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Released: 16 Aug 2008 Last Update: 09 Sep 2013 Downloads: 11100
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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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  #2656  
Old 03 Jan 2015, 10:02
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Originally Posted by Nelson58 View Post
Having trouble with the top headers 1 and 2. When I put in two ads, the right hand one drops down a line like this:



https://www.flickr.com/photos/129267...8/15978626330/

I have the code inserted as directed: <Div align="center"> etc, so I am stumped.
I am using VB 4.2.2 pl 2

Please help someone?

Thanks!!
If you want to show banners in the 2 available spaces and a dynamic page width, you need also to use some CSS to position the banners well. With the standard inbuilt feature of the ad headers 1 and 2, I never got working a single one unless using a fixed page width ... but I fail to know HTML and CSS well enough. A good designer can do it
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Old 03 Jan 2015, 16:39
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
If you want to show banners in the 2 available spaces and a dynamic page width, you need also to use some CSS to position the banners well. With the standard inbuilt feature of the ad headers 1 and 2, I never got working a single one unless using a fixed page width ... but I fail to know HTML and CSS well enough. A good designer can do it
But...here is my confusion. Aren't they meant to be side by side in the regular template? Why is that not happening? I am sure I am doing something wrong. Is there some command I can add to the div command in VBadvertising or the Styles that does not move things down the page between the two ads?

Thanks...
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Old 04 Jan 2015, 15:02
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Originally Posted by Nelson58 View Post
But...here is my confusion. Aren't they meant to be side by side in the regular template? Why is that not happening? I am sure I am doing something wrong. Is there some command I can add to the div command in VBadvertising or the Styles that does not move things down the page between the two ads?

Thanks...
I'm not a designer and all I know is my inability to work properly with CSS and HTML ... that much I have entirely given up and delegate all design to my favorite web master.

Thinking about the logic, I believe the given spaces work with images only, and fail to work properly with scripted ads, such as Google AdSense. As a permanent workaround I have decided to use only fixed width styles and then I use the following CSS, with some tweaking, in order to place AdSense where I wish:


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Old 05 Jan 2015, 13:10
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Giovanni, you rock man.

Here is what I did to get both top ads behaving:


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Thanks again man!!

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Old 07 Jan 2015, 03:08
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vb 5

is there a mod for this that can be used in vb5?
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Old 07 Jan 2015, 03:50
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Nope, vB5 does not have the proper hooks to pull this off.
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Old 07 Jan 2015, 07:26
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Originally Posted by osras1 View Post
is there a mod for this that can be used in vb5?
I'm working at an alternate method, but essentially, in vbulletin 5 there are no software hooks to inject easily the required functionality, and since code is subject to changes, there is also no easy way to add this feature to the base code ... which however would have many more benefits. I'm not sure if to make this exception part of my career
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Old 09 Jan 2015, 13:04
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Now that I got both the header banners working, I have hit an issue my users are complaining about on Tablets, cell phones and some browsers.

It seems that on mobile devices, the banners drive way over to the right, and the right banner is pushed outside the site edges by the minimizing process that occurs on mobile devices. In other words, the VB software narrows the area between the logo and login area. This gives much less room for banners.

Has anyone else had this problem on small screens and mobile devices, and how did you deal with it? Thanks!!
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Old 09 Jan 2015, 13:18
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Originally Posted by Nelson58 View Post
Now that I got both the header banners working, I have hit an issue my users are complaining about on Tablets, cell phones and some browsers.

It seems that on mobile devices, the banners drive way over to the right, and the right banner is pushed outside the site edges by the minimizing process that occurs on mobile devices. In other words, the VB software narrows the area between the logo and login area. This gives much less room for banners.

Has anyone else had this problem on small screens and mobile devices, and how did you deal with it? Thanks!!
I'm using a different style for mobile devices and a banner on top and at the bottom of the pages.
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Old 09 Jan 2015, 13:27
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
I'm using a different style for mobile devices and a banner on top and at the bottom of the pages.
So only one banner instead of the two (Global Header 1 and Global Header2) that I have on the regular site?
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Old 09 Jan 2015, 13:28
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
I'm using a different style for mobile devices and a banner on top and at the bottom of the pages.
Any way to get BOTH, other than dedicated mobile banners?
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Old 09 Jan 2015, 14:00
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Originally Posted by Nelson58 View Post
So only one banner instead of the two (Global Header 1 and Global Header2) that I have on the regular site?
That depends on the size. A 468x60 banner may fit eventually, but older devices are smaller.
Originally Posted by Nelson58 View Post
Any way to get BOTH, other than dedicated mobile banners?
Use clever CSS

(I'm not so smart)
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Old 14 Jan 2015, 20:10
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Does someone know how to alter or set a display time for the rotating banner system.
We want a fixed time that a banner is displayed.
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Old 16 Jan 2015, 10:32
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Originally Posted by ageurtse View Post
Does someone know how to alter or set a display time for the rotating banner system.
We want a fixed time that a banner is displayed.
There is an unofficial add-on in the package, which may help you with this. However, most providers will not allow you to rotate their banners in-place.
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Old 16 Jan 2015, 11:48
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i only use own banners like gif's, so i think that should not be the problem.

Which add-on is it, i can't find it.
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