be a better way to go.

Especially if you have more then one language installed.

Just my 2 cents

edit: look for this code in the welcomeheader product file;

<if condition="$wlhtime > $bbuserinfo[lastpost] AND $vboptions[wlhpostmoreoften] AND !is_member_of($bbuserinfo,6,5) AND !$show['guest']">

Ad the code for your bot usergroup and you should be fine :)

Ted S
18 May 2007, 23:49
I would actually recommend the image option over any sort of bot as member option. vBulletin is designed to specially address bots in terms of session variables and navigation -- and there's no reason to change that around. Furthermore, by using an image, there's no risk of an entire "catching" you for showing them different content and penalizing you for this activity.

But ultimately it's up to the admin.

Burley
19 May 2007, 07:39
Well like I said, just my 2 cents.
But you do have a few valid arguments :)

The Dane
19 May 2007, 09:20
You can make it into an image.

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

Thanks :)

Sometimes the solution is so easy you can not even see it :)

I got a picture there and I am now hoping for my serps to get back up :)


Thanks :)

Nokia Tech
20 May 2007, 20:46
Clicks INSTALL here

Just had a VB update done today, By Jelsoft. This is one of selection of cool hacks i have installed

Many thanks to the author for this..

Ted S
20 May 2007, 23:16
No problem.

AnnieZC
21 May 2007, 04:40
Thanks! Just installed and set up -- easy and quick!

aztecboi2003
24 May 2007, 01:25
I installed this on one of my little used skins and it works great. I want to use this on my main skin but the code is slightly different.

Instead of this

<if condition="$show['guest']">
<!-- guest welcome message -->
<tr>
<td class="tcat" colspan="<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">6<else />5</if>"><phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[welcome_to_the_x]</phrase></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt1" colspan="<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">6<else />5</if>">
<phrase 1="faq.php$session[sessionurl_q]" 2="register.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[first_visit_message]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
<!-- / guest welcome message -->
</if>

I have this

<if condition="$show['guest']">
<!-- guest welcome message -->
<tr>
<td class="tcat" colspan="<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">6<else />5</if>"><phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[welcome_to_the_x]</phrase></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt1" colspan="<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">6<else />5</if>">
<phrase 1="faq.php$session[sessionurl_q]" 2="register.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[first_visit_message]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
<!-- / guest welcome message -->
</table>
<div style="padding: 8px;"></div>
</if>

Notice the <div style="padding: 8px;"></div> will it be okay to install and not mess anything up? Should I wait until like 3 am and test it when no one is using my forum?

Ted S
24 May 2007, 01:52
That div appears to be used to add spacing, removing it shouldn't be an issue as most of the headers add their own spacing already.

aztecboi2003
24 May 2007, 01:59
Okay thanks for the quick reply. I'll give it a shot on my main skin.

puertoblack2003
25 May 2007, 02:00
i'm curious and saw that the global announcement is included do i need the global announcement hack to get that to work? the way it looks to me the default one is useless to me how do i add announcement through this hack.


thanks in advance

Ted S
25 May 2007, 02:14
This hack has nothing to do with any other announcement hack. If you want to enable a global announcement, you can do so by turning this hack on from your vbulletin options and by changing the text for your announcement also through the options.

blackvborg
27 May 2007, 17:18
I've just installed the version Welcome Headers 4.2.1 on vb 3.6.7pl1 and I think there is a small bug:

I've registered to my board with a test account and I've not approved it. For some time I was able to see the message saying I was on approval, but after some time I started to see the message saying that I hadn't wrote any message yet. I think this behaviour is not correct because the user then tries to post but have another error saying it's not approved.

What do you think? IMO you should always show the message "on approval" until it gets approved.

Pearl
28 May 2007, 07:26
Nice work, thank you .

Ted S
29 May 2007, 03:02
What do you think? IMO you should always show the message "on approval" until it gets approved.

That's what it does. The check for the approval usergroup comes first -- so long as the user is still in that group, that's the first message they will see.

carwash
30 May 2007, 13:51
Is there any way to hide these from google since they always show up in the description on search results?

Smitty
30 May 2007, 14:39
For AdSense:

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

<header code>

<!-- google_ad_section_end -->

But if your guest can see it so can Google as far as I know.

Fireproof
30 May 2007, 15:23
Is there any way to hide these from google since they always show up in the description on search results?

You could use it to display an image with your text in it, and the spiders will look right past it (other than the alt tag which could be a few keywords. ;) )

skubaman
01 Jun 2007, 18:38
I am running version 4.1.3 and have just updated my Vbulletin to the latest 3.6.7 PL1 version. Do I need to do anything about the templates? I am getting a message that I have for templates that are not updated.
Thanks

Ted S
02 Jun 2007, 08:13
Nothing on the hack's end, no.

RedTyger
03 Jun 2007, 15:02
I'd definitely like to see the Guest message only displayed to those with cookies enabled, to avoid running into trouble with search engines. :)

Anyway, great stuff, thank you! I'm making use of the rest of it.

wolf32
03 Jun 2007, 20:53
Any way to keep the message from showing up on certain pages?

Ted S
03 Jun 2007, 22:25
You can use conditionals to exclude it from any page you like. Just edit the welcome_headers template (there are some examples to get you started).

wolf32
03 Jun 2007, 22:58
You can use conditionals to exclude it from any page you like. Just edit the welcome_headers template (there are some examples to get you started).

Why didn't I think of that :o....Thanks

unknowngiver
05 Jun 2007, 21:30
hm
for some reasons my guests see:


Welcome to the [ARG:3 UNDEFINED] forums.

Ted S
06 Jun 2007, 00:32
It sounds like you have yet to change the forumhome template.

txsbmw
06 Jun 2007, 16:06
I searched and did not pull up anything, but do you know that if you have a moderated usergroup and the 0 post welcome header is enabled it will not update that usergroups post count. I know weird, lol. Here is what I mean:

I have the default Registered Users group (all members get placed here upon registering). This group has it's posts moderated so we can catch Spammers. Once they have made 5 posts they are promoted to another usergroup that is not moderated.

Ok now if I enable the welcome header for those who have 0 posts. The posts do get moderated, BUT when you validate the post the users post count remains the same. You have to go to AdminCP ==> Maintenance ==> Update Counters ==> Update Post Count and run that to get it to reflect their correct post count.

Now how do I know it is this Mod doing this? Simple, the problem started as soon as I installed this mod. So for grins I set the Enable Never Posted Message to no and poof the user count for the moderated usergroup is working again correctly. I turn it back to yes and nope no longer working.

So any idea on a fix for this because I would really like to use it for those who have not posted to let them know what to do and that their posts are moderated for the first 5 posts!

unknowngiver
08 Jun 2007, 03:08
nvm everything works now..need 2 read more often :p lol

MMiz
11 Jun 2007, 03:35
Hi,

I tried searching, and it seems as though someone else had this problem, but a response/fix wasn't posted.

