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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: 11083
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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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  #2266  
Old 10 Apr 2013, 21:19
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Originally Posted by DonLKSAB View Post
I have no banners what so ever from RBS in Photopost.
But RBS is working fine in my form and CMS.
However, If you look at the photopost guys website he is using the VB adverticement stuff and that works for him.
So its not only using the vb styles.
Thats why i hope it would be possible to get RBS working in Photopost without a big effort.
Yes that is my exact same problem.. I have photopost intergration and its enheriting the headers and footer from VB except the banners from RBS wont display only shows this @vbbanners:0@ where the banner should be
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Old 11 Apr 2013, 10:21
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Originally Posted by DonLKSAB View Post
So. Anyone solved the Photopost issue?
I desperatly need it and are willing to pay for a solution.
y2ksw any chanse i could pay you to have a look at it?
I fear this would become a pretty complicated hack, also from what I have read right now about photopost. Most probably it would become a source code modification in order to render the banners.

If however "other" banners work, try to use the unsupported iframe solution, which would enable you to show at least the banners as if they were working ... please see here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=989

This is however not a true banner rotating solution and you will also have to do some coding.

If you want me to do this, please take in account that I probably will not have time until mid August this year.
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Old 11 Apr 2013, 12:05
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And it works!
Thanks y2kw!
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Old 11 Apr 2013, 14:42
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It's always nice to hear that something works
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Old 11 Apr 2013, 16:23
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I have an issue using when adding the banner code to the Ad Location Templates-ad_navbar_below the banners show up fine except in the wrong location. If I click on a thread the banner is located below the thread title and not under the navbar.

It looks like this

--------------Navbar----------------------
--------------Thread Title--------------
--------------Banner---------------------

I want this

--------------Navbar----------------------
--------------Banner---------------------
--------------Thread Title--------------
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Old 12 Apr 2013, 08:52
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Originally Posted by bada_bing View Post
I have an issue using when adding the banner code to the Ad Location Templates-ad_navbar_below the banners show up fine except in the wrong location. If I click on a thread the banner is located below the thread title and not under the navbar.

It looks like this

--------------Navbar----------------------
--------------Thread Title--------------
--------------Banner---------------------

I want this

--------------Navbar----------------------
--------------Banner---------------------
--------------Thread Title--------------
Most probably you will have to modify the header template directly instead of the ad_* templates.
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Old 15 Apr 2013, 14:00
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how do i cutomise the rbs_stats.php file?

I tried editing in a text editor and changing a few things (like renaming the unwanted results section), however, when I save and upload the file, the customisations are not seen.

It is odd because when I rename the file, it doesn't work, so it is definitely using that file, but my customisations do not show.

can anyone please help?
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Old 15 Apr 2013, 15:03
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Originally Posted by isurua View Post
how do i cutomise the rbs_stats.php file?

I tried editing in a text editor and changing a few things (like renaming the unwanted results section), however, when I save and upload the file, the customisations are not seen.

It is odd because when I rename the file, it doesn't work, so it is definitely using that file, but my customisations do not show.

can anyone please help?
maybe refreshing the page? some browsers store the page content in the local cache.
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Old 19 Apr 2013, 23:32
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banner not showing on 4.2.1
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Old 20 Apr 2013, 13:16
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Just noted something strange. Only the bottom 16 pixels of my banners in the header section are linked, the top part of the banner is not linked.
Any idea why that is?
See http://www.2cv.com.au/ for the problem.
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Old 20 Apr 2013, 14:32
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Originally Posted by Naijafinder View Post
banner not showing on 4.2.1
for me it works.
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Old 20 Apr 2013, 23:00
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Just noted something strange. Only the bottom 16 pixels of my banners in the header section are linked, the top part of the banner is not linked.
Any idea why that is?
See http://www.2cv.com.au/ for the problem.
Just solved my problem: I added this code to the style of the ad placeholder:

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Old 20 Apr 2013, 23:01
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Originally Posted by Naijafinder View Post
banner not showing on 4.2.1
Works for me too.
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Old 22 Apr 2013, 15:10
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Excellent mod - this is just what I have been searching for - I now have rotating ads in between posts and the bottom nav bar

Thanks for all your continued work on this Y2KSW. It's appreciated alot!! (Donation will be on it's way shortly)
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Old 23 Apr 2013, 13:17
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Hello all

It has taken me ages to get this working & i have placed 2 ads under the navber header

They are both next to each other & i would like a space inbetween them

I have searched as best i can & tried alsorts to get it to work

PLEASE PLEASE can someone put me on the correct path

Thanks
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