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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: 11088
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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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  #2431  
Old 13 Dec 2013, 18:31
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Originally Posted by GeorgeB85 View Post
Also can anyone tell me, if there is a way that this mod can be used in multiple locations? Meaning, if I want to show one set of ads in one part of the forum (like under the navbar), but show a completely other set of ads above the footer?
yes
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Old 13 Dec 2013, 18:50
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Originally Posted by bzcomputers View Post
No this is not possible with this mod. It is also against the policy of most advertising companies and can get you banned quickly from their programs for attempting to do this.
I wasn't referring to like adsense or anything. Just ads that we put up from members paying us to display ads. My apologies as I should have clarified more.

Since it doesn't do that, how often does it change out the ads?
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Old 13 Dec 2013, 18:51
GeorgeB85 GeorgeB85 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by bzcomputers View Post
Yes, this mod allows for 10 different locations (more is possible but not supported). Positions are 0-9. When inserting an ad into the mod you will assign it to one of those positions.

Thank you! This will come in handy for sure!
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Old 13 Dec 2013, 20:56
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Originally Posted by GeorgeB85 View Post
I wasn't referring to like adsense or anything. Just ads that we put up from members paying us to display ads. My apologies as I should have clarified more.

Since it doesn't do that, how often does it change out the ads?
On each new pageload it will randomly display an ad you have assigned to that position. So if you have 10 ads for a certain position, if you reload the page 10 times in that position you'll probably see most of the ads.
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Old 15 Dec 2013, 02:14
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Originally Posted by bzcomputers View Post
On each new pageload it will randomly display an ad you have assigned to that position. So if you have 10 ads for a certain position, if you reload the page 10 times in that position you'll probably see most of the ads.
How many ads can go into each position?
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  #2436  
Old 15 Dec 2013, 08:11
Stevenwi Stevenwi is offline
 
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Hello..

Installed.. hope in the banner list, can sort banner by the expired date, so we know who will be expired soon.

Thanks
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Old 17 Dec 2013, 14:54
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Originally Posted by GeorgeB85 View Post
How many ads can go into each position?
As many as you have. Hundreds, thousands
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Old 26 Dec 2013, 15:15
Rckcrwlr Rckcrwlr is offline
 
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I am trying to install this but not getting any images...

I have uploaded all my banners to a folder called /banners

I set up the Rotating Banner Ad in Advertising and then added the banner to RBS.

The space was made for the banner but nothing shows up and there is nothing to click on.

Can you help?

Running 4.2.2

Thanks
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Old 30 Dec 2013, 15:54
GoriLLakoS GoriLLakoS is offline
 
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I am having trouble displaying a specific flash banner which works flawlessly in the vbulletin advertising system, but when I place it in the rbs, it displays only as a black background.

Would you mind testing it out to see watch going on? You can find the .swf file I am trying to integrate in the attacments.

Thank you very much, and happy Holidays!
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Old 01 Jan 2014, 19:29
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Originally Posted by GoriLLakoS View Post
I am having trouble displaying a specific flash banner which works flawlessly in the vbulletin advertising system, but when I place it in the rbs, it displays only as a black background.

Would you mind testing it out to see watch going on? You can find the .swf file I am trying to integrate in the attacments.

Thank you very much, and happy Holidays!
I've tried it and it's black. So all you can do about it, is to paste the code you were using into the "Text" field to get it handled from RBS.
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Old 02 Jan 2014, 11:52
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Thank you very much That solved the problem.
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Old 02 Jan 2014, 13:11
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phew
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  #2443  
Old 03 Jan 2014, 02:58
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Great mod. Now the next step is geolocalization conditions
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Old 03 Jan 2014, 09:50
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Originally Posted by dany_danay View Post
Great mod. Now the next step is geolocalization conditions
You mean, banners depending upon IP? Most scripts (Google AdSense etc) do that already. This feature would require a great deal of server tweaks and would slow down the whole process by a degree nobody would really like.

For such features, I believe specialized services do their best.
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Old 09 Jan 2014, 23:50
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this is one of the best mods ever. I have used it on my site for many years now, and it never made an error. it always runs great.

one minor question, if you allow me. Why does it stop showing ads once ALL the ads are already shown on a page?

In other words, why does it not start over randomizing ads and displaying ???
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