After fully uninstalling the old version of the hack, I resinstalled and put the snip under the navbar so it wouldn't cause a problem with vBSEO. Unfortunately there is now a space that I can't seem to get rid of. Webpage can be seen at: http://tinyurl.com/3c3ut.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Ted S
11 Jun 2007, 03:41
The template welcome_headers has lots of <br /> tags to add spacing; remove as desired.

MMiz
11 Jun 2007, 03:51
The template welcome_headers has lots of <br /> tags to add spacing; remove as desired.

I can't seem to get rid of all of the spaces, but at least I was able to even it out a bit. Thanks!

BadgerDog
11 Jun 2007, 11:25
I'm not sure what's happening, but I had a "guest" who registered and then he sent me an email saying I had two "Welcome" messages.

I had never checked before, so I logged out and viewed the forum as a "guest" and he's right. I also have the "Welcome" message I created from this mod, plus immediately underneath it I have this one?

Welcome to the (edited out name) Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

This appears to be a default from vBulletin someplace?

Is there some way of stopping the default from appearing?

Thanks

Regards,
Badger

da420
11 Jun 2007, 15:44
The install file tells you how to remove the default vbulletin welcome message.

BadgerDog
11 Jun 2007, 16:55
The install file tells you how to remove the default vbulletin welcome message.

Yes, thank you ... :)

I had done that on the original install, then when I upgraded to v3.6.7PL1, somehow it crept back into the template. I'm not sure why, but you are right on and that was the problem.... :)

Appreciate the feedback.... :up:

Regards,
Badger

smapdi
12 Jun 2007, 00:54
Is there any way to hide these from google since they always show up in the description on search results?

I'm also looking for a way to do this - my Google indexed pages' descriptions mostly now read, "Welcome to <mysite>. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other ..."

Ted S
12 Jun 2007, 01:59
I'm also looking for a way to do this - my Google indexed pages' descriptions mostly now read, "Welcome to <mysite>. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other ..."
Turn your message into an image.

smapdi
12 Jun 2007, 02:31
Man. The first time I read that (earlier in the thread) I thought the poster just didn't understand the problem - now I think I just didn't appreciate his response.

Yep an image should work just fine ... thanks!

Rob6
12 Jun 2007, 17:28
Could i upload this 2 times and use one for some one that hasn't confirmed yet and one for a guest?

Ted S
12 Jun 2007, 17:47
Uploading it twice won't do anything that uploading it once doesn't do.

The system is already built to show messages to both guests and people who haven't confirmed -- just configure the settings you want in your vBulletin Options --> Welcome Headers System page.

Rob6
12 Jun 2007, 17:57
Thanks but how do i edit it? Sorry for being such a noobe..

Ted S
12 Jun 2007, 18:27
Go to your options --> Welcome Header system and follow the links.

jderouen
12 Jun 2007, 18:52
By turning it into an image, I assume you mean using SnagIt or another image capture program to capture the image and using that. But then how do people click on the links, ie: the "join our community today" and "contact us" links?

Thanks,
Joe

Rob6
12 Jun 2007, 19:00
Oops! Thanks

Ted S
12 Jun 2007, 19:04
By turning it into an image, I assume you mean using SnagIt or another image capture program to capture the image and using that. But then how do people click on the links, ie: the "join our community today" and "contact us" links?

Thanks,
Joe

Take a look at http://www.vbseo.com/f28/how-make-your-welcome-headers-image-7549 and kepe in mind, you only need an image for the guest message. Other messages can remain text since bot's won't see them.

DJ MDX
12 Jun 2007, 23:20
***Installed***

Love it!

jderouen
13 Jun 2007, 01:30
Thanks Ted! Now, what do I modify in order to use the image I just created?

Ted S
13 Jun 2007, 02:13
The template welcome_headers.

jderouen
13 Jun 2007, 04:22
All is working now, thanks for the help!!

Hornbone
13 Jun 2007, 13:18
very cool

trbznl
16 Jun 2007, 15:30
Thanks, nice hack..

vitrag24
16 Jun 2007, 20:02
is it ok if i have installed welcome panel template rewrite addon also?
plz check my forum and let me know can i add this witohut any prb ?

Ted S
16 Jun 2007, 21:33
is it ok if i have installed welcome panel template rewrite addon also?
plz check my forum and let me know can i add this witohut any prb ?
I don't check other hacks for compatibility. Give it a try and see if it works for you.

Bozza
16 Jun 2007, 22:52
Just installed this and tailored the messages to suit. I think this will make a real difference to my forum, particularly helping users who don't receive activation emails due to them being treated as spam.

Many thanks!

andrewtr89
16 Jun 2007, 23:01
Hmm...it looks like Welcome Headers do not work with vbshout...damn

Shazz
16 Jun 2007, 23:05
Hmm...it looks like Welcome Headers do not work with vbshout...damn

Work with vBShout? Like it would display in a shoutbox?

Monyet
17 Jun 2007, 01:00
the best, thx :)

thenewuser
17 Jun 2007, 03:26
installed on all forums, noticed a 25% gain based on monthly average after 1st week.

Nice.

Adem GENÇ
17 Jun 2007, 13:46
Hi,

Usergroup Enable Guest Message: OK
Usergroup Enable Unconfirmed/ COPPA Message: OK
Usergroup Enable Waiting approval email: nonexistent. I needed.
Usergroup Enable 1. Optional (usergroup ID set) nonexistent. I needed
Usergroup Enable 2. Optional (usergroup ID set) nonexistent. I needed
Usergroup Enable 3. Optional (usergroup ID set) nonexistent. I needed
Usergroup Enable 4. Optional (usergroup ID set) nonexistent. I needed

important

Thanks

Ted S
17 Jun 2007, 17:37
Hi,

Usergroup Enable Guest Message: OK
Usergroup Enable Unconfirmed/ COPPA Message: OK
Usergroup Enable Waiting approval email: nonexistent. I needed.
Usergroup Enable 1. Optional (usergroup ID set) nonexistent. I needed
Usergroup Enable 2. Optional (usergroup ID set) nonexistent. I needed
Usergroup Enable 3. Optional (usergroup ID set) nonexistent. I needed
Usergroup Enable 4. Optional (usergroup ID set) nonexistent. I needed

important

Thanks

You lost me. Please clarify.

txsbmw
17 Jun 2007, 21:55
I think they want the option to enable it with custom usergroups. I think it would also be a nice addition.

However I would also still like one of the bugs resovled as well that I reported. Right now I have to disable it for members who have never posted before as I have that group in moderation (I have to moderate their first five posts) but for some reason when this hack is active for that group, when I approve the post it will not reflect it on their post count.

Ted S
17 Jun 2007, 23:02
This addon is not meant to be an end all solution but rather to get people started on personalizing their forum. Every forum is unique and every forum needs different messages. Anyone who uses welcome headers without customizing it is really missing out on a lot of opportunity. If you want custom usergroups to have custom messages, great, open up the template welcome_headers and add em!

