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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: 1237
Released: 16 Aug 2008 Last Update: 09 Sep 2013 Downloads: 11104
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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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  #856  
Old 14 Aug 2010, 00:29
Globus Globus is offline
 
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Originally Posted by asus78 View Post
Which system are you using that can also handle adsense?

http://www.ijoomla.com/ijoomla-ad-ag...-agency/index/ - paid script

http://www.openx.org/ - Free, very advanced and complex. But will reward you soon as you master it
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 04:04
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This is strange. All my ads disappeared tonight. I haven't made any changes since updating to 405, and I swear they were working after that.

Anyway, I just went into AdminCP>Manage Ads and enabled an old ad for test purposes. Not only did that ad show up, RBS started working again. Odd.
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 18:40
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Has anyone got a solution to get this working with Photopost please?
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  #859  
Old 15 Aug 2010, 19:36
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
 
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
You can still do that if all you want to do is display banners in specific locations, and you don't need this mod or any other to do that: Just use the ad templates or hard code it.

But if you want to use rotating banners (did you notice that part in the title?), you'll need this mod or something like it. It works and it works well.
Yes I did notice the rotating banners part. This is the mod I was referencing.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=203948

Yes, it was for 3.8, but it shows how simple it was compared to this one. Does this one need to be so complicated because it is on 4.0.x? I don't know, i'm not a VB guru.

I'm still trying to find a system that lets you insert a banner in the header. Of all the banner locations, this is the most effective yet the developers of any system I have came across for vb4 seem to have overlooked it which seems bizarre to me, deliberate?

The coder of that mod aint been around since 2009, I wonder if there's anyone that could pick up his mod and run with it to make it compatible with v4.
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  #860  
Old 15 Aug 2010, 20:29
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Originally Posted by Hammertime View Post
Yes I did notice the rotating banners part. This is the mod I was referencing. http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=203948 Yes, it was for 3.8, but it shows how simple it was compared to this one.
This one is the direct replacement for that one. What you see as "complications" are actually features that have been requested by people since this one came online. The more features, the more options. But you don't have to use them. I just rotate 6-7 banners in a single ad.
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Old 15 Aug 2010, 21:08
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
This one is the direct replacement for that one. What you see as "complications" are actually features that have been requested by people since this one came online. The more features, the more options. But you don't have to use them. I just rotate 6-7 banners in a single ad.
That's pretty much all I want to do. Looks like I'll be giving this one a second chance afterall.

What about the banner in header? I see this as probably the most important and effective area for having an ad but from what I have read a lot of people are having major issues making it work. Has anyone actually achieved this?
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Old 15 Aug 2010, 23:29
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Originally Posted by Hammertime View Post
What about the banner in header? I see this as probably the most important and effective area for having an ad...
If you're asking my opinion I would disagree strongly. In-your-face ads like in the header or sidebar just get blocked. Instead of being seen more, they're seen less.

I put mine in the footer and after the first post. Hopefully out of the way enough that people won't bother to block them.
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Old 16 Aug 2010, 10:02
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
If you're asking my opinion I would disagree strongly. In-your-face ads like in the header or sidebar just get blocked. Instead of being seen more, they're seen less.

I put mine in the footer and after the first post. Hopefully out of the way enough that people won't bother to block them.
I suppose it depends what kind of site you're operating.
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  #864  
Old 17 Aug 2010, 18:05
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Excellent, thanks a lot! Installed and nominated
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Old 19 Aug 2010, 11:48
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Ciao innanzitutto grazie per il tuo splendido lavoro, ma non riesco in nessun modo a far funzionare il tuo plugin...

1. Ho caricato i file sul server
2. Ho installato il plugin
3. Ho creato un nuovo banner in Position 0
4. Ho incollato il codice in ad_navbar_below (<[email protected]:[email protected]>)

Ma il banner non viene mostrato. Come mai?
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  #866  
Old 27 Aug 2010, 07:22
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Anyone using 4.0.6 get this working again? I have a new install that just won't show my .jpg banner.
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  #867  
Old 28 Aug 2010, 02:51
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Originally Posted by morrow View Post
Anyone using 4.0.6 get this working again? I have a new install that just won't show my .jpg banner.
yes, i just updated to 4.0.6 and it's not working at all.
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  #868  
Old 28 Aug 2010, 21:51
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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It's working fine in 4.06.

Try this:

1. Go to your banners. Edit one of them - you don't actually need to change anything - just open in the editor and re-save. If that works, the others should also be working now. If not, repeat for each of your banners.

2. If that doesn't work, go to Admin CP | Maintenance | Update Counters >> Rebuild Styles and click on the Rebuild Styles button.
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Old 29 Aug 2010, 08:35
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Originally Posted by morrow View Post
Anyone using 4.0.6 get this working again? I have a new install that just won't show my .jpg banner.
Two ad positions disappeared from vbulletin after 4.03. See this link for a better explanation.
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...ns-Disappeared

Nothing to do with this mod and I'm stuck on version 4.03 until they fix this bug.
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Old 29 Aug 2010, 14:13
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Originally Posted by Videx View Post
If you're asking my opinion I would disagree strongly. In-your-face ads like in the header or sidebar just get blocked. Instead of being seen more, they're seen less.

I put mine in the footer and after the first post. Hopefully out of the way enough that people won't bother to block them.
Agree. I do the same.

Can anyone tell me how to display an image/graphic/advert after the first post of every thread.

This Rotating Banner System mod is overkill for what I needed. I did solve the issue by editing 'ad_showthread_firstpost' - however, since upgrading from 4.0.3 to 4.0.6, this doesn't appear to display any more.
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