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Welcome headers - Improve community registration rates
Mod Version: 5.0.2, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (47 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 871
Released: 19 Dec 2007 Last Update: 10 May 2008 Downloads: 5345
Not Supported Uses Plugins  

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

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

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

What is Welcome Headers?

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

Modifications/ Instructions:

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

Installation/ Upgrade Instructions

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

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

Support

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Older Version Support

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

Updates

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

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  #181  
Old 05 Jun 2008, 22:52
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by adivor View Post
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.
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  #182  
Old 07 Jun 2008, 16:55
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It seems the product isn't updating my templates...
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Old 07 Jun 2008, 17:06
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Originally Posted by ALil'Hope View Post
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.
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  #184  
Old 07 Jun 2008, 18:24
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Well I can get the normal notices to work, but when I install the product, nothing shows up.
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Old 07 Jun 2008, 18:25
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ALil'Hope View Post
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?
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  #186  
Old 07 Jun 2008, 18:26
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ALil'Hope ALil'Hope is offline
 
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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.
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  #187  
Old 17 Jun 2008, 04:53
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MorrisMcD MorrisMcD is offline
 
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Excellent job!!! Love it

/clicks install
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  #188  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 02:50
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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.
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  #189  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 06:13
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Works fine for me thanks guys
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  #190  
Old 20 Jun 2008, 18:22
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by lazyseller View Post
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?
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Old 20 Jun 2008, 18:39
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best mod ever -- Great job and my users are loving it and has increased membership
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Old 21 Jun 2008, 17:26
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Have you reverted / updated your templates to include the notices variable call?
I had to update the notices once and now they show.

Thanks
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  #193  
Old 22 Jun 2008, 14:30
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Thanks for this mod. This is the first mod I ever installed in my forum and it works flawlessly.
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  #194  
Old 29 Jun 2008, 23:39
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EvilJohn EvilJohn is offline
 
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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.


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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.

Last edited by EvilJohn; 03 Jul 2008 at 03:48.
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Old 29 Jul 2008, 12:17
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i cannot find it anywhere i tried to install it multiple times
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