As far as that bug, I can only go off what the data tells me. If the user has no post count, the system is going to believe they have no posts. The load involved in adding code to check if the user really has posted isn't worth the benefit for the average forum. If you'd like to do this for your own forum, I can explain how.

Ted S
17 Jun 2007, 23:23
I have released an updated version of the addon. This is an optional change; there are no security issues or bug fixes in this update.

The purpose of the update is to streamline the welcome headers code and allow for easier modifications and additions of custom messages. The code now lists each message as an independent if statement, allowing you to add new messages or change the order of existing messages without having to worry about adding a large number of else statements or other conditional formatting.

If you are running an older version of the addon and have customized the template welcome_headers, this upgrade will override your changes. Be sure to backup and merge them once you have applied the upgrade.

Phrase customizations will not be changed as a result of this upgrade.

To upgrade, just upload the new product file and allow overwrites. No template changes are required.

mp34play
17 Jun 2007, 23:53
There appears to be no files attached.:confused: Is there somewhere else I can download this hack from?

mrjbs
17 Jun 2007, 23:55
Yes...no files here either.

By the way Ted, this is by far the most valuable hack on my board.:up:

Ted S
18 Jun 2007, 00:23
The file should be there now.

obmob
18 Jun 2007, 00:26
Thanks for the update! :)

mp34play
18 Jun 2007, 00:27
The file should be there now.

Thank you kindly. Installing on test forum as I type this.

mp34play
18 Jun 2007, 00:42
Installing the .xml product on my test forums I received the following error. Any thoughts?
XML Error: mismatched tag at Line 213

Tecnology-tribe
18 Jun 2007, 00:46
Installing the .xml product on my test forums I received the following error. Any thoughts?


XML Error: mismatched tag at Line 213

Thanks!

www.tecnology-tribe.com

Silvio
18 Jun 2007, 00:50
here too :erm:

Importing Product, Please Wait...

XML Error: mismatched tag at Line 213


-------------
in future releases, in addition to 'Enable One-View Welcome Headers' option, could be really nice to have te possibility to set a parameter like : after n click on the forum View-Again Welcome Headers.


ty so much for your work - this is a real good quality hack!

take care

ciao

Garyk
18 Jun 2007, 02:30
here too :erm:

Importing Product, Please Wait...

XML Error: mismatched tag at Line 213


-------------
in future releases, in addition to 'Enable One-View Welcome Headers' option, could be really nice to have te possibility to set a parameter like : after n click on the forum View-Again Welcome Headers.


ty so much for your work - this is a real good quality hack!

take care

ciao

im get that same error

Shazz
18 Jun 2007, 02:58
im get that same error
/me waits for Ted :D

Charlie98902
18 Jun 2007, 03:39
Just reporting the same error everyone else is getting.

StonePilot
18 Jun 2007, 03:58
Same error here as well. Looking forward to getting this installed.

Shazz
18 Jun 2007, 04:00
If 3 in a row people are getting it, Im sure the next people that try it will...

StonePilot
18 Jun 2007, 04:09
I found the error, it was in the URL tag at the top, there is no opening "<" on the closing URL tag.

Line 7 should be
<url>http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?p=807808</url>

forumrating
18 Jun 2007, 05:30
downloaded but showing errors

XML Error: mismatched tag at Line 213

Ted S
18 Jun 2007, 06:26
Sorry about that. I've updated the zip file.

welo
18 Jun 2007, 07:25
Forgive me if this has been asked already (prolly has in 58 pages), but is there a workaround for custom usergroups with this hack? I think the last time I tried working with it was September last year and I wasn't having too much luck with that.

As a spam/flood buffer we basically have a probationary usergroup that requires 5 posts before most board features become available, so obviously I must customize messages for that group to inspire them to get to/past that post count.

Charlie98902
18 Jun 2007, 13:03
That fixed it thank you for the update.

underworldmagic
18 Jun 2007, 13:22
i currently have Welcome Headers 3.6 on my vbulletin forum (v3.6.5) and wish to upgrade my forum to the latest version, and also welcome headers as well to the latest version,

how should i go about doing this, should i upgrade vbulletin first or welcome headers? and will my settings (welcome messages) be deleted?

Shazz
18 Jun 2007, 13:24
i currently have Welcome Headers 3.6 on my vbulletin forum (v3.6.5) and wish to upgrade my forum to the latest version, and also welcome headers as well to the latest version,

how should i go about doing this, should i upgrade vbulletin first or welcome headers? and will my settings (welcome messages) be deleted?

Upgrade first

underworldmagic
18 Jun 2007, 13:37
Thanks,

should i uninstall welcome headers before i upgrade vbulletin, if so, how would i do this?

Shazz
18 Jun 2007, 13:41
Thanks,

should i uninstall welcome headers before i upgrade vbulletin, if so, how would i do this?

Just disable it and then upgrade it after

underworldmagic
18 Jun 2007, 13:41
thanks

pictureboarduk
18 Jun 2007, 14:46
Great! New release today.

I'm going to install this, BUT, does it still wotk with the Limited Guest Viewing hack found here:-

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131985

?

Many thanks!

Shazz
18 Jun 2007, 14:50
Great! New release today.

I'm going to install this, BUT, does it still wotk with the Limited Guest Viewing hack found here:-

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131985

?

Many thanks!

There 2 different things, I see no problem with it

Ted S
18 Jun 2007, 16:07
Great! New release today.

I'm going to install this, BUT, does it still wotk with the Limited Guest Viewing hack found here:-

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131985

?

Many thanks!

Yup. There are options in the welcome headers system settings to change how/ what is displayed if the limited guest viewing system is also on.

SCRIPT3R
18 Jun 2007, 17:33
Re: Do you wish to display a global announcement message? Note: This will not show up for users who see other welcome messages.

...after the upgrade to 4.2.0, the Enable Global Announcement appears to Guests that also see the other welcome message. i believe the Global Announcements should NOT show to Guest (Unregistered) if the Welcome Message appears. Is this not correct?

Ted S
18 Jun 2007, 17:57
That's correct.

Please download and install the latest version which fixes this issue (just released).

Alibass
18 Jun 2007, 19:04
What version number is this new release suppose to be, 4.2.q or 4.2.1?

The one I downloaded shows 4.2.q

da420
18 Jun 2007, 19:47
lol seeing as the 'q' is right below the '1' key on your keyboard, it's safe to assume it's a typo, and that it was meant to be 4.2.1.

Alibass
18 Jun 2007, 20:08
@da420

I am sorry I see nothing funny in my question. Being a tester of many programs we often use letters for version (IE 3.5.1q) suffixes before releasing final to the public.

da420
18 Jun 2007, 20:13
The question wasn't funny. The typo, to me, was mildly though.

mp34play
18 Jun 2007, 20:38
Very nice..Installed. :up:

SCRIPT3R
18 Jun 2007, 20:55
Re: Do you wish to display a global announcement message? Note: This will not show up for users who see other welcome messages.

...after the upgrade to 4.2.0, the Enable Global Announcement appears to Guests that also see the other welcome message. i believe the Global Announcements should NOT show to Guest (Unregistered) if the Welcome Message appears. Is this not correct?

