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vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics
Mod Version: 1.1.0, by Deviation (Contributor) Deviation is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.8 Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 235
Released: 19 Dec 2005 Last Update: 25 May 2007 Downloads: 423
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

vB.Sponsors
Forum and Category Sponsorship Ads with Statistics

Add sponsor's ads to forums & categories

INTRO:
This extension will allow you to add sponsors to you forums and categories. You can also track the hits to each sponsor by date as well. See below for more features.

FEATURES:
-Enable sponsorship on forums and categories
-Use a banner or a text link
-Supports large banners for the top of the sponsored forum, large banners at the top of the thread and small banners for the forum listing
-Tracks hits for each sponsor
-Statistics viewable inside Admin CP
-Easy to use and install

THANKS:
...to vBulletin.org and its members.
...to the people who have installed this mod, suggested improvements and found bugs.

FEEDBACK:
Feedback Forums: http://www.DigitalDeviation.com/forums/
Feedback is always welcomed! Good or bad. Post all feedback and feature requests in this thread or in the forums above. Trust me, I'll be reading it even if I don't respond to every post.

SUPPORT:
Support Forums: http://www.DigitalDeviation.com/forums/
Should you need any assistance with this, you can reach me via the link above or by posting in this thread.

In either case, please post as much detail as possible with any code or screenshots pertaining to the issue. MySQL, PHP and web server software versions are helpful. You can obtain these from the Admin CP in vBulletin.

DONATE:
If you like this product, a donation would be appreciated. But of course its not required.



INSTALLATION:
Documentation is located here. I've found it's easier to maintain an online version rather than files included in the download.

DEMO SITES: If you'd like your forum added here, PM me.
Sites listed at http://www.digitaldeviation.com/proj...referencesites

VERSION HISTORY:
1.1.0 - Code Cleanup/Bugfix/Feature Added
Big banner display now works
Added the ability to change the Forum Sponsored By text
Updated example template code (added SHOWTHREAD template code)
Cleaned up code (XML, vBSponsors.php, link.php)
Code now more closely matches the vBulletin 3.6.x version (here)
Updated the documentation
1.0.5 - Feature Added/Bug Fix/Code Cleanup
Added a large banner option for the forum that's sponsored by the sponsor
Added FORUMDISPLAY template code
Cleaned up code (link.php, vBSponsors.php)
1.0.4 - Bug Fix
Corrected statistics database error.
Template code updated.
1.0.3 - Bug Fix
Corrected issue with settings. Now saves settings.
Fixed parser error.
1.0.2 - Features Added
Added Admin CP block
Stats are now viewable in the Admin CP by administrators
Minor template changes (please verify your code if upgrading)`
1.0.1 - Bug Fix
Corrected issue with vBSponsors table. Now correctly adds statstics.
1.0.0 - Initial Release

---FEATURE REQUEST LIST---
-Stats viewable by the sponsors in the User CP of their account
-Option to use Adsense code instead of link
-Ability to change the "Forum Sponsored By" text on a per forum basis
-Ability to hide sponsors based on user groups
-Multiple sponsors per forum/category
-Option to remove the branding copyright

---KNOWN BUGS---
-NONE

Don't forget to click the install link below if you use it.

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Supporters / CoAuthors

Screenshots

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Views:	358
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ID:	64612   Click image for larger version

Name:	forum-sponsors.jpg
Views:	735
Size:	29.6 KB
ID:	64613   Click image for larger version

Name:	forum-big-banner.jpg
Views:	606
Size:	32.7 KB
ID:	64614   Click image for larger version

Name:	admincp-global-settings.jpg
Views:	246
Size:	23.7 KB
ID:	64615  

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Name:	admincp-statistics.jpg
Views:	304
Size:	24.7 KB
ID:	64616   Click image for larger version

Name:	forum-thread-banner.jpg
Views:	605
Size:	43.0 KB
ID:	64696  

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  #196  
Old 26 Aug 2006, 23:52
bashy bashy is offline
 
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I too would like to try this, but its pointless asking all the time as the coder has not been online since April
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 00:20
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Has anyone figure out what the Can't find phrase '' error is yet??

It installs in VB 3.6 fine, runs fine all but this one small error
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Old 28 Aug 2006, 16:12
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Spika Spika is offline
 
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I have uninstalled it in vbulletin 3.5.4 after I have updated to vbulletin 3.6.0 and I have reinstalled VBSponsors and works fine!
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  #199  
Old 28 Aug 2006, 21:39
soletrader soletrader is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Spika
I have uninstalled it in vbulletin 3.5.4 after I have updated to vbulletin 3.6.0 and I have reinstalled VBSponsors and works fine!
Coud you please tell us how you manage to get it to work in 3.6.0? Thank you
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  #200  
Old 29 Aug 2006, 16:15
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Spika Spika is offline
 
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First sorry for my english, I am spanish.

When I had installed Vbulletin 3.5.4 with Wb.sponsors I followed this steps:

- Uninstall Vb.Sponsors.
- Upgrade Vbulletin 3.5.4. to 3.6.0
- Reinstall Vb. Sponsors
- No more changes.

