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Ted S
18 Dec 2007, 23:51
Exciting Announcement! vBulletin 3.7.0 now includes a built in Welcome Headers System (named "Notices") that easily allows you to add and control your own welcome messages with functionality above what can be found in the traditional welcome headers system. There are some important differences in these systems so please read this thread before upgrading.

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Important: If you are upgrading from the 3.6 or earlier versions and have modified the navbar template you will either need to revert it or add new vBulletin code as shown in http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1528380&postcount=152.

Out of the box, your forum isn't personalized to assist or address your visitors. As a result, guests entering on a page other than the homepage (which is most often the case) have no idea what to do or why to register. Additionally, there are no visible status indicators, making it confusing for unconfirmed, unapproved or new members to know what to do or where to begin. But with a little customization, the use of the vBulletin Notices System and Welcome Headers, you can solve these issues in just a few minutes.

What is Welcome Headers?

Welcome Headers is a set of predefined messages and rules designed to help you get started in personalizing your site's notices using the vBulletin notice feature. The default templates are just that, default – I highly encourage you to modify and add to the language and rules to meet the needs of your actual community environment.

Modifications/ Instructions:

Plugins: 1 (notices entries, rules and phrases)
This template hack should take under 5 minutes to implement and customize.

Installation/ Upgrade Instructions

1 – Backup any existing welcome header messages (upgrading)
2 – Remove the default welcome header from your forum home template (new installs)
3 – Install the attached plugin file
4 – Now Required: Customize the messages to include your site's name

For detailed instructions on each step please view the install.html file included with this addon.

Support

Please post any enhancement or technical questions you may have and I will do my best to respond in a timely manner. Please note: I can not guarantee an immediate response and am unable to assist with integrating this addon with other addons or with HTML related questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the second post in the thread for a list of frequently asked questions which is updated periodically.

Older Version Support

While most users are choosing to upgrade to the notices system, there are some advantages to the "old" system mainly in that it does not rely on a rules system and can be configured as designed with code changes. Additionally, the "old" version has automatic interfacing with several other addons which the notices system does not. For this reason, the old version is still supported and remains fully compatible with 3.7.

Updates

- 5/9/2008 :: A small upgrade has been released fixing the typo in the sendmessage.php file

Ted S
18 Dec 2007, 23:51
The History of Welcome Headers

Welcome Headers started out as a method of displaying messages to visitors based on their status. After more than 3 years and thousands of installations, vBulletin has added a native feature that allows for the creation and customization of welcome messages out of the box. As a result, Welcome Headers has migrated from a system of displaying messages to a set of default, suggestion messages that are intended to be used to help get forums started on personalizing their experiences.

Even with the new Notices system, the purpose of Welcome Headers remains the same – to help forum owners with limited experience in personalization and marketing to improve their forum’s experience. The messages and the system are only meant as a stepping stone – what you do with them is entirely up to you.

Details on how it all works:

As an enterprise forum consultant, I developed Welcome Headers for a handful of select sites in order to encourage more registrations and repeat visits. From there they grew to help address the needs of returning visitors and users who were having difficult registering, not sure where to post and so forth. Eventually based on continued requests the system was developed for public use and launched as an addon/hack over 3 years ago.

Step One: Turning lurkers into Members
For most forums, upwards of 50% of traffic comes through search engines or deep links to threads, profiles and categories. Out of the box, vBulletin only displays a welcome message on the forum-homepage, meaning someone who enters through any other page does not have the benefit of seeing an explanation of the site or welcome message. The guest welcome header is used to explain the purpose of your site, sell users on the benefits of joining the community and push them to proactively register.

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

Step Three: Get non-posting users to post
Another chronic problem faced by many forums is insuring users post after registering. Many new visitors register in order to access certain features with the intent of posting, but never do so. The never posted welcome header is used to encourage users to post for their first time and should ideally be linked directly to an introductions or new member forum to help users "break the ice".

Step Four: Getting inactive users to become more active
Many members start out as lurkers, register, post once or twice and then go back to being lurkers. Often time these members are not actively thinking about participating in topics or are still shy about interacting. The inactivity welcome header reminds members to make a post after a predetermined amount of time as specified by the forum administrator.

Step Five: General Announcements
Unfortunately the standard announcements are often overlooked or never even seen by members who use the "new posts feature". As a result, urgent notices may be missed by users causing problems and high volumes of support requests. The global announcement welcome header creates a message shown to all members who do not fall into the other welcome header groups (guest, unconfirmed, never posted, inactive). Whether it be a scheduled outage/ upgrade, an important request or the need to display an advertisement in a prominent spot, global announcements allow an administrator to effectively and quickly display messages in a way that is certain to be read.

Optional: One-View Messages
Some forums find that users grow tired of seeing the messages thus there is an option to show the welcome messages only once per browser session as determined by using a cookie.

Optional: Custom Messages
Welcome Headers addresses 5 common needs, your forum probably has more. I highly encourage you to add messages based on profile fields, user states and other criteria that may impact your users.

The results:
At first glance this system may seem a bit superfluous, however, the numbers rarely lie, nor does the feedback. On ScubaBoard.Com, the site the system was originally tested on, posting rates increased by over 100%; new user registration rates by over 60%; user activity by 50% and the welcome/ intro & greets forum has exploded over 400%. If you browse through the pages of this thread you will find even more real life testimonials and experiences from the thousands of people using the system.

vbSEO Add-ons
Some forums have found that after adding welcome headers, the welcome message shows up in their search descriptions. To address this issue, user's at vbSEO have recommended turning the guest welcome header into an image -- this way there's no duplicate content for the bots to spider. To learn more click here (http://www.vbseo.com/f28/how-make-your-welcome-headers-image-7549/). My recommendation is that you test this option if you are allowing bots to spider your front-end pages.

Limited Guest Viewing compatibility
If you are concerned about messages overlapping, use welcome headers version 3.6.

Ted S
18 Dec 2007, 23:52
Frequently Asked Questions

Will the old welcome headers system work on 3.7.0?

Yes. You can continue to use the existing welcome headers system with no changes required.

Will my I see my existing customized messages if I upgrade to the new version?

No. Since the addon now makes use of the Notices feature, any old customizations you may have made will no longer appear. You can however copy and paste all of your custom messages into the new notices system.

How can I customize my welcome messages / notices?

Messages can be customized (including changing the rulesets and orders) by visiting the “Notices” tab in your ACP. Each messages is labeled clearly to make it easy to identify.

Now that there is a notices system, why should I use the welcome headers addon?

With the launch of the Notices system, Welcome Headers may seem to be obsolete and in fact, the code that has been used on thousands of forums for over 3 years is no longer being offered in the latest system. Instead Welcome Headers has migrated from a coding addon to a set of default messages and business rules intended to help you customize your system. If you already have your own rules and messages there may not be a reason for you to use welcome headers but for sites use to the welcome headers systems, it’s still a simple and easy way to get started.

Are there any limitations to the Notices system that would make me want to use the old welcome headers instead?

There are a few reasons to use the old welcome headers although they are possible to address with some logic and/or code.

First and perhaps most importantly, the Notices system only allows one condition per rule set. What does this mean? You can’t exclude a message from both Guests and Unregistered Members. The solution to this is often to just rethink your ruleset using something like “Has Posted” (guests can’t post) but occasionally you may find the conditions limiting.

Second, each of your messages will appear inside the same template file. With some customization and conditionals this can be tweaked around but out of the box, your messages will follow the same general outline making them consistent. This means if you are using an image for your guest message, you would need to take extra steps to make your other messages display properly. The solution to this is to remove all HTML from the notices template and customize the layout directly through the notice body; this way you can have entirely different styles for different messages.

Last off, the Notices system has a limited number of predefiend variables (which makes sense as it's intended for your direct use, not a third party message). As such, any messages added by welcome headers or any other addon must be customized to insure the proper site title appears. This is not a limit so much as a nuisance. So remember to customize your messages to include your forum's name!

Derek Chai
19 Dec 2007, 00:07
Nice!

Bounce
19 Dec 2007, 00:39
The Welcome Header System is designed to be flexible and highly customizable to meet the specific needs of your forum. To customize which messages show up and what they say, go to your vBulletin Admin Control Panel, click on the "Notices" and select any of the 4 messages displayed.


When I goto the notices its not showing any messages at all ???:erm:

FleaBag
19 Dec 2007, 00:39
I was wondering where this would go! Just installed 3.7 and was dreading filling in the blanks. Thanks for doing the hard work for me. :)

Ted S
19 Dec 2007, 00:43
When I goto the notices its not showing any messages at all ???:erm:

Very strange. Can you double check that version 5.0.1 is showing up in your product manager?

If so, run the query:

SELECT * FROM notice; If nothing appears, uninstall and reinsall.