That's correct.

Please download and install the latest version which fixes this issue (just released).

thnx! also, i always edit my installed mods so that they're group similar... for example what i've done to yours; and corrected the released version number. ;)

LegolasTheElf
19 Jun 2007, 23:28
I'm seeing an issue. I installed this a few days ago before the last two minor updates, and everything worked great. Then, on a second site, I installed the latest version. But, when it shows the "Please register" info with the link to 'contact us', the contact us link is wrong.. it has the URL like this: http://www.blah.com/sendmessage.phps=8cc62f585aa554469c7145abe264387a& but, it needs a '?' between the php and the 's=....'.. How do I fix that? I'm guessing it's a typo, but can you confirm?

Otherwise, fantastic mod! :)

LegolasTheElf
19 Jun 2007, 23:45
Solved it.. Go to Style Manager, welcome_headers

find:
<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 2="sendmessage.php$session[sessionurl]" 3="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[welcome_gannounce]</phrase>

replace it with:
<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 2="sendmessage.php?$session[sessionurl]" 3="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[welcome_gannounce]</phrase>

Problem solved :)

vitrag24
20 Jun 2007, 19:11
I don't check other hacks for compatibility. Give it a try and see if it works for you.

k.thx
but can u just tell me will it do work like welcomepaneltemplate rewrite add-on also?

SCRIPT3R
20 Jun 2007, 19:51
RE: Never Posted Message vs. Global Announcement

currently the Never Posted Message will supersede/override any Global Announcement; can this be changed? i haven't checked how other message react to one another, but this one stands out as important enough to probably warrant a change of sort.

biglips31
20 Jun 2007, 20:30
Great Mod thank you...

I updated my xml but where it the welcome header in the Admin CP panel?

Shazz
20 Jun 2007, 20:37
Great Mod thank you...

I updated my xml but where it the welcome header in the Admin CP panel?

vBOptions

biglips31
20 Jun 2007, 21:45
vBOptions

Thanks Shazz,

Right where you said.... :o

Shazz
20 Jun 2007, 21:53
Right where you said.... :o

Like always :D

Ted S
20 Jun 2007, 23:21
k.thx
but can u just tell me will it do work like welcomepaneltemplate rewrite add-on also?

I've never used that plugin.

Ted S
20 Jun 2007, 23:22
RE: Never Posted Message vs. Global Announcement

currently the Never Posted Message will supersede/override any Global Announcement; can this be changed? i haven't checked how other message react to one another, but this one stands out as important enough to probably warrant a change of sort.

It sure can, this is why I release the latest upgrade. Just edit the template welcome_headers and move around the code for the messages as you see fit.

sybakaos
21 Jun 2007, 17:14
I installed and registrations went up from 30/day to 120/day (average), and no, that's not due to visitor increase ;). That's 400% more... Awesome!

vitrag24
22 Jun 2007, 21:01
one request to you..
plz see this add-on..i have installed it..
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=100672
ur hack will be compatible with it?

plz i'm not a programmer but a medical student so not much idea..
plz guide me

vitrag24
22 Jun 2007, 21:02
and i havent enabled vbseo than shd i add in header or in navbar template?

Ted S
22 Jun 2007, 21:29
one request to you..
plz see this add-on..i have installed it..
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=100672
ur hack will be compatible with it?

plz i'm not a programmer but a medical student so not much idea..
plz guide me

Try and and find out. If not, remove it.

Ted S
22 Jun 2007, 21:29
and i havent enabled vbseo than shd i add in header or in navbar template?

Whichever you prefer. vbSEO recommends the navbar template.

pictureboarduk
22 Jun 2007, 21:57
Originally Posted by pictureboarduk View Post
Great! New release today.

I'm going to install this, BUT, does it still wotk with the Limited Guest Viewing hack found here:-

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131985

?

Many thanks!



Yup. There are options in the welcome headers system settings to change how/ what is displayed if the limited guest viewing system is also on.

Thanks Ted!

Which one is best to install first? Do the order of installation make a difference at all?

Thanks.

Ted S
22 Jun 2007, 22:48
Makes no difference at all so start with this one, then move on.

pictureboarduk
22 Jun 2007, 23:10
Thanks for the fast reply. :)

Hornstar
22 Jun 2007, 23:52
The version I have installed is already 4.2.1 is this the latest version, or didnt you update the product number?

Ted S
23 Jun 2007, 00:19
The version numbers are accurate; if you're running 4.2.1 as stated in your Plugin Manager, you're good to go.

Hornstar
23 Jun 2007, 06:43
The version numbers are accurate; if you're running 4.2.1 as stated in your Plugin Manager, you're good to go.

So was there an update then?
because I have not updated anything in a long while.

Ted S
23 Jun 2007, 17:26
Hum, in that case you may want to upgrade again. Sounds like something got out of sync.

Cyn
23 Jun 2007, 22:03
Fab mod! Thanks so much for it!!

We have several different styles with varying background colors. We are placing an adsense ad within the Welcome Header. I did this by editing the phrase for the welcome header and including the adsense code. This works fine; however, we need to place the appropriate colors for each style to allow the adsense ad to blend well.

I thought I could do it by editing the welcome_header template for each style but it does not place the adsense ad within the header box. It places it to the side as a separate box. What am I doing wrong?

Ted S
24 Jun 2007, 00:01
It sounds like you are editing the HTML incorrectly. Each message is a separate tale so you can either add code to each table in the template or setup the code in another if you want to show the code in another way.

kollam003
24 Jun 2007, 04:31
Thanks Installed

Cyn
24 Jun 2007, 13:17
It sounds like you are editing the HTML incorrectly. Each message is a separate tale so you can either add code to each table in the template or setup the code in another if you want to show the code in another way.

I only want the Adsense to display to Guests. I placed it within this table in the welcome_headers template for the style I wanted it to display in:

<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="alt1">
<phrase 1="faq.php?$session[sessionurl]" 2="register.php?$session[sessionurl]" 3="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 4="sendmessage.php$session[sessionurl]">$vbphrase[welcome_guest]</phrase>

</td>
</tr></table>

And the code I am using is the same as that for displaying adsense in posts in this mod:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=140664

So, how would I place that to make it display as I wish - to the right of the welcome header message, but within the template so that I can apply different color codes for the different styles?

Or, do I need to use conditionals for each style directly in the phrase for the welcome header?

Ted S
25 Jun 2007, 01:40
To make the adsense code only appear to guests, you would only want to modify the welcome header message that guests see (the guest message). As far as how to format the layout, I don't offer HTML assistance but there are several areas including the code forum here at vBulletin.org where you can ask that type of question.

Cyn
25 Jun 2007, 09:12
Okay, I'll ask for input on the format for the layout elsewhere. I do understand that I need to edit the message that guests see. But that does not answer my specific question about the different adsense colors for each style or I am not able to distinguish what you mean by "modify the welcome header message." Do I edit the template for each style? Or, do I edit the welcome message in the translation box within the phrase manager? If the latter, how do I acheive the different colors for each style? Do I use conditionals to place different adsense code for the different styles' colors?

zincpony
25 Jun 2007, 12:21
how can i include this in my vbAdvanced CMPS Index Page?

