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Rotating Banner System
Mod Version: 2.4.2, by y2ksw (Coder) y2ksw is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (141 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 1238
Released: 16 Aug 2008 Last Update: 09 Sep 2013 Downloads: 11100
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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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  #1696  
Old 16 Jan 2012, 19:24
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Originally Posted by Reinier324 View Post
The banners aren't rotating, help?
Upvote as the worst problem report we've seen this year.

It's short, gotta give it that.
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Old 22 Jan 2012, 23:20
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pls help me
error:
Please upload the files that came with the product before installing or upgrading!

Missing files:
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Old 22 Jan 2012, 23:40
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
Upvote as the worst problem report we've seen this year.

It's short, gotta give it that.
Maybe not
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Old 23 Jan 2012, 00:42
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Originally Posted by Kijken View Post
pls help me
error:
Please upload the files that came with the product before installing or upgrading!

Missing files:
Well at least we have an error message!

Presumably you uploaded the files to the wrong place. If you're going to run a forum you've got to be a lot more careful about that. Try it again.

Hint: Just rename the "upload" folder to "forum" (or whatever your forum folder is named), then drop it on your public_html folder. Saves you having to try to place each file separately.
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Old 23 Jan 2012, 20:05
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Originally Posted by Kijken View Post
pls help me
error:
Please upload the files that came with the product before installing or upgrading!

Missing files:
Originally Posted by Videx View Post
Well at least we have an error message!

Presumably you uploaded the files to the wrong place. If you're going to run a forum you've got to be a lot more careful about that. Try it again.

Hint: Just rename the "upload" folder to "forum" (or whatever your forum folder is named), then drop it on your public_html folder. Saves you having to try to place each file separately.
Or, you have the files uploaded to the right place, but your web server has no rights to access.

This may happen on Linux, when your FTP account differs from Apache. You may fix this from the shell with root rights and requires a pretty good knowledge how to configure the FTP server.
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 14:17
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y2ksw

2 small fixes

HTML not valid (& -> &amp:
XML, line 351:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

replace with&

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


Charset missed:
rbs_stats.php, add after line 90:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Or better use as variable instead UTF-8 (value should be as language charset). Also, if language Russian and Charset set to windows-1251:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I hope you understand what I mean
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Old 24 Jan 2012, 16:16
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Originally Posted by Pessimist View Post
y2ksw

2 small fixes

HTML not valid (& -> &amp:
XML, line 351:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

replace with&

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Charset missed:
rbs_stats.php, add after line 90:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Or better use as variable instead UTF-8 (value should be as language charset). Also, if language Russian and Charset set to windows-1251:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I hope you understand what I mean
I've given up on all those fixes.

In some countries or browser settings the page validation fails. Also, the & and & problem is much more complex than it looks. & works on all server configurations, while & doesn't. I prefer to have it working all times.

Unless all standards are respected by all software developers, software bugs will persist. Hoping in such an event is utopic, but I still believe that it will happen one day
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  #1703  
Old 25 Jan 2012, 02:31
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Hello,
newbie here...
I am trying to work the rotating banner system. Installation is a success but having a hard time to make it work.
I have made 2 test flash banner namely
http://www.traderc.com/advertise.swf &
http://www.traderc.com/hobbyking.swf

My question here, what is the next step how should i make the banner work.. looking for next steps. Again, newbee..step by step would be great.Thanks
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Old 25 Jan 2012, 22:12
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Originally Posted by mmalik4 View Post
Hello,
newbie here...
I am trying to work the rotating banner system. Installation is a success but having a hard time to make it work.
I have made 2 test flash banner namely
http://www.traderc.com/advertise.swf &
http://www.traderc.com/hobbyking.swf

My question here, what is the next step how should i make the banner work.. looking for next steps. Again, newbee..step by step would be great.Thanks
Enable the flash wrapper, specify in Image/Flash your swf (as above), in URL the landing page and don't forget the sizes and at least one option: embed or object or both
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  #1705  
Old 29 Jan 2012, 15:00
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I haven't set it up yet, but thank you very much. so many options...
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  #1706  
Old 30 Jan 2012, 05:19
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I just installed VB about a week ago and installed your mod right away... Couldn't get it to go at first because of my lack of VB knowledge but after looking at it for a few hours today and reading the supplied pdf I finally figured it out!!! Whew...

Thanks a ton for this excellent mod!!!
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  #1707  
Old 31 Jan 2012, 18:43
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Why can I not use half of the ad templates in vb, I have added a banner in two templates but nothing shows up if I use any other remaining ad location templates.
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Old 01 Feb 2012, 01:07
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Originally Posted by Andyrew View Post
Why can I not use half of the ad templates in vb, I have added a banner in two templates but nothing shows up if I use any other remaining ad location templates.
Try to add more banners or just duplicate the one you have. On a single page, each banner is shown at most for a single instance.
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Old 04 Feb 2012, 11:04
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I cant still work it out any step by step instructions



Originally Posted by mmalik4 View Post
Hello,
newbie here...
I am trying to work the rotating banner system. Installation is a success but having a hard time to make it work.
I have made 2 test flash banner namely
http://www.traderc.com/advertise.swf &
http://www.traderc.com/hobbyking.swf

My question here, what is the next step how should i make the banner work.. looking for next steps. Again, newbee..step by step would be great.Thanks
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Old 04 Feb 2012, 14:19
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Originally Posted by mmalik4 View Post
I cant still work it out any step by step instructions
Consider just using static banners or animated gifs until you can figure out the flash stuff. Once you get those working then you should be halfway there.
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