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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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  #46  
Old 04 Mar 2008, 11:01
Myra Myra is offline
 
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I want to have an global announcement only viewed to all registered users on the forum home every time they visit the index page. How do I do that?
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Old 04 Mar 2008, 16:36
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Myra View Post
I want to have an global announcement only viewed to all registered users on the forum home every time they visit the index page. How do I do that?
I'm not certain you can accomplish that exact goal with the notices system. You can however set a message to only show to members of the group registered which is close.
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 14:34
Myra Myra is offline
 
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I'm still using the old version 3.6.x of the mod. Can I somehow alter the templates to show only on forum home?
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Old 05 Mar 2008, 16:15
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Sure. You'd just insert the code into the forumhome template instead of the header template. Keep in mind that the entire idea of welcome headers is to appear throughout the site... people don't just view one page of a site.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 01:31
Jase2 Jase2 is offline
 
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Hi Ted.

I installed this, but have recently uninstalled it. Now, I just get a notice box when you view my forums as a guest, with no contents. Any ideas how I can remove it?

www.techsupportteam.org

Regards Jason
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 02:14
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jase2 View Post
Hi Ted.

I installed this, but have recently uninstalled it. Now, I just get a notice box when you view my forums as a guest, with no contents. Any ideas how I can remove it?

www.techsupportteam.org

Regards Jason
Your site is showing the default vb welcome message. This is not related to Welcome Headers and can be removed from your forumhome template. For more on this check out vbulletin.com
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 02:19
Jase2 Jase2 is offline
 
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No, it isn't. It's showing a notices box above the default vB welcome message -- just above the gallery photos.

Regards Jason
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 16:05
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Many thanks from Jim and TalkVirginia for all the hard work you put into your addons!
Keep up the awesome work!

Jim
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 19:15
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jase2 View Post
No, it isn't. It's showing a notices box above the default vB welcome message -- just above the gallery photos.

Regards Jason
Not with your default skin... if the plugin is uninstalled or disabled then the messages won't show up.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 23:20
Jase2 Jase2 is offline
 
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Yes, I've fixed it Ted. I think this was a nice hack for older versions, but I believe you can do the same with the default welcome header in 3.7, hence the reason I uninstalled it.

Regards Jason
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Old 22 Mar 2008, 14:18
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thank you a lot
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 11:24
snunhuck snunhuck is offline
 
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hmm, it doesn't work with one of my styles: vBSEO 1.0
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 16:46
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Originally Posted by snunhuck View Post
hmm, it doesn't work with one of my styles: vBSEO 1.0
If you want assistance you'll need to be a little more descriptive... saying it "doesn't work" doesn't tell me much...
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Old 29 Mar 2008, 19:26
snunhuck snunhuck is offline
 
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Actually, it works now... How would one edit the margin width as it seems a bit squashed in the middle.

Last edited by snunhuck; 29 Mar 2008 at 19:45.
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Old 29 Mar 2008, 22:25
Ted S Ted S is offline
 
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Edit the template welcome_headers as you see fit.
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