Ted S
25 Jun 2007, 20:44
Do I edit the template for each style? Or, do I edit the welcome message in the translation box within the phrase manager? If the latter, how do I acheive the different colors for each style? Do I use conditionals to place different adsense code for the different styles' colors?

You will need to make your edits for the welcome_header template in each parent style. For example, if you have 2 main styles with different variations under them, you would only have to modify the templates in the main style; the changes will then flow into the variations under them.

There's no need to use conditionals for each style as templates are set per-style.

Ted S
25 Jun 2007, 20:45
how can i include this in my vbAdvanced CMPS Index Page?
See posts 113-115 regarding adding the variable to the vbacmps settings.

vitrag24
25 Jun 2007, 21:13
It took only 2min to install.
gr8 add-on.
thanks.

I have some queries:-

Enable Global Announcement
Enable One-View Welcome Headers
Limited Guest Viewing Surpression

can you explain this with screenshots?
i have also installed limited guest viewing add-on.

Ted S
26 Jun 2007, 01:50
can you explain this with screenshots?


They are explained in the first post.

Forumnerds
26 Jun 2007, 16:49
i cant find welcome header system in the vbulliten options

Shazz
26 Jun 2007, 17:16
i cant find welcome header system in the vbulliten options

You install the product and its not in your vBulletin Options? :erm:

vitrag24
26 Jun 2007, 17:46
It took only 2min to install.
gr8 add-on.
thanks.

I have some queries:-

Enable Global Announcement
Enable One-View Welcome Headers
Limited Guest Viewing Surpression


can you explain this with screenshots?
i have also installed limited guest viewing add-on.

They are explained in the first post.

in it i'm unable to find
Enable One-View Welcome Headers
Limited Guest Viewing Surpression

can't you explain me about that plz?

Forumnerds
26 Jun 2007, 18:22
Well its not in my vbulliten options so i dont no how to change the welcome message and i followed the steps correctly could someone help me.

Forumnerds
26 Jun 2007, 19:13
mine doesnt have a gap between the forum its stuck onto the forum and theres like 2 lines of space above and then the login area can someone help me because am trying to get all the mods done before i start to get my forum active.
www.forumnerds.com thats how it looks and shouldnt and ive tryed to space it but dont no how.

rlpartida
26 Jun 2007, 23:32
I get this error while trying to install the product:


XML Error: not well-formed (invalid token) at Line 5

Anyone???

Cheers,

Ted S
27 Jun 2007, 00:35
Well its not in my vbulliten options so i dont no how to change the welcome message and i followed the steps correctly could someone help me.

Have you verified that the plugin system is enabled and if so:

When you view your vBulletin options list, what options appear after "Paid Memberships"?

Ted S
27 Jun 2007, 00:36
I get this error while trying to install the product:

XML Error: not well-formed (invalid token) at Line 5

Anyone???

Cheers,

It sounds like there's something wrong with the version you downloaded, try downloading and extracting the files again. Let me know if the problem persists.

Ted S
27 Jun 2007, 00:36
mine doesnt have a gap between the forum its stuck onto the forum and theres like 2 lines of space above and then the login area can someone help me because am trying to get all the mods done before i start to get my forum active.
www.forumnerds.com thats how it looks and shouldnt and ive tryed to space it but dont no how.

You can modify the spacing and styles by editing the template welcome_headers. There are several <br /> tags you may want to try removing.

Forumnerds
27 Jun 2007, 11:42
Well after paid sub's i see welcome header messages

Ted S
27 Jun 2007, 18:06
That's where you can change the messages and settings. The style, html and spacing is changed by editing the template welcome_headers.

rlpartida
27 Jun 2007, 19:26
It sounds like there's something wrong with the version you downloaded, try downloading and extracting the files again. Let me know if the problem persists.

Thank you Ted, downloaded it again and its working now!

I have another question, after I installed this mod, Internet Explorer shows at the bottom bar:

"ready with errors"

When I remove the hack its all fine.

Anyone experienced this before?

Regards,

vitrag24
27 Jun 2007, 19:27
ted plz look at this
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1277061&postcount=899

powerful_rogue
28 Jun 2007, 00:26
Hi, Would love to use this mod, however ran into problem when I went to edit FORUMHOME. I have this piece of code:

<if condition="$show['guest']">
<!-- guest welcome message -->
<table style="height: 36px;" width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<tr>
<td width="16" style="background: url(tiger/misc/forumtitle-left.gif) top left no-repeat;" ></td>
<td style="background: url(tiger/misc/forumtitle-left-bg.gif) top left repeat-x; padding-top: 5px" class="titlelinks">»<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[welcome_to_the_x]</phrase></td>
<td width="109" style="background: url(tiger/misc/forumtitle-mid.gif) top left no-repeat;" ></td>
<td style="background: url(tiger/misc/forumtitle-right-bg.gif) top left repeat-x;" >&nbsp;
</td>
<td width="15" style="background: url(tiger/misc/forumtitle-right.gif) top left no-repeat;" ></td>
</tr>
</table>
<div class="ring1">
<div class="ring2">
<div class="ring3">
<div class="ring4">

<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="alt1" colspan="<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">6<else />5</if>">
<phrase 1="faq.php$session[sessionurl_q]" 2="register.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[first_visit_message]</phrase>
</td></tr>
</table>
</div></div></div></div>
<br />
<!-- / guest welcome message -->
</if>

Any suggestions at all please :)

Ted S
28 Jun 2007, 02:08
I have another question, after I installed this mod, Internet Explorer shows at the bottom bar:

"ready with errors"



Very strange. This hack doesn't use any javscript to be able to create errors... when you check the error, where does it show it as appearing and what code is on the surrounding lines?

Ted S
28 Jun 2007, 02:09
Any suggestions at all please :)

Remove it. Install the hack. Add the $welcomeheaders variable. Call it a day!

daemon_
28 Jun 2007, 15:26
have the issues with the search engines been fixed? let me know cause i want to install this asap :) thanks

Ted S
28 Jun 2007, 16:26
have the issues with the search engines been fixed? let me know cause i want to install this asap :) thanks

There are no known bugs or pending problems with this addon.

Mischievious
02 Jul 2007, 16:01
Hi! I love this hack! But, I do have a question; How would I write a conditional to show the welcomeheaders for only logged members?

vitrag24
02 Jul 2007, 16:05
@ted s plz reply to my query.
i have also sent you a pm but no response either here or via pm.
:(

Shazz
02 Jul 2007, 16:08
Ted did you take the support off from the thread? :erm:

Mischievious
02 Jul 2007, 16:36
Hi! I love this hack! But, I do have a question; How would I write a conditional to show the welcomeheaders for only logged members?

