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UKBusinessLive
20 Jan 2009, 20:23
UKBL ~ Easy Page Redirect

Divert to ads, polls, survey, Internal, External Pages and then back to your site :up:

Hi Gang :D

Heres another Easy hack for all you promising Admins ;) if you want to make some money from your site, and want to give guests, unregistered and low usergroup members an opportunity to upgrade or go for subscribed membership then this is the hack for you.

What do i do???

First you need to decide for what purpose your going to use the redirect for...

If its for advertising then you could send it to a page full of banners or links, just make a HTML page and add your panners and links, Then add it to your forum directory, you could name it advert.html and thats the page you need to place the code below. A copy is available for download in the zip file. ;)

If its for another site associated with your forum then just add the script to the footer or header of that site, ideally the header, As an example i added the demo to an old topsite i had with great results see the pic below..

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/01/29.png

You could have it on an affiliate sign up page, or even if your doing a special offer, just make a web page and link to it, change it as little or as often as you want with the knowledge that members will always be taken back to your site. :D

As i said the script needs to go on the directed page or site, with a link either in the Navbar or with using the Easy Menu Tabs. Just link it to the diverted site page and then within XX seconds you could be back where you started. The amount of seconds is settable you you be it 10 seconds or 2400 ;)

Heres the code in full as it stands in the demo

<form name="redirect">
<center>
<font face="Arial" font size="4" color="Red"><b> You will be redirected to the Arcade in
<input type="text" size="2" name="redirect2">
Seconds, Please check out our Sponsors</b></font>
</center>
<script>
<!--

var targetURL="http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum/arcade.php?"
var countdownfrom=30

var currentsecond=document.redirect.redirect2.value=countdownfrom+1
function countredirect(){
if (currentsecond!=1){
currentsecond-=1
document.redirect.redirect2.value=currentsecond
}
else{
window.location=targetURL
return
}
setTimeout("countredirect()",1000)
}

countredirect()
//-->
</script>



Here are the bits you need to change

First find this...

<font face="Arial" font size="4" color="Red"><b> You will be redirected to the Arcade in


You can change the type and style of the font, as well as the color and size, thats easy enough, After the Bold Tag (<b>) is where you add the first instruction, change this to what you want.

Next... Find this...

Seconds, Please check out our Sponsors</b></font>


Change this to whater you want, But leave in "Seconds" as this describes the countdown units.

Then we need to tell it where to dirvert back to, Remember this is the return Url Address that you want the member to go back to, so find the return attribute below


var targetURL="http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum/arcade.php?"

and change this for the url of your choice ;)

Finally we need to let the script know how long to take before your diverted back to the forums, so find the following

var countdownfrom=30


and change this to whatever value you want, My demo below shows 30 seconds, but it could be as little or as long as you want

LIVE DEMO

Get yourself along to http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum

On the Top menu tags the first one you will see is "Arcade" Click on that to try this redirect.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2009/01/30.png

I have the tab sending the member to the external page/site rather than the arcade, with the script installed in the diverted page, the member will then be taken back to the arcade after 30 seconds.

if you like the Easy Menu Tabs ;) You can down load it here http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=200684

As always, any questions or if you come up with a great idea for this hack, then please let us know, I will endeavor to answer every single post so please don't be shy.

Please click Installed if you Like it :D

Take care ;)

UKBusinessLive
20 Jan 2009, 20:27
:D Reserved :cool:

DanTHEGREAT
20 Jan 2009, 22:37
sweet!! - installed -.

UKBusinessLive
21 Jan 2009, 00:09
sweet!! - installed -.

Thanks Dan ;)

Rene Kriest
21 Jan 2009, 04:42
Certainly not unsexy. :D

UKBusinessLive
21 Jan 2009, 06:58
Certainly not unsexy. :D

:erm: Thank you Sir :D

Shaliza
21 Jan 2009, 07:20
This is great! I had been looking for something like this because I'm going to have a premium section on my site soon. Installed. =)

And to make it so that only a certain usergroup can see the ads, I'm assuming you'd have to put in something like:

<if condition="$bbuserinfo['usergroupid'] == 1">

right?

bijju
21 Jan 2009, 16:04
Great let me try

UKBusinessLive
21 Jan 2009, 19:05
This is great! I had been looking for something like this because I'm going to have a premium section on my site soon. Installed. =)

And to make it so that only a certain usergroup can see the ads, I'm assuming you'd have to put in something like:

<if condition="$bbuserinfo['usergroupid'] == 1">

right?

If the page that your using is within your forum then you can use the conditional, if its an external page, then you going to have to add the conditional to your tab or link within your forums.

Shaliza
24 Jan 2009, 04:49
Got it!

UKBusinessLive
25 Jan 2009, 11:05
This is great! I had been looking for something like this because I'm going to have a premium section on my site soon. Installed. =)

And to make it so that only a certain usergroup can see the ads, I'm assuming you'd have to put in something like:

<if condition="$bbuserinfo['usergroupid'] == 1">

right?

Yes,

what you need to do is to, say for example your using the Easy Menu Tabs to link from then you would edit one of the tabs so that, say, Guests and unregisted members would view it , and have another tab without the redirect, for registered members, The condition you can use is something like this...

This is using the Easy Menu Tabs as an example

<ul>
<!-- CSS Tabs -->
<li id="current"><a href="http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/topsite/"><span>Forums Topsite</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum/group.php?"><span>Social Groups</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum/online.php?"><span>Who's Online</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://astore.amazon.co.uk/ukbuli-21"><span>UKBL Bookstore</span></a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum/usercp.php"><span>Your CP</span></a></li>

<if condition="is_member_of($vbulletin->userinfo, 1)

<li><a href="http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum/memberlist.php"><span>Member List</span></a></li>
</if>

<li><a href="http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/"><span>UK Business Live</span></a></li>

Thats it, where userinfo, 1 you can add and change this so that oother usergroups can use it, don't forget to seperate each usergroup with a comma

<if condition="is_member_of($vbulletin->userinfo, 1,2,3)

luan7749
02 Feb 2009, 03:15
Demo 's dead :(

UKBusinessLive
02 Feb 2009, 07:06
Demo 's dead :(

Are you sure??? Click on the link, then click on the arcade tab :D