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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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  #2311  
Old 10 Jun 2013, 14:38
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Originally Posted by Judith2 View Post
I have a tick placed so that the clicks are counted, but nothing is displayed!!
Scripts will not count unless you craft them specifically. Google AdSense is a good example for which you never will get a count.
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Old 10 Jun 2013, 23:32
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Ah OK! Thanks for the Answer
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Old 13 Jun 2013, 13:47
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Hello y2ksw,

How can I add more banner ads positions?
So far, there is 0-9..

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Thank you!
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Old 13 Jun 2013, 14:01
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Originally Posted by chikuru View Post
Hello y2ksw,

How can I add more banner ads positions?
So far, there is 0-9..

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Thank you!
Normally you will need only 1 or 2 positions since you may reuse each position, even on the same page. We have discussed this argument many, at least 20, if not 50 times in this thread.

But if you really must, there is an option to change this.
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Old 22 Jun 2013, 20:54
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Hello!
After been redirected to this thread, because I asked the question in the wrong place, I ask again here:
I can't make the rotating banner system work in my forum. I have followed very carefully the steps in this tutorial http://www.pagerobot.com/pub/rbs/rbs_01.htm
But nothing happens. The banners simply don't show. The banners are .gif. Any idea why this is happening?

Thanks very much!!
I have vbulletin 4.2.

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Old 23 Jun 2013, 01:51
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Originally Posted by m13 View Post
I can't make the rotating banner system work in my forum.
"It doesn't work" is always kind of vague. Do your ads work in all the pre-defined ad locations using stock vb? Also we'll need a link to the forum in question.
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Old 23 Jun 2013, 03:56
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Hi, Videx. Thanks for answer!
I'm sorry if I couldn't explain better the problem, but it is because I have no idea what is wrong.
And yes, the ads are working using admincp/advertising from stock vb.
The link: http://www.ticoracer.com/forum/forum.php
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Old 23 Jun 2013, 09:17
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Originally Posted by m13 View Post
Hi, Videx. Thanks for answer!
I'm sorry if I couldn't explain better the problem, but it is because I have no idea what is wrong.
And yes, the ads are working using admincp/advertising from stock vb.
The link: http://www.ticoracer.com/forum/forum.php
I see some banners ... did you get it working?
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Old 23 Jun 2013, 12:25
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Hi guys, we are just investigating how to make this work best for us, just about to monetise and I am blown out by the adaptability of the system, had it installed for a year or so but never needed it till now. Using 4.2.1 so I'll let you know how we go eh...tried and couldn't make it appear, but site system working fine
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Old 23 Jun 2013, 13:48
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
I see some banners ... did you get it working?
I don't see "... /forum/rbs_banner.php ..." anywhere in the page source, so either "@vbbanners:0@" hasn't actually been added or all those existing banners are stomping over it? My first step if I was him would be to get rid of all existing ads before trying to get this mod working.

Toorak: Same thing I just said - telling us nothing but "it doesn't work" really doesn't enable anyone to do anything for you. At the very least give us a link and assure us plain vb ads are working and that you don't have any large mods installed like vbadvanced or xxx that might be interfering.

xxx==Right now I can't think of the name of that big one that seems to break everything.
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Old 23 Jun 2013, 15:42
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www.tooraktimes.com.au thanks Videx sorry to be so daft...just enquiring really if you reckon its good to go for 4.2.1...I have a 24yo developer hassling me, she can't figure the settings...guess I'll pull out the whip
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Old 24 Jun 2013, 10:26
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Originally Posted by Toorak Times View Post
www.tooraktimes.com.au thanks Videx sorry to be so daft...just enquiring really if you reckon its good to go for 4.2.1...I have a 24yo developer hassling me, she can't figure the settings...guess I'll pull out the whip


If you send me an admin account via PM I'll get you a banner working
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Old 24 Jun 2013, 10:29
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
I don't see "... /forum/rbs_banner.php ..." anywhere in the page source, so either "@vbbanners:0@" hasn't actually been added or all those existing banners are stomping over it? My first step if I was him would be to get rid of all existing ads before trying to get this mod working.

Toorak: Same thing I just said - telling us nothing but "it doesn't work" really doesn't enable anyone to do anything for you. At the very least give us a link and assure us plain vb ads are working and that you don't have any large mods installed like vbadvanced or xxx that might be interfering.

xxx==Right now I can't think of the name of that big one that seems to break everything.
rbs_banner.php would be there only if click tracking is enabled. The kind of banners I see, are exclusively AdSense ...
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Old 24 Jun 2013, 12:20
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
rbs_banner.php would be there only if click tracking is enabled.
Interesting. Maybe that should be part of the troubleshooting process. "Make sure 'click tracking' is turned on for your test banner and then rbs_banner.php should appear in your page source."
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Old 24 Jun 2013, 17:46
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
I see some banners ... did you get it working?
Hi, no I didn't
First I remove all the banners and tried to put them whith the rotating system banner. But I could'n make it work, so I used the admincp/advertizing opcion to put the banner that you saw.
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