I would like to add, this question isn't only for Ted. If anyone else knows; I would appreciate the help!

vitrag24
02 Jul 2007, 16:54
Hi! I love this hack! But, I do have a question; How would I write a conditional to show the welcomeheaders for only logged members?

go to acp/vbulletin options/welcome header ****

disable guest messages there.

Ted S
02 Jul 2007, 17:06
Hi! I love this hack! But, I do have a question; How would I write a conditional to show the welcomeheaders for only logged members?

Simple enough!

Open up the template welcome_headers and find the last <if ...> statement and the corresponding </if>. Under that add:


<if condition="!$show['guest']">
Your message here (be sure to add a table if you want to have a standard welcome headers format)
</if>

Ted S
02 Jul 2007, 17:07
Ted did you take the support off from the thread? :erm:

I offer support whenever possible as evidenced by all the responses. ;)

That said, when I have the support option enabled some members feel this is a guarantee of a response, thus I've disabled it so there is no confusion.

Ted S
02 Jul 2007, 17:08
go to acp/vbulletin options/welcome header ****

disable guest messages there.

That would not solve the question of how to ADD a message for another condition.

vitrag24
02 Jul 2007, 17:11
again no response to my query.wont you reply buddy then let me know?

Mischievious
02 Jul 2007, 17:17
Simple enough!

Open up the template welcome_headers and find the last <if ...> statement and the corresponding </if>. Under that add:


<if condition="!$show['guest']">
Your message here (be sure to add a table if you want to have a standard welcome headers format)
</if>


Actually; Let me go into more detail here.

On my Forum Home I placed $welcomeheaders in the original vBulletin Guest Welcome Box.

What I want to do, is show a second $welcomeheaders on Forum Home for members who've logged in.

Does that make any sense?

Ted S
02 Jul 2007, 17:18
vitrag24, See post #896.

Ted S
02 Jul 2007, 17:20
What I want to do, is show a second $welcomeheaders on Forum Home for members who've logged in.

Does that make any sense?

No problem. Just use the same code I pasted in your FORUMHOME template where ever you'd like the message to appear.

You can copy the table HTML from the welcome_headers template if you want to reuse that layout style.

Mischievious
02 Jul 2007, 17:31
No problem. Just use the same code I pasted in your FORUMHOME template where ever you'd like the message to appear.

You can copy the table HTML from the welcome_headers template if you want to reuse that layout style.

It worked like a charm! Thank you very much! :D

Shazz
03 Jul 2007, 21:21
Successfully upgraded :)

Shazz
03 Jul 2007, 21:22
Hey Ted, in your first post you have set
4.2.1 - Fixed bug with global message

When importing the product it says 4.2.2 :erm:

Ted S
04 Jul 2007, 00:12
Well I fixed something else too. You want me to document everything??? :D

Shazz
04 Jul 2007, 01:00
Well I fixed something else too. You want me to document everything??? :D

Yes please :D
Or you could update your first post saying

Updates
4.2.2 - Fixed Something...
4.2.1 - Fixed bug with global message
4.2.0 - Changed template conditionals to simplify customizations
4.1.9 - Added ability to disable messages if using Limited Guest Viewing system
4.1.3 - Added support for Limited Guest Viewing system

vitrag24
04 Jul 2007, 15:37
@ted s thx for your support.
u answered me similerly but didnt checked my query.i told u i'm not gettin that feature so asked you to explain.sorry to bother you i wont ask you now.

Ted S
04 Jul 2007, 17:31
What exactly do you need clarified?

tamborinegal
05 Jul 2007, 01:21
Hi Ted and thank you for this hack. It's great!

I've been trying to put a 100% table into the welcome header phrase (but the % sign keeps getting stripped out) - is there a way around this? I'd like to have a table with 3 equal columns and use percentages (not pixels) as I don't have a fixed width board. Any way of achieving this?

Thanks

Clancy

Ted S
05 Jul 2007, 01:26
Try editing the template welcome_headers and modify the tables there.

tamborinegal
05 Jul 2007, 01:55
Try editing the template welcome_headers and modify the tables there.

Hi Ted, thanks for the quick response.

I don't think that will work will it? I want to put three different columns with three different messages in those columns for say members that have never posted... and then maybe two columns for the global announcement message. I won't be able to do this by altering the template will I?

Hope that makes sense. Thanks again,

Clancy

Ted S
06 Jul 2007, 02:01
Sure it will. Each message has a distinct set of HTML code which you can edit however you like. The phrases are only provided to make life easier for "standard" changes to the text.

xcingix
10 Jul 2007, 06:14
I want to add something that says
After you’ve done that, feel free to introduce yourself
Where
feel free to introduce yourself is I want to add a link to my introductions forum.
How do I do that?
I also want to add something that tells you how many members are on the forums.

Can someone tell me how to add these in languages(?)

xcingix
10 Jul 2007, 19:54
I want to add something that says
After you’ve done that, feel free to introduce yourself
Where
is I want to add a link to my introductions forum.
How do I do that?
I also want to add something that tells you how many members are on the forums.

Can someone tell me how to add these in languages(?)
ANYone?
Please?
.........

xcingix
10 Jul 2007, 21:43
I want to add something that says
After you’ve done that, feel free to introduce yourself
Where
is I want to add a link to my introductions forum.
How do I do that?
I also want to add something that tells you how many members are on the forums.

Can someone tell me how to add these in languages(?)
If this is explained in this thread somewhere can someone please link me to the post?
I've been through the whole thread.

Doug Nelson
10 Jul 2007, 23:14
Have you tried just adding an HTML link?

Ted S
11 Jul 2007, 00:31
If this is explained in this thread somewhere can someone please link me to the post?
I've been through the whole thread.

A little patience please. I offer support but sometimes you do have to wait a few hours.... :D

You can edit your phrases to include any links you want by going to your vbulletin admin --> options --> welcome header system.

xcingix
11 Jul 2007, 22:48
A little patience please. I offer support but sometimes you do have to wait a few hours.... :D

You can edit your phrases to include any links you want by going to your vbulletin admin --> options --> welcome header system.
I know you can edit the message that way, but I mean how do I create a shortcut the displaying the number of members like "we have {7} members" ({7} would display the number of members) then use it in welcome headers.

Ted S
12 Jul 2007, 02:07
You can assign the variable 7="$vbulletin->userstats['numbermembers']" by editing your template and phrase. This is untested.

xcingix
12 Jul 2007, 02:51
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/

Hey, I'm looking for that quick register mod for 3.6.7.
Any idea where I can find it?
You can assign the variable 7="$vbulletin->userstats['numbermembers']" by editing your template and phrase. This is untested.
So just go into the welcomeheader template and put 7="$vbulletin->userstats['numbermembers']" Anywhere?

