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Geek Advertising Banner system RC1
Mod Version: 1.00, by The Geek (Coder) The Geek is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.7 Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 118
Released: 11 Apr 2005 Last Update: Never Downloads: 132
Not Supported Is in Beta Stage  

HowdA All.

From the makers of Hydrogen comes the latest mack - GAB (Geek Advertising Banners).

This has come about by needing an advertising system that no other hack seemed to totally fulfill. Personally - I really didnt want to burden myself with supporting another hack - but I felt it was significantly better than other hack systems out there so I thought many would be able to benefit from it.

Whats so freaking cool about it?

1- use flash, normal, text based (google adsense) or rotating banners
2- Decide which scripts run the banners
3- Define which forums run the banners
4- define which usergroups can turn off the banners
5- Make ads stop at x amount of hits
6- Make ads stop at x amount of views
7- Make ads start/stop at certain times
8- track views and/or hits
9- Wipes your bum

Why am I releasing this now? It seems to be hip and trendy to release Banner hacks. In all reality - this has been a very long work in progress that is finally rounding the finsihing stages. The current RC pacakge is considered complete except for the show stats segment (its recording stats, but you cant browse them easily yet).

LIke with any hack (especially a Beta) back up you DB and files needing change (global.php,admincp/index.php).

Known issues:
  • Flash ads can not appear on same page as a rotating banner ad.
  • After installing for the first time, you will most likely need to edit a phrase (any phrase) and click save to rebuild phrases
  • Flash banners hide drop down menus!!! Be careful where you put them or dont use them!
Basic install instructions:
  • Upload all files to relevant locations
  • chmod the gab and gish folders to 777 (or change the owner of the folders to whatever account your PHP process runs under).
  • Run the gab_install.php file in your admincp folder.
  • Follow the steps.
  • On the file changes - pay close attention to see if certain changes couldnt be made. If any changes could not be made, you need to manually make those changes.
  • When complete, move changed files from gish/gab/rc1.0 to their respective locations
  • Ad a new cron job to run daily (file: GAB_cron_daily.php)
  • Edit each gab category to include the forums you want the ads to appear in.
  • Ad $GAB_ads[x] to your templates where ever you want ads to appear (x represents the ad number depending on how many ads are set to run on that script. $GAB_ads[0] is the first ad block, $GAB_ads[1] would be the second, etc...)
  • Read The Freaking README!!!!!!!
Quick Upgrade instructions

For users of GAB Beta 2, uninstall it and then install this version. In all reality, you could just revert the file changes and delete the GAB_ tables from yur DB (heck, you dont even need to do that).

To upgrade from RC1.5 to RC1.6, just replace existing files with the latest from the downloaded package and run the template portion of the installer (you can skip the rest of the install steps). You may have to revert your GUSH_main and GUSH_ad_row

Donations

I have never asked for donations for any of the macks I have done - however since I have spent well over 60 hours coding this - I thought I would stick my neck out there. If you like my mack, it brings you some money and you want to keep my fridge stocked with beer and Cheetos, then feel free to drop some cash in my paypal account: [email protected]
If youre having difficulty keeping beer in the fridge yourself - fill yours before you fill mine.
If you think the mack sucks, or youre just a tight git then please dont bother

nJoy

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  #586  
Old 16 Aug 2005, 20:18
mawtenbiker mawtenbiker is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Alright, everything shows up, but when I dont set a url for advertising the want to advertise with us still shows up.

when I set cycle rate it still cycles at default setting

when you click on banner it doesn't take you to the url.

and probably a dumb question do I have to make a redirect page or is there one I don't know about?

Other than those this is a great set up for banner rotation.
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  #587  
Old 25 Aug 2005, 10:46
PixelFx PixelFx is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
how well does this run on vb3.0.8 and any updates planned in the near future? I was thinking of installing it ..
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  #588  
Old 25 Aug 2005, 11:18
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The Geek The Geek is offline
 
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Works fine for 3.08
Development is coming along very well. Primarily focusing on the user management aspect of it.
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  #589  
Old 25 Aug 2005, 15:01
jdingman jdingman is offline
 
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Any latest developments for 3.5.x?
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  #590  
Old 25 Aug 2005, 15:53
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The Geek The Geek is offline
 
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They are coming along quite nicely however I have several major projects that are currently open and in beta stages for 3.5 that are taking a slightly higher priority. Ill see if I can get some time to look into it this weekend - however I dont think it will be released here... Then again... huh... maybe I will. Actually, its not a bad idea.

Ill look into it
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  #591  
Old 26 Aug 2005, 04:04
PixelFx PixelFx is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Originally Posted by The Geek
They are coming along quite nicely however I have several major projects that are currently open and in beta stages for 3.5 that are taking a slightly higher priority. Ill see if I can get some time to look into it this weekend - however I dont think it will be released here... Then again... huh... maybe I will. Actually, its not a bad idea.

Ill look into it
I'm looking forward to your update
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  #592  
Old 01 Sep 2005, 05:42
misuse misuse is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
I too am looking foward to the update! Definate beer $ comming!
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  #593  
Old 01 Sep 2005, 20:40
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paul41598 paul41598 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Originally Posted by misuse
I too am looking foward to the update! Definate beer $ comming!
Im waiting on this one too then. 3.0.7 here. I hope you get it done soon! I like the hack/idea so far, cant wait to install the final version if/when it comes along. Until then, I will hold off...
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  #594  
Old 08 Sep 2005, 06:32
DougM DougM is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Noticed my point was addressed.

Last edited by DougM; 08 Sep 2005 at 06:34.
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  #595  
Old 09 Sep 2005, 02:14
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Protoman Protoman is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
when this does come out I'd appreciate if it worked with PHP5.0 since that is no longer a beta and my server now runs it.
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  #596  
Old 10 Sep 2005, 01:11
fluentdesigns fluentdesigns is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Yes please let us know on when we can see a final. I am too hold a large donation amount for you on this.
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  #597  
Old 10 Sep 2005, 23:17
BradE BradE is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Count me in on those waiting. I'm using it now on vB 3.0.7 and this will be a fantastic plugin on vB 3.5.
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  #598  
Old 11 Sep 2005, 19:53
Cancorp Cancorp is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Installed and all works brilliantly excepting for when we click on a banner we get:

defined function: sheader() in /home/********/public_html/forums/advertising.php on line 106

Ideas? I saw this asked once already but it went unanswered (or I missed it).

TIA
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  #599  
Old 13 Sep 2005, 02:06
skinwalker skinwalker is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
How can this be used with google adsense?

thanks
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  #600  
Old 13 Sep 2005, 02:37
skinwalker skinwalker is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Originally Posted by Cancorp
Installed and all works brilliantly excepting for when we click on a banner we get:

defined function: sheader() in /home/********/public_html/forums/advertising.php on line 106

Ideas? I saw this asked once already but it went unanswered (or I missed it).

TIA
I get same error .. any ideas?
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