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Welcome headers - Improve community registration rates
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 03 Jan 2008, 04:13
XxBuLLeTz XxBuLLeTz is offline
 
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nice mod...thanks for it.
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Old 03 Jan 2008, 09:11
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A nice clean mod, well done.
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 18:14
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There is a little typo in Guest Message.
Welcome to the <strong>YOUR FORUM TITLE</strong> forums. <br /><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), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, <a href="./register.php"><strong>join our community today</strong></a>! <br /><br />If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact <a href="./send_message.php">contact us</a>.
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Old 11 Jan 2008, 03:50
SuperDave71 SuperDave71 is offline
 
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See edit at bottom: This product works perfectly!

This was working so well but now I cannot get the notices to work at all.

I tried deleting the plug-in and reinstalling but to no avail. I even reverted the forumhome template back to the original and tried again but no go!

I KNOW THIS WORKS! I had it working not two days ago. I have NO idea what could be going on.

I hope I can figure this out. Does anyone know where the notices are being called from?


Thanks in advance!


-Dave


EDIT: I got this working. It was my fault ( imagine that ) ..somehow I accidentally added a style sheet that hosed me.

GREAT JOB!!

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Old 11 Jan 2008, 13:02
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I have finally installed this hack. Seen it on previous versions of vb, but for some reason never installed.

Solved that problem.
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Old 14 Jan 2008, 18:28
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Whenever I install this it is not displaying it, I have uninstalled and reinstalled 3 or 4 times.

Any thoughts? This is actually the first plugin I have installed on this new forum of mine lol...

Thanks for the great mod, looking for some help!
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Old 14 Jan 2008, 23:40
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Have you followed the instructions file and checked that messages show up in the notices area of your ACP?
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 14:46
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Hi, this works but only on my default vBulletin style, what can I add to my custom style to make the notices show up?
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 16:38
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by eNforce View Post
Hi, this works but only on my default vBulletin style, what can I add to my custom style to make the notices show up?
It sounds like your custom template sneeds some reverting to take advantage of the notices system. Check the default templates against your customization and find the missing variables.
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 19:46
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Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
It sounds like your custom template sneeds some reverting to take advantage of the notices system. Check the default templates against your customization and find the missing variables.
Aye, it was my navbar I had the navbar above the header so it wasn't being inserted correctly. Thanks for the mod
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Old 09 Feb 2008, 18:34
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Red face

Originally Posted by Ted S View Post
I'm just stoaked to see the addition of notices into the default vbulletin system...
Yes that's nice but there is no mention or documentation of the feature in the vB manual
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 22:43
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Taragon Taragon is offline
 
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First of course, thanks!

Could someone help me to setup this perhaps?
Currently I’m using the ‘Welcome headers’ system to add a general notice for all registered members.

Would it be possible to overrule that notice when a registered member hasn’t been posting/visiting X time ago?
Or perhaps if it would be possible to add a second notice bar (one SEO friendly, one not (in this case for announcements, etc.))

Also, in this case using this as a general notice manager, would it be possible to select more than one usergroup?
As an admin I’m mainly in the administrators usergroup, and therefore will never see any of the ‘registered usergroup’ notices.

(It could be I had to ask that last question to the vbulletin.com dev team instead)

Edit:

About the 1st question, it looks like I've figured it out.
It would be great if both 'Notice 'Never Posted' and 'Post More Often' has not already been displayed on the page' could be selected.

Thanks again!
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 23:14
superthang superthang is offline
 
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very useful for lazy people like me.
5 stars+
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 01:11
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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superthang,

The notices system is a native vBulletin 3.7 feature so any comments on the functionality of thats system should be directed to vbulletin.com's feedback forum. The welcome headers system is just a set of default notices to get you started but I encourage you to add more of your own and tweak the rules to match your needs!
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Old 23 Feb 2008, 19:01
Magnum164 Magnum164 is offline
 
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This was originally posted on the 3.6 mod should have been this one.

Just installed this and it appears the unregistered user message is showing under the Guest message even though the defualt is checked not to show.

This may be a bug with VB itself.


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 free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.
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.

Why not start with your first post today and become an active part of YOUR SITE NAME now
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