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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: 11119
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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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  #1936  
Old 31 May 2012, 21:01
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Originally Posted by cloferba View Post
I had this plugin installed and working but an admin uninstalled it. Then I installed it again but the banners are not shown.

Could you please tell my why this? I can give you admin details in order to access and help to show them.

Thank you, I appreciate your support
Maybe there were style changes which have deleted the placeholders.
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  #1937  
Old 31 May 2012, 21:03
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Originally Posted by nrmsŪ View Post
Installed, but after a few hours, I'm noticing an excessive delays when loading a page with this plugin active.

Use version 2.4 and vBulletin 4.1.12 with just a flash banner at the top right side.


What could cause this ...?
Is the banner loaded locally or from a remote site? Does the banner load or access external data? If you use a simple image banner, it still slows down?
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  #1938  
Old 01 Jun 2012, 09:37
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could it be, that this plugin is slowing down my whole vBulletin site?
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  #1939  
Old 01 Jun 2012, 11:40
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Originally Posted by wan4all View Post
could it be, that this plugin is slowing down my whole vBulletin site?
no.

But it could be very well, you have banners which pull in external data and slow to load. One example could be Google Adsense, which is sometimes less performant on sites with 1000+ unique IP accesses per hour. Another typical example is simply.com, which is de facto very slow even on small sites.
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  #1940  
Old 01 Jun 2012, 14:25
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
no.

But it could be very well, you have banners which pull in external data and slow to load. One example could be Google Adsense, which is sometimes less performant on sites with 1000+ unique IP accesses per hour. Another typical example is simply.com, which is de facto very slow even on small sites.
Thanks for your swift reply. I will start also updating because my version is still. 2.3.2 Are there any consequences / concerns or is an upgrade a piece of cake?
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  #1941  
Old 01 Jun 2012, 16:51
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
Maybe there were style changes which have deleted the placeholders.
No. Not changed, they are still there. We tried unninstalling and installing it again and not results.

Any idea?
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  #1942  
Old 01 Jun 2012, 23:44
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
Is the banner loaded locally or from a remote site? Does the banner load or access external data? If you use a simple image banner, it still slows down?
All banners are housed in locally, but I think I've managed to solve it was a banner in flash and always carried with it rbs_wrapper.swf, changed and apparently decided ... Let's see the behavior from now on ...

Anyway, congratulations to the author of this Mod...
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  #1943  
Old 03 Jun 2012, 15:20
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I am getting no where with this

if someone can install for me thagt be great

gaz
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  #1944  
Old 03 Jun 2012, 22:06
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Marked as installed.

Documentation is better than a lot of others but had to do trial and error for some things to figure them out.

Thanks for the mod.

Last edited by Palmcone; 03 Jun 2012 at 22:55.
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  #1945  
Old 06 Jun 2012, 12:14
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Originally Posted by Reef Man View Post
No. Not changed, they are still there. We tried unninstalling and installing it again and not results.

Any idea?
have the banners expired?
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  #1946  
Old 06 Jun 2012, 12:17
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Originally Posted by gazza2008 View Post
I am getting no where with this

if someone can install for me thagt be great

gaz
please send me via PM the credentials for and admin account and eventually an FTP account, if you haven't uploaded the files yet (I prefer not to do this part)
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  #1947  
Old 06 Jun 2012, 12:18
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Originally Posted by Palmcone View Post
Marked as installed.

Documentation is better than a lot of others but had to do trial and error for some things to figure them out.

Thanks for the mod.
You may contribute by telling us what you had to try and how you solved it.
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  #1948  
Old 06 Jun 2012, 23:52
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I've installed vB at localhost and I can see all banners.
vB: 4.2.0
PHP: 5.3.8
without vBSEO

The liveforum does not display a banner.
vB 4.2.0
PHP: 5.3.13
with vBSEO

The templatecode:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


The HTML-Code from localhost:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


and the HTML-Code from my liveforum:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


What's the problem?

Is there a user with installed vbseo and can confirm the error?
Or is the PHP version the problem?
I don't no ...

The deactivated Plug-in- / Hook-System show me no result.


Regards
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Last edited by Samsine; 07 Jun 2012 at 00:41.
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  #1949  
Old 07 Jun 2012, 10:12
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Originally Posted by Samsine View Post
I've installed vB at localhost and I can see all banners.
vB: 4.2.0
PHP: 5.3.8
without vBSEO

The liveforum does not display a banner.
vB 4.2.0
PHP: 5.3.13
with vBSEO

The templatecode:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

The HTML-Code from localhost:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and the HTML-Code from my liveforum:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

What's the problem?

Is there a user with installed vbseo and can confirm the error?
Or is the PHP version the problem?
I don't no ...

The deactivated Plug-in- / Hook-System show me no result.


Regards
Samsine
As told in the help file, if you have vbSEO active and its HTML optimisation, you will have to change the placeholder in the options. Since vbSEO may remove HTML comments, it also will remove the banner placeholders.
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  #1950  
Old 07 Jun 2012, 13:16
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Hello,

I've read the help file, but it does not work
Do you have any idea how the problem can be solved?


The templatecode

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


Rotating Banner System Options

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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


The HTML-Code from my liveforum

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


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