Ted S
19 Dec 2007, 00:44
I was wondering where this would go! Just installed 3.7 and was dreading filling in the blanks. Thanks for doing the hard work for me. :)

No problem! I'll be releasing a set of additional messages sometime in the coming weeks (defaulted as off) to give sites more ideas/ options to play with.

Bounce
19 Dec 2007, 00:48
Very strange. Can you double check that version 5.0.1 is showing up in your product manager? aye it is...


Welcome Headers 5.0.1 Boost registration and activity rates with more visible guest welcome and member status messages.


If so, run the query:

SELECT * FROM notice; If nothing appears, uninstall and reinsall.

Done that,still not showing..:(

You are meaning the "Notices" menu in admincp left hand side?

EDIT: the unistall and reinstall sorted it.

Many thanks MOTM :D

ShawneyJ
19 Dec 2007, 06:10
good job thx.

Snake
19 Dec 2007, 11:08
Sweet Jesus! The 3.7 ported version has just been released. :D Well, thanks for putting a hard work into this hack, Ted. It really means a lot to me and I've always been a fan of this hack from a long time ago.

apiasto
19 Dec 2007, 15:12
great work reserved thnx

Ted S
19 Dec 2007, 15:15
Sweet Jesus! The 3.7 ported version has just been released. :D Well, thanks for putting a hard work into this hack, Ted. It really means a lot to me and I've always been a fan of this hack from a long time ago.

Thanks for the positive response... I'm just stoaked to see the addition of notices into the default vbulletin system... It's one more step towards an out of the box market-ready solution.

Ted S
19 Dec 2007, 15:16
EDIT: the unistall and reinstall sorted it.


Glad to hear it. The mod has to create a few database records to work, if any of those fail, no notices. Hopefully this was just a fluke but if anyone has a similar issue, please be sure to report it.

bigsbydapicka
19 Dec 2007, 23:23
same here...had to remove and reinstall on 3.7 to get it to fly.

Reeve of shinra
20 Dec 2007, 00:46
I also wanted to thank you for taking the time to update this. :)

PH03N1X
20 Dec 2007, 01:01
Weeeeeeeeee many thanks <3

GrendelKhan{TSU
21 Dec 2007, 20:59
THANKS!! sooooo one of the best, most practical add-on out there. an absolute must. in fact, SHOULD be default feature of vbulletin. ;)

EDIT: the unistall and reinstall sorted it.

Many thanks MOTM :D



same here...had to remove and reinstall on 3.7 to get it to fly.

ditto.

ssvp
23 Dec 2007, 00:52
Just a FYI, the "Notice [Pulldown] has not already been displayed" Doesn't seem to work correctly as Unreg shows Guest Message and Never Posted.

Jdm Ej1 Coupe
23 Dec 2007, 16:34
Thanks installed with no issues!!!

ThePulse
23 Dec 2007, 18:17
Great mod thank you :D

sdfaheem
23 Dec 2007, 18:28
I was wondering which theme do you have it on your board?
Its just amazing with the sidebar!
If its available as a free download for 3.7, could you please share it with me.

Thanks and best Regards

hocphp
24 Dec 2007, 00:02
thank you for released !

Andreas
24 Dec 2007, 13:22
@Ted S
$vbulletin is available in installation code - so you could use $vbulletin->options['bbtitle'] or smth. for more decent default messages :)

ssvp
24 Dec 2007, 14:10
Worked perfectly and easy to understand installation.. It's simple mod, but it's the language of the notice that is priceless. ;)

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

VB3.7ß3 installed

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

Thanks and best Regards

The style shown in the screenshot (divematrix.com) is a custom design. The sidebar is just HTML placed in the appropriate templates for the pages it's used in -- no hack/addon necessary.

Ted S
26 Dec 2007, 05:06
@Ted S
$vbulletin is available in installation code - so you could use $vbulletin->options['bbtitle'] or smth. for more decent default messages :)

Thanks! I'll give it a whirl and release an update later this week.

WoodiE
27 Dec 2007, 02:11
Ted,

I've been a long time user of the Welcome Headers, however with the new vB 3.7 and it's built in notices is this hack really needed anymore?

Ted S
27 Dec 2007, 04:07
Ted,

I've been a long time user of the Welcome Headers, however with the new vB 3.7 and it's built in notices is this hack really needed anymore?

Great question. I suggest you read the 3.7 thread and decide if the new version is something you need or not afterwards.

cajunboy2208
02 Jan 2008, 00:55
Thanks. I really needed this.
Before switching to 3.7 I was getting an average of 13 registers a day, after the switch and not having the welcome header, I decreased to a mere 2!

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

XxBuLLeTz
03 Jan 2008, 03:13
nice mod...thanks for it.

OttoBomb
03 Jan 2008, 08:11
A nice clean mod, well done.

Icy
05 Jan 2008, 17:14
There is a little typo in Guest Message.
Welcome to the <strong>YOUR FORUM TITLE</strong> forums. <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, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, <a href="./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="./send_message.php">contact us</a>.

SuperDave71
11 Jan 2008, 02:50
See edit at bottom: This product works perfectly!

This was working so well but now I cannot get the notices to work at all.

I tried deleting the plug-in and reinstalling but to no avail. I even reverted the forumhome template back to the original and tried again but no go!

I KNOW THIS WORKS! I had it working not two days ago. I have NO idea what could be going on.

I hope I can figure this out. Does anyone know where the notices are being called from?


Thanks in advance!


-Dave


EDIT: I got this working. It was my fault ( imagine that ) ..somehow I accidentally added a style sheet that hosed me.

GREAT JOB!!

loonytune15
11 Jan 2008, 12:02
I have finally installed this hack. Seen it on previous versions of vb, but for some reason never installed.

Solved that problem.

Criticize
14 Jan 2008, 17:28
Whenever I install this it is not displaying it, I have uninstalled and reinstalled 3 or 4 times.

Any thoughts? This is actually the first plugin I have installed on this new forum of mine lol...

Thanks for the great mod, looking for some help!

Ted S
14 Jan 2008, 22:40
Have you followed the instructions file and checked that messages show up in the notices area of your ACP?

eNforce
25 Jan 2008, 13:46
Hi, this works but only on my default vBulletin style, what can I add to my custom style to make the notices show up?

Ted S
25 Jan 2008, 15:38
Hi, this works but only on my default vBulletin style, what can I add to my custom style to make the notices show up?

It sounds like your custom template sneeds some reverting to take advantage of the notices system. Check the default templates against your customization and find the missing variables.

eNforce
25 Jan 2008, 18:46
It sounds like your custom template sneeds some reverting to take advantage of the notices system. Check the default templates against your customization and find the missing variables.

Aye, it was my navbar :o I had the navbar above the header so it wasn't being inserted correctly. Thanks for the mod :)

Bubble #5
09 Feb 2008, 17:34
I'm just stoaked to see the addition of notices into the default vbulletin system...

Yes that's nice but there is no mention or documentation of the feature in the vB manual :(

Taragon
19 Feb 2008, 21:43
First of course, thanks!

Could someone help me to setup this perhaps?
Currently I’m using the ‘Welcome headers’ system to add a general notice for all registered members.

Would it be possible to overrule that notice when a registered member hasn’t been posting/visiting X time ago?
Or perhaps if it would be possible to add a second notice bar (one SEO friendly, one not (in this case for announcements, etc.))

Also, in this case using this as a general notice manager, would it be possible to select more than one usergroup?
As an admin I’m mainly in the administrators usergroup, and therefore will never see any of the ‘registered usergroup’ notices.

(It could be I had to ask that last question to the vbulletin.com dev team instead)

Edit:

About the 1st question, it looks like I've figured it out.
It would be great if both 'Notice 'Never Posted' and 'Post More Often' has not already been displayed on the page' could be selected.

Thanks again!

superthang
19 Feb 2008, 22:14
very useful for lazy people like me.
5 stars+

Ted S
20 Feb 2008, 00:11
superthang,

The notices system is a native vBulletin 3.7 feature so any comments on the functionality of thats system should be directed to vbulletin.com's feedback forum. The welcome headers system is just a set of default notices to get you started but I encourage you to add more of your own and tweak the rules to match your needs!

Magnum164
23 Feb 2008, 18:01
This was originally posted on the 3.6 mod should have been this one.

Just installed this and it appears the unregistered user message is showing under the Guest message even though the defualt is checked not to show.

This may be a bug with VB itself.



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 free 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, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.
Hello Unregistered,
Our records indicate that you have never posted to our site before! Why not make your first post today by saying hello to our community in our Introductions forum.

Why not start with your first post today and become an active part of YOUR SITE NAME now

Myra
04 Mar 2008, 10:01
I want to have an global announcement only viewed to all registered users on the forum home every time they visit the index page. How do I do that?

Ted S
04 Mar 2008, 15:36
I want to have an global announcement only viewed to all registered users on the forum home every time they visit the index page. How do I do that?
I'm not certain you can accomplish that exact goal with the notices system. You can however set a message to only show to members of the group registered which is close.

