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Welcome Headers: Notices System Default Messages & Settings to Drive Participation
Mod Version: 5.1, by Ted S (Coder) Ted S is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.0 Rating: (22 votes - 4.91 average) Installs: 213
Released: 28 Dec 2009 Last Update: 28 Dec 2009 Downloads: 876
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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 (creates notices rules and phrases)
This template hack should take under 5 minutes to implement and customize.

Installation/ Upgrade Instructions

1 Install the attached plugin file
2 Customize the notices 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. The notices version of this addon does not add any 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 (Templates)

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 being developed and will appear as a seperate file to download.

Updates from 3.7/3.8

Minor code changes to support 4.0, no changes to the functional mod.

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Old 08 Oct 2011, 22:24
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This' not working for me nowadays, 3rd day now
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Old 08 Oct 2011, 22:53
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it's nothing to do with the mod as it simply "adds" some notices in notices manager to get you started, if it doesn't work it may be disabled in notce manager or you have changed something there.
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Old 08 Oct 2011, 23:51
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Originally Posted by Simon Lloyd View Post
it's nothing to do with the mod as it simply "adds" some notices in notices manager to get you started, if it doesn't work it may be disabled in notce manager or you have changed something there.




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Old 09 Oct 2011, 00:07
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Originally Posted by Filgga View Post
Where did I go wrong?
As the previous poster mentioned, this modifcation is a series of notices. If the notices don't show up, check the notices manager [a default part of vBulletin] and the settings you have for notices. If everything is enabled and it still hasn't show, check your template modifications to be sure you didn't remove the system.

And as a piece of advice saying a mod "doesn't work" is not the best way to get help. Be specific. Explain the issue. It saves the reply from asking for those exact things speeding up help by hours if not days.
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Old 09 Oct 2011, 09:09
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In your navbar template look for
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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

and replace everything between them with this
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

that will be your standard notices, if they still dont work you probably have them set wrong in notice manager.
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Old 21 Nov 2012, 02:13
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Downloaded and installed... nice upgrade from this one:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=201564

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