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Remove guest welcome / first visit message
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Hi,

this is only a little one but everybody starts from the scratch
I spent some time to search for that issue so I think it's of value to documentate it for others looking for the same issue.

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What ...?

vb shows to unregistered users a guest welcome message (first visit) on the Forum Home.
Welcome to the Forum
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


Why ....?


Maybe you just like to have that message gone or use the Notice system (Display this notice if > user belongs to usergroup "unregistered / not logged in"

since vb offers the Notice system I prefer to use that instead of the "guest welcome message". Especially as you can use the Notices on every page (-> search engines reffering to threads) and the guest welcome message is only shown on the forum home
How ...?
  • Go to your Admin Control Panel
  • Open the "Styles & Templates" > "Style Manager"
  • Select "Edit templates"
    • you have to repeat that step for every parent style
  • Find the "FORUMHOME" template and edit it
  • Find this block

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

  • Remove it & save the template

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  #2  
Old 26 Jan 2009, 18:48
lazydesis lazydesis is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
hehe simple but i think thats a very good way to tell the guests who visit your forum what the site is about ..

it may not be a good idea to remove that ..
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Old 26 Jan 2009, 18:54
Pip Pip is offline
 
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well, I totaly agree with that. But since vb offers the Notice system I prefer to use that instead of the "guest welcome message". Especially as you can use the Notices on every page (-> search engines reffering to threads) and the guest welcome message is only shown on the forum home
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Old 30 Jan 2009, 04:26
imaroot imaroot is offline
 
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thanks for sharing this
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 22:59
mk craig 42 mk craig 42 is offline
 
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yeah i agree with pip, i want to use the notice system instead of the first visit message, thanks alot for this pip.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 23:35
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Actualy I was thinking about doing this the other day since I use the notice system to post welcome and other messages based on conditionals and this was redundent.

Though I highly recommend you use TMS to do ALL template edits
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=152931
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Old 17 Jun 2009, 20:56
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I was exactly lookig for this, Thank you.
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Old 14 Nov 2010, 07:06
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Thanks for this - it is definately a great addon for my sites.
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