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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: 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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  #2131  
Old 28 Dec 2012, 10:14
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Originally Posted by hotdogsales323 View Post
HI, I recently installed the mod a week ago and am really enjoying the interface and information it provides. It really is imperative for rolling out unique banner ads.

I've been having a strange problem though. With the plugin installed and enabled some threads display the wrong last post and as such the sorting for threads is wrong. Users are still able to post and said posts display in the thread but do not show up as counted.

I have already rebuilt counters several times and so far it looks like the only fix so far has been to disable RBS.

Any thoughts?
The plugin does nothing to posts or threads. The only idea I have about is the banner HTML ... if you use scripted banners. We had problems with a few exotic banner platforms mixing up variables with Google Analytics and thus making work or the one or the other.
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  #2132  
Old 30 Dec 2012, 23:06
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Ok so hack installed but regarding the screen shots showing the hack one of them clearly shows a banner directly opposite the vbulletin default logo, I'm having great problems getting this to match this screen shot, obviously the code for the banner is placed in the navbar / header template but my limited understanding means I'm stuck.

Could someone please point me in the right direction?

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Old 30 Dec 2012, 23:33
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The code should be placed in the appropriate "ad location" area.
Try ad_global_header1 or 2
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Old 30 Dec 2012, 23:49
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Originally Posted by FannBlade View Post
The code should be placed in the appropriate "ad location" area.
Try ad_global_header1 or 2
Tried them previously, each time they bump to the bottom of the header and cause my header to extend to a degree I can't use....
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  #2135  
Old 30 Dec 2012, 23:54
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Make sure banner is not over the 468x60 size. I've actually had to resize one just undersized to keep it from shoving the template out of place.
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 00:00
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Originally Posted by FannBlade View Post
Make sure banner is not over the 468x60 size. I've actually had to resize one just undersized to keep it from shoving the template out of place.
Sadly the same result, banner checked and it is def 468x58 so should be ok.
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 00:12
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default style?
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 00:15
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Originally Posted by FannBlade View Post
default style?
No, I'll try that now...
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 00:18
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Works on the default style all be it the banner is directly beside the logo....

In the right direction now I think..

Thanks
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 11:08
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Good deal.
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 18:34
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Still looking for information on my issue:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...postcount=2116

Why does the start and stop times auto-increment by an hour every time the banner is saved? This doesn't seem like a proper feature, I want to set the hour and minutes exactly the way I want, it doesn't make sense for the times to change on their own.

Thoughts?
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  #2142  
Old 31 Dec 2012, 21:11
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I am clueless
I install the module in the control panel. Set it to on to show the developer's ads but not sure where to put the code.
Does <!--@vbbanners:%d@--> goes somewhere, right?
I'm not good at this stuff.
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Old 31 Dec 2012, 22:50
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Originally Posted by Melodym View Post
I am clueless
I install the module in the control panel. Set it to on to show the developer's ads but not sure where to put the code.
Does <!--@vbbanners:%d@--> goes somewhere, right?
I'm not good at this stuff.
You need to follow the last few instructions given to me, find the template which is pre fixed ad_.... for the location you want your ads to appear copy the copy in there but edit the %d to the location where you have placed it i.e. <!--@vbbanners:0@--> for position 0 banners as per your list.
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  #2144  
Old 01 Jan 2013, 00:29
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That helps, Thanks :-)

I got it going below the nav bar but I'm not sure where to tell it to be centered.
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  #2145  
Old 01 Jan 2013, 00:40
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Wait, I got it centered. Woo hooo!!
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