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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: 1239
Released: 16 Aug 2008 Last Update: 09 Sep 2013 Downloads: 11087
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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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  #1966  
Old 25 Jun 2012, 11:35
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It works like a champ with 4.2 pl2
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Old 25 Jun 2012, 14:18
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Thanks for this mod
Is it possible to MOD look only for one usergroup permission?
do you have any idea?
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  #1968  
Old 26 Jun 2012, 22:08
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Is it possible to place ads in a forum sidebar block?
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  #1969  
Old 07 Jul 2012, 20:02
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Originally Posted by dsantana View Post
Is it possible to place ads in a forum sidebar block?
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Yes. you can place them anywhere.
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Old 07 Jul 2012, 20:04
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What would be REALLY useful for me is if you could specify a username to associate with each ad, and then that username would be associated with a particular usergroup, such as 'sponsors' or 'advertisers'.

I have a section where only advertisers can post, to announce offers, or post updates and it's a pain to have to remember to put them in or take them out of this group when the ads expire.
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Old 07 Jul 2012, 21:32
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Originally Posted by princesspepper View Post
What would be REALLY useful for me is if you could specify a username to associate with each ad, and then that username would be associated with a particular usergroup, such as 'sponsors' or 'advertisers'.

I have a section where only advertisers can post, to announce offers, or post updates and it's a pain to have to remember to put them in or take them out of this group when the ads expire.
This feature makes sense only for a fully driven ad management. You may however think about the "notes" field together with the final date/time and/or enabled flag, and some home-brewed cronjob which may solve this problem just for you.
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Old 09 Jul 2012, 03:42
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Originally Posted by princesspepper View Post
Yes. you can place them anywhere.
Awesome!!! Can you give me a little more info on "How to" do this please?
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  #1973  
Old 12 Jul 2012, 14:41
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I am having trouble with it only rotating the first three ads on the main forum page, then showing all ads when I go into a forum, then only showing the first three ad banners on the actual thread pages, why is this happening? I've reinstalled it too, I'm running vbulletin 4.2 L2 and rotating banner 2.4.0
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Old 14 Jul 2012, 13:16
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Originally Posted by J709AB9E5C42 View Post
I am having trouble with it only rotating the first three ads on the main forum page, then showing all ads when I go into a forum, then only showing the first three ad banners on the actual thread pages, why is this happening? I've reinstalled it too, I'm running vbulletin 4.2 L2 and rotating banner 2.4.0
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I'm not sure if I understood your question. On the other hand, I see you have banners all over the place ... if there are problems, maybe we rather handle each single instance than all together ...
  1. What should happen in forum home, and what happens instead?
  2. What should happen in the forum sections, and what happens instead?
  3. What should happen in the threads, and what happens instead?
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  #1975  
Old 14 Jul 2012, 14:55
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I just started using your mod and have a simple question.

Do I have to put the vbb code in the advertising section in the cpanel for each location I want to have an ad?

How then can ads be placed anywhere, if I am limited to the positions in the Advertising function?


Thanks in advance!

Nelson
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Old 14 Jul 2012, 15:21
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Originally Posted by Allthumbz View Post
I just started using your mod and have a simple question.

Do I have to put the vbb code in the advertising section in the cpanel for each location I want to have an ad?

How then can ads be placed anywhere, if I am limited to the positions in the Advertising function?


Thanks in advance!

Nelson
cpanel isn't vbulletin

In Admin CP of vbulletin you will have to add one or more new banners into one or more locations as you wish. Normally you would just occupy location 0 for all banners and put one or more <!--@vbbanners:0@--> at any template you wish, even into CMS widgets or forum blocks. If you have for example the need to show specific banners in your signature, or if you wish to show a page peel, then you would use a different location and a different placeholder, e.g. for location 8: <!--@vbbanners:8@-->.
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  #1977  
Old 16 Jul 2012, 13:52
ComoEstaEso-com ComoEstaEso-com is offline
 
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Hello,

Question:
Is there a way to have a specific banner not display on a specific CMS/article page?


I am interested in displaying all our rotating banners everywhere on the site, yet there's one Article, where I would like not to display 1 specific banner, yet display the others.

Is there a way?

Thank you!
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  #1978  
Old 16 Jul 2012, 13:59
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Ad Weighting

Is there any way to weight an ad using this mod? For example if one wants an ad to be 5 times more likely to show up than another, how would one do this (other than the obvious and duplicate the ad 5 times )
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 14:41
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I'm still looking for specific instructions on how to put ads in a sidebar block?
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 15:03
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Originally Posted by dsantana View Post
I'm still looking for specific instructions on how to put ads in a sidebar block?
Create a new HTML block and put the ad code in there as previously instructed
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