And at the moment its works fine.
You can see it at : http://www.gstrail.es/foro/index.php
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  #201  
Old 30 Aug 2006, 10:21
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Nuguru Nuguru is offline
 
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Question Copyright - Branding

Hello Everyone,

As far as I can see, this mod looks like the best of its kind, so thank you for your hard work!

I noticed that this mod adds a copyright at the bottom of the page. Is there a branding free option to remove the copyright?

Can you let me know either way? If so, can you provide me with some details like how much, how to go about paying for it? Etc...

In addition, when will an updated version be coming out, hopefully with some new features as suggested?

Thank You,


Nuguru
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Old 30 Aug 2006, 14:08
Deviation Deviation is offline
 
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Real name: Justin
Originally Posted by designBox
You'll have to contact Deviation, he is the person who developped this hack.
Don't forget that this extension are free contribution and developpers also have real life and responsabilities to manage.

I am sure Deviation is preparing a new version of this awesome hack and will release it soon.
"Rome wasn't built in 1 day"
Hey All!!!! I'm baaaaccckkk!

I didn't mean to abandon everyone. Sorry about that. For some reason I haven't been getting emails telling me there were replies to this thread. Plus some real life things had to get dealt with.

I'm getting back on this again. Look forward to seeing some new features. I'll try to read through all the replies (wow there's alot) and see what I can help you all with. I'm in the process of acquiring another vB license as the one I was using I don't have access to (I was assisting with dev on another site). Just gotta find that $160 for a license.....
Originally Posted by bada_bing
I am trying to add a small banner next to each of my sub-forums. How can I do this

Here is a snap shot of what im trying to do
That's an interesting layout there. If you look into the template code that's included, you should be able to use that with your template. It may require some tweaking since that appears to be a smaller layout.
Originally Posted by GrantHorizons
Hi,

Great hack, working well except for one glitch no one else seems to have, so I probably screwed up somewhere, but for the life of me can't figure it out.

When you click on the sponsors image, it goes to a redirect page, BUT the page says:

----------------------
Redirecting...

Can't find phrase ''

If your browser etc...
Proceed button
------------------------

and then redirects just fine.

err, what phrase? It works, but this looks bad!

any ideas?

Thanks, Grant
That's an odd one. Try reinstalling it? Maybe some of the phrases didn't get installed properly.
Originally Posted by redspider
anyway to make this show to some user group only ?

thanks
Not yet....

Originally Posted by blackdream1971
hey Deviation is this hack compatible with version 3.0.6?


thanx.
Nope. This is for 3.5.x only. This uses extensions and not hacks like 3.0.6. Sorry.

Working on verifying 3.6 though.
Originally Posted by upsetter
how do I remove the Forum Sponsored By: text?... I just want the image to apear there... :surprised:
Edit the phrase...
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Old 30 Aug 2006, 14:58
Deviation Deviation is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Nuguru
Hello Everyone,

As far as I can see, this mod looks like the best of its kind, so thank you for your hard work!
Thank you. In all honesty I didn't expect to get this much attention.
I noticed that this mod adds a copyright at the bottom of the page. Is there a branding free option to remove the copyright?

Can you let me know either way? If so, can you provide me with some details like how much, how to go about paying for it? Etc...
There may be in the future. As of now, no. I've had a few requests about it.
In addition, when will an updated version be coming out, hopefully with some new features as suggested?
Soon!


I think I've added all the feature requests to the list. If I haven't, let me know.
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  #204  
Old 31 Aug 2006, 12:53
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Good news. 1) I have a license (yay!) and 2) vB.Sponsors works with 3.6 without changes. More to follow.
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Old 31 Aug 2006, 12:57
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Thumbs up Congrats on the license!

Originally Posted by Deviation
Good news. 1) I have a license (yay!) and 2) vB.Sponsors works with 3.6 without changes. More to follow.
Deviation,

Great to hear your all set to go. I look forward to getting this product up and going ASAP.


Enjoy,

Nuguru
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  #206  
Old 01 Sep 2006, 10:03
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Is there anyway to remove the phrase "forum sponsored by" ? Thank you
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Old 01 Sep 2006, 13:42
Deviation Deviation is offline
 
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Originally Posted by soletrader
Is there anyway to remove the phrase "forum sponsored by" ? Thank you
Look in your phrase manager under the GLOBAL phrases. The phrase name is sponsored_by.
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Old 02 Sep 2006, 06:27
Sangrun Sangrun is offline
 
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Great addition to my site! I added it with no issues.

Thanks a million!
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Old 02 Sep 2006, 11:07
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Originally Posted by Deviation
Look in your phrase manager under the GLOBAL phrases. The phrase name is sponsored_by.
Thank you for the reply. But how would I go about removing the text phrase completely? I noticed I can change the text but not sure how to remove it.
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Old 02 Sep 2006, 13:04
Deviation Deviation is offline
 
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Originally Posted by soletrader
Thank you for the reply. But how would I go about removing the text phrase completely? I noticed I can change the text but not sure how to remove it.
Just delete the text in between the
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

tags. No text will appear if you do that. You can't delete the phrase itself.
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