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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: 11100
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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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  #1651  
Old 01 Jan 2012, 18:33
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
You normally will choose a single banner position, but make changes to your templates where you wish to show them. In other words, this is no code injection plugin
Before you go messing around with templates, try using the standard Advertising ad locations. AdminCP>Advertising>Add new ad
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Old 01 Jan 2012, 20:49
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hi...

may i know how to make the banner show up inside the thread?

and how to define the width and height of the image size? just like the option width / height for flash object.

i think if the option "Flash Banner" unchecked, the width / height should be use for the image.

thanks

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Old 02 Jan 2012, 18:56
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may i know how the impression counter works?

if one user with 1 address load the banner, so 1 impression right? if the user reload the page again within 15 second or 15 minutes, the impression should be 1 or 2?
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Old 06 Jan 2012, 16:47
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Originally Posted by Gripi View Post
may i know how the impression counter works?

if one user with 1 address load the banner, so 1 impression right? if the user reload the page again within 15 second or 15 minutes, the impression should be 1 or 2?
The impression counter counts how many times it was shown. There is no discriminator. Each view = +1
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Old 06 Jan 2012, 16:49
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Originally Posted by Gripi View Post
hi...

may i know how to make the banner show up inside the thread?

and how to define the width and height of the image size? just like the option width / height for flash object.

i think if the option "Flash Banner" unchecked, the width / height should be use for the image.

thanks
Images have no width and height values. If you need them anyway, you may use the flash wrapper, which also loads standard images.
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Old 06 Jan 2012, 17:20
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Hi

Do you have the changes implemented or fixed in today's update?

Thanks
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Old 06 Jan 2012, 17:37
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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.
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Old 06 Jan 2012, 17:53
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
Images have no width and height values. If you need them anyway, you may use the flash wrapper, which also loads standard images.
Just tried that idea and it doesn't work. The banners disappear.

I'm trying to get the images to have a width and height value for page speed and y-slow scoring...
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Old 06 Jan 2012, 19:35
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Originally Posted by DEGE View Post
Hi

Do you have the changes implemented or fixed in today's update?

Thanks
Please see point 2.3.4 for the updates. Also, the update mail states: "This update adds some features for scheduling expiring banner emails only."

Essentially I implemented the 1 month ago (or so) request to allow an easy change to the email settings for expiration notifications.

All other requests are waiting for me having more time
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Old 07 Jan 2012, 18:29
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Originally Posted by Mopar1973Man View Post
Just tried that idea and it doesn't work. The banners disappear.

I'm trying to get the images to have a width and height value for page speed and y-slow scoring...
Is there any other way of including the image size to the banners?
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Old 07 Jan 2012, 20:09
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Originally Posted by Mopar1973Man View Post
Is there any other way of including the image size to the banners?
I haven't been following, but all my banners are the exact size I make them. Aren't yours?
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Old 07 Jan 2012, 20:25
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I haven't been following, but all my banners are the exact size I make them. Aren't yours?
Yes... 468x60 but there is no width and height in the <IMG> tag...


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So how do I add the width and height to the IMG tags?

Because I would like to improve my Y-Slow scores more...

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Old 07 Jan 2012, 22:00
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Who cares. Don't obsess over the little things. They'll be served from the cache anyway if you have a cdn (e.g. Cloudflare).
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Old 08 Jan 2012, 00:09
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Am i able to add in a static banner on a chosen page? Sponsored by a company so only want their banner up on that part of the forum.
I have added a banner to the standard advertising part of VB4 with the HTML of
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I would like it to display only banner number 6 on that part of the forum. So for it to stop rotating untill they go to another part of the forum.

It doesnt seem to stop though...
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Old 09 Jan 2012, 08:07
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just installed it, really nice mod, working like a charm..........
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