Myra
05 Mar 2008, 13:34
I'm still using the old version 3.6.x of the mod. Can I somehow alter the templates to show only on forum home?

Ted S
05 Mar 2008, 15:15
Sure. You'd just insert the code into the forumhome template instead of the header template. Keep in mind that the entire idea of welcome headers is to appear throughout the site... people don't just view one page of a site.

Jase2
16 Mar 2008, 00:31
Hi Ted.

I installed this, but have recently uninstalled it. Now, I just get a notice box when you view my forums as a guest, with no contents. Any ideas how I can remove it?

www.techsupportteam.org

Regards Jason :)

Ted S
16 Mar 2008, 01:14
Hi Ted.

I installed this, but have recently uninstalled it. Now, I just get a notice box when you view my forums as a guest, with no contents. Any ideas how I can remove it?

www.techsupportteam.org (http://www.techsupportteam.org)

Regards Jason :)

Your site is showing the default vb welcome message. This is not related to Welcome Headers and can be removed from your forumhome template. For more on this check out vbulletin.com

Jase2
16 Mar 2008, 01:19
No, it isn't. It's showing a notices box above the default vB welcome message -- just above the gallery photos.

Regards Jason :)

jim6763nva
16 Mar 2008, 15:05
Many thanks from Jim and TalkVirginia for all the hard work you put into your addons!
Keep up the awesome work!

Jim

Ted S
16 Mar 2008, 18:15
No, it isn't. It's showing a notices box above the default vB welcome message -- just above the gallery photos.

Regards Jason :)

Not with your default skin... if the plugin is uninstalled or disabled then the messages won't show up.

Jase2
16 Mar 2008, 22:20
Yes, I've fixed it Ted. I think this was a nice hack for older versions, but I believe you can do the same with the default welcome header in 3.7, hence the reason I uninstalled it. :)

Regards Jason :)

Gosef
22 Mar 2008, 13:18
thank you a lot

snunhuck
27 Mar 2008, 10:24
hmm, it doesn't work with one of my styles: vBSEO 1.0

Ted S
27 Mar 2008, 15:46
hmm, it doesn't work with one of my styles: vBSEO 1.0
If you want assistance you'll need to be a little more descriptive... saying it "doesn't work" doesn't tell me much...

snunhuck
29 Mar 2008, 18:26
Actually, it works now... :) How would one edit the margin width as it seems a bit squashed in the middle.

Ted S
29 Mar 2008, 21:25
Edit the template welcome_headers as you see fit.

snunhuck
30 Mar 2008, 18:28
Thanks :)

InjuryTime
31 Mar 2008, 13:03
Great add-on. Installed.
Just a small note.

The link to contact us is slightly incorrect in the guest message.
It's linking to send_message.php instead of sendmessage.php

Sinply edit out the underscore in the notices manager (guest message).

hrk
06 Apr 2008, 12:11
HI.

i followed all steps and manage to set to other templates except one.
ok. i did copy the working template header into non-working but still can see, even the default vb mesaage.
what can be the problem ?

pls guide.

Ted S
06 Apr 2008, 20:53
HI.

i followed all steps and manage to set to other templates except one.
ok. i did copy the working template header into non-working but still can see, even the default vb mesaage.
what can be the problem ?

pls guide.
Your question is unclear. What have you done and what is happening?

CoryHawk
06 Apr 2008, 22:22
Could anyone give me a starting point or help to find how to scale down the notices box for my template?

It stretches the entire length of the table and I would like to center it with some space.

You can see what I mean at http://forums.prisonofficer.org

Ted S
06 Apr 2008, 22:26
Could anyone give me a starting point or help to find how to scale down the notices box for my template?

It stretches the entire length of the table and I would like to center it with some space.


You can edit the boxes by changing the HTML in the template welcome_headers (you'll want to change the width to accomplish this goal). If you don't know HTML and want to more advance things head over to www.w3schools.com (http://www.w3schools.com) for the basics.

CoryHawk
06 Apr 2008, 22:39
I did a search in all templates for "welcome_headers" and it returned no results.

In Products/Plugins it is loaded however.

Welcome Headers 5.0.1 Boost registration and activity rates with more visible guest welcome and member status messages.


Am I looking in the wrong place?

Ted S
06 Apr 2008, 23:36
Are you searching by name?

CoryHawk
07 Apr 2008, 00:02
I am "Searching for Text".. I have tried checking "Search Titles Only" and still nothing.

Sigh.. I just want to change the pesky 100% to a 90 :(

Ted S
07 Apr 2008, 00:12
Forget searching and just browse your current templates. Go to the list, click any record once then press "w" to be taken to items starting with that letter.

CoryHawk
07 Apr 2008, 00:33
I do not have a welcome_headers template in ANY of my styles.

I uninstalled and reimported the product file (and it added a 3-4 "notices" in the Notice manager") but I can't find that template to edit.

Ted S
07 Apr 2008, 00:37
My mistake... Didn't realize this was the 3.7 version of this thread. The notices template is a default part of vbulletin 3.7 and not something this hack effects.

Look for the code:

<if condition="$show['notices']">
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="thead">$vbphrase[notices]</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt1">$notices</td>
</tr>
</table>
<br />
</if>


In the navbar template and change as desired.

hrk
07 Apr 2008, 00:37
Your question is unclear. What have you done and what is happening?

Hi. Ted.

thank you for your time.
ive followed exactly what you mention in steps however i could not get it work on one of my templates

the header template is :(after removing the required lines)

$stylevar[htmldoctype]
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="$stylevar[textdirection]" lang="$stylevar[languagecode]">
<head>
<!-- no cache headers -->
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache" />
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="-1" />
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache" />
<!-- end no cache headers -->
$headinclude
<title><phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[x_powered_by_vbulletin]</phrase></title>
</head>
<body>
$header
$navbar



<!-- main -->
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<thead>
<tr align="center">
<td class="thead">&nbsp;</td>
<td class="thead" width="100%" align="$stylevar[left]">$vbphrase[forum]</td>
<td class="thead" width="175">$vbphrase[last_post]</td>
<td class="thead">$vbphrase[threads]</td>
<td class="thead">$vbphrase[posts]</td>
<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">
<td class="thead">$vbphrase[moderator]</td>
</if>
</tr>
</thead>
$forumbits
<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="tfoot" align="center" colspan="<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">6<else />5</if>"><div class="smallfont"><strong>
<a href="forumdisplay.php?$session[sessionurl]do=markread" rel="nofollow">$vbphrase[mark_forums_read]</a>
<if condition="$vboptions['forumleaders']">&nbsp; &nbsp;
<a href="showgroups.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[view_forum_leaders]</a></if>
</strong></div></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
$forumhome_markread_script
<!-- /main -->

<br />
$ad_location[ad_forumhome_afterforums]
<br />

<!-- what's going on box -->
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<thead>
<tr>
<td class="tcat" colspan="2">$vbphrase[whats_going_on]</td>
</tr>
</thead>
<if condition="$show['loggedinusers']">
<!-- logged-in users -->
<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_activeusers')"><img id="collapseimg_forumhome_activeusers" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_activeusers].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
<a href="online.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[currently_active_users]</a>: $totalonline (<phrase 1="$numberregistered" 2="$numberguest">$vbphrase[x_members_and_y_guests]</phrase>)
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_activeusers" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_activeusers]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2"><a href="online.php$session[sessionurl_q]"><img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/whos_online.gif" alt="$vbphrase[view_whos_online]" border="0" /></a></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%">
<div class="smallfont">
<div style="white-space: nowrap"><phrase 1="$recordusers" 2="$recorddate" 3="$recordtime">$vbphrase[most_users_ever_online_was_x_y_at_z]</phrase></div>
<div>$activeusers</div>
</div>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<!-- end logged-in users -->
</if>
<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_stats')"><img id="collapseimg_forumhome_stats" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_stats].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[x_statistics]</phrase>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_stats" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_stats]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2"><img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/stats.gif" alt="<phrase 1="$vboptions[bbtitle]">$vbphrase[x_statistics]</phrase>" border="0" /></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%">
<div class="smallfont">
<div>
$vbphrase[threads]: $totalthreads,
$vbphrase[posts]: $totalposts,
$vbphrase[members]: $numbermembers<if condition="$show['activemembers']">,
<span title="<phrase 1="$vboptions[activememberdays]">$vbphrase[within_the_last_x_days]</phrase>">$vbphrase[active_members]: $activemembers</span>
</if>
</div>
<div><phrase 1="member.php?$session[sessionurl]u=$newuserid" 2="$newusername">$vbphrase[welcome_to_our_newest_member_x]</phrase></div>
</div>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<if condition="$show['birthdays']">
<!-- today's birthdays -->
<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_birthdays')"><img id="collapseimg_forumhome_birthdays" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_birthdays].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
$vbphrase[todays_birthdays]
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_birthdays" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_birthdays]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2"><a href="calendar.php?$session[sessionurl]do=getday&amp;day=$today&amp;sb=1"><img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/birthday.gif" alt="$vbphrase[view_birthdays]" border="0" /></a></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%"><div class="smallfont">$birthdays</div></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<!-- end today's birthdays -->
</if>
<if condition="$show['upcomingevents']">
<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="thead" colspan="2">
<a style="float:$stylevar[right]" href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('forumhome_events')"><img id="collapseimg_forumhome_events" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_thead$vbcollapse[collapseimg_forumhome_events].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
<if condition="$show['todaysevents']">$vbphrase[todays_events]<else /><phrase 1="$vboptions[showevents]">$vbphrase[upcoming_events_for_the_next_x_days]</phrase></if>
</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
<tbody id="collapseobj_forumhome_events" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_forumhome_events]">
<tr>
<td class="alt2"><a href="calendar.php$session[sessionurl_q]"><img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/calendar.gif" alt="$vbphrase[calendar]" border="0" /></a></td>
<td class="alt1" width="100%"><div class="smallfont">$upcomingevents</div></td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</if>
</table>
<br />
<!-- end what's going on box -->

