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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: 11119
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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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  #121  
Old 18 Oct 2008, 00:33
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I like this hack. Its really useful. Thanks y2ksw.
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  #122  
Old 18 Oct 2008, 17:32
SpiderFive SpiderFive is offline
 
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
The new version should fix it though ... the conflicting function is renamed everywhere in the product.
Sorry but this do not fix the problem, testec with version 2.0.6
2.0.3 works fine, great hack


Fatal Error

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare rbs_url_sanity2() (previously declared in my site /forum/includes/functions.php(5586) : eval()'d code:302) in my site /forum/includes/functions.php(5586) : eval()'d code on line 320
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Old 19 Oct 2008, 01:26
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Originally Posted by SpiderFive View Post
Sorry but this do not fix the problem, testec with version 2.0.6
2.0.3 works fine, great hack


Fatal Error
Well, the only remaining point is that at some place vbCMS or vBulletin load all the plugins two times.

If you edit the plugin, you may wrap the function with the following:

if(!function_exists('rbs_url_sanity2'))
{
// place the rbs_url_sanity2 function here
}

However it is a workaround for a problem which should not exist - if a software loads two times the board for each session, something is going really wrong
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  #124  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 04:50
Automaton Automaton is offline
 
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If we upload the updated version of this, will we lose our current data?
Will we have to re-enter all of our banner from scratch?
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  #125  
Old 21 Oct 2008, 11:22
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Originally Posted by Automaton View Post
If we upload the updated version of this, will we lose our current data?
Will we have to re-enter all of our banner from scratch?
You won't lose anything, I just upgraded and all my info is still there, just follow the instructions and you'll be fine.
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  #126  
Old 22 Oct 2008, 22:23
UltraSTYLE UltraSTYLE is offline
 
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Hi,

This script is excellent.
I install it on vb 3.7.3 with no issues.

the only question I have is related to problem with Photopost Classifieds integration. I see that someone else had the same issue, and I understand that main VB engine is in root while PP Classifieds is in mydomain.com/classifieds directory.

is there any way to use script instead of string @[email protected] ?
Maybe point it out to main VB engine to read banners?

if not ....

is there a way to set condition so if main VB engine is detected it will show banners, if not it will show nothing.

I'm not a programmer so I'm not sure what it is possible or not.
Any help is appreciated
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  #127  
Old 23 Oct 2008, 11:26
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Works great. Thanks.
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  #128  
Old 23 Oct 2008, 12:35
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Originally Posted by UltraSTYLE View Post
Hi,

This script is excellent.
I install it on vb 3.7.3 with no issues.

the only question I have is related to problem with Photopost Classifieds integration. I see that someone else had the same issue, and I understand that main VB engine is in root while PP Classifieds is in mydomain.com/classifieds directory.

is there any way to use script instead of string @[email protected] ?
Maybe point it out to main VB engine to read banners?

if not ....

is there a way to set condition so if main VB engine is detected it will show banners, if not it will show nothing.

I'm not a programmer so I'm not sure what it is possible or not.
Any help is appreciated
If you use different placeholders, for example a HTML comment (replace default both in your templates and options):

<!--banner-->

then the banner is inserted only when the vbulletin engine is active, or it remains a little comment (invisible to browsers) in your pages
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  #129  
Old 23 Oct 2008, 18:38
UltraSTYLE UltraSTYLE is offline
 
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works great

thank you
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  #130  
Old 25 Oct 2008, 18:36
Twisted Shifter Twisted Shifter is offline
 
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Thumbs up

Took me a little to figure it out, not that its hard, I am new to this forum thing. I am a diesel mechanic and drag racer!

This hack rocks! I recommend it to anyone wanting to put add on a website. 2
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  #131  
Old 26 Oct 2008, 01:55
Twisted Shifter Twisted Shifter is offline
 
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Can anyone tell me where I might find a "forumlist" I have looked all over the styles and templates with no luck. I want to put an Ad in the middle of the page between 2 forum sections.
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  #132  
Old 26 Oct 2008, 04:31
vividbreeze vividbreeze is offline
 
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Why doesnt show the Clickout stats??
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  #133  
Old 26 Oct 2008, 04:58
Twisted Shifter Twisted Shifter is offline
 
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you need to check the box that says "count ad clicks"
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  #134  
Old 26 Oct 2008, 05:07
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Originally Posted by Twisted Shifter View Post
you need to check the box that says "count ad clicks"
I believe the plug-in doesn't count the clicks for Flash-type banners?

Thank you.
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  #135  
Old 26 Oct 2008, 05:40
vividbreeze vividbreeze is offline
 
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I did check the box.

It only shows impressions, never clickouts - do I have to buy the plugin?
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