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Rotating Banner System
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (134 votes - 4.69 average) Installs: 1182
Released: 16 Aug 2008 Last Update: 09 Sep 2013 Downloads: 10328
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With the Rotating Banner System software, you may publish literally anywhere standard banners and advertising, with no restriction but your imagination. Unlike many other products, it allows to show an unlimited amount of banners and advertising, which are randomly shown at the places you choose, and you may refer generically to an Ad by using specific placeholders.

Also the management is straight-forward and simple to use. Forum administrators with maintenance rights may add, edit and delete records from the Administration Control Panel (ACP), one of each representing a banner. After saving the new banner settings, they are immediately visible at your board.

Compatibility: from vBulletin 3.6.5 onwards

By the way, I do also install the hack on your boards, but since I am very, very busy, it may take some time (weeks) until it gets done.


Tutorials:Updates:
  • 2.0.1: Simple click tracker added, HTML help included.
  • 2.0.3: Small bug fixes; additional banner list, navigation bar, E-Mail field for banner event notifications and automatic save on scroll setting; absolute URL to rbs_banner.php in order to allow click tracking on non-standard pages; supported languages: English, Italian; Help file clean-up.
  • 2.0.5: Small bug fixes; additional details in banner list; email notification for epired banners.
  • 2.0.6: vbCMS compatibility bug fix; additional banner lists.
  • 2.0.7: Usergroups filter: now it is possible to define a list of usergroups which may show a banner; additional vbCMS compatibility bug fix.
  • 2.0.8: Various fixes and most of all, inclusion of the right files: admin_rbs.php, cpnav_rbs.xml
  • 2.0.9: Extra comma fix in new record creation.
  • 2.1.0: Fix for an occasional banner type selection bug, when the sample banners have been deleted or disabled.
  • 2.2.0 (Major upgrade): Up to 10 different banner locations. Requires changes to your existing placeholders in your templates, since a more generic format has been chosen. If you don't need more than 2 different locations, you don't need to upgrade. Changed files: rbs_banner.php, admin_rbs.php
  • 2.2.1: Minor bug fix in files: admin_rbs_h_banner_list.php, admin_rbs_v_banner_list.php
  • 2.2.1: Hotfix for Max Clicks saving bug.
  • 2.2.2: More listings and less files. PDF Help. Separate Italian add-ons and help. Duplicate button.
  • 2.2.3: Minor bug fixes. Changed files: product-rbs.xml
  • 2.2.4: Flash Banner support (beta). Changed files: product-rbs.xml, rbs_wrapper.swf, admin_rbs.php, English Help.
  • 2.2.5: Hotfix for vBulletin 4.0.2 compatibility bug.
  • 2.2.6: Checking for installed Flash Wrapper rbs_wrapper.swf; A few English FAQ; Help files. Changed files: product-rbs.xml
  • 2.3.0 (Major upgrade): New modules: Delete Expired Banners, Disable Expired Banners; Detail Banner Statistics with unique access key for your customers; Updated help; Changed files: all.
  • 2.3.1: Hotfix for missing field in rbs_hist table. Changed files: none, just update product.
  • 2.3.2: Added: Unsupported option for setting any number of available positions between 1 and big bang. Fixed: Small bug and speed issues. Removed: Italian translation. Italians may now request support at www.vbulletin.it. Changed files: admin_rbs.php.
  • 2.3.3: Fix: Copy selected forum ID's during banner duplication. Changed: start and end hours for new banners are set to 0:00 and 23:59 respectively. Changed files: admin_rbs.php.
  • 2.3.4: Option: Send Mail Before. This option allows to schedule expiring banners differently. New variables for emails: $rbs_enddate: This variable holds the formatted banner ending date and time based on the standard formats for date and time in vBulletin settings; $rbs_name: This variable holds the banner name. EMail Notifications option description: Added direct links to the email phrases for quick changes. Changed files: rbs_mail_cron.php.
  • 2.4.0 (Major upgrade): Removed: Option to enable or disable mailing. Banners with email addresses to notify are handled. Setting to reset mailing in single banners. Now, if mailing should be repeated, you will have to edit the banner from phpMyAdmin. Added: Order links in lists. The initial state is ordered by ID, as before. By clicking the titles, the other voices can be ordered. Clicking twice inverts the order. This works in all lists. Options to prevent counting and reducing thus a tiny bit of load. A new bunch of demo banners for new installations. Demo banners are locked into database in order to avoid 30% of the questions because of the 'experts' deleting them before trying the product. They can be disabled and modified though. The true experts can delete them after all testing from the database by using phpMyAdmin without side effects. Changes: Phrase for emailing about expiring banners, now also with direct links to the phrases. Demo banners. Our old publisher ID is replaced with the new ones, and old demo banners are updated with the new ones, if found. The functions have been exported to includes/functions_rbs.php. This makes the product code smaller and easier to maintain, and runs faster on sites where caching/acceleration is enabled. Changed Files: all *.php
  • 2.4.1: Option Likelihood. This new option adds a weight to banners and allows thus to show one banner more often than another. The default weight is 100%. We also make sure that the final date of the default banners falls into a valid range. Changed files: includes/functions_rbs.php and rbs_stats.php.
  • 2.4.2: Workaround for update sequence problems.
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  #211  
Old 20 Dec 2008, 23:47
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Originally Posted by viper357 View Post
I have the vBIspy hack installed and the banners are not showing on this page, it just shows @vbbanners@, any idea on how to fix this? Not a major problem and I'm not too concerned about it, just if there's a quick fix to it then I would appreciate it, thanks

