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FlexBanner ComponentModule

A banner management component that allows you to specify which articles, sections and/or categories a banner appears on. Can also be used to serve different banners for different languages.

New Feature! Now allows the display of multiple banners in each module.

Single installer for component and module.

FlexBanner is a powerful banner advert management system. You can add banners for new clients or links from one screen - no more multi-step banner adding. You can also restrict banners to particular articles, categories or sections, as well as all the default Joomla restrictions (using the itemid system). It also works well with Google AdSense code - copy the Google code into the custom code box, and it just works.

Supports different banners for different languages! Perfect for use with Joom!fish.

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Please note that there is no upgrade path from version 1 to Version 2,If you want to move from FlexBanner 1.6 to FlexBanner 2, you will need to add all your banners again.

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Reviews: 1
Just changed standard banner module for flexbanner ans must say i am happy to ve done so, cause this works lots easier. Only thing i would like now is the possibility to publish banners in between articles on the contentblog on the front page. O, and your donate button on the backend does not work properly. Was just about to send some money!
Reviews: 5
It would be nice if it had an option to resample large images to the banner size. I have (lazy) clients who don't resize images, so it usually is loading giant images when it doesn't need to.
Reviews: 4
Fabulous, a must have, perfect helpdesk .and so on !!!
At first sight, the component look like perfect.

Due to my fault, banner didn't appear. Andrew help me immediately and provide me a solution.

It's a perfect solution, absolute quality.

Use it !!

Thanks for this component.
Reviews: 11
I've been a Joomla user since the very beginning (Mambo days!) and have used dozens of extensions over the years (payware, shareware and free).

There are only a handful which I feel deserve "Oscars" - and Flexbanners is one of them.

Yes - I'm sure it could be improved in many ways (how long is a piece of string?) ... but what it does, it does well ... very well.

A classic yardstick is the quality of support. Here, the developer responds quickly and is friendly. Not bad, considering we're getting his skill for nothing (or donation).

With a bit of active input in the support forums from us users, I'm sure additions/improvements will be made in good time.

In short - *highly recommended*.
Reviews: 3
Its easy and flexible. I like its restriction system for a particular article. Its fulfill my requirement. Thanks for this nice plugin.
Reviews: 1
Had a minor issue after installing, but the extension wasn't to blame. Support was swift and effective!!
Reviews: 3
I installed the component and it was very good until i posted over 1000 articles.After that the component had some little bugs but when i posted in the forum mr Andrew fixed the problem very fast.The component is the best banner component i have ever used inside joomla and outside joomla.Still have the potential to become top of the tops.Mr Andrew Congratulations.Keep working.You are not only a programmer but you are an artist also...
Reviews: 8
Fabulous easy to use banner manager I setup for a not for profit site. Works perfectly and highly customizable. Multiple banners can run on the same page, which was not possible with the built in Joomla banner manager. Too bad other people don't know how to either read or use Joomla to post a better review.
Reviews: 12
It only took about 10 minutes to install, figure everything out and have my first banner up. Didn't even need to look at the documentation. Simple. Intuitive. Does what it is supposed to do. Thanks!
Reviews: 6
Installed it like a dream, enabled and added three clients, categories, LOCATIONS, links, sizes and everything else it wanted. So far great!

Tried to tell it that I wanted "LOCATION-x" in "position-x" of Joomla - so I went to Documentation (forget it) then the Forum.

I put LOCATION in the search box:
The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: LOCATION.

eh!.. what all that about? one of the primary functions and most regularly used terms and there's no information about it.

Turn off the common words option on your forum and people like me might get to figure out how this extension works..

uninstalled :(
Owner's reply

Sorry, I'm aware the documentation needs a revamp since version 2 but I was completely unaware of the common words problem with the forum. I've now turned off common words so hopefully future users won't face the same frustration.

Reviews: 2
A first rate product that does what it says it will do. Easy to install and use and backed up with top flight support.
Reviews: 18
Having installed this extension it look similar to the joomla component, but when you dig a little deeper it is different. Although the documentation is lacking a little, the developer does reply to forum posts, and a lot is explained on there. The cherry on this extension is the ability to let your clients view their statistics from the front end. First class, Well done
Reviews: 6
It look like good component in future. Look like native banner component with more features I wasnt able to run on my site with SWF object.

Be aware of using this component on production sites.
Owner's reply

I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience. As the product is a beta version it would be really helpful if you could let us know what problem you had via our support forum because, in testing, we have no problems with swf banners.

Reviews: 9
Backend interface is unintuitive, buttons next to publish date don't work and simply reset the form. Documentation link is out of date / page is dead. Component keeps telling me to update even though I downloaded the latest one provided. Buggy, wouldn't use it on a full production site. It has potential but is nowhere near as good as previous reviews seem to claim.
Owner's reply

I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience with FlexBanner. As clearly stated, the version for J2.5 is currently a beta so it isn't surprising it's a little rough around the edges.

The new version is nearly complete and will be out soon so you may prefer to try that when it is ready.

Reviews: 3
I installed the very good component: Flexbanner 1.6.16 onto my Joomla site 1.7.3 and it worked without problems. Now, I've upgraded Joomla to version 2.5.0 and also there was an update for Flexbanner version 1.6.17 and I tried to install it, but I got the following message:Invalid package type.

I informed - on a Sunday - Andrew to tell him that the update of the new and latest version of Flexbanner didn't work ( through the component installer and through the Joomla installer).

Within the hour I got a completely new component ( for free ). And this components works very well under Joomla 2.5.0

Thanks a lot Andrew for your professional support and quick reply. Flexbanner ... a great component. Worth a donation !!!
Reviews: 3
I am using the component in a touristic portal in joomla 1.5.23, and I must say I had it running well in just minutes after viewing a video tutorial on the tube.
Just loaded my swf file, create a client, banner, position and a custom size and configure module parameters and voilá! Banner running in front page.

Easy to install and set up
Spanish translation available
Works as it says
Dont need any support at all
Fantastic for 99% of the users with banner managment needs.

Haven´t found any yet
Reviews: 1
I first became happy because the swf file frontend could appear as a flash banner. But that was wrong. The module converts flash to gif, so the frontend, I have still no display of flash.
Apart from this, I see it as positive that the module html coding seems to validate with web standards, which far from all the modules do.
Owner's reply

I'm glad you like the component.

Actually FlexBanner doesn't convert the swf to gif. It floats a gif in front of the swf so that it has a mechanism to count clicks. Without doing that it would be unable to measure click throughs.

Reviews: 3
hi, i saw the flex banner component in the joomla extension directory.
i think that is one of the bests solution for banner management. but I would just suggest some change. In fact would be interesting if the banners would change according to the url or even pages joolma, and if so can allow users to buy advertising space sector (for example, allowing you to place your banner in a specific section of the component Ads manager - example: car-ads in a given language). in this way alerts are relevant to 100% with what you see .. What do you think about it?
sorry for my bad english.
francesco leonardi
Owner's reply

I like your suggestions but it is unlikely that I will add them for a long time. I'm currently rebuilding FlexBanner to latest