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vBOffers - Virtual Currency Monetization for vBulletin
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About vBOffers

vBOffers is a virtual currency plugin for vBulletin that enables you to generate revenue for your community by allowing your users to complete offers from advertisers in exchange for virtual currency or donation points.

Key Benefits

Thousands Of Offers

vBOffers aggregates thousands of high-quality offers from multiple sources, including sources dedicated to specific geographic regions. That means a wide selection of great offers for your members to choose from.

Easy Installation

Just sign up for a vBOffers partner account, upload a handful of files, install the vBOffers product file and configure a few settings in the vBulletin administration area and you’re ready to go!

Multiple Integration Options

vBOffers can function as a standalone vBulletin plugin or it can be used alongside the popular vBCredits virtual currency plugin. Integration with additional vBulletin virtual currency plugins is planned and for large partners, vBOffers can develop custom integrations.

User Recognition

vBOffers makes it easy to recognize users who have helped your community through a leaderboard, customizable user titles and postbit awards.

Real-Time Reporting

Check your earnings in real time through your vBOffers partner dashboard. You can also set up and manage vBOffers installations for multiple communities through a single vBOffers partner account.

Advanced Offer Optimization

The offers we display to members of your community are constantly optimized. We look at historical performance as well as member-specific behavioral and geographic data to ensure that the most relevant and highest converting offers are displayed to your members.

Requirements

This version of vBOffers requires vBulletin 3.8.0 or greater. A separate version that supports vBulletin 3.6.8+ and vBulletin 3.7.0+ is available in this thread.

vBulletin 4.0 support is coming very soon!

Installation

1. Register your site for free here (to obtain the necessary Site Hash and Site Key): http://www.vboffers.net/signup/
2. Unzip the vBOffers distribution file you downloaded.
3. Connect to the FTP of your vBulletin server and upload the contents of the upload folder , maintaining the directory structure. For instance, all of the files contained in the upload/admincp folder should be uploaded into the admincp folder on your FTP server.
Note: be sure to upload the contents of the images/misc/vboffers to the images/misc folder for all of the active image theme folders. Not sure where your image theme folders are? Through the vBulletin admin control panel, you can find these by looking at the Miscellaneous Images Folder stylevar settings.
4. Install the vBOffers Product File: The vBOffers distribution file you unzipped in Step 1 above contains a folder named product. In it is a file with an .xml extension. Log into your vBulletin admin control panel and browse to the Plugins & Products > Manage Products page. Click on the “Add / Import” link. Then click on “Choose File” and select this .xml file. Finally, click the “Import” button. vBOffers will be installed on your vBulletin forum.
5. Configure vBOffers: Once vBoffers has been installed, your vBulletin admin control panel should reload. To configure vBOffers, browse to the vBOffers menu on the sidebar. At a minimum, you must add and save your Site Hash and Site Key via the vBOffers -> General Settings page before you can start serving offers.

For more details about all of the vBOffers configuration options, click here.

Developer Program

Are you a vBulletin developer? Integrate vBOffers into your vBulletin products through the vBOffers Developer Program and we’ll share revenue with you on every offer completed through your product! vBOffers includes developer functions that do all the heavy lifting, so typical integrations are quick and easy.

For more information about the vBOffers Developer Program, please visit http://www.vboffers.net/developers/. To apply, please contact us here: http://www.vboffers.net/developers/apply/.

Need Help?
If you’ve signed up to be a vBOffers partner and need assistance installing vBOffers, please contact us or post a message in this thread.

Change Log

2.0 - June 07, 2010
Initial release.

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  #2  
Old 08 Jun 2010, 00:48
vboffers vboffers is offline
 
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I am attaching several screenshots of the frontend and backend of vBOffers using the default vBulletin templates.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg admin-vboffers-settings.jpg (87.9 KB, 111 views)
File Type: jpg admin-vboffers-user-title-rewards.jpg (119.9 KB, 95 views)
File Type: jpg navbar-integration.jpg (22.7 KB, 128 views)
File Type: jpg postbit.jpg (174.3 KB, 240 views)
File Type: jpg postbit-legacy.jpg (175.7 KB, 178 views)
File Type: jpg vboffers-wall.jpg (250.1 KB, 239 views)
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 01:36
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I am reserving this post for links to add-ons and integrations with other vBulletin products.
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 04:55
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Taurus1 Taurus1 is offline
 
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I want to thank you guys for this awesome product!! Installed and working great!!

I just have one question. If I want to insert the link to vboffers manually to my navbar, what is that code please?
I have different styles, and not all has the normal navbar, so I need to know what the code is to manually insert the link to the relevant templates.

Thanks!!

EDIT: I downloaded and installed one of the offers (digsby) to see how the points and 'badge' display. But after installation, no points or badge. Is there something wrong here? Also, when I click on some of those offers (Links) I get a 404 page not found error.