This is the link to the hack I am talking about
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=125947

I'm running 3.6.12 and v2.0.6 of your hack.
You may define a different placeholder in the options, such as a HTML comment, e.g. <!--banner-->, which is then hidden to browsers, if the banner plugin isn't called for some reason. You will have to change the placeholder in the options and in the templates to make this work
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 06:53
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Great looking hack. I'm just starting to play with it. Is there a way to rotate different subsets of banners in different locations?

ie. @vbbanners_set1@ in location 1 and @vbbanners_set2@ in a different location?
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Old 27 Dec 2008, 14:07
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Originally Posted by mexicanpizza View Post
Great looking hack. I'm just starting to play with it. Is there a way to rotate different subsets of banners in different locations?

ie. @vbbanners_set1@ in location 1 and @vbbanners_set2@ in a different location?
There are currently only two subsets supported, horizontal and vertical banners.

However, you may choose forums and usergroups, and thus refine your banner locations up to a high degree.
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  #214  
Old 28 Dec 2008, 21:59
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just to let members know it works perfect just installed it and bingo
where to put the gif banner was not so clear but after inserting the @vbbanners@ @vbbanners@ code it was easy to find where the banner should be uploaded

perfect job guys thnx
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Old 30 Dec 2008, 01:16
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Banners Swapping

I have a number of normal banners and google setup as my vertical banner, the only issue I have is that when I enable the vertical banner, both sets swap locations.

Any idea what I am doing wrong ?
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Old 30 Dec 2008, 01:17
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will look into this, can the banners within the entire product be renamed so that it bypasses adblock etc ?
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  #217  
Old 30 Dec 2008, 13:41
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I'd like to use this to rotate some images in my header. can I center this?
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Old 30 Dec 2008, 22:42
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Originally Posted by MartynK View Post
I have a number of normal banners and google setup as my vertical banner, the only issue I have is that when I enable the vertical banner, both sets swap locations.

Any idea what I am doing wrong ?
Could you please ensure you have in the banner options (bottom of vbulletin option list) 2 different placeholders? If both are the same, the replacement may swap. I could not imagine other conflicts.
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Old 30 Dec 2008, 22:46
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Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
will look into this, can the banners within the entire product be renamed so that it bypasses adblock etc ?
I'm not sure what you mean. If you intend to hide ads from ad blockers, this may be done only by intelligent scripts. I doubt however simple image ads would be rejected by any software I am aware of. Image banners are simply inserted into the templates, as if they were any kind of picture.
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Old 30 Dec 2008, 22:47
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Originally Posted by jlew24asu View Post
I'd like to use this to rotate some images in my header. can I center this?
Sure. Use image banners and insert as the URL a # sign.
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 01:17
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
Could you please ensure you have in the banner options (bottom of vbulletin option list) 2 different placeholders? If both are the same, the replacement may swap. I could not imagine other conflicts.
Yes, I have to seperate setting, the default ones. I want to put Google ads at in one place and my ads in another, but as soon as I enable the Google ads, they switch places.

Also, is there a way to stop someone getting the same advert displayed multiple times, one after the other ?
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Old 31 Dec 2008, 21:55
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Originally Posted by MartynK View Post
Yes, I have to seperate setting, the default ones. I want to put Google ads at in one place and my ads in another, but as soon as I enable the Google ads, they switch places.

Also, is there a way to stop someone getting the same advert displayed multiple times, one after the other ?
Could you please attach a snapshot of each kind of ad (horizontal, vertical) you have been setting up and which creates the problem? I'm unable to reproduce the problem.

There is already a filter against showing one ad more than once on any page. If you have the same ad inserted multiple times in the database though, you will have to disable the ones you wish not to show, or apply different rules.
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Old 01 Jan 2009, 00:30
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.gif banners

Hi

I tried to do a search but nothing showed up! Can someone tell me why I am not allowed to upload .gif with this banner rotator?
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Old 01 Jan 2009, 01:52
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Originally Posted by wmlvb View Post
Hi

I tried to do a search but nothing showed up! Can someone tell me why I am not allowed to upload .gif with this banner rotator?
Can you please attach a snapshot of the banner settings?
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Old 01 Jan 2009, 20:50
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Great mod - thank you thank you thank you! I love the differentiation between horizontal and vertical!
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