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Welcome Panel Hack V1.1 [vB3.0.x]
Mod Version: 1.10, by SmasherMaster (Member) SmasherMaster is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.3 Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 191
Released: 08 Jul 2004 Last Update: 09 Jul 2004 Downloads: 25
Not Supported  

Version 1.1

Hack Author:
Name: SmasherMaster
E-Mail: [email protected]

This hack replaces the box on top of the postbit in the index page with a snazzy panel with stats, new posts and PMs. When you go to view a different page, the box on top of the navbar changes into the default navigation/breadcrumb box.

|-Changed file edit to global.php for tidier code.
|-Added file and new template edits for VbAdvanced CMPS so the welcome panel will work on CMPS.

|-Welcome Panel Hack RELEASED!

Installation Time:
5 min.

Zip Contents:
|-instructions.txt -- Instructions on how to install this hack.
|-noavatar.gif -- Image for members who don't have an avatar yet.
|-guestavatar.gif -- Image for guests.
|-Welcome_Panel_Guest.jpg -- What the panel will look like to a guest
|-Welcome_Panel_loggedin.jpg -- What the panel will look like to a member with an avatar
|-Welcome_Panel_loggedin_noav.jpg -- What the panel will look like to a member without an avatar

Tested on vBulletin 3.0.3

Files to Modify:

Templates to Modify:
forumhome (Optional)

Images to Upload:

If you use this hack, please click on the INSTALL button.
You will be notifited via email about any updates or changes.

My first hack made, and thanks to Zero Tolerance for the Welcome Panel hack inspiration.

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Welcome Panel Hack [3.5.X] SmasherMaster vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 56 02 Oct 2009 17:31
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Old 15 Jul 2005, 06:43
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JTMON JTMON is offline
Join Date: Nov 2001
Originally Posted by crash resistant
hey fellas.

yes. after much anger, I got mine to work.

I used another hack. Because I'm smart and desperate.

use this to get avatars working:
(show avatar anywhere hack)

be sure to get rid of any of these cheesy welcome panel $welcome_avatar variables that might be lying around in your template or global.php.

and the rest of the fixes can be resolved with full url paths, and listing the variables in the cmps settings.

any questions just pm or email me. ill be glad to help.

edit: ps: This entire post only applies to users of the CMPS.
Thanks for the scoop, finally fixed the issue with your info!!

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Old 01 Aug 2005, 00:15
Sleepyk Sleepyk is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
Real name: Kevin
anyone know if this works with 3.0.8?
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Old 04 Aug 2005, 07:48
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sketch42 sketch42 is offline
Join Date: May 2004
Real name: Zac
/me clicks instal

wonderful hack works on 3.0.7 :classic:
Some Hacks Installed on my vb3.0.7 Board
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Old 16 Aug 2005, 18:29
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khaleel khaleel is offline
Join Date: Oct 2004
I tried getting it to work for 3.5 and go this error

Database error in vBulletin 3.5.0 Release Candidate 2:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT user.avatarid, user.avatarrevision, avatarpath, NOT ISNULL(filedata) AS hascustom, customavatar.dateline,
customavatar.width, customavatar.height
FROM khilafahboard_vbuser AS user
LEFT JOIN khilafahboard_vbavatar AS avatar ON avatar.avatarid = user.avatarid
LEFT JOIN khilafahboard_vbcustomavatar AS customavatar ON customavatar.userid = user.userid
WHERE user.userid =;

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 6
Error Number : 1064
Date : Tuesday, August 16th 2005 @ 10:25:42 AM
Script :
Referrer :
IP Address :
Username : kaz
Classname : vb_database
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Old 17 Aug 2005, 16:04
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[email protected] Ig@r is offline
Join Date: Feb 2002
Real name: Igor
Originally Posted by khaleel
I tried getting it to work for 3.5 and go this error
2 khaleel, this hack is not compatible with 3.5
Try another one [vB 3.5.0 RC2] Welcome Panel v1.0

Last edited by [email protected]; 17 Aug 2005 at 16:06.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 21:17
Christie Christie is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005

We are using the Welcome Panel Hack on vb 3.03 and have been getting questions from a few members that when they come onto the forum the "new posts" are showing for example 500 new posts, yet when they click on "view new post" it's telling them there are none, when there are actually new posts to be read.

Has anyone else experienced this? and is it a fault with the users own settings or the Welcome Panel. Most people aren't having any problems at all viewing new posts. It's too good a feature to lose, so I intend to keep the hack, but am interested to hear if anyone else has problems.
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Old 23 Aug 2005, 17:57
NxTek NxTek is offline
Join Date: Jun 2003
In the install doc it mentions -
Open 'Includes/vba_cmps_include_bottom.php'
Find global $vboptions, $vba_options, $vbphrase, $stylevar, $bbuserinfo, $show, $pmbox,;
REPLACE WITH: global $vboptions, $vba_options, $vbphrase, $stylevar, $bbuserinfo, $show, $pmbox, $welcome_avatar, $welcome_newposts, $welcome_time, $welcome_pms, $welcome_posts, $welcome_topics, $welcome_members, $total_topics, $total_posts, $total_members, $welcome_new_topics, $welcome_new_posts, $avatarurl, $newusername, $newuserid;
That is not found in vBa 2.0. The closest thing is
global $pages, $stylevar, $headinclude, $header, $footer, $vboptions, $vbphrase, $bbuserinfo, $stylevar, $show, $pmbox, $vba_options, $vba_style, $navbar, $cusid, $_REQUEST, $gobutton, $pagetitle, $pagecache, $permissions, $DB_site;
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Old 29 Aug 2005, 03:40
Dactyld Dactyld is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Anyone know what to change in block_navbar template to work with vbPortal? I got the hack working in 3.0.8 but not with vbPortal. Thanks
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Old 02 Sep 2005, 22:47
ed2k_2 ed2k_2 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2002
Originally Posted by NxTek
In the install doc it mentions -

That is not found in vBa 2.0. The closest thing is
Having the same problem as NxTek.

I couldn't find the global $vboptions, $vba_options, $vbphrase, $stylevar, $bbuserinfo, $show, $pmbox,; in the vbs_cmps_include_bottom.php

Please advice a remedy... thank you in advance.
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Old 29 Oct 2005, 12:34
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bspiller82 bspiller82 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2002
There going to be an update for 3.5 anytime soon?
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Old 30 Oct 2005, 10:01
ambumann ambumann is offline
Join Date: Jun 2004
Also waiting for the 3.5 upgrade!
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Old 10 Nov 2005, 15:35
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brvheart brvheart is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
How can I make the the new post not count as new threads? 3.0.7 btw

Great hack btw....clicks install
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Old 21 Dec 2005, 00:14
Scooterpig Scooterpig is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Originally Posted by ravenes
How can I make the the new post not count as new threads? 3.0.7 btw

Great hack btw....clicks install
Also curious if this will be coming over to 3.5.x???..
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Old 09 Jan 2006, 21:33
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G-Unot G-Unot is offline
Join Date: Sep 2005
Real name: Vincent
I have installed it works perfectly but the no avatar image won't show =/
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Old 22 Jan 2006, 02:40
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SmasherMaster SmasherMaster is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Nick McCarthy
I have returned from my very long hiatus. I will still support this one, but only for a short while, and not as much as my new one, which has upgraded to 3.5.x!

G-Unot: try removing the front / from this snippet of code in global.php:

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

so it looks like this:

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

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