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[DBTech] DragonByte Forum Ads v2 (vB4)
Mod Version: 2.1.1, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2017 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (8 votes - 4.63 average) Installs: 48
Released: 26 May 2013 Last Update: 25 Apr 2016 Downloads: 410
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What is DragonByte Forum Ads?
DragonByte Forum Ads is an advanced advertising solution that allows you to easily show visitors you have advertisements available, offer multiple ad campaign options including banners, keywords and more and maximise the revenue potential of your community. Full PayPal integration and automated features such as deactivating expired ad campaigns allows you to make money without expending extra effort.

Fully integrated with vBulletin's "Advertising" page, this mod allows you to make use of vBulletin's powerful advertisement criteria, without having to manually accept payments & manually add the ad code.

DragonByte Forum Ads allows you to offer your ad space on the forums at a price, letting potential advertisers submit their advertisements for consideration before they are asked to pay.

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Major Features

Automatic Campaign Handling
When an advertisement campaign is paid for, it's automatically activated. Once its purchased impressions, clicks or days are used up, it's automatically deactivated.

PayPal integration
Supports PayPal for fast and easy transactions, even from credit card users (without the responsibility of storing & processing credit card data).

Powerful Admin Controls
Administrators have complete control over advertisement campaigns, requiring moderation for all campaigns before they are paid for to ensure you agree with all the content being displayed.

Over A Dozen Banner Locations
Archive - Above Content 1, Above Content 2, Below Content
Forum Home - After Forums, Below "What's Going On"
Forum Display - Below Threadlist
Thread Display - First Post Content, Last Post Content
Global - Header 1, Header 2, Below Navbar, Above Footer
Blog Sidebar - Sidebar 1, Sidebar 2, Sidebar 3
Blog Entry - Before Entry, After Entry
Blog List - First Entry

Powerful Keyword System
You can sell keyword replacements, allowing people to convert certain words into links to their sites. This can be especially useful if you're running a site discussing real products, allowing the product owners to quickly convert discussions into potential sales.


Complete Feature List

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Payment Processors
  • Supports PayPal
  • Configure the description to display to your users when they checkout
  • Configure your Merchant ID (such as PayPal email address)
  • "Sandbox" Mode toggleable via vBulletin Options, for testing purposes

Banner Spaces
  • Integrate with one of vBulletin's built-in advertising locations
  • Configure the dimensions of the banner shown within this space
  • Choose how many rotations are available for this banner space
  • Set multiple banner spaces to the same advertising location to show the banners side-by-side
  • Configurable placeholder image
  • Placeholders and sold ads have anti-adblock code

Prices
  • Choose price type (keyword or banner space)
  • Choose the price per X impressions, clicks or days
  • Configure multiple price points for the same banner space or for keywords to encourage bigger purchases
  • Choose what banner space the price point belongs to
  • Configurable display order for display in the front-end shop

Sold Keywords
  • Add new keyword advertisement manually - give advertisement space as a gift!
  • Search sold keywords by active/expired, username, sold date (range), or specific keyword
  • Search results display a paginated list of keywords
  • Edit / Update / delete the keywords
  • Quickly view the transaction for the keyword, if any
  • Support for date-expiring ads even if they are also Clicks/Impressions limited

Sold Banners
  • Add new banner advertisement manually - give advertisement space as a gift!
  • Search sold banners by active/expired, username or sold date (range)
  • Search results display a paginated list of banners
  • Edit / Update / delete the banners
  • Quickly view the transaction for the banner, if any
  • Support for date-expiring ads even if they are also Clicks/Impressions limited

Transactions
  • Search transactions by All, Valid (completed or reversed) Completed, Reversed, Pending or Refunded status, user name, amount spent, date range, ip address
  • Search results display a paginated list of transactions
  • View transaction info including a complete list of information received from the payment processor
  • Quickly view all transactions for the selected user

Maintenance
  • Repair integration with vBulletin advertisements
  • Rebuild keyword database for statistical purposes

Packages
  • Group multiple banner space / keyword configurations together in a handy package
  • Set a new price for the combined Package
  • Allows user to configure each package item individually
  • Visually attractive front-end display while buying

Custom Amounts
  • Ability to set a base price for 1 Click or 1 Impression
  • Allows users to choose how many Clicks or Impressions they wish to purchase
  • User configures and purchases like normal
  • Offers great flexibility in buying advertising

Purchase / Configure Pages
  • The Purchase page has been revamped, with a new tabbed interface!
  • Under the Banner Spaces tab there's now a visual indicator for where each banner will be shown
  • Clicking an ad space on the visual indicator shows only pricing options for that banner space
  • Sold out banner spaces display "SOLD OUT" in red
  • Each pricing option for the same banner space is grouped under the same header

Statistics
  • Clicks & Impressions has a dedicated Statistics page per-banner / per-keyword
  • Summary of clicks or impressions stats above the Search form in the Customer area
  • Displays total clicks or impressions, unique IP addresses, date of first click or impression, date of last click or impression
  • Ability to click a button to receive an email report of the statistics
  • Displays the country of origin for users who clicked / viewed each content type
  • Fully browsable with pagination

StyleVars
  • "Checkmark" image in the Packages / Discounts display
  • Border around the ads & placeholders
  • Padding around the ads & placeholders
  • Background of the ads & placeholders
  • "Please Don't Use An Ad-blocker" image
  • "Your Ad Here" placeholder image

User / Usergroup Options
  • Usergroup permission: automatically approve keywords
  • Usergroup permission: automatically approve banners
  • Usergroup permission: automatically approve bids
  • User flag: automatically approve keywords
  • User flag: automatically approve banners
  • User flag: automatically approve bids