"Not Found The requested URL 3419-4592=7ip8PQ7a8iG4DoLKENrA6A==|T7B28Y51NnOmCnLVbOz2AaMqLwTqQTa5+ifGjgUeNq/lXYJXyZyQrDXnqBikHi/E8E0svvq7O2PfkuCuotZLzFgBprjQ8e5jzsS12unqbFzQtahZUaJtIkXAgrcL9lySOOmZ5QtL1KxoIsk jvoMQKA==; was not found on this server."

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Old 08 Jun 2010, 07:50
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
I want to thank you guys for this awesome product!! Installed and working great!!

I just have one question. If I want to insert the link to vboffers manually to my navbar, what is that code please?
I have different styles, and not all has the normal navbar, so I need to know what the code is to manually insert the link to the relevant templates.

Thanks!!
The code to manually place the link on your navbar is:


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You can also put it in the quick links dropdown menu with this:


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All of this code needs to go in your navbar template.

EDIT: I downloaded and installed one of the offers (digsby) to see how the points and 'badge' display. But after installation, no points or badge. Is there something wrong here? Also, when I click on some of those offers (Links) I get a 404 page not found error.

"Not Found The requested URL 3419-4592=7ip8PQ7a8iG4DoLKENrA6A==|T7B28Y51NnOmCnLVbOz2AaMqLwTqQTa5+ifGjgUeNq/lXYJXyZyQrDXnqBikHi/E8E0svvq7O2PfkuCuotZLzFgBprjQ8e5jzsS12unqbFzQtahZUaJtIkXAgrcL9lySOOmZ5QtL1KxoIsk jvoMQKA==; was not found on this server."
Can you PM me your forum URL so we can take a look at the points and URL issue?

The badge should get posted within 24 hours once enough points have been earned. The necessary calculations are run and generated via a scheduled task that runs once per day. You could certaintly edit this to run more frequently from within your admincp area.
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 07:55
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Taurus1 Taurus1 is offline
 
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Thanks for that.

My URL is: http://creativx.net/forums/

EDIT: Sorry, one more thing. I edited the template to show the points below the PM notifications on the navbar. But it only shows on the homepage though.
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 08:45
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
Thanks for that.

My URL is: http://creativx.net/forums/

EDIT: Sorry, one more thing. I edited the template to show the points below the PM notifications on the navbar. But it only shows on the homepage though.
Can you give me your username/user ID from your own forums? We can check on the status. It should be noted that some offers may take some hours to report back to your forums. Until they report back, the earnings and points will not be added to any user accounts on your site.

We have checked the links on your offers wall pages. All of them look fine, and work correctly. I have sent you a private message requesting some additional information so we can double-check the offers delivered in your country. We do geo-target to make sure your users are receiving the most relevant offers possible.

The navbar points display is designed to work on all forum pages. We have tested this as working on many production forums. Where have you placed the code in the navbar template? Can you paste the lines above and below the vboffers code?
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 10:16
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The navbar points display seems to be a cache issue. So that is fine. Also the points are now displaying. The badge is not however. (In the Postbit)
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 12:34
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
The navbar points display seems to be a cache issue. So that is fine. Also the points are now displaying. The badge is not however. (In the Postbit)
I'm happy to hear the points have been credited.

Two reasons why the badge won't show:
1. You haven't earned enough points yet or the option is disabled. Check your vBOffers settings in admincp - you have full control over how many points your users have to earn to qualify for each badge. (User Title Settings)
2. The schedule task hasn't run since your points were credited. By default, our scheduled task is set to run once per day. You can run it manually using the scheduled task tools in admincp:

Scheduled Tasks > Schedule Task Manager > Daily vBOffers Custom User Title Task. (Click the Run Now button)
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 12:38
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MagicThemeParks MagicThemeParks is offline
 
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Definitely keeping an eye out for this one! Seems like a great concept!
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 12:46
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Can this be integrated with vBcredits? This way, the points earned are added to their vBcredits points?
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 12:51
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Originally Posted by vboffers View Post
I'm happy to hear the points have been credited.

Two reasons why the badge won't show:
1. You haven't earned enough points yet or the option is disabled. Check your vBOffers settings in admincp - you have full control over how many points your users have to earn to qualify for each badge. (User Title Settings)
2. The schedule task hasn't run since your points were credited. By default, our scheduled task is set to run once per day. You can run it manually using the scheduled task tools in admincp:

Scheduled Tasks > Schedule Task Manager > Daily vBOffers Custom User Title Task. (Click the Run Now button)
Awesome man!! It is showing now. I ran the scheduled task!
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 13:13
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Originally Posted by MagicThemeParks View Post
Can this be integrated with vBcredits? This way, the points earned are added to their vBcredits points?
Yep vBCredits is built right into the vBOffers product. Just select the vBCredits currency option in vBOffers options after installation.
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 13:13
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
Awesome man!! It is showing now. I ran the scheduled task!
I am very happy to hear that.
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 13:45
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I like the idea of this, but I really think it could be better with internal offers.. For example, joining a specific vBulletin group, or replying to a specific thread, or other integration with other modifications.

All of which are on the offers page, complete it and points are received~
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