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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: 11104
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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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  #2806  
Old 26 Dec 2016, 10:34
carik carik is offline
 
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What I was trying to do inside block advertisements does not affect the size of the block.
Here's a look at the screenshot. The block size specified in the settings of size 100 x 100 pixels, but displays it in full size. On tablets and screens of the small size it looks like in the screenshot. To make the picture smaller to larger screens shows as an icon.
Tried everything, please help to resolve this issue.
The block itself where it is written in the styles or templates, I can't find where. Users complain, is not very convenient.
Tried in the templates of the top post and the last post is correct, not the block shows.
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Old 26 Dec 2016, 14:42
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Originally Posted by carik View Post
What I was trying to do inside block advertisements does not affect the size of the block.
Here's a look at the screenshot. The block size specified in the settings of size 100 x 100 pixels, but displays it in full size. On tablets and screens of the small size it looks like in the screenshot. To make the picture smaller to larger screens shows as an icon.
Tried everything, please help to resolve this issue.
The block itself where it is written in the styles or templates, I can't find where. Users complain, is not very convenient.
Tried in the templates of the top post and the last post is correct, not the block shows.
You may try the flash wrapper and specify a smaller size. Else I have no other idea, because I am not a web designer. I am sure it is possible to fix with style tags, but I have no clue how.
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  #2808  
Old 26 Dec 2016, 17:41
carik carik is offline
 
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This is not a problem of the styles or the html. This problem is spelled out somewhere during the installation. I did change the picture in this ad unit is spelled out somewhere tough, the search returned no results. see screenshot, you can see that the picture is small, and the unit remained 300px in width.
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  #2809  
Old 26 Dec 2016, 22:24
carik carik is offline
 
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now you have done so: - the size of the banner in the posts can be set in the settings, for example 300px300px, this size is fixed, to work around this no the codes did not work. plus another set ad_post_maxWidth.
so, I propose to make changes to blocks in posts like this:
variable size depending on screen resolution -
ad_thread_first_post_content
ad_thread_last_post_content
ad_post {
max-width: 100%;
display: inline-block;
}
@media (min-width: 400px) {
ad_post {
max-width: 50%;
}
}
@media (min-width: 1240px) {
ad_post {
max-width: 100%;
}
}
the unit will change depending on the screen resolution. and the maximum size is set via the parameter ad_post_maxWidth. Advertising will not spoil the appearance on tablets and is fully on stationary monitors.
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Old 12 Jan 2017, 11:34
majjed2008 majjed2008 is offline
 
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Hello

Regrading Rotate banners in-place , it is work fine now with position 0 but how i can add more position please ?

thank you in advance
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Old 12 Jan 2017, 17:43
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I am running vB 4.2.3 PL 2 on my site located at www.grandcanyonstatebbq.com.

I recently added Google AdSense to my site and had to disable the site specific informational banners that I was running below the navbar in order to accomodate the new ads. I would like to insert those currently disabled banners in between the forum sections on my site. For example, I would like to have a banner running between the sections entitled "Welcome to the Grand Canyon State BBQ Forums" and "The Grand Canyon State BBQ Association".

Into which template should I be adding in the banner position code?
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Old 13 Jan 2017, 13:17
scottkoz20 scottkoz20 is offline
 
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is there a way to restrict login.php to not be included on this? I got an Adsense warning about it.
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  #2813  
Old 13 Jan 2017, 14:19
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Originally Posted by majjed2008 View Post
Hello

Regrading Rotate banners in-place , it is work fine now with position 0 but how i can add more position please ?

thank you in advance
Just as you would do elsewhere. However, as stated everywhere, in-place rotating banners are a hack and not supported, thus it's a game of try, fail and success all by you
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Old 13 Jan 2017, 14:24
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Originally Posted by vpcarrocci View Post
I am running vB 4.2.3 PL 2 on my site located at www.grandcanyonstatebbq.com.

I recently added Google AdSense to my site and had to disable the site specific informational banners that I was running below the navbar in order to accomodate the new ads. I would like to insert those currently disabled banners in between the forum sections on my site. For example, I would like to have a banner running between the sections entitled "Welcome to the Grand Canyon State BBQ Forums" and "The Grand Canyon State BBQ Association".

Into which template should I be adding in the banner position code?
In any one which can do it. There is no such function in vbulletin, but eventually you could add a banner in between each section by changing the respective templates named forumhome_forumbit_* and some clever but yet to be invented condition
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Old 13 Jan 2017, 14:27
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Originally Posted by scottkoz20 View Post
is there a way to restrict login.php to not be included on this? I got an Adsense warning about it.
That seems weird ... maybe adding a condition in the templates using THIS_SCRIPT == 'login' and such?
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  #2816  
Old 13 Jan 2017, 15:45
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
That seems weird ... maybe adding a condition in the templates using THIS_SCRIPT == 'login' and such?
very weird.


are you refering to the Style templates or something else


Thanks for the quick answer
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  #2817  
Old 14 Jan 2017, 10:12
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Originally Posted by scottkoz20 View Post
very weird.


are you refering to the Style templates or something else


Thanks for the quick answer
Yes, around the placeholder.
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  #2818  
Old 24 Jan 2017, 15:47
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Hi Giovanni, I am using your banner system at http://www.screamandfly.com/forum.php and I love it.

I think I asked before, but I am unable to add anymore that four left-side vertical banners. If I specify "Position 5", the banner does not appear. The first four and the horizontal banner work fine.

Is there something I am overlooking? I could really use some help with this.

Thank you!
Greg
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  #2819  
Old 25 Jan 2017, 09:41
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Originally Posted by Scream And Fly View Post
Hi Giovanni, I am using your banner system at http://www.screamandfly.com/forum.php and I love it.

I think I asked before, but I am unable to add anymore that four left-side vertical banners. If I specify "Position 5", the banner does not appear. The first four and the horizontal banner work fine.

Is there something I am overlooking? I could really use some help with this.

Thank you!
Greg
I see 4 banners, do I miss something?
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  #2820  
Old 26 Jan 2017, 19:56
Scream And Fly Scream And Fly is offline
 
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Hi Giovanni, thank you for your reply

Yes, there are four vertical banners. I was looking to add more than four on the left side. I'm sorry if I was not clear on that. I was wondering if I can add a 5th and maybe a 6th vertical banner. If I set those positions in the options for the banner system, those additional banners never appear.

Thank you,
Greg
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