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vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship Ads with Statistics
Mod Version: 2.0.6, by Deviation (Contributor) Deviation is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (25 votes - 4.52 average) Installs: 350
Released: 14 Nov 2006 Last Update: 23 Jun 2008 Downloads: 2991
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

vB.Sponsors
Forum and Category Sponsorship Ads with Statistics

Add sponsor's ads or Google AdSense to forums & categories

INTRO:
This extension will allow you to add sponsors to you forums and categories or use Google AdSense. You can also track the hits to each sponsor by date as well. See below for more features and demo sites.

For vBulletin 3.5.x, please see http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=103327

For vBulletin 3.7.x, please see http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=183335

FEATURES:
-Enable sponsorship on forums and categories
-Ability to use Google AdSense code
-Use a banner or a text link
-Supports large banners for the top of the sponsored forum and small banners for the forum listing
-Tracks hits for each sponsor
-Statistics viewable inside Admin CP
-Ability to alter the "Forum sponsored by:" text
-Easy to use and install

INSTALLATION:
Documentation is located here.
I've found it's easier to maintain an online version rather than files included in the download.

THANKS:
...to vBulletin.org and its members.
...to the people who have installed this mod, suggested improvements and found bugs.

FEEDBACK:
Feedback Forums: http://www.DigitalDeviation.com/forums/
Feedback is always welcomed! Good or bad. Post all feedback and feature requests in this thread or in the forums above. Trust me, I'll be reading it even if I don't respond to every post.

SUPPORT:
Support Forums: http://www.DigitalDeviation.com/forums/
Should you need any assistance with this, you can reach me via the link above or by posting in this thread.

In either case, please post as much detail as possible with any code or screenshots pertaining to the issue. MySQL, PHP and web server software versions are helpful. You can obtain these from the Admin CP in vBulletin.

DONATE:
If you like this product, a donation would be appreciated. But of course its not required.


VERSION HISTORY:
2.0.6 - BugFix
-Changed maxversion attribute to enable vBulletin 3.7 installs
2.0.5 - Feature Add / BugFix
-Added version checking
-Added support for Google Adsense (template code has been updated)
-Fixed the table layout in the AdminCP
-Options are now controlled via vBulletin options

2.0.0 - Initial Release

DEMO SITES: If you'd like your forum added here, PM me.
Sites listed at http://www.digitaldeviation.com/proj...referencesites

---FEATURE REQUEST LIST---
-Integration: phpAdsNew integration
-Reporting: Sponsors able to view statistics from User CP
-Reporting: Export reports in PDF (or other) format
-Rights: Ability to hide sponsors based on a user's group
-Option: Rotating banner support
-Option: Multiple sponsors per forum/category
-Option: Remove the branding copyright
-Option: Ability to not show sponsor's banner in the main forum listing, but show when the forum is displayed.
-Option: Display ads in individual threads
-Option: Email the sponsor daily/weekly/monthly hit statistics

---KNOWN BUGS---
-NONE


Don't forget to click the install link below if you use it.

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  #2  
Old 14 Nov 2006, 01:05
vphost vphost is offline
 
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

Thanks for this, is it possible to change "Forums Sponsored By:" to something else?
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 01:16
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

Look great!!!

Rotating banner, sponsors will be great
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 01:43
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

The display of the banners are not good. You have to use extra collumn for banners. Because it is messing up the forum and category name alignment.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 02:04
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

Why is it that when I paste in the update to the "forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost" template, my forum display doubles all categories and the first forum ? I am quite befuddled by this.

All templates being modified are default vB 3.6.3 templates. I have reverted and tried again, with the same results...

Help....

Attached is an image of what forum looks like after "forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost" is updated.

Below is the code prior to the update"

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Here is the code after the update:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I've noticed that the code in the template code, included with the download, is a tad different, so I am trying now, however, it is still odd, since the template I am using is a complete reverted copy.

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Update: I copied the code, verbatim, from the 3 Forum Home templates, and manually edited the FORUMDISPLAY. It's working now, however, the hyperlink is now throwing a nasty error:

I am checking paths now, but I thought I had it tight....grrrr. FIXED
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Last edited by PossumX; 14 Nov 2006 at 02:22.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 02:04
Deviation Deviation is offline
 
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

Originally Posted by vphost View Post
Thanks for this, is it possible to change "Forums Sponsored By:" to something else?
Yes. It's under Global Settings in the Admin CP.
Originally Posted by taydu View Post
Look great!!!

Rotating banner, sponsors will be great
Adding to the FR list.

Originally Posted by abramelin View Post
The display of the banners are not good. You have to use extra collumn for banners. Because it is messing up the forum and category name alignment.
You can use an additional column if you want. I chose to use a <div> tag for the simplicity of example. Simply copy & paste the template code in between <!-- vB.Sponsors --> and <!-- / vB.Sponsors --> wherever you decide to put it.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 02:10
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

Originally Posted by PossumX View Post
Why is it that when I paste in the update to the "forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost" template, my forum display doubles all categories and the first forum ? I am quite befuddled by this.
It looks like part of your template ($childforumbits) got duplicated. When you're copying the code included with vB.Sponsors, make sure you completely erase the code in the box before pasting. I find that using the "Large Edit Box" option (to the left of the text box) helps with this.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 02:16
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

I see the duplicate code now...that you pointed it out, it is rather obvious.

Checking details now...thanks. My apologies for the posting, but I am a bit tired, go figure. Updated post above on hyperlink error as well.

FIGURED OUT MY LINK PROBLEM TOO.

My path was not complete, missing the initial part of the lead.

ALL WORKING NOW !!

Last edited by PossumX; 14 Nov 2006 at 02:21.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 04:00
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

Is there a way to make this for each thread instead of each forum?
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 07:35
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

The only thing to make this better that I can think of, is to allow statistics to be shown to specified users through a login, or a page where they have permission.

eg. Banner 'x' statistics shown to userid 'xxx'

That would be really good.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 09:20
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

Awesome! Thank you.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 13:53
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

Originally Posted by PossumX View Post
ALL WORKING NOW !!
Good to hear.
Originally Posted by dougeetx View Post
Is there a way to make this for each thread instead of each forum?
Not yet. But I'll add that to the FR list at the top.
Originally Posted by hornstar1337 View Post
The only thing to make this better that I can think of, is to allow statistics to be shown to specified users through a login, or a page where they have permission.

eg. Banner 'x' statistics shown to userid 'xxx'

That would be really good.
There's a FR for that already. That would be a great addition I think. That may be next on the list.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 22:37
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

Yes! Thanks Dev! Installing now....
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 22:39
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

Also, fix your Install button link.... it goes to the 3.5.x version.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 23:11
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Re: vB.Sponsors - Forum and Category Sponsorship with Statistics

For those that wouldn't mind showing off their forums, PM me your site address. I'd like to compile a "demo" list at the top of this thread for people to see.

Originally Posted by nul7 View Post
Also, fix your Install button link.... it goes to the 3.5.x version.
Ha ha! Good catch! Copy & paste > me.
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