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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: 11078
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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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  #2116  
Old 30 Nov 2012, 22:12
zackw zackw is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
I don't have time to search all over but has anybody noticed that when you set a date/time for the banners to turn on and off the script will simply change your numbers to something else?

If I try to set:
Start: Dec 1, 00 01
End: Dec 1, 23 59

It changes automatically to
Start: Dec 1, 01 01
End: Dec 2, 00 59

Why? Sometimes I'll change the 00 to 01 hour and then BOTH start and end become 02 hour! Sometimes the start or end date jumps to the next day. This is bugging me!

All I want to do is start the banner at the beginning of the day, and then stop it at the end of the day, but it will not accept this. So I tried to start at beginning of the day and end beginning of the next day, and it won't go any earlier than hour 02!

That's not all. So I finally was able to use Dec 1, 01 01 to Dec 2, 01 01. But then I went to my next banner which is supposed to be Dec 2, 01 01, to Dec 3, 01 01 and it refuses that, instead changing it to hour 02 02!

There is no rhyme or reason here, but it does not seem to ever accept any time I put in there! It changes the hour or the minutes or the day to whatever it wants.

What is going on?

Thanks, I hope to fix this soon as an ad campaign is beginning tomorrow!

UPDATE:

Note, if I simply hit SAVE on a banner over and over without even changing anything, the hours auto increment up and up every time. So in order to get 23:59 I actually have to put in 22:59 so that it will increment to the right time. Since 00 will increment to 01, there is no way to put 00 as my hour.

Last edited by zackw; 30 Nov 2012 at 22:21. Reason: New info
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  #2117  
Old 02 Dec 2012, 04:35
tibobdenazareth tibobdenazareth is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Rathar than editing postbit_legacy AND showthread_firstpost_sig templates, we cand edit postbit_legacy te,plate by adding a third section for after the first post. In that sense, the ad will fall truly AFTER the first post rather than above the signature. Here's the code.

NB- for the mobile version, that's the only way we can get something after the first post since the showthread_firstpost templates do not exist.

<vb:if condition="THIS_SCRIPT == 'showthread' AND (($post['postcount'] % 15 == 10) OR $post['postcount'] == 10)">
<div class="thread_controls">
<div style="width: 100%; text-align: center">
<!--@vbbanners:3@--><!--@vbbanners:3@-->
</div>
</div>
<vb:elseif condition="THIS_SCRIPT == 'showthread' AND (($post['postcount'] % 15 == 5) OR $post['postcount'] == 5)" />
<div class="thread_controls">
<div style="width: 100%; text-align: center">
<!--@vbbanners:2@--><!--@vbbanners:2@-->
</div>
</div>
<vb:elseif condition="THIS_SCRIPT == 'showthread' AND $post['postcount'] == 1" />
<div class="thread_controls">
<div style="width: 100%; text-align: center">
<!--@vbbanners:1@--><!--@vbbanners:1@-->
</div>
</div>

</vb:if>
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  #2118  
Old 03 Dec 2012, 08:09
Maxi62 Maxi62 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Hello
How can the system from version 2.3.1 to the latest 2.4.0 update without loss of data?
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  #2119  
Old 09 Dec 2012, 19:59
deanattridge deanattridge is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Originally Posted by tibobdenazareth View Post
Based on what I've done so far, here's a summary for anybody or especially newbie (like me) looking for a lot of things but doesn't want to go through hundreds of pages of info.

TO PLACE IN THE HEADER ... AS LOGO

Style Manager--> Edit Templates--> header

REPLACE: (from 3rd line)
<vb:if condition="$stylevar['titleimage']"><div><a name="top" href="{vb:link forumhome}" class="logo-image"><img src="{vb:stylevar titleimage}" alt="{vb:rawphrase x_powered_by_vbulletin, {vb:raw vboptions.bbtitle}}" /></a></div></vb:if>

WITH:
<vb:if condition="$stylevar['titleimage']"><div><a name="top" href="{vb:link forumhome}" class="logo-image"><!--@vbbanners:0@--></a></div></vb:if>

NB- There's an issue with the stand-alone swf flash file with no transparent background, covering all the login info found in the header template. Works better with png image files.

