Welcome Message

Ryan Kent

Well-known member
I am trying to locate the Welcome Message phrase for unregistered visitors.

"Hello there guest and welcome to [forum name]. To gain full access you must Register....."

I can't locate the phrase, and don't see a reference in PAGE_CONTAINER.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?


XenForo moderator
Staff member
That sounds like an add-on or template modification to me.

Where exactly are you seeing this phrase?


Well-known member
Yeah, I don't think there is a default visitor welcome message. I've never seen one.
I did my own welcome message,


Well-known member
I believe that's part of the XenFans Welcome Blocks addon. *finds link unless Brogan beats me to it*

EDIT: It's here, though I think there is(/was?) an add-on that can be installed instead of doing the template changes.

Ryan Kent

Well-known member
I am helping Smooth set up his site: http://www.smoothforum.com

I had thought it was XenFans Welcome add-on, but he doesn't have that installed so I figured it was default XF. If it is not, then nevermind I'll take a closer look.


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Definitely a custom template/code.
Unless he's talking about this (located in the PAGE_CONTAINER)
<xen:if is="!{$visitor.user_id}"><br /><br /><br />
                                                <p class="importantMessage">Hello there guest and welcome to our forum!<br />
                                                If you like what you see in the Guest Sections, then you should <a href="{xen:link 'register/'}"><b>Register</b></a> to gain full access <br />
                                                to the site. We have much more to show you!<br />  Registration is free and it takes only a few moments to complete.<br />
                                                Already a member? <a href="{xen:link 'login/'}">Login here</a> then!</p>
Just slightly changed in the version he is looking for.

Ryan Kent

Well-known member
That was it Decent. Yes it was a customization which I removed. I presume there is a thread in the template edit section offering that change.