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Welcome headers - Improve community registration rates
Mod Version: 1.00, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.0 Rating: (40 votes - 4.88 average) Installs: 480
Released: 12 Jan 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 2849
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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.

Why use this when the notices system exists?

Welcome Headers have been around since before vBulletin 3.0 but as of 3.7 the functionality of the system was no longer needed as vBulletin added its own native feature to handle notices. However while the notices feature lets you show welcome header style messages it doesn't give you any to start with. This addon no longer adds functionality but instead provides a set of 4 notices that have been time-tested and help your forum grow and function better for guests and members.

Please be sure to customize and add to the messages from this addon to match the individual needs of your forum!

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 3.8.

Updates from 3.7

No changes have been made; the code needed for both is the same so upgrading is not necessary.

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Old 13 Jan 2009, 02:31
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one of best vbulletin addon ever
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Marked as Installed !
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Old 13 Jan 2009, 08:42
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I thought we can do it now with notices system ?
Thanks for the update Ted
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Old 13 Jan 2009, 09:06
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/me clicks install. Thanks!
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Old 13 Jan 2009, 09:58
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in your post you said "the old version is still supported" but then you have this mod as being marked "not supported" just wondering which it is
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Old 13 Jan 2009, 17:37
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Originally Posted by hornstar1337 View Post
in your post you said "the old version is still supported" but then you have this mod as being marked "not supported" just wondering which it is
The old version is still supported. I support this version as well but don't like reading checkboxes apparently.
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Old 13 Jan 2009, 17:38
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Originally Posted by sensimilla View Post
I thought we can do it now with notices system ?
Thanks for the update Ted
If you read the explanation of the hack you'll see that the current (3.7+) version of the addon is actually just a set of notice conditions and text to help people get started. Some people prefer not to use notices which is why the addon mentions the old version but for anyone using the current version the notices system is exactly where everything ends up.
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Old 13 Jan 2009, 20:56
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Thanks for this Mod. Can I safely delete this phrase - [B][I]"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........ as it comes on as default notice even when I enabled another notice.

Thanks for your kind help
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Old 13 Jan 2009, 23:09
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I wouldn't suggest deleting a phrase that you may later use if you revert settings.
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Old 14 Jan 2009, 09:49
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Thanks once again. Much appreciated.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 18:45
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I have installed this mod but the pre-defined templates aren't showing up under the Notices menu?
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 18:53
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Some users have found reinsalling (uninstall then install again) gets them to show.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 23:44
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Originally Posted by dholt View Post
Fast Question.

Is this the one for vb 3.8.0 as I see the version# Just making sure

as for vb3.7.0 is version 5.0.2
...........vb 3.8.0 version 1
This thread is in the vb 3.8 forum so yes, that's where the 3.8 version is.

Originally Posted by dholt View Post
oh and what one of these do I download

version36_TEMPLATES-OLD.zip
version37_NOTICES.zip
version38_NOTICES is the current version.

version36_TEMPLATES-OLD is the old version as explained in the main hack thread (the old indicating old).

If you prefer to run version37_NOTICES that will work as well. There are no changes between the 3.7 and 3.8 versions.

Hope that helps.
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 10:54
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Some users have found reinsalling (uninstall then install again) gets them to show.
Thanks, that worked.
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