<!-- icons and login code -->
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="2" border="0" width="100%">
<tr valign="bottom">
<td>
<table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" border="0">
<tr>
<td><img src="$stylevar[imgdir_statusicon]/forum_new.gif" alt="$vbphrase[contains_new_posts]" border="0" /></td>
<td class="smallfont">&nbsp; $vbphrase[forum_contains_new_posts]</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><img src="$stylevar[imgdir_statusicon]/forum_old.gif" alt="$vbphrase[contains_no_new_posts]" border="0" /></td>
<td class="smallfont">&nbsp; $vbphrase[forum_contains_no_new_posts]</td>
</tr>
<if condition="$vboptions['showlocks']">
<tr>
<td><img src="$stylevar[imgdir_statusicon]/forum_old_lock.gif" alt="$vbphrase[a_closed_forum]" border="0" /></td>
<td class="smallfont">&nbsp; $vbphrase[forum_is_closed_for_posting]</td>
</tr>
</if>
</table>
</td>
<if condition="!$show['guest']">
<!-- member logout -->
<td align="$stylevar[right]"><a href="login.php?$session[sessionurl]do=logout&amp;logouthash=$bbuserinfo[logouthash]" onclick="return log_out('$vbphrase[sure_you_want_to_log_out]')"><phrase 1="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[log_out_x]</phrase></a></td>
<!-- end member logout -->
</if>
</tr>
</table>
<!-- / icons and login code -->

$footer
</body>
</html>

ive set the Notices at the backed set for Administrator to display guest message. but could not show either.

thank you.

Ted S
07 Apr 2008, 01:23
HRK,

If you are using the 3.7 version of this addon there is no reason to remove any lines of code and doing so may cause the addon to not work. In 3.7 the notices are a default feature and this addon just inputs a predefined set to get you started.

hrk
07 Apr 2008, 01:33
HRK,

If you are using the 3.7 version of this addon there is no reason to remove any lines of code and doing so may cause the addon to not work. In 3.7 the notices are a default feature and this addon just inputs a predefined set to get you started.

Hi Ted,

so in summary you are asking those using vb3.7 b not to remove the line of codes.?

the package contain a readme file which state

vB Version: 3.7.x

1. From your Admin Control Panel expand the "Styles and Templates" option.

2. Click the "Style Manager" link and then select "Edit Templates" for the style you wish to first edit (you will need to repeat steps 1 & 2 for every parent style you have).

3. Select the FORUMHOME template.

Scroll about 20 lines until you find the code:

<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>

Remove this entire block of code. This will remove your current and default welcome headers making room for your enhanced headers.

Save and close the template.:)


thanks

Ted S
07 Apr 2008, 01:54
Removing the default message is fine if your templates have one but you need to leave the notices call in place. If you are using an old template from the 3.6x series or earlier and have not reverted it, you will need to add in the notices call.

hrk
07 Apr 2008, 02:09
Hi ted,
the funny thing is i have a "default" template that work fine.
i tried to copy over the FORUMHOME codes to my other template. that doesnt get it to work either.

pls let me know if u like to drop by and take a look. i would appreciate any kind of assistance here to get this working.

thank you

my vb version :3.7 clean installed upgraded from vb3.6.8 before.

Ted S
07 Apr 2008, 02:24
Right. You have a default template with the 3.7 code in it and other templates without it. You'll need to copy the new notices code into those templates to get them to work. Bare in mind that forumhome controls one page only and is not where the notices system lies. That should be your navbar/ header template.

hrk
07 Apr 2008, 02:48
hi ted.

i got it solved ,
i was running the template with ExamDiff and found the diff and adjust accordingly.
it was some at navbar and some at header template.
thank you for your assistance.

Southernphuk
20 Apr 2008, 08:47
I'm going to pull a dingleberry by probably asking an obvious question but ...

I've been on some sites where the guest message travels with the length of the page. Bit of an 'annoyance' factor encouraging you to sign up. How, if at all, would I be able to set something like that up?

I made the assumption about this hack but you know what they say about assuming anything ..

Oh, and really, really waiting for the guest limited views update to 3.7.

Southernphuk
20 Apr 2008, 09:16
While I'm asking questions, figured I would get in one more.

I run VBCMPS from vbAdvaced. The notice shows up on the front/home page as well and just doesn't sit right with me. Is there any way to remove that? I like having it in the forums, galleries, etc, just don't want it on my front page.

Any help would be appreciated.

Ted S
20 Apr 2008, 19:46
While I'm asking questions, figured I would get in one more.

I run VBCMPS from vbAdvaced. The notice shows up on the front/home page as well and just doesn't sit right with me. Is there any way to remove that? I like having it in the forums, galleries, etc, just don't want it on my front page.


You would need to modify the notices template by "wrapping" it in a set of conditionals such that it doesnt appear on whatever page you like...

i.e.


<if condition="THIS_SCRIPT != 'homepage' AND THIS_SCRIPT != 'other page'">

current code

</if>

Ted S
20 Apr 2008, 19:49
I'm going to pull a dingleberry by probably asking an obvious question but ...

I've been on some sites where the guest message travels with the length of the page. Bit of an 'annoyance' factor encouraging you to sign up. How, if at all, would I be able to set something like that up?


This isn't difficult but will require you to find a script and modify your welcome headers/ notices template to integrate it. There's several scripts out there... just google search "dhtml persistent window" or "dhtml floating message" and find the option that suits your needs.

Mesohu
20 Apr 2008, 21:06
Installed .

nirvana43
23 Apr 2008, 09:04
How to remove that notices bar???? :(
please help!!! :confused:
please check attached screenshot! :o

Ted S
23 Apr 2008, 17:05
How to remove that notices bar???? :(
please help!!! :confused:
please check attached screenshot! :o

Customize your notices template as you see fit. The template is a part of vBulletin's core code and not this addon.

Kaycee123
26 Apr 2008, 07:05
I have installed this - but the welcome headers/notices are not visible on the style I am using. They do show up on the default style.


How do I get them to appear on my current style?

Kaycee123
26 Apr 2008, 18:44
OK - after several hours of fiddling around I finally figured it out:

If your Notices are not showing up on your customized style, you need to add this to your Navbar template wherever you want them to show up



<if condition="$show['notices']">
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="thead">$vbphrase[notices]</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt1">$notices</td>
</tr>
</table>
<br />
</if>
<if condition="$show['forumdesc']">
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="alt1" width="100%"><strong>$foruminfo[title]</strong> <span class="smallfont">$foruminfo[description]</span></td>
</tr>
</table>
<br />
</if>

Kaycee123
26 Apr 2008, 19:13
One other question - if a member meets the criteria for TWO different messages to show up, they are all lumped together in the Notices box. Is there a way of splitting the messages apart so it looks a bit neater??

Ted S
27 Apr 2008, 21:55
The notices are a function of vBulletin and something you would need to customize through vBulletin's templates. I've not written up documentation on this yet but will have some out shortly.

1Turk
27 Apr 2008, 22:36
thanks installed*

aamirkhj
30 Apr 2008, 19:34
same here...had to remove and reinstall on 3.7 to get it to fly.

Same here :) It worked after re-installing:)

Great Mod

Lindsey
01 May 2008, 01:26
Is this ready for 3.7 stable?

Ted S
01 May 2008, 03:00
Is this ready for 3.7 stable?

Give it a whirl and find out. :D

Side Note: 3.7.x refers to all versions within the 3.7 series.

Vinny445
03 May 2008, 16:52
Can some one tell me what this actually adds that vB doesn't have? I removed the mod and I still see options to reproduce what this mod did; as far as number of posts the user made, unlogged in, etc.

