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    Official - Paid vB5 - Force Read Topic

    This vBulletin 5 mod forces users to read a designated topic first before being able to visit other pages.

    This allows you to set a topic as "must read" by your members. By default, if you start an important topic (e.g. forum rules topic page) and want all your members to read it, you have no way of enforcing it. When this is in effect, the user who has not read the topic yet will be automatically redirected to the interstitial page prompting them to read the designated topic first. You will create the interstitial page in Sitebuilder so you can customize it all you want. You could also add other modules on that page, for example, Ad module to put up advertisement.

    Once a user reads a topic, they will not be bothered to read it again.

    You can set all or some usergroups that must read a topic. See screenshot of the settings below:

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    Last edited by glennrocksvb; 02-14-2019, 02:15 PM.


    I will be purchasing once i get back from Chicago!

    Thank you Glenn!


      Followed as instructed maybe i did something wrong, it brings them to page and when they click button for the topic it loads the correct url but the page is black, please advise.


        Make sure the topic URL is correct. It should be the same link when you are on the topic listing page. Right click on the desired topic title link in the topic list and copy the url and use that in the button in the interstitial page.


          For other customers who bought this mod, please let me know if you encounter the same issue as what keyla31 is experiencing. I want to know if this is a mod issue or only specific to him.


            Installed and followed the instructions, but new members are not redirected to the Read This First Page. Is it possible that another mod is interfering with this mod?


              I think I missed adding steps to upload the content of the upload folder. Did you upload it in the vB root folder?


                Yes, first thing I did.


                  I'll take a look tonight. We've just moved to a new place and the internet has just been transferred from our old place.
                  Last edited by glennrocksvb; 08-26-2018, 06:51 PM.


                    Looking forward to hearing what you were able to find!


                      I think I've fixed the issue. I'll send the updates soon.


                        I have re-opened previous orders to this mod. All those who purchased this product should be able to get an email containing a link to the new version of the mod. Please re-upload the content of the 'upload' folder to overwrite the old version. You don't have to perform the other steps if you already did before but you could if you want. The most important step is to re-upload the content of the 'upload' folder.


                          I have disabled the plugin as users were getting a blank screen when clicking the button and I the following error:
                          Database error in vBulletin 5.4.3:
                                      Invalid SQL:
                          UPDATE userfield SET 25='Yes' WHERE userid=2;
                                      MySQL Error   : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near '25='Yes' WHERE userid=2' at line 1
                                      Error Number  : 1064


                            In the mod settings, set the custom profile field ID option to field25 instead of just 25.


                            • keyla31
                              keyla31 commented
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                              OMG its amazing such a little detail can make all the difference lol - FIXED and working perfectly, thanks so much Glenn

                            • glennrocksvb
                              glennrocksvb commented
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                              Thanks for the confirmation.

                              In that setting, there's an example of the format to use. I guess that's not noticeable? Or people tend not to read the option description?

                            • keyla31
                              keyla31 commented
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                              NO problem, thanks for the info to get it working

                            Fleiding, does the mod work for you now?


                            • Fleiding
                              Fleiding commented
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                              Yes sir!