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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
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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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Old 08 May 2008, 21:34
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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.
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Old 08 May 2008, 21:37
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Originally Posted by wickedstangs View Post
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/showp...&postcount=111
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Old 08 May 2008, 21:42
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thank you for the assistance, sorry didnt look a little closer..
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Old 09 May 2008, 18:34
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Originally Posted by TheInsaneManiac View Post
When can you port Limited Guest Viewing?
This thread is about welcome headers. Thank you.
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Old 09 May 2008, 18:34
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by goddess_dix View Post
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?
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Old 09 May 2008, 22:26
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Just wondering if the welcome headers message is now placed in line with vbseo recommendations?
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Old 09 May 2008, 23:41
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Originally Posted by hornstar1337 View Post
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.
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Old 10 May 2008, 03:31
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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.
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Old 10 May 2008, 03:38
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
Upgrading is not required, this can be fixed by manually changing the phrase from send_message.php to sendmessage.php.
Thanks for that tip.
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Old 10 May 2008, 09:04
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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.
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  #131  
Old 10 May 2008, 15:22
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Thanks for the latest update, Ted.
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Old 10 May 2008, 16:51
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Excellent mod
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Old 11 May 2008, 05:00
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Ted my contact us in the guest message isn't working either I even replaced the URL as well.
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Old 11 May 2008, 09:25
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Originally Posted by Charlie98902 View Post
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?
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Old 11 May 2008, 14:29
Charlie98902 Charlie98902 is offline
 
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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
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