Ted S
03 May 2008, 20:46
Can some one tell me what this actually adds that vB doesn't have? I removed the mod and I still see options to reproduce what this mod did; as far as number of posts the user made, unlogged in, etc.

I guess you missed the mod description at the top of the page....

What is Welcome Headers?
Welcome Headers is a set of predefined messages and rules designed to help you get started in personalizing your site's notices using the vBulletin notice feature. The default templates are just that, default – I highly encourage you to modify and add to the language and rules to meet the needs of your actual community environment.

kalypsoweb
04 May 2008, 04:33
You would need to modify the notices template by "wrapping" it in a set of conditionals such that it doesnt appear on whatever page you like...

i.e.


<if condition="THIS_SCRIPT != 'homepage' AND THIS_SCRIPT != 'other page'">

current code

</if>


I am trying to figure out which template I need to wrap this code around. Is it the navbar_noticebit template? Thanks again for this plugin....saves a LOT of time!

Vinny445
04 May 2008, 08:38
I guess you missed the mod description at the top of the page....



No I didn't miss the description at the top of the page....
I'm wondering does this just fill in some examples to work off of or does it add features you wouldn't normally be able to produce without this mod.

EDIT: Forget it

Ted S
04 May 2008, 17:36
No I didn't miss the description at the top of the page....
I'm wondering does this just fill in some examples to work off of or does it add features you wouldn't normally be able to produce without this mod.

EDIT: Forget it

As stated in the description, in 3.7 a robust interface for notices was added into the default program rendering it useless to have a separate welcome headers tool. However, as most people don't want to think up a basic messaging strategy, this addon was ported to 3.7 in order help the thousands of users make a simple move and get a start on their notices.

BassX
04 May 2008, 20:33
I upgraded to the new version and I'm not seeing anyway to edit the settings.

There are no Notices that were created and there is longer any options in the AdminCP.

Where should I look to modify the settings?

Ted S
04 May 2008, 21:24
I upgraded to the new version and I'm not seeing anyway to edit the settings.

There are no Notices that were created and there is longer any options in the AdminCP.

Where should I look to modify the settings?

Everything is now run through the notices system. Perhaps try a reinstall or update your notices if you're not seeing it.

Cando
05 May 2008, 00:44
I try and install it and get emails saying Duplicate entry '1000' for key 1.

It's not installed in product manager, trying too sends these emails.

Please help.

Thanks.

kalypsoweb
05 May 2008, 01:14
Ted, you wouldn't know which template it is for notices that I would need to wrap in order for it not to show up on the vba pages?

goddess_dix
05 May 2008, 03:31
Thanks for this excellent mod! I saved my old setting from Welcome Headers and easily transferred them.

A note to others upgrading: I had to actually uinstall the old version, and reinstall this mod: overwriting it wouldn't do it. It took me a bit to realize it hadn't installed completely, but I was able to tell because it didn't have the new default notices.

And yes, registrations and posting have been up since I added welcome headers. :)

kalypsoweb
05 May 2008, 03:45
Ted, you wouldn't know which template it is for notices that I would need to wrap in order for it not to show up on the vba pages?

Ok, after a few hours of playing with conditions, I found a fix:

In navbar template:

Change:

<if condition="$show['notices']">

To:

<if condition="$show['notices'] AND THIS_SCRIPT != 'adv_index'">

This will keep notices from showing on any cmps pages which is what I needed. Just in case anyone else may need it :)

Ted S
05 May 2008, 05:17
I try and install it and get emails saying Duplicate entry '1000' for key 1.

It's not installed in product manager, trying too sends these emails.

Please help.

Thanks.

What emails?

Did you try and install it before and get cut off? Do you have any other notices setup on your site?

Ted S
05 May 2008, 05:18
Thanks for this excellent mod! I saved my old setting from Welcome Headers and easily transferred them.

A note to others upgrading: I had to actually uinstall the old version, and reinstall this mod: overwriting it wouldn't do it. It took me a bit to realize it hadn't installed completely, but I was able to tell because it didn't have the new default notices.

And yes, registrations and posting have been up since I added welcome headers. :)

Glad it worked for you and thanks so much for sharing your tip!

Ted S
05 May 2008, 05:19
This will keep notices from showing on any cmps pages which is what I needed. Just in case anyone else may need it :)

Awsome. Thanks for contributing!

MeMySelfNi
05 May 2008, 07:23
*thanks*

BassX
05 May 2008, 13:58
Thanks for this excellent mod! I saved my old setting from Welcome Headers and easily transferred them.

A note to others upgrading: I had to actually uinstall the old version, and reinstall this mod: overwriting it wouldn't do it. It took me a bit to realize it hadn't installed completely, but I was able to tell because it didn't have the new default notices.

And yes, registrations and posting have been up since I added welcome headers. :)

Thanks for the tip - Upgrading didn't work for me either. I had to uninstall and then reinstall it.

BassX
05 May 2008, 16:22
Just a note:

The default Guest Message notice installed has en error-

It uses: send_message.php
It should use: sendmessage.php

DawnsWebDesigns
05 May 2008, 18:35
Just a note:

The default Guest Message notice installed has en error-

It uses: send_message.php
It should use: sendmessage.php

You're right. Thanks for this.

I've installed & looking good so far. I hope it helps. Thanks for this. :)

EcoForumZ
07 May 2008, 16:46
I tried to install but get the below error. I installed on VB 3.7 Gold php5.

Any suggestions?

Database error in vBulletin 3.7.0:

Invalid SQL:
INSERT INTO notice (noticeid,title,displayorder, persistent, active) VALUES (1000,'Guest Message',1,1,1);

MySQL Error : Duplicate entry '1000' for key 1
Error Number : 1062
Request Date : Wednesday, May 7th 2008 @ 09:43:34 AM
Error Date : Wednesday, May 7th 2008 @ 09:43:34 AM
Script : http://ecoforumz.com/admincp/plugin.php5?do=productimport
Referrer : http://ecoforumz.com/admincp/plugin.php5?do=productadd
IP Address : 69.87.52.48
Username : admin
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.45-log

EcoForumZ
07 May 2008, 16:47
Just a note:

The default Guest Message notice installed has en error-

It uses: send_message.php
It should use: sendmessage.php

Ah this may be my problem as well. Let me give that a try.

I edited the XML install file and replaced send_message.php5 with sendmessage.php5 Still doesn't work. Get the same error.

DawnsWebDesigns
07 May 2008, 17:01
Ah this may be my problem as well. Let me give that a try.

I edited the XML install file and replaced send_message.php5 with sendmessage.php5 Still doesn't work. Get the same error.

I'm afraid you misunderstood him or her...that's not what they meant.

What they meant was in one of these 4 messages it has a link to "contact us" but instead of it saying sendmessage.php it's saying send_message.php. You must edit to sendmessage.php for the link to actually work. ;)

EcoForumZ
07 May 2008, 19:52
I'm afraid you misunderstood him or her...that's not what they meant.

What they meant was in one of these 4 messages it has a link to "contact us" but instead of it saying sendmessage.php it's saying send_message.php. You must edit to sendmessage.php for the link to actually work. ;)

Gotcha. Any idea what my issue is then?

Ted S
08 May 2008, 01:02
Gotcha. Any idea what my issue is then?

Do you have any other notices setup in the notices system?

EcoForumZ
08 May 2008, 16:24
Do you have any other notices setup in the notices system?

I guess there are a few that are created by default that are setup. I will try disableing them.

goddess_dix
08 May 2008, 18:09
I guess there are a few that are created by default that are setup. I will try disableing them.

there are a few that are created by this product, but none by default. perhaps it was trying to reinstall the messages a second time?

TheInsaneManiac
08 May 2008, 20:28
When can you port Limited Guest Viewing?

wickedstangs
08 May 2008, 20:34
not sure if this is a problem on my end or the upload xml. But, my sendmessage.php is not send_message.php? When I hit contact us it goes to a blank screen had to change it to sendmessage.php.

goddess_dix
08 May 2008, 20:37
not sure if this is a problem on my end or the upload xml. But, my sendmessage.php is not send_message.php? When I hit contact us it goes to a blank screen had to change it to sendmessage.php.

this was addressed just a few posts back - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1509377&postcount=111

wickedstangs
08 May 2008, 20:42
thank you for the assistance, sorry didnt look a little closer..

Ted S
09 May 2008, 17:34
When can you port Limited Guest Viewing?

This thread is about welcome headers. Thank you.

Ted S
09 May 2008, 17:34
there are a few that are created by this product, but none by default. perhaps it was trying to reinstall the messages a second time?

Are there any notices showing up in the manager at this time? Did you try and install this previously?

Hornstar
09 May 2008, 21:26
Just wondering if the welcome headers message is now placed in line with vbseo recommendations?

