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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: 11084
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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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  #766  
Old 26 Apr 2010, 17:13
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Okay, so everything seems to be working fine except I can't figure out how to get the banners to 'refresh' and change without a total page refresh.
I would like to set it so the banners all change and refresh every 2-4 seconds.
Can someone tell me how to enable / set this please?

Thank You!
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 20:05
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Originally Posted by Flyte View Post
Okay, so everything seems to be working fine except I can't figure out how to get the banners to 'refresh' and change without a total page refresh.
I would like to set it so the banners all change and refresh every 2-4 seconds.
Can someone tell me how to enable / set this please?

Thank You!
If you need this functionallity, you will have to paste your own Java Script with timing and banner visualizzation in the text box in order to achieve this function. Maybe also an iframe to a specifically built banner page may work. Or a Flash banner which rotates banners in a different manner.
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 21:22
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
If you need this functionallity, you will have to paste your own Java Script with timing and banner visualizzation in the text box in order to achieve this function. Maybe also an iframe to a specifically built banner page may work. Or a Flash banner which rotates banners in a different manner.
I hate to sound lazy...but do you know anyone that already has this script because I am not exactly sure how to do this myself.

Thanks!
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Old 26 Apr 2010, 22:08
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Originally Posted by Flyte View Post
I hate to sound lazy...but do you know anyone that already has this script because I am not exactly sure how to do this myself.

Thanks!
I'm unable to tell you how to solve issues which go beyond PHP coding. I can imagine how it should be done, but know nothing special about Java. If I had to do it myself, I probably would ask (and pay) somebody to make me a Flash wrapper which rotates banners the way I like most
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 07:58
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Originally Posted by mobe00 View Post
i cant get this mod to work..no ads shows up . all the settings done as instructions is told ..i add this code to below_navbar template

<!--@vbbanners:0@-->


i have two adds which is set to position 0. The url to the images is correct. but nothing happens...what can be wrong ?
start date is from yesterday and end date is in july on both ads.
*bump* anyone knows why i cant get it to work ? im clueless..did all what the instructions told as far as i know
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 08:09
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Originally Posted by mobe00 View Post
*bump* anyone knows why i cant get it to work ? im clueless..did all what the instructions told as far as i know
have you checked the start date for each ad? it sometimes puts it as a date in the future on mine. make sure its today and a time just passed and see if that works.

any suggestions on the clicks not registering?
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 10:14
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Originally Posted by wampforum View Post
have you checked the start date for each ad? it sometimes puts it as a date in the future on mine. make sure its today and a time just passed and see if that works.

any suggestions on the clicks not registering?
ja i have. also dated it back 2 months..but nothing happens. everything seems right..but nothing shows up. when i try to write ordinary characters after the code they show up.so the code is in the template..meaning i dont have to revert the template...so strange ..i have no clue what to do
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 13:37
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Originally Posted by mobe00 View Post
ja i have. also dated it back 2 months..but nothing happens. everything seems right..but nothing shows up. when i try to write ordinary characters after the code they show up.so the code is in the template..meaning i dont have to revert the template...so strange ..i have no clue what to do
does it work with the standard style?
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 14:55
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Make sure you test it with a local plain .gif (not Google!), and make sure that plain .gif shows up if you just craft a url straight to it.
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Old 27 Apr 2010, 21:18
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
Make sure you test it with a local plain .gif (not Google!), and make sure that plain .gif shows up if you just craft a url straight to it.
i linked to a jpg file that was under /images/ads
and if i type in the url in the adress field in the browser it of course shows up

not working with my default vbulletin design or my own design..
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 17:40
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This is what i am looking for .....

Great addition...............
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 17:47
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any news on why the clicks might not be working mate?
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Old 04 May 2010, 01:39
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I have been looking everywhere for a mod like this. Superb job.
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  #779  
Old 04 May 2010, 18:00
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Originally Posted by wampforum View Post
any news on why the clicks might not be working mate?
Clicks work only when enabled (the obvious) and on images or wrapped flash banners. For some situations, code changes may be necessary, such as if you have vbulletin banners outside of the standard forum folders. Difficult to tell, why. Also content caching may be one of the possible reasons ...
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Old 09 May 2010, 07:44
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Am trying to move our banners over to the center of the logo line but not having any luck whatsoever.

Can you please explain what the positions option mean as have no idea sorry?

Thanks..
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