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Geek Advertising Banner system RC1
Mod Version: 1.00, by The Geek (Coder) The Geek is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.7 Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 118
Released: 11 Apr 2005 Last Update: Never Downloads: 132
Not Supported Is in Beta Stage  

HowdA All.

From the makers of Hydrogen comes the latest mack - GAB (Geek Advertising Banners).

This has come about by needing an advertising system that no other hack seemed to totally fulfill. Personally - I really didnt want to burden myself with supporting another hack - but I felt it was significantly better than other hack systems out there so I thought many would be able to benefit from it.

Whats so freaking cool about it?

1- use flash, normal, text based (google adsense) or rotating banners
2- Decide which scripts run the banners
3- Define which forums run the banners
4- define which usergroups can turn off the banners
5- Make ads stop at x amount of hits
6- Make ads stop at x amount of views
7- Make ads start/stop at certain times
8- track views and/or hits
9- Wipes your bum

Why am I releasing this now? It seems to be hip and trendy to release Banner hacks. In all reality - this has been a very long work in progress that is finally rounding the finsihing stages. The current RC pacakge is considered complete except for the show stats segment (its recording stats, but you cant browse them easily yet).

LIke with any hack (especially a Beta) back up you DB and files needing change (global.php,admincp/index.php).

Known issues:
  • Flash ads can not appear on same page as a rotating banner ad.
  • After installing for the first time, you will most likely need to edit a phrase (any phrase) and click save to rebuild phrases
  • Flash banners hide drop down menus!!! Be careful where you put them or dont use them!
Basic install instructions:
  • Upload all files to relevant locations
  • chmod the gab and gish folders to 777 (or change the owner of the folders to whatever account your PHP process runs under).
  • Run the gab_install.php file in your admincp folder.
  • Follow the steps.
  • On the file changes - pay close attention to see if certain changes couldnt be made. If any changes could not be made, you need to manually make those changes.
  • When complete, move changed files from gish/gab/rc1.0 to their respective locations
  • Ad a new cron job to run daily (file: GAB_cron_daily.php)
  • Edit each gab category to include the forums you want the ads to appear in.
  • Ad $GAB_ads[x] to your templates where ever you want ads to appear (x represents the ad number depending on how many ads are set to run on that script. $GAB_ads[0] is the first ad block, $GAB_ads[1] would be the second, etc...)
  • Read The Freaking README!!!!!!!
Quick Upgrade instructions

For users of GAB Beta 2, uninstall it and then install this version. In all reality, you could just revert the file changes and delete the GAB_ tables from yur DB (heck, you dont even need to do that).

To upgrade from RC1.5 to RC1.6, just replace existing files with the latest from the downloaded package and run the template portion of the installer (you can skip the rest of the install steps). You may have to revert your GUSH_main and GUSH_ad_row

Donations

I have never asked for donations for any of the macks I have done - however since I have spent well over 60 hours coding this - I thought I would stick my neck out there. If you like my mack, it brings you some money and you want to keep my fridge stocked with beer and Cheetos, then feel free to drop some cash in my paypal account: geek@thenailgeek.com
If youre having difficulty keeping beer in the fridge yourself - fill yours before you fill mine.
If you think the mack sucks, or youre just a tight git then please dont bother

nJoy

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Old 30 Oct 2006, 01:52
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Originally Posted by dklassen
Yes, 3.6.2, does it work? I'm in desperate need of a banner system that doesn't require a Masters Degree in vBulletin and PHP. I need to put specific banners in specific forums right before the first post.
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Old 03 Nov 2006, 16:20
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I would gladly pay for a version that works with 3.6.2!
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Old 21 Jun 2007, 09:46
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SHOWING THIS WORNING MSG Fatal error: Call to undefined function: globalize() in /hsphere/local/home/lovetac1/lovetack.com/home/admincp/gab_install.php on line 44
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Old 26 Jun 2007, 08:19
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Why ? ...admincp/gab_install.php
Fatal error: Call to undefined function: globalize() in /home/kmasecur/public_html/xforce/admincp/gab_install.php on line 44
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Old 26 Jun 2007, 08:38
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guys... because this is for 3.0 and was last updated 2 years ago. You may have better luck in the 2.x mod release forum
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Old 12 Sep 2007, 02:48
griffinzx10 griffinzx10 is offline
 
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I am currently Running GAB on my VB site, and it has done everything I have needed it to do until now..
I currently have 4 ads on the top of my page, I want to add 2 more, but they are not showing.

Current code is:


<!-- content table -->
$spacer_open
$GAB_ads[0]$GAB_ads[1]
$GAB_ads[2]$GAB_ads[3]
What I tried doing is this



<!-- content table -->
$spacer_open
$GAB_ads[0]$GAB_ads[1]
$GAB_ads[2]$GAB_ads[3]
$GAB_ads[4]$GAB_ads[5]
But the $GAB_ads[4]$GAB_ads[5] ads are not showing up.

It is staying with 4 ad banners, but rotating btwn the total of 6 different banners.

Can I ad 2 more underneath the current 4? Or is 4 the max?
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Old 12 Sep 2007, 19:38
griffinzx10 griffinzx10 is offline
 
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Can anyone provide some info for this?
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Old 13 Sep 2007, 21:06
griffinzx10 griffinzx10 is offline
 
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N E 1??????????????
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Old 18 Sep 2007, 17:10
griffinzx10 griffinzx10 is offline
 
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Bueller? Bueller?
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  #670  
Old 24 Sep 2007, 15:11
griffinzx10 griffinzx10 is offline
 
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Come on, there has to be someone who can answer this question.....
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Old 04 Oct 2007, 10:40
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Well did you change number of ads for display?
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Old 04 Oct 2007, 13:26
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Originally Posted by bahisyeri View Post
Well did you change number of ads for display?
Holy Crap, I am such an idiot.... Once I read that, I remember about going into the Scripts section, then master, and setting the other 2.. Man I feel dumb...

Thanks so much for posting this.. It was exactly what I needed..

Again, thank...
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