Ted S
09 May 2008, 22:41
Just wondering if the welcome headers message is now placed in line with vbseo recommendations?

The notices system (which is built in to vBulletin) shows up above the navbar by default. As I last checked, vbSEO recommends placing it below the navbar and using an image rather than test for any guest message.

Ted S
10 May 2008, 02:31
An updated version (5.0.2) has been released which contains a fix in the link for

sendmessage.php. Upgrading is not required, this can be fixed by manually changing the phrase from send_message.php to sendmessage.php.

airborneCAL
10 May 2008, 02:38
Upgrading is not required, this can be fixed by manually changing the phrase from send_message.php to sendmessage.php.
Thanks for that tip.

gettingbetter
10 May 2008, 08:04
This mod is by far one of the best I've imported. It helps increase postings from new users (if you know what phrases to use) like crazy! Nice work, forever installed alongside the Notifications function.

Big Boss
10 May 2008, 14:22
Thanks for the latest update, Ted. :)

Vinyljunky
10 May 2008, 15:51
Excellent mod :up:

Charlie98902
11 May 2008, 04:00
Ted my contact us in the guest message isn't working either I even replaced the URL as well.

Ted S
11 May 2008, 08:25
Ted my contact us in the guest message isn't working either I even replaced the URL as well.

Define "isn't working". Where does it take you? What does that page show?

Charlie98902
11 May 2008, 13:29
Nothing takes me anywhere, this is in IE 7 as well I should of mentioned. I have yet to test firefox. Here is the notice I used:

Welcome to <b>DVD neXt COPY Support Forum</b>.<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). Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, <a href="{2}"><strong>join our community today</strong></a>! <br /><br />


Also registered users have more sections they can access as well.<br /><br /> If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact <a href="{4}"><strong>contact us</strong></a>.

Homepage if needed: http://www.dvdnextcopysupportforum.com

Zagis
11 May 2008, 13:35
Hi,

How can I stop showing welcome message to guests only?

Charlie98902
11 May 2008, 13:38
Nothing takes me anywhere, this is in IE 7 as well I should of mentioned. I have yet to test firefox. Here is the notice I used:



Homepage if needed: http://www.dvdnextcopysupportforum.com

Firefox takes me to a bad 404 error page. Just tried. This is on both links.

Charlie98902
11 May 2008, 13:40
Hi,

How can I stop showing welcome message to guests only?

Under the settings drop down box put a check next to registered members except change registered members to not logged in.

AdrianH
11 May 2008, 13:44
Firefox takes me to a bad 404 error page. Just tried. This is on both links.

Hmmm odd that, you are now showing this http://www.dvdnextcopysupportforum.com/%4$s as your contact page.

I altered the address in the notice via ACP but you can do it in the .php file.

Charlie98902
11 May 2008, 14:29
That was using the notices & not a php file. I may have done it wrong?

AdrianH
11 May 2008, 14:41
If in doubt Ted has added an updated file,just download and import the new version which has the corrected code.

Charlie98902
11 May 2008, 14:50
I just installed this last night so I think I do have the newer version? Can we use bbcode in place of html on this too? This might be an option for me?

Charlie98902
11 May 2008, 15:35
BBCODE don't work but I did manage to alter the HTML for the 2 links so I am good to go now.

Ted S
11 May 2008, 18:00
Nothing takes me anywhere, this is in IE 7 as well I should of mentioned. I have yet to test firefox. Here is the notice I used:


When I click "Contact Us (http://www.dvdnextcopysupportforum.com/sendmessage.php)" in I.E. 7 it takes me to the contact page correctly located at http://www.dvdnextcopysupportforum.com/sendmessage.php.

Charlie98902
11 May 2008, 18:22
Thanks Ted this is a great mod just needed to learn HTML a bit more. I have changed it since my initial post and confirmed it is working. I just used a different html method than prior.

Zagis
12 May 2008, 13:06
Under the settings drop down box put a check next to registered members except change registered members to not logged in.
I'm sorry, didn't get you... Which settings do you mean?

Zagis
12 May 2008, 13:28
Never mind I found it, thanks :)

mark|3
22 May 2008, 10:27
I've upgraded my board and followed the steps. But now I am not able to display the message. Any idea why?

Ted S
22 May 2008, 15:28
I've upgraded my board and followed the steps. But now I am not able to display the message. Any idea why?
You'll need to be more specific on this. Do you have any notices showing up in your notices manager? Have you reverted or changed your templates to include the notices variable?

mark|3
22 May 2008, 16:09
Under Notices Manger I have "Guest" targeting the guest.
I have not changed or reverted my template since the update. Did I miss out anything?
Thanks

You'll need to be more specific on this. Do you have any notices showing up in your notices manager? Have you reverted or changed your templates to include the notices variable?

carteretpeople
22 May 2008, 18:25
anyway of showing currently active users online in a welcome the notice

3.73

Ted S
22 May 2008, 22:42
Under Notices Manger I have "Guest" targeting the guest.
I have not changed or reverted my template since the update. Did I miss out anything?
Thanks

Well that explains it! They've added a new bit of code to the navbar template which you'll need to add:


<if condition="$show['notices']">
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="thead">$vbphrase[notices]</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt1">$notices</td>
</tr>
</table>
<br />
</if>


Anywhere near the end of the file is fine.

HobaZ
22 May 2008, 23:30
amazing , installed

mark|3
23 May 2008, 07:55
Well that explains it! They've added a new bit of code to the navbar template which you'll need to add:
Anywhere near the end of the file is fine.


thanks ted works like a charm :D

carteretpeople
23 May 2008, 22:31
hi mark,

Is there a way to get the totalonline users to show in a notice.
do i have to down these files in this thread for that to work

thanks in advance

rob

carteretpeople
23 May 2008, 22:35
Is there a way to show the totalusers on line in the notice?

If so please help im stupid
Thanks..

amazing , installed

carteretpeople
24 May 2008, 03:37
i got it

Ted S
24 May 2008, 04:57
Glad you figured it out.

rknight111
24 May 2008, 17:39
I tried to install 2 times to my forum, and Its doesn't display in my admid CP so I cannot set it up. Anyone else have this issue.

RON

Ted S
24 May 2008, 23:10
I tried to install 2 times to my forum, and Its doesn't display in my admid CP so I cannot set it up. Anyone else have this issue.

RON

Do you have any notices in the notices manager?

HearthrobZ
24 May 2008, 23:13
Jus dldd file.marked as installed and nominated.

Thanks for it :D

rknight111
25 May 2008, 04:54
Do you have any notices in the notices manager?

Yes they were there but I could not get them to display on the main page when your not registered. And I did remove that coding as noted as well. Am I missing something

RON

setishock
25 May 2008, 08:15
I did get his and install it. But to be honest I'm not going to keep it. Way too complicated to set up.

Ted S
26 May 2008, 00:58
I did get his and install it. But to be honest I'm not going to keep it. Way too complicated to set up.

Add one variable to one template and turn on/ or off 2 settings plus change any messages you wish to? I'm not seeing anything amazingly difficult or complex.

mark|3
28 May 2008, 09:30
Hi, I managed to get the message to display for guest. But for the rest of the criteria it doesnt display. Is there a way edit the messages. like prompting users awaiting confirmation to activate their account and how to go about doing it.

Thanks

Ted S
28 May 2008, 20:18
Hi, I managed to get the message to display for guest. But for the rest of the criteria it doesnt display. Is there a way edit the messages. like prompting users awaiting confirmation to activate their account and how to go about doing it.

Thanks
All the notices are controlled through the notices manager in your vbulletin admin control panel.

RK1gaming
28 May 2008, 20:22
Great Mod Installed ... very easy to use and configure have it working and tested on all my skins ...

Http://www.rk1gaming.net

goddess_dix
28 May 2008, 20:25
Hi, I managed to get the message to display for guest. But for the rest of the criteria it doesnt display. Is there a way edit the messages. like prompting users awaiting confirmation to activate their account and how to go about doing it.

Thanks

yes you can edit the messages. basically, this hack adds some standard messages that you go in and edit in the notices area; for example, unconfirmed user is added where you can go in and edit the notice for them. if you're not seeing the additional messages, you may need to uninstall and reinstall, perhaps? just upgrading did not work for me. i had to uninstall the product and reinstall when i went to 3.7.

ALil'Hope
03 Jun 2008, 01:14
How come when I remove the default message and upload the product guests don't see notice?

Ted S
03 Jun 2008, 01:20
How come when I remove the default message and upload the product guests don't see notice?

Are there any notices showing up in the manager?

ALil'Hope
03 Jun 2008, 01:37
Yes they show up in the manager.

liselotte
03 Jun 2008, 02:21
hmm, I tried to view my forum as a Guest but i can't see the notices. Any idea?

Ted S
03 Jun 2008, 06:28
hmm, I tried to view my forum as a Guest but i can't see the notices. Any idea?

