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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: 11089
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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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  #751  
Old 19 Apr 2010, 18:27
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Is there any way to weight how often banners are shown? IE banner 1 is more important and is shown 3 times every 10 rotations? Or is it completely random?
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Old 19 Apr 2010, 22:08
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Originally Posted by heatherw610 View Post
Hello, when I have 2-3 banners in, every so often it will show nothing. Its like it goes through them all and then will "run out" so that space on my forum is like there was nothing ever there. Anyone know how to fix this?
If you have, say 3 banners in your database and 10 placeholders on one page, only 3 positions are filled.

Any other reason why banners show or less depend on your filters. Or maybe on content or page caching. Or on some software, which removes HTML comments.

On a standard installation and no filters, the banners will show up all times, guaranteed.
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Old 19 Apr 2010, 22:12
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Originally Posted by NinjaKane View Post
Is there any way to weight how often banners are shown? IE banner 1 is more important and is shown 3 times every 10 rotations? Or is it completely random?
You may weight a banner by simple duplication. If you have 2 banners and banner 1 has to show up 2:1, duplicate banner 1 once.

For the rest, it is completely random.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 02:19
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
If you have, say 3 banners in your database and 10 placeholders on one page, only 3 positions are filled.

Any other reason why banners show or less depend on your filters. Or maybe on content or page caching. Or on some software, which removes HTML comments.

On a standard installation and no filters, the banners will show up all times, guaranteed.
Thank you.

Where can I edit the 10 placeholders to the number of banners I actually have?

Last edited by heatherw610; 20 Apr 2010 at 04:29.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 07:08
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Originally Posted by heatherw610 View Post
Thank you.

Where can I edit the 10 placeholders to the number of banners I actually have?
You assign to each banner a placeholder (position) at creation or edit time, and insert one or more into your templates (any).

If you need to change the global placeholder format, go into the options. Please make sure to understand first how this system works. Normally there is no need to change any of your settings.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 20:00
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Originally Posted by Scooterpig View Post
We want to put our banners to in the Header to the right of the logo but can't work it out. Can anyone please tell me what template or where I put the code as per the attached pic for it to show up underneath the Welcome and above the Search?

Thank you..
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  #757  
Old 21 Apr 2010, 00:08
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Do banners only rotate at page refresh?

We are looking for a banner rotation mod that constantly rotates and not just at page refresh. Does this work that way?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 05:42
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Originally Posted by Flyte View Post
We are looking for a banner rotation mod that constantly rotates and not just at page refresh. Does this work that way?

Thanks in advance.

It has that option in the admin CP but I have never used it that way.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 19:00
wsmallwood wsmallwood is offline
 
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Okay, I have it installed. Everything seems to be there. Your tutorial indicates the two default banner will show up without doing anything. I don't see anything. What to do?
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  #760  
Old 22 Apr 2010, 14:05
wampforum wampforum is offline
 
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I have this set up and everything works fine except the clicks - it doesnt record any. Am I missing something? (I have the click option ticked!!)
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  #761  
Old 23 Apr 2010, 22:31
Flyte Flyte is offline
 
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Help needed please!

We had this mod working fine with 4.0.2
We upgraded to 4.0.3 and now when enabled our CMS crashes and we are getting the following error message:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function rbs_url_sanity() in /home/content/92/5987292/html/mx/forum/includes/functions.php(6811) : eval()'d code on line 62

Please help....thanks!
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 01:03
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Originally Posted by Flyte View Post
We had this mod working fine with 4.0.2
We upgraded to 4.0.3 and now when enabled our CMS crashes and we are getting the following error message:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function rbs_url_sanity() in /home/content/92/5987292/html/mx/forum/includes/functions.php(6811) : eval()'d code on line 62

Please help....thanks!
It's working fine in 4.03 for me. However, I currently have the CMS disabled - it's possible that's the problem. See if the error goes away if you disable CMS (as a way of tracking down where the error is occurring).

Also check:

1. that all files for this add-on still exist on your server - I'd recommend you just re-upload everything to be sure

2. that an add-on installed later is not conflicting with this one
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 01:50
Flyte Flyte is offline
 
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Okay, I will check that and report back to you....Thank you for your timely response.
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 13:19
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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.
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Old 25 Apr 2010, 02:36
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
It's working fine in 4.03 for me. However, I currently have the CMS disabled - it's possible that's the problem. See if the error goes away if you disable CMS (as a way of tracking down where the error is occurring).

Also check:

1. that all files for this add-on still exist on your server - I'd recommend you just re-upload everything to be sure

2. that an add-on installed later is not conflicting with this one
yep I was missing files!! Thanks for telling me to check that! Works great.
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