Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
Welcome Thread Redirect (on registration) by BOP5 Details »
Welcome Thread Redirect (on registration) by BOP5
Mod Version: 0.9, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 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: 534
Supported Uses Plugins Translations Is in Beta Stage  

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.

Download Now

Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Screenshots

Click image for larger version

Name:	vb4_welcomethread.jpg
Views:	1380
Size:	32.0 KB
ID:	126231   Click image for larger version

Name:	vb4_welcomethread2.jpg
Views:	1441
Size:	39.4 KB
ID:	126232   Click image for larger version

Name:	welcometheadred_settings.jpg
Views:	817
Size:	354.9 KB
ID:	126233  

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
Moderators Functions New Thread on User Banning by BOP5 BirdOPrey5 vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 58 12 Apr 2014 17:39
Show Thread Enhancements Old Thread Notices by BOP5 BirdOPrey5 vBulletin 4.x Add-ons 33 09 Mar 2014 13:20
Miscellaneous Hacks Welcome Thread Redirect (on registration) by BOP5 BirdOPrey5 vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 18 08 Dec 2013 18:13
Show Thread Enhancements Old Thread Notices by BOP5 BirdOPrey5 vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 18 16 Nov 2012 19:33

  #61  
Old 19 Dec 2013, 17:03
BirdOPrey5's Avatar
BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Joe D.
Looking into this.
__________________
-Joe
Former vBulletin.org Staff Member

(@BirdOPrey5) Former vb.org Moderator. Fighting for a free & independent vb.org.
BirdOPrey5.com - Exclusive VB Mods! (Formerly Qapla.com) | Joe's Ultimate Off Topic
Note - I do not read my PMs often, do not expect quick replies.
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 03 Apr 2014, 22:29
RichieBoy67's Avatar
RichieBoy67 RichieBoy67 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Real name: Richie
I am hoping to use this with Ozzy's mod as well.
__________________

Let us take care of your forum, seo, seo reports, maintenance, what ever you need.

Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 03 Apr 2014, 22:35
ozzy47's Avatar
ozzy47 ozzy47 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Real name: Chris
Would be a nice bonus, since the other mod is dead.
__________________
You can get access to my 180 mods for vB 3.6 - 4.x at The Admin Zone as well as the professional support you are used to. New vBulletin Spider Definitions, vBulletin Spiders List Hits 1000 Spiders! ​ OzzModz down. Site has had a data breach, checking how the intrusion happened. Change your PW if you use the same one on my site and others.
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 03 Apr 2014, 22:56
RichieBoy67's Avatar
RichieBoy67 RichieBoy67 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Real name: Richie
I just tried it thinking I could manually just enter the thread id seeing as I am using the post aspect of your mod Ozzy. It doesn't work though. Upon successful registration and log in the redirection says thread not found or something like that.

I remember using Joe's welcome/redirection mods years ago on many sites. Your mod and this would would be even better I think seeing as we can no create new posts instead of just threads.
__________________

Let us take care of your forum, seo, seo reports, maintenance, what ever you need.

Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 30 Nov 2014, 01:42
ozzy47's Avatar
ozzy47 ozzy47 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Real name: Chris
Come on Joe, add it.
__________________
You can get access to my 180 mods for vB 3.6 - 4.x at The Admin Zone as well as the professional support you are used to. New vBulletin Spider Definitions, vBulletin Spiders List Hits 1000 Spiders! ​ OzzModz down. Site has had a data breach, checking how the intrusion happened. Change your PW if you use the same one on my site and others.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:42.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: