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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: 1238
Released: 16 Aug 2008 Last Update: 09 Sep 2013 Downloads: 11101
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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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  #2701  
Old 20 May 2015, 10:56
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Originally Posted by tomcoleman View Post
does this work with 5.1.7?
No. Version 5 has no software hooks which allow to modify page contents on the fly.
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Old 22 Jun 2015, 12:18
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I installed this a few months back and really like how it works! However, I am having trouble with one feature - I can't get it to email when a banner is about to expire. I specified a value in the number of days.

The other (base) forum emails are working just fine. Can you tell me what I might have missed?

Thanks.
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Old 22 Jun 2015, 12:49
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I've also been having the email issue for a long time now, since the update it has never sent out reminder emails, it has now also completely stopped sending out emails when the banners do expire. I've just learned to live with it.

I'm assuming it's because of this:
if mailing should be repeated, you will have to edit the banner from phpMyAdmin
I really don't have time to be going into phpmyadmin to reset the emailing for expired banners that are renewed.
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Old 23 Jun 2015, 09:41
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Originally Posted by dwerden View Post
I installed this a few months back and really like how it works! However, I am having trouble with one feature - I can't get it to email when a banner is about to expire. I specified a value in the number of days.

The other (base) forum emails are working just fine. Can you tell me what I might have missed?

Thanks.
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Did you fill also the email address(es) in the respective banner?
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Old 23 Jun 2015, 09:43
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Originally Posted by viper357 View Post
I've also been having the email issue for a long time now, since the update it has never sent out reminder emails, it has now also completely stopped sending out emails when the banners do expire. I've just learned to live with it.

I'm assuming it's because of this:
I really don't have time to be going into phpmyadmin to reset the emailing for expired banners that are renewed.
You can also duplicate the banner and change its expiring date.

And, you may add a cronjob to your system in order to clear this flag.
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Old 23 Jun 2015, 12:03
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
Did you fill also the email address(es) in the respective banner?
Yes, and I even tried using two different addresses on two banners (in case of spam filter issues or some other unexpected barrier).
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Old 25 Jun 2015, 06:10
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Is there some kind of add-on that could display all aktive banners ad once.
My site owne, wan't a page where all banners are displayed at once.

If this add-on isn't availabel please give some hint's on how to build one.
i already code a plugin for vb4.
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Old 26 Jun 2015, 06:58
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Originally Posted by dwerden View Post
Yes, and I even tried using two different addresses on two banners (in case of spam filter issues or some other unexpected barrier).
I'll address this issue at the next debug session, which however will take a while to come.
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Old 26 Jun 2015, 07:00
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Originally Posted by ageurtse View Post
Is there some kind of add-on that could display all aktive banners ad once.
My site owne, wan't a page where all banners are displayed at once.

If this add-on isn't availabel please give some hint's on how to build one.
i already code a plugin for vb4.
There are the lists in the Admin CP and from there you may take it to make a page which shows also the images and other information.
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Old 26 Jun 2015, 19:50
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hmmm that look complicater than i thought.

it gets me a bit more time to solve this.
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Old 28 Jun 2015, 11:48
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On my forum we copy and paste the active banners (maximum 20) and publish them each quarter

20 minutes manual labour and a bunch of very happy advertisers
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Old 01 Jul 2015, 21:06
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Hi Guys, hoping somebody can help.

Been using this for years, but only have one problem.

I get click though values when I'm running swf files, and this works fine.

However, some of my sponsors only have jpg images. I'm using the following code in the TEXT section:

<a href="yoururl" target="_self"><img src="yourimage.gif" border="0" /></a>

The image shows fine, and also when you click on it, it goes to the desired target page.

However, the Click Counter is not working for these images...

Is there a way to get the counter to work when non swf files? Do I just need to change the html code for the image (and if so, can somebody give me an example)?

I have have the Click Tracking option set to Yes. I've also tried the other options (Flash Banner). This will then increase the counter correctly, but the JPG image does not show (obviously because I don't have the correct wrapper/code).

Really appreciate any help.
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Old 20 Jul 2015, 15:21
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jnrdavo:

I don't use the text box for that type of image/link. I just enter the link into the "URL" box and the image location into the "Image / Flash" box. Then tracking works just fine.
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Old 22 Jul 2015, 02:33
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Quick question, where do I upload this at 'rbs_iframe.php'?
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Old 22 Jul 2015, 08:16
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Originally Posted by gobears20 View Post
Quick question, where do I upload this at 'rbs_iframe.php'?
"This" what? The file goes at your forum root.
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