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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: 11087
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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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  #1771  
Old 16 Mar 2012, 01:40
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Hmm

Possibility to exclude/include each single Banner-ID from CMS, Blog,Forum,Forumhome by radio buttons would be fine if there is a reasonable way for doing so
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 01:53
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Originally Posted by bposner View Post
Yes, banners are not linking to url, it adds a 2nd link, like this "www.forumname.com/forum/www.forumname.com/forum/rbs_banner.php?id=3&userid=1"
bsponer, try to use the textfield and put Banner code in there, instead of the URL and Image field.
That should fix it temporary until its solved. (might be than the click counter will not work...)
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 09:53
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This new time feature where it sends out emails before the banners expire is definitely not working for me on 3.8.5. It works fine if I set it to 0, but I've tried both 7 days and 14 days but no emails get sent out.
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 12:54
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Originally Posted by bposner View Post
for some reason the banners, even though have the correct url, are linking to:

"www.forumname.com/forum/www.forumname.com/forum/rbs_banner.php?id=3&userid=1"
Thoughts?

(site name changed for this post)
Try to use full URL's ... maybe you have changed your canonical URL settings or bburl?
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 12:55
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Originally Posted by MarkusB View Post
Hmm

Possibility to exclude/include each single Banner-ID from CMS, Blog,Forum,Forumhome by radio buttons would be fine if there is a reasonable way for doing so
Added to wish-list
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 12:58
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Originally Posted by viper357 View Post
This new time feature where it sends out emails before the banners expire is definitely not working for me on 3.8.5. It works fine if I set it to 0, but I've tried both 7 days and 14 days but no emails get sent out.
I'll check it again.
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 15:04
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Originally Posted by viper357 View Post
This new time feature where it sends out emails before the banners expire is definitely not working for me on 3.8.5. It works fine if I set it to 0, but I've tried both 7 days and 14 days but no emails get sent out.
There needs to be a reminder/link for this setting in the spot where we enter the email addresses, if it's going to be off in a separate Settings>Options page. The last time I set up a banner I completely forgot this setting existed and that I had set it to 7 days long ago. Sorry I have no idea yet if it actually works as my newest banners won't expire for a while.
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Old 16 Mar 2012, 16:30
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Hi,

Mod is very good.

But (maybe that was asked in the 100 comments pages before) my problem is, that the div of the banner splits the threadview in half and takes a lot of place. So the text of the post itself (and of the followning posts without banner) are very narrow displayed.

How can i workout, that the text is floating around the banner?

Thanks for help!

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Old 18 Mar 2012, 09:10
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Originally Posted by bposner View Post
for some reason the banners, even though have the correct url, are linking to:

"http://www.forumname.com/forum/www.f...?id=3&userid=1"
Thoughts?

(site name changed for this post)
make sure you have the http: in the box

"http://www.forumname.com"
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Old 18 Mar 2012, 09:11
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Originally Posted by MatiasCandy View Post
This quit working for me when upgrade to 4.1.11. Anyone else having issues?
I had wrong Google Pub id in the banner ad. Changed it and no more issues.

Thanks for great Mod and helpful people!

Cheers
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 12:47
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Originally Posted by rezwiebel View Post
Hi,

Mod is very good.

But (maybe that was asked in the 100 comments pages before) my problem is, that the div of the banner splits the threadview in half and takes a lot of place. So the text of the post itself (and of the followning posts without banner) are very narrow displayed.

How can i workout, that the text is floating around the banner?

Thanks for help!

Bye
René
The banner div is only an example. You may use any HTML and physical location for your banners.
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 16:10
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Originally Posted by MarkusB View Post
bsponer, try to use the textfield and put Banner code in there, instead of the URL and Image field.
That should fix it temporary until its solved. (might be than the click counter will not work...)
this doesn't work, just displays the actual url not the image

Edit oh, ok, html code, I did that, and it works, see below. Thanks for the workaround!

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and this seems to work

Last edited by bposner; 19 Mar 2012 at 16:31.
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Old 19 Mar 2012, 16:11
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
Try to use full URL's ... maybe you have changed your canonical URL settings or bburl?

Sorry, not sure what you mean by changed your canonical URL settings.
I use full urls in the URL field
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 08:42
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Originally Posted by viper357 View Post
This new time feature where it sends out emails before the banners expire is definitely not working for me on 3.8.5. It works fine if I set it to 0, but I've tried both 7 days and 14 days but no emails get sent out.
Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
I'll check it again.
Thanks, I've had it set back on 0 but now today I got an email for a banner that expired 5 days ago? Anyway, I would really appreciate it if you could look into it. Thank you.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 09:59
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There's a way to display a banner in a certain date?
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