Pro

Multiple Currencies
  • Show prices in multiple currencies
  • Set a tax rate for purchases in currencies other than your home currency
  • Configurable exchange rate
  • Choose a "Primary Currency" that your prices will be based on

Price Bidding
  • Ability to make a price point up for bidding
  • Allows users to enter a bid and submit it for acceptance
  • Admin can accept or reject the bid from a link in an email
  • User receives email when their bid has been accepted or rejected
  • Rest of purchase process proceeds as normal

Discounts
  • Group multiple package / banner space / keyword configurations together and provide a discount
  • Discount can be flat rate or % of the total price
  • Allows user to configure each package item individually
  • Visually attractive front-end display while buying

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  #2  
Old 26 May 2013, 11:00
hugh_ hugh_ is offline
 
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Very nice work, any chance of adding ad locations in search results such as forum display, etc? Also nice might be controlling ad views by usergroup...

Last edited by hugh_; 26 May 2013 at 11:19.
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Old 26 May 2013, 15:25
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Bravo Christos i agree with you, good point! And this mod is great! Thank you
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Old 26 May 2013, 15:44
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by datoneer View Post
Bravo Christos i agree with you, good point! And this mod is great! Thank you
To avoid any misunderstandings. This is NOT my mod. I got a disappointed feeling when I read that post and I wrote what I felt at that time.
Actually if it was my own mod, most probably it has to be in Graveyard now

Anyway Thank you for the supporting words to the author of this mod. He deserves them. I read the features and I can guarantee that it's a least a month's hard work, offered for free to the community.
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Old 26 May 2013, 16:51
datoneer datoneer is offline
 
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I know i said thanks to dbtech
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Old 26 May 2013, 19:56
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ikymbo ikymbo is offline
 
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I get this error when trying to view the tab Forum Ads

Fatal error: Class 'vB_XML_Parser' not found in /home/username/public_html/dbtech/forumads/actions/purchase.php on line 471
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Old 27 May 2013, 10:19
skol skol is offline
 
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What would make me pay for it,is if you could install it to test it..Same error as @ikymbo
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Old 27 May 2013, 10:39
Christos Teriakis Christos Teriakis is offline
 
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Originally Posted by skol View Post
What would make me pay for it,is if you could install it to test it..Same error as @ikymbo
If you want to give a try, upload the attached file at:
dbtech/forumads/actions/

I'm not sure if it will fix it or not, but seems that a required file is missing. If it does not fix it then re-upload the original and wait the author to post a fix.

Last edited by Christos Teriakis; 27 May 2013 at 14:58. Reason: To remove the attachment as the author post a fix
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Old 27 May 2013, 12:33
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DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ikymbo View Post
I get this error when trying to view the tab Forum Ads

Fatal error: Class 'vB_XML_Parser' not found in /home/username/public_html/dbtech/forumads/actions/purchase.php on line 471
Uploaded a fixed file in the zip, thanks

It doesn't show up for me on my dev board, I guess some other mod I'm running is already including that class.

Originally Posted by skol View Post
What would make me pay for it,is if you could install it to test it..Same error as @ikymbo
You managed to receive that error before installing it? That's pretty impressive, I'd think you'd receive a DB error about a missing phrasegroup dbtech_forumads before you ever got to that page if you hadn't installed the mod yet


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Old 27 May 2013, 15:04
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Cleaned up a couple of posts in here- this is not the place to discuss general gratitude toward coders. I might give a little more leeway if the actual Coder of this mod was responding but anyone else shouldn't be bringing it up in this thread.

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Old 27 May 2013, 23:27
datoneer datoneer is offline
 
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I have some style issues on my forum is there any way to fix it?

http://prntscr.com/17082z

Can you add an option to remove any of these advertising locations?

Archive, Thread, Board, Forum etc. because i'm not offering ad space on all these parts of forum
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Old 28 May 2013, 00:19
skol skol is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Uploaded a fixed file in the zip, thanks

You managed to receive that error before installing it? That's pretty impressive, I'd think you'd receive a DB error about a missing phrasegroup dbtech_forumads before you ever got to that page if you hadn't installed the mod yet


Fillip
The previous post was deleted,that comment was pointing to his comments..But if you want to clutch at straws,then yes your correct the install went through with no error..Unfortunately I couldn't test your product after it was installed..Hope that sounds better..
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Old 28 May 2013, 14:33
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Originally Posted by datoneer View Post
I have some style issues on my forum is there any way to fix it?

http://prntscr.com/17082z

Can you add an option to remove any of these advertising locations?

Archive, Thread, Board, Forum etc. because i'm not offering ad space on all these parts of forum
Unfortunately we cannot support skins that are that narrow. Your skin has just over 1000 pixels of usable space, whereas the minimum resolution found in most browsers today is over 1300 pixels (the screens in cheap laptops are 1366x768 I believe, with smartphones and desktops leading the charge by offering 1920x1080).

There's currently no way to hide the images for areas where you don't offer advertising - those are all the native locations vBulletin supports ads.


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Old 28 May 2013, 15:32
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Ok thank you
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Old 29 May 2013, 21:27
skol skol is offline
 
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DragonByte Forum Ads allows you to offer your ad space on the forums at a price, letting potential advertisers submit their advertisements for consideration before they are asked to pay.
Thanks for the mod,I can see great potential for this...Question? When they upload an ad for consideration were is that file actually saved? How do you point your ad location to that image? Is it automatically done,and are we talking static images or can they upload .swf...I tried a flash file but I couldn't find were it had uploaded to,it wasn't in the banner folder..

Thanks..
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