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Hi, I want to show a welcome message for new users in top of side panel for one day. Is it possible?

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You can use this code to find out if a person is new:

global $qa_login_userid, $qa_db;

if (isset($qa_login_userid)) {
    $user=qa_db_single_select($qa_db, qa_db_user_account_selectspec($qa_login_userid, true));

    if ((time()-$user['created'])<86400)

You can use an advanced HTML theme to put that wherever is appropriate, perhaps as a prefix to the sidebar.
Thanks Gidgreen, I will try this and let you know!
Hi Gidgreen, I tried your option. It is checking current login users logid created date and displaying message. But my requirement is to display a welcome note to new users, means note will be displayed with user name and link to their page, like that. Could you please help me on this?
Where I wrote above 'SHOW SPECIAL MESSAGE', you can output anything you want. Use $handle=qa_get_logged_in_handle($db); to get the handle of the currently logged in user, and then qa_get_one_user_html($handle, false); to get some HTML for the user, which links to their page. See qa-app-users.php for more functions you might find useful.