Ted S
12 Jul 2007, 03:00
Put it in the phrase. After the other variables.

xcingix
12 Jul 2007, 03:38
Put it in the phrase. After the other variables.
I'm not very good at this. Can you show me where I would put 7="$vbulletin->userstats['numbermembers']" In what part of this
<!-- // Start Welcome Headers // -->
<!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->
<if condition="$vboptions[wlhon] AND THIS_SCRIPT != 'register' AND THIS_SCRIPT != 'login'">
<if condition="$vboptions[wlhcookie] AND !$vbulletin->GPC['welcomeheader']"><else />

<if condition="$vboptions[wlhguest] AND $show['guest']">
<!-- guest welcome message -->
<br />
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="alt1">
<phrase 1="faq.php?$session[sessionurl]" 2="register.php?$session[sessionurl]" 3="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 4="sendmessage.php$session[sessionurl]">$vbphrase[welcome_guest]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<!-- / guest welcome message -->
<if condition="$welcomehdr = '1'"></if></if>

<if condition="is_member_of($bbuserinfo, 3) AND $vboptions[wlhunconfirmed] AND !$welcomehdr">
<!-- / unconfirmed user message -->
<br />
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="alt1">
<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 2="register.php?do=requestemail" 3="sendmessage.php$session[sessionurl]" 4="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[welcome_unconfirmed]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<!-- / unconfirmed user message -->
<if condition="$welcomehdr = '1'"></if></if>

<if condition="$bbuserinfo[posts]<1 AND $vboptions[wlhneverposetd] AND !$show['guest'] AND !$welcomehdr">
<!-- never posted message -->
<br />
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="alt1">
<phrase 1="$bbuserinfo[username]" 2="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[welcome_neverposted]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<!-- / never posted message -->
<if condition="$welcomehdr = '1'"></if></if>

<if condition="$wlhtime > $bbuserinfo[lastpost] AND $vboptions[wlhpostmoreoften] AND !is_member_of($bbuserinfo,6,5) AND !$show['guest'] AND !$welcomehdr">
<!-- hasnt posted lately message -->
<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_postmoreoften]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<!-- / hasnt posted lately message -->
<if condition="$welcomehdr = '1' AND !$welcomehdr"></if></if>

<if condition="$vboptions[wlhglobal] AND !$welcomehdr">
<!-- global announcement message -->
<br />
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="alt1">
<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]" 2="sendmessage.php?$session[sessionurl]" 3="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[welcome_gannounce]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<!-- / global announcement message -->
<if condition="$welcomehdr = '1'"></if></if>

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

?

Ted S
12 Jul 2007, 04:21
In the <phrase ...> tag you want to use. Each message has it's own tag and html code, it's all commented to mark them.

AlexanderT
12 Jul 2007, 06:57
Ted,

I don't know if it was suggested before, but here is a suggestion regarding the inactivity welcome header for existing forum members. One of my members complained in an e-mail that she got so annoyed with the message that she decided not to check out the forums anymore. ;( On the other hand I still believe this particular feature of your hack is great to enable non-posters to become posters again.

My suggestion: What about adding a small check button in the inactivity welcome header which a user can click to disable the reminder for x days (as defined in the control panel?). I may be wrong but I think it would only require a few additional Javascript lines to do that.

Best,
Alex

xcingix
12 Jul 2007, 09:20
7="$vbulletin->userstats['numbermembers']" didnt work. Everything else did.

Ted S
12 Jul 2007, 16:25
Then I don't know what to tell you -- I found that variable in one of the script and it looked global, guess not. You would have to find the proper variable or write a plugin to query the database and add it to your phrase.

Ted S
12 Jul 2007, 16:26
My suggestion: What about adding a small check button in the inactivity welcome header which a user can click to disable the reminder for x days (as defined in the control panel?). I may be wrong but I think it would only require a few additional Javascript lines to do that.


Alex,

This has come up a few times before...

I can't think of any way to do this without queries which I'd like to avoid. But I'm still thinking.

AlexanderT
12 Jul 2007, 17:20
Alex,

This has come up a few times before...

I can't think of any way to do this without queries which I'd like to avoid. But I'm still thinking.

Ted, I am by no means a Javascript expert (I much prefer server-based languages), but shouldn't it be possible to control this all via Javascript? Via Javascript, you could set an additional cookie when a user clicks on the close button and that cookie could contain information when it was the last time the message popped up.

Ted S
12 Jul 2007, 20:14
Using a cookie like that is an option but it also has limitations (i.e. users who use multiple machines) but may be the best option.

AlexanderT
13 Jul 2007, 08:42
True. Well, it'd be fantastic if you could implement something like this (cookie-based message click away) if you get the chance. In the meantime I'll disable the inactivity welcome header because of the negative feedback I received from it.

Still, one of the most useful hacks. Thanks!

vcruiser
14 Jul 2007, 02:36
Thanks for the mod. How do I add links, bullets and such to the messages?

breakdance
15 Jul 2007, 13:11
real good stuff

Ted S
16 Jul 2007, 02:45
Thanks for the mod. How do I add links, bullets and such to the messages?

Go to the welcome headers options and select the messages you wish to modify.

andy91287
19 Jul 2007, 17:30
This is appearing on every page, any way to limit it to the home page?

Sorry if this is answered already.

Ted S
19 Jul 2007, 18:26
You could edit the template welcome_headers adding the variable THIS_SCRIPT == 'index' but that would defeat the entire purpose of the hack and I wouldn't recommend using it.

Remember, just because it's your homepage doesn't mean it's the page someone comes to your site through.

Avixe
20 Jul 2007, 18:08
This is an awesome hack, thank you! :up:

yaoren
23 Jul 2007, 12:31
Thanks very much, really appreciate it :)

**Installed**

***UPDATE***

Is there a way to remove it from all the other pages but just leave it on the main page?
I looked through the posts here but if it was asked, then I missed it.. sorry.

Computer_Angel
24 Jul 2007, 05:41
I hate modified the templates when change the skin, so i add new plugin for it:
add plugin: forumhome_complete

if ($vbulletin->options['wlhon']) {
$match="\"\.\(\(.show\['guest'\]\).*";
$m=preg_match("/$match/i", $vbulletin->templatecache['FORUMHOME'],$matches, PREG_OFFSET_CAPTURE);
if ($m) {
$insert = $matches[0][1];
$beginning = substr($vbulletin->templatecache['FORUMHOME'], 0, $insert);
$remain=substr($vbulletin->templatecache['FORUMHOME'], $insert);

$match="<!-- main -->";
$m=preg_match("/$match/i", $remain,$matches, PREG_OFFSET_CAPTURE);
if ($m) {
$insert = $matches[0][1];
$ending=substr($remain, $insert);
$vbulletin->templatecache['FORUMHOME']=$beginning.$ending;
}
}
$header.=$welcomeheaders;
}

kennethsia
25 Jul 2007, 06:19
is it possible to use an image?

Ted S
25 Jul 2007, 15:23
is it possible to use an image?

Yes.

Simon Moon
26 Jul 2007, 15:12
Just a little thing you might want to edit in the file. The phrase $vbphrase[welcome_guest] has at the end twice "contact" in it:
please contact <a href="{4}">contact us</a>.
Also it might be a good idea to add rel="nofollow" to the links in that same phrase, to stop unnecessary indexing there.