Still waiting to see if there's a way to send the swf logo banner file in the background.
This post saved me from deleting this mod, to complex for a noob like me who just wanted a rotating Header.

However - Once I do this it seems subsequent images in position 0 list will appear below the navbar instead of at the same place as my first image. Anybody have an idea what I am doing wrong ?

KUDOS !

Last edited by deanattridge; 09 Dec 2012 at 20:41.
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  #2120  
Old 10 Dec 2012, 16:04
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y2ksw y2ksw is offline
 
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Real name: Giovanni
Originally Posted by Maxi62 View Post
Hello
How can the system from version 2.3.1 to the latest 2.4.0 update without loss of data?
As you would do with any other plugin ... and you would normally make a backup before that, as well
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  #2121  
Old 12 Dec 2012, 12:39
Desibabu19 Desibabu19 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
I have been using this hack for more than year. And I am very satisfied.

Recently I found an issue.

If I display the flash file directly, it runs at normal speed. However, under the RBS banner hack, it runs very fast. File is same.

for reference, I have displayed the file in both format. It is Edifice Ad displayed two times.

Page:
http://www.indianrealestateboard.com...e-Other-Cities

First Edifice ad through RBS hack. Second is direct html code.

swf file in use:
http://www.indianrealestateboard.com...s/edifice3.swf

Has any one faced this problem ? What parameters I need to change to make the file to run at normal speed ?
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  #2122  
Old 12 Dec 2012, 13:29
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Alibass Alibass is offline
 
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Have you been running this ad for a year or is it new?
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Old 12 Dec 2012, 13:54
Desibabu19 Desibabu19 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Alibass View Post
Have you been running this ad for a year or is it new?
This is a new ad.
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  #2124  
Old 12 Dec 2012, 14:09
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Alibass Alibass is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Desibabu19 View Post
This is a new ad.
It's your ad not the mod. You need to redo it and set the time delays longer for each frame.
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  #2125  
Old 12 Dec 2012, 16:04
Desibabu19 Desibabu19 is offline
 
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If it is my flash file, why does it behave differently under the RBS banner and direct mode ?
Is browser not expected to use the same timer in both cases ?

My doubt is if RBS banner ignores the fps or time delays and uses its own.
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  #2126  
Old 12 Dec 2012, 18:41
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Real name: Giovanni
Originally Posted by Desibabu19 View Post
If it is my flash file, why does it behave differently under the RBS banner and direct mode ?
Is browser not expected to use the same timer in both cases ?

My doubt is if RBS banner ignores the fps or time delays and uses its own.
The wrapper does nothing to the imported files.

It just makes it possible to define a different landing page from what is implemented into the file, and removes also a z-order annoyance (menues behind flash). You may however use your own code and put it into the Text field.
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  #2127  
Old 13 Dec 2012, 06:40
scca scca is offline
 
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I am trying to instal this, but getting an error:
********
Please upload the files that came with the product before installing or upgrading!

Missing files:
********


there is nothing after missing files, and I have uploaded the files and checked permissions, any help?

I am on 4.1.11
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  #2128  
Old 13 Dec 2012, 14:15
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y2ksw y2ksw is offline
 
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Real name: Giovanni
Originally Posted by scca View Post
I am trying to instal this, but getting an error:
********
Please upload the files that came with the product before installing or upgrading!

Missing files:
********


there is nothing after missing files, and I have uploaded the files and checked permissions, any help?

I am on 4.1.11
Please check the file permissions. The uploaded files should have the same permissions as any other file for your web application/vbulletin.
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  #2129  
Old 20 Dec 2012, 17:28
millo87 millo87 is offline
 
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Had a problem getting this working and y2ksw got it all set up for me. A great guy and a great mod. I cant express my thanks enough.
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  #2130  
Old 27 Dec 2012, 19:55
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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?
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