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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 29 Aug 2008, 15:47
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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.
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Old 30 Aug 2008, 07:57
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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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.
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Old 31 Aug 2008, 10:44
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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.
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Old 11 Sep 2008, 10:23
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This sucks

I had to install - uninstall - install - unistall many times and never works this F... thing.
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Old 11 Sep 2008, 19:38
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Javierogo View Post
I had to install - uninstall - install - unistall many times and never works this F... thing.
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?
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Old 14 Sep 2008, 11:04
Sworm Sworm is offline
 
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Sorry, i'm not expert, but i don't see any difference with the default message for the guest of vb.
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Old 14 Sep 2008, 18:04
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Sworm View Post
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.
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Old 14 Sep 2008, 20:14
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Have had this on my site since December and it works great.

Thanks
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Old 16 Sep 2008, 18:54
Psylithium Psylithium is offline
 
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Installed , one of my prefered plugins thank you.
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Old 29 Sep 2008, 09:20
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Thank you1 This looks really very good!
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Old 30 Sep 2008, 05:06
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Excellent work, Thanks Ted
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 07:30
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where is this so called plugin?
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 08:07
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Originally Posted by BJF View Post
where is this so called plugin?
It's in the main post... the downloads section to be exact.
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Old 03 Oct 2008, 19:02
Pumpo Pumpo is offline
 
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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?
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Old 03 Oct 2008, 20:02
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Are you upgrading from another version of vBulletin and if so have you reverted your navbar template?
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