Ted S
26 Jul 2007, 15:20
Thanks for catching the typo. I'll get that corrected.

underworldmagic
31 Jul 2007, 11:16
hi,

will this mod work on the latest VB version 3.6.8 ?

Thanks

Ted S
31 Jul 2007, 15:22
3.6.8 is a minor release so there should be no issues.

Delphiprogrammi
31 Jul 2007, 20:48
paste this in the product version check url field http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/misc.php?do=checkversion&t=119572

Ted S
31 Jul 2007, 20:55
paste this in the product version check url field

I don't use product version checking in my addons. People running the addon should mark it as installed to be informed of any important updates.

SCRIPT3R
03 Aug 2007, 21:55
I hate modified the templates when change the skin, so i add new plugin for it:
add plugin: forumhome_complete
thnx!

SCRIPT3R
03 Aug 2007, 21:59
Just a little thing you might want to edit in the file. The phrase $vbphrase[welcome_guest] has at the end twice "contact" in it:
please contact <a href="{4}">contact us</a>.
Also it might be a good idea to add rel="nofollow" to the links in that same phrase, to stop unnecessary indexing there.
thnx!

SCRIPT3R
03 Aug 2007, 22:00
paste this in the product version check url field http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/misc.php?do=checkversion&t=119572
thnx!

Vick
05 Aug 2007, 06:29
Hello,

Can you please help me out with the welcome header problem. Place where I installed the MOD is http://www.tsoh.info/

The mod was installed according the installation says but i guess due to the skin I am using the texts has been cut from the upper side. So, can you please figure this out for me. I am using the skin FreshBlue.

Regards,

Ted S
05 Aug 2007, 06:31
It looks like you have a spacer opening around your main content, move the welcome header template such that it falls inside that div.

Ballonggreven
06 Aug 2007, 20:56
I have installed the plug-in and finding it in the plug-in manager. There I've being asked for installation codes. Do I need codes?
Where do I go to get started with it and editing the welcome message?

Ted S
07 Aug 2007, 00:15
I have installed the plug-in and finding it in the plug-in manager. There I've being asked for installation codes. Do I need codes?
Where do I go to get started with it and editing the welcome message?

The 3 required steps to install this hack are explained in the install.html file as well as details on modifying the messages. If you have any questions about the steps please let me know.

Ballonggreven
07 Aug 2007, 06:40
I've sorted it out. Thanks!

Hostboard
08 Aug 2007, 04:09
I have looked high and low but have not been able to find if this was ever released for VB 3.0.x? Kind of stuck at the moment not being able to upgrade for a variety of reasons. Sorry for having to ask here but other inquiries have gone un-noticed.

TIA

Ted S
08 Aug 2007, 15:16
It was but is no longer available that version. With some minor work the current version could be made to work in 3.0.

Hostboard
08 Aug 2007, 15:38
Any chance of you being able to do that, or should I try to find someone who can do a backwards port?

Tahnx for the reply :)

Ted S
08 Aug 2007, 15:50
I do not provide support for products in the 3.0 series.

teenhut
10 Aug 2007, 08:09
Please view my site.

www.teenhut.net


When i see page source, I am seeing the google ad weight ignore thing in it just after welcome headers tags......why google adsense conflict with welcome headers? Something wrong?

Ted S
10 Aug 2007, 15:32
That code is put in place so AdSense knows to ignore the welcome headers. There's no sense in having ads show up based on your welcome message... you want them to be based on the content the page is actually about. Removing the tags is not a problem.

hobsdv
12 Aug 2007, 15:19
installed works a treat thanks

vwdforum
12 Aug 2007, 20:18
added to www.boozebritain.co.uk (http://www.boozebritain.co.uk) and www.vwdforum.com (http://www.vwdforum.com)

thanks

redraider
14 Aug 2007, 14:25
Hi ted,

Are there any updates required for VB36.8? This is a great hack!

Ted S
14 Aug 2007, 14:54
Hi ted,

Are there any updates required for VB36.8? This is a great hack!

None that are known.

applyimage
15 Aug 2007, 15:11
I'd like a small space underneath the box where the message appears, what code would be added? so the message box isn't touching, in my case the 'top 5 stats' box, thanks.

basketmen
16 Aug 2007, 20:28
I installed this mod and also installed Limited Guest Viewing -- Improve community registration rates (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=131985) too


and i cant get welcome headers just in showthread page because these two mod is conflict said ted




so i open showthread template


i find this

$navbar


and add the entire welcome_headers template below it






and abra cadabra welcome headers now appears in showthread page too



only this sollution for someone installed welcome headers and Limited Guest Viewing -- Improve community registration rates or this had been fixed ?

Ted S
16 Aug 2007, 20:54
Please do not quote the hack code in it's entirety.

That's not how the hack is designed to work nor is it an acceptable installation. You should be using the variable $welcomeheaders to allow for updates to the addon.

If you are trying to use both hacks at the same time that can be configured through your vBulletin options page. They are both completely compatible with each other and have been since the release of LGV (see the main post for an explanation of how they work together).

basketmen
17 Aug 2007, 13:03
oh ok i had remove code in quote


so this is what i miss i am sorry, where is the suppression option i dont find it?

i think i had using latest mod 30 jan 2007 like this screenshot http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=49927&d=1151192636

Limited Guest Viewing compatibility
The Welcome Headers System is designed to work with the Limited Guest Viewing without any conflict. To insure that welcome header messages do not show up at the same time as the limited guest viewing message, please be sure you are running welcome headers version 4.1.3 or greater and have enabled the suppression option.

Ted S
17 Aug 2007, 16:18
Jan 30th is not the latest version. Upgrade. The options for how the hacks work together can be found in the Welcome Header System options.

applyimage
20 Aug 2007, 18:17
I'd like a small space underneath the box where the message appears, what code would be added? so the message box isn't touching, in my case the 'top 5 stats' box, thanks.
Please? :(

Ted S
20 Aug 2007, 19:47
Edit the template welcome_headers to add whatever spacing you like.

syschat
26 Aug 2007, 22:27
Love this mod! However, is there a way to make it display just over the forums, instead of the whole page. I am using the EasyAction template on http://www.mmopoint.com Thanks!

Ted S
27 Aug 2007, 19:42
What exactly do you mean syschat?

syschat
27 Aug 2007, 23:41
Basically, I want the welcome header to only be over the forums and not the sidebar on the homepage. I drew out what I need, since its hard to explain:
http://blurv.com/pics/a0a169c424abc6ac8042d9343dfe49d9.bmp

Thanks!!

Ted S
28 Aug 2007, 00:26
How you do that is going to depend on how you've added your sidebar. Presumably your sidebar is envoked in the navbar template, in which case, you'd move the $welcomeheaders variable into the main table cell. If it's elsewhere, you may need to make other changes.

syschat
28 Aug 2007, 01:06
The sidebar code is in the forumhome template file, what is the code to put in the welcomebars addon?