Do you see notices in the notices manager?

Ted S
03 Jun 2008, 06:29
Yes they show up in the manager.

If you've upgraded from an earlier version and not reverted all your templates please see http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1528380&postcount=152. If you have this code already, please let me know.

ALil'Hope
03 Jun 2008, 06:48
I have that code in my navbar, and I'm not upgrading. I have also reverted my forum home template.

liselotte
04 Jun 2008, 01:09
it works now.

Ted S
04 Jun 2008, 06:19
I have that code in my navbar, and I'm not upgrading. I have also reverted my forum home template.

Not upgrading? What version are you using?

ALil'Hope
04 Jun 2008, 20:07
Ah I misunderstood you. Yes I have upgraded to 3.7.1 and have reverted my templates.

Ted S
04 Jun 2008, 20:32
So to confirm, the rules show up in the notices manager, the code is in your templates and when you view your site as a guest nothing shows up?

adivor
05 Jun 2008, 09:34
I don't see in admin control pannell any setup. please help me

Ted S
05 Jun 2008, 21:52
I don't see in admin control pannell any setup. please help me

If nothing is showing up in the notices manager, remove the plugin and reinstall it. If something is showing up, let me know what.

ALil'Hope
07 Jun 2008, 15:55
It seems the product isn't updating my templates...

AdrianH
07 Jun 2008, 16:06
It seems the product isn't updating my templates...

""Exciting Announcement! vBulletin 3.7.0 now includes a built in Welcome Headers System (named "Notices") that easily allows you to add and control your own welcome messages with functionality above what can be found in the traditional welcome headers system. There are some important differences in these systems so please read this thread before upgrading. ""

Look in ACP for NOTICES MANAGER , it is a standard part of vB 3.7 , this mod enhances the notices in that section.

ALil'Hope
07 Jun 2008, 17:24
Well I can get the normal notices to work, but when I install the product, nothing shows up.

Ted S
07 Jun 2008, 17:25
Well I can get the normal notices to work, but when I install the product, nothing shows up.
Nothing shows up where? This plugin creates notices in the notices manager. It does not edit templates or anything related to them. Are you seeing notices in the notices manager when you install this? If not, are you getting errors during the install?

ALil'Hope
07 Jun 2008, 17:26
Ok here is what happens. Before I install this the notices work when I put them in manually. After I install this no notices show up at all. They are set to active though.

Edit - It works now.

MorrisMcD
17 Jun 2008, 03:53
Excellent job!!! Love it

/clicks install

lazyseller
20 Jun 2008, 01:50
Ive install the product but when visiting forum as a guest i dont see any welcome headers.

Via admin panel im seeing the notice updates.

Chicken Racer
20 Jun 2008, 05:13
Works fine for me thanks guys

Ted S
20 Jun 2008, 17:22
Ive install the product but when visiting forum as a guest i dont see any welcome headers.

Via admin panel im seeing the notice updates.

Have you reverted / updated your templates to include the notices variable call?

RK1gaming
20 Jun 2008, 17:39
best mod ever -- Great job and my users are loving it and has increased membership

lazyseller
21 Jun 2008, 16:26
Have you reverted / updated your templates to include the notices variable call?

I had to update the notices once and now they show.

Thanks

munnakv
22 Jun 2008, 13:30
Thanks for this mod. This is the first mod I ever installed in my forum and it works flawlessly.

EvilJohn
29 Jun 2008, 22:39
Strange. I could not get Welcome_headers or limited_guest_viewing mods to work.

I suspect its because I have already changed my parent ForumHome templates many times for other mods.Plus a custom style. So that the block of code you state to remove is not even there.
This is what I have relating to guests.

<if condition="!$show['guest']">
<!-- member logout -->
<td align="$stylevar[right]"><a href="login.php?$session[sessionurl]do=logout&amp;logouthash=$bbuserinfo[logouthash]" onclick="return log_out()"><phrase 1="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[log_out_x]</phrase></a></td>
<!-- end member logout -->

I am happy though. I used your ideas. Thank you. I just created the the same messages using the default notice system.

Edit: Limited guest viewing now working. Reinstalled. I failed some where on the 1st install. :p

SSJB_7
29 Jul 2008, 11:17
i cannot find it anywhere i tried to install it multiple times

psylenced
29 Jul 2008, 11:21
Can you modify this product to add a plugin (cache templates).

What that does is removes from:
<!-- guest welcome message -->

to

<!-- / guest welcome message -->

in memory.. eg same as auto-templates but the reverse (removing code).

Ted S
31 Jul 2008, 20:03
i cannot find it anywhere i tried to install it multiple times

Can't find what?

Ted S
31 Jul 2008, 20:04
Strange. I could not get Welcome_headers or limited_guest_viewing mods to work.

I suspect its because I have already changed my parent ForumHome templates many times for other mods.Plus a custom style. So that the block of code you state to remove is not even there.
This is what I have relating to guests.

<if condition="!$show['guest']">
<!-- member logout -->
<td align="$stylevar[right]"><a href="login.php?$session[sessionurl]do=logout&amp;logouthash=$bbuserinfo[logouthash]" onclick="return log_out()"><phrase 1="$bbuserinfo[username]">$vbphrase[log_out_x]</phrase></a></td>
<!-- end member logout -->

I am happy though. I used your ideas. Thank you. I just created the the same messages using the default notice system.

Edit: Limited guest viewing now working. Reinstalled. I failed some where on the 1st install. :p

Have you reverted your navbar templates to take advantage of the vb 3.7 notices system variables?

ErrorLog
04 Aug 2008, 18:50
Thanks ..!

drsli
07 Aug 2008, 08:07
This will keep notices from showing on any cmps pages which is what I needed. Just in case anyone else may need it :)
Many thanks for this useful hint! :)

BucWiLd
11 Aug 2008, 05:12
very nice works perfect.. thank you

tommyturnage
11 Aug 2008, 23:18
I have custom skins so the headers dont show up

It only shows up on the default Vbulletin skin

Do you have a code I can put in the FORUMHOME template for it to show up?

something like this

$navbar

Ted S
11 Aug 2008, 23:33
I have custom skins so the headers dont show up

It only shows up on the default Vbulletin skin

Do you have a code I can put in the FORUMHOME template for it to show up?

something like this

$navbar

This addon makes use of the notices hook from vbulletin 3.7. If you designed a skin before that be sure to revert your navbar templates or merge the appropriate variables.

BeFit4Free
16 Aug 2008, 17:50
I've installed it and it does show messages, but it shows them to everyone. When I'm logged in as the admin, I get the guest message.

How do I make it stop showing messages telling people to register, when they have already registered?

Ted S
16 Aug 2008, 19:25
Check your notices manager to be sure the criteria is selected for each message. If not, reinstall the addon.

BeFit4Free
16 Aug 2008, 19:34
Check your notices manager to be sure the criteria is selected for each message. If not, reinstall the addon.

I did, and I alsu uninstalled, then re-installed it. Still having the same problem.

I'm running vBulletin 3.7

Any other ideas?

Ted S
16 Aug 2008, 23:42
What criteria is showing up for the guest message?

letsjoy
26 Aug 2008, 02:55
thanks a lot :)

Scott77
29 Aug 2008, 13:09
Installed!!

This is fantastic cheers!

Scott77
29 Aug 2008, 14:36
Thanks for this :)

I had to install, uninstall and then reinstall to get it to work, but working it is!!

Cheers

ConqSoft
29 Aug 2008, 14:47
I've been a user of this mod since it first came out though, and would like to thank Ted for all his hard work. I guess there are mixed feelings when a mod like this is integrated into vBulletin, but I think that Ted should be proud that he created such a useful mod that was deemed good enough to be included.

Ted S
30 Aug 2008, 06:57
Thanks for the kind words ConqSoft. I'm actually very pleased that vB now includes this functionality and just hope they'll start seeding basic messages in the future so more people use it. My goal was never to create a huge mod with thousands of users but rather to bring a little marketing and UE to the forums out there... now that's something even more sites have I consider it a win for all vB users.

ph03nIX
31 Aug 2008, 09:44
For some reason I had to uninstall and reinstall this mod to get it to work but it would seem that it is working just fine now. This is still one of the best mods out there. :up:

Javierogo
11 Sep 2008, 09:23
I had to install - uninstall - install - unistall many times and never works this F... thing. :mad:

Ted S
11 Sep 2008, 18:38
I had to install - uninstall - install - unistall many times and never works this F... thing. :mad:


As you can see from the thread, this is working for thousands of people so let's try and figure out why it's not working for you rather than cursing at it.

Are you upgrading your site from an older version? If so, did you revert your templates to make use of the new notices system?

Are you showing anything in the notices manager when you have the plugin installed?

Sworm
14 Sep 2008, 10:04
Sorry, i'm not expert, but i don't see any difference with the default message for the guest of vb.

Ted S
14 Sep 2008, 17:04
Sorry, i'm not expert, but i don't see any difference with the default message for the guest of vb.

The default message is (a) one message for one group and (b) appears on only one page. Using the notices system and the logic of welcome headers you get different messages for guests, returning users, inactive users, users who need to activate, etc... and they appear throughout your site.

JVSP
14 Sep 2008, 19:14
Have had this on my site since December and it works great.

Thanks

Psylithium
16 Sep 2008, 17:54
Installed :), one of my prefered plugins thank you.

orcasea
29 Sep 2008, 08:20
Thank you1 This looks really very good!

newmomsforum
30 Sep 2008, 04:06
Excellent work, Thanks Ted :)

BJF
01 Oct 2008, 06:30
where is this so called plugin?

Ted S
01 Oct 2008, 07:07
where is this so called plugin?

It's in the main post... the downloads section to be exact.

Pumpo
03 Oct 2008, 18:02
Well i installed it, removed the block of coding and all 4 notices showed up, yet nothing is showing up to no registered users and users that aren't logged in.


Any idea on why this is happening?

Ted S
03 Oct 2008, 19:02
Are you upgrading from another version of vBulletin and if so have you reverted your navbar template?

Pumpo
03 Oct 2008, 23:44
i just upgraded to the last patch, and i did what was said to do in the install file, so if the nav bar is the block of coding removed then yes.

Ted S
04 Oct 2008, 00:33
i just upgraded to the last patch, and i did what was said to do in the install file, so if the nav bar is the block of coding removed then yes.

Is this a new install of this addon or an issue after upgrading from another 3.7 version? There's a lot of changes from 3.6.x and 3.7.x but I'm not sure if that's what you meant.

TimberFloorAu
04 Oct 2008, 01:02
G'day Ted.

I had put off installing this until I got more to grips with VB.

Must say bloody excellent !

Marked Installed.

One question.

Can we have a specific message for a specific forum ? For all Users.

Example:
We have threads in one particular forum, where the lingo can get a tad saucy, and of an adult nature ( swearing etc ) all good stuff, but would like to display a notice for first time visitors, that the forum they are entering contains stuff that is adult in nature .

Ste

Shazz
04 Oct 2008, 01:15
I noticed that the options are in vBOptions anymore on the new 3.7?

Ted S
04 Oct 2008, 04:56
I noticed that the options are in vBOptions anymore on the new 3.7?

Nope. As of 3.7 this is all controlled through the notices system. If you prefer the old method the 3.6 version will work fine with 3.7 but does not use notices and can't be expanded with them.

Ted S
04 Oct 2008, 04:58
One question.

Can we have a specific message for a specific forum ? For all Users.

Example:
We have threads in one particular forum, where the lingo can get a tad saucy, and of an adult nature ( swearing etc ) all good stuff, but would like to display a notice for first time visitors, that the forum they are entering contains stuff that is adult in nature .

Ste

Glad you like the addon!

Take a look at the notices system and adding a new notice... You can set things up to work for specific areas with a lot of other criteria if you so chose. If that doesn't do it for you let me know and I'll show you the code to manually add a message to one or a couple of forums.

John_Shaft
06 Oct 2008, 06:51
Ted I've uninstalled this, after reverting all my templates, after upgrading from 3.6.4 to 3.7.3 (using the 3.6 version of this Mod).

BUT the welcome message is still showing up for unregistered users (with the ARG undefined thing) though not for anyone else (such as registered users who haven't posted).

I've searched and can't find $welcomeheaders anywhere in any of them.

I've completely uninstalled, reverted all templates. I even created a NEW Parent style, it even shows up in that.

How do I COMPLETELY remove everything?

Thanks

Ted S
06 Oct 2008, 16:58
Go to the Notices Manager and be sure to remove any messages you don't want there.

John_Shaft
07 Oct 2008, 04:32
Ted as I mentioned this was the 3.6 version of this mod, added when I was running 3.6.4, as such Notices didn't exist. I've checked the Notices Manager and have confirmed it is completely empty already.

There must be a remnant of this somewhere, it's showing up evenin freshly minted Parent styles (but ony too Guests).

Ted S
07 Oct 2008, 05:51
Delete the template welcome_headers from your system.

James Argo
07 Oct 2008, 21:58
Thanks Ted S :)

* Installed *

Chunky Monkey
08 Oct 2008, 09:28
Has anyone managed to set up the version that uses the notice system to display different images for different notices? The second post in this topic, the FAQ, http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1404055&postcount=3, seemed to suggest it would not work that way out of the box.

This means if you are using an image for your guest message, you would need to take extra steps to make your other messages display properly. The solution to this is to remove all HTML from the notices template and customize the layout directly through the notice body; this way you can have entirely different styles for different messages.

I would really like to use this mod but don't want to have irrelevant text displayed on every page to search engines. I am new to vBulletin and am hoping that somebody can expand on the instruction offered in the blurb above so that even I can do it. :)

Thanks!

Ted S
08 Oct 2008, 17:57
Chunky Monkey as I said in that post, you can use the notices system and images, it just takes some tweaking to get the layout right. As an alternative, the 3.6 version of this hack which does not use the notices system will work just fine in 3.7.

Chunky Monkey
08 Oct 2008, 23:04
Thank you. I misunderstood and thought you meant it required additional code, conditionals, etc.

iduchesne
09 Oct 2008, 16:28
Installed on RC Addicts http://www.rc-addicts.com

Works great. Thanks.

Gladhatter
09 Oct 2008, 17:34
Thank you for posting the link and me being able to see what this does. We need a bit more powerful version of this type mod but this is nice.

Charlie

ProAzn
17 Oct 2008, 21:24
We installed this mod and adjusted all 4 notices then save settings. Doesn't work. Any ideas why? It should appear in guest mode but nothing appears and everything appears to be set right.


forum index page.
http://proazn.com/ProAzn_forum/

0ptima
18 Oct 2008, 00:26
For some reason I had to uninstall and reinstall this mod to get it to work but it would seem that it is working just fine now. This is still one of the best mods out there. :up:

I upgraded from 4.11 by installing the new xml and selected overwrite. I got no errors, however there were not notices. I installed it again... same thing. I then unistalled the product and re-installed it and the notices finally showed up!

pigpog
18 Oct 2008, 03:42
Quite simply an amazing add-on and one nobody should be without. :cool: I'm proud to say that my forum looks loads more professional after using this mod. Thank you very much! :up:

ProAzn
19 Oct 2008, 07:33
Ok we have 2 usergroups that have notices - girl talk and guy talk. We created the guy talk and edited the original default notice for girl talk. BOTH have same conditions, just the difference is one is for males and other is for females. Why does one usergroup work (female) and the other (male) doesnt show?? They have identical conditions except usergroup??

I don't get it.. :(

-using 3.7.3
-first time fresh install for mod
-notices show up in notice manager
-notices are the same for said usergroups as are conditions except the usergroup condition.

Anyone know why it's showing for one usergroup and not the other??

Ted S
19 Oct 2008, 07:47
Well if the conditions are identical than either the logic is wrong (i.e. you incorrectly changed the usergroup) or your test is wrong (i.e. you weren't logged in as a member of the second usergroup to test with it). There's really not a whole lot more direction I can give you than to double check your changes and the group IDs.

ProAzn
19 Oct 2008, 08:17
Well if the conditions are identical than either the logic is wrong (i.e. you incorrectly changed the usergroup) or your test is wrong (i.e. you weren't logged in as a member of the second usergroup to test with it). There's really not a whole lot more direction I can give you than to double check your changes and the group IDs.


Nope. The mod lists the same usergroup conditions and it's perfectly identical except the usergroup itself. I will delete completely the male usergroup notices and re-add them and see if that makes a difference. Will report back..

Ted S
19 Oct 2008, 21:04
To be clear, are you using the 3.7 version of this addon which uses notices or the 3.6 series which uses conditionals?

darkie79
21 Oct 2008, 15:00
Very strange. Can you double check that version 5.0.1 is showing up in your product manager?

If so, run the query:

SELECT * FROM notice; If nothing appears, uninstall and reinsall.

This is the error that I get:

An error occurred while attempting to execute your query. The following information was returned.
error number: 1146
error desc: Table 'xxxx_xxxx_xxx.notice' doesn't exist

I replaced the sensitive data above ;)

I have already removed/reinstalled the mod a couple of times.

EDIT:

The query works when using bb_notice instead of just .notice

The problem with everything that I have going on is that the notices don't show up, at all.

ProAzn
22 Oct 2008, 21:27
To be clear, are you using the 3.7 version of this addon which uses notices or the 3.6 series which uses conditionals?

3.7 version, fresh install. I deleted the notices that weren't working then re-did them. Now it works! Don't know what happened but seems ok now.