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Welcome Thread Redirect (on registration) by BOP5
Mod Version: 0.9, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2019 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (12 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 94
Released: 30 Jan 2011 Last Update: Never Downloads: 533
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Welcome Thread Redirect by BOP5

This is the VB 4.x thread. The VB 3.8 thread is here although the code is identical:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/misc....o5redirctonreg

Tested With vBulletin 3.8.6 and 4.0.8 and should work with all 3.8/4.0/4.1 versions released to date.

Version 0.9 - BETA. THIS IS BETA SOFTWARE. I have tested it on my test forums and 1 live forum. I do not know of any specific bugs but until I can confirm it works on more forums I will keep it marked as Beta.

Demo: http://www.juot.net/forums/showthread.php?t=19281 (You will have to register to be redirected, obviously.)

The purpose of this mod is to redirect users to a welcome thread after they have registered instead of the normal message vBulletin usually displays. The idea is to make them feel more welcome and a "welcome thread" seems more natural than a cold vBulletin generated message.

This mod can be used two ways. Stand alone this mod will simply redirect users to a specific thread you specify by threadid in the mod options.

The second and more intersting way is to use it as an add-on for another mod, BBR - Welcome Thread Upon Registration which can be found on vBulletin.org at: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=229473. This mod has been designed and tested around version 2.02 of the "Welcome Thread" mod. I do not know if it will work with any other version.

Using it as an add-on this mod will redirect users to their own personal thread upon registration.

If your forum uses Email Verification the redirect will happen after they verify their email address. If you don't use Email Verification they will be forwarded immediately after registration. The mod with auto detect your verification settings.

This mod is NOT intended to be used if "moderating" new members, I haven't tested what would happen if you have moderation enabled.

Be aware the BBR - Welcome Thread Upon Registration mod has at this time has several known bugs mostly relating to Email Activation. This mod does not cause, nor can it fix any of those bugs.

If You intend to use this mod and the "Welcome Thread" mod together you must set your "Welcome Thread" mod to always create the new thread AFTER Email Activation IF you use Email Activation on your forum.

I've done my best to make this mod fail gracefully if a setting is wrong, the user generally won't see an error message but if the settings are wrong they may redirect to a different thread or get a message that a thread is not found, but registration will still complete correctly.

This mod adds 1 phrase to the "Front End - Redirect Messages group which can be customized or translated. This is the message displayed to the user for the few seconds before they are redirected.

Full instructions are in the zip file.

Always do a backup or make sure you have a recent backup handy before installing any new mods. Use at your own risk.

The Fine Print - If any day should come that I haven't logged into vbulletin.org for over 120 days I hereby authorize this mod and any other mods I have posted on vBulletin.org to be designated "re-usable code" status so long as any mods created from them remain free and available on vbulletin.org.

If you come across any problems with this mod please post the exact version of vBulletin you are using, if you are using the "Welcome Thread" mod, If you require Email Activation, and if you're willing, the URL of your forum. This will save me from having to ask you later and prove to me you read this post in full showing me you are worthy of help.

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Old 30 Jan 2011, 01:53
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Old 30 Jan 2011, 03:54
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Old 30 Jan 2011, 04:16
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Tagged as well.
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Old 30 Jan 2011, 10:25
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Tagged. Will install later today I hope.
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Old 30 Jan 2011, 11:54
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Must use it with welcome thread created after activation? Bummer, I had bugs with that so I disabled it.
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Old 30 Jan 2011, 13:17
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Must use it with welcome thread created after activation? Bummer, I had bugs with that so I disabled it.
Yeah... I have a couple ideas to do away with this restriction but one would require a database change, the other wouldn't but wouldn't work for anyone who hadn't yet activated if you changed your custom titles before they activated- this probably isn't a big deal but I want to think about it more before I code it.
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Old 01 Feb 2011, 04:10
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thanks BIRDOFPREY5 for your time and effort to bring us 4.1.1 users mods even if you dont run that version . shows your not selfish installed
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 05:17
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Yeah... I have a couple ideas to do away with this restriction but one would require a database change, the other wouldn't but wouldn't work for anyone who hadn't yet activated if you changed your custom titles before they activated- this probably isn't a big deal but I want to think about it more before I code it.
Let us know, I'll be following to see if uou decide to go down this route
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Old 02 Feb 2011, 23:21
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Old 06 Mar 2011, 12:48
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Seeing the main mod is no longer supported I would like to see this one do the whole thing as in posting the welcome message as well
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Old 06 Mar 2011, 13:03
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Originally Posted by DirtBanger View Post
Seeing the main mod is no longer supported I would like to see this one do the whole thing as in posting the welcome message as well
It is unfortunate the author chose to remove his mod. However that does not mean his code is up for grabs, if I was to make a new mod (or add it to this one) it would need to be from scratch. I haven't decided yet, if I do I will post it here. Please don't ask me in a day or a week or a month if there was any progress- if there is anything to post, I will post it, if I haven't the answer is no.
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Old 06 Mar 2011, 13:12
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It is a pity but I suppose that is the way it is. I will just hang around and see if you do it as it is a great mod to have
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Old 06 Mar 2011, 13:29
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Originally Posted by DirtBanger View Post
It is a pity but I suppose that is the way it is. I will just hang around and see if you do it as it is a great mod to have
If you still have the mod installed it still works, not like you have to uninstall it.
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Old 06 Mar 2011, 13:45
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No I never installed it as it was not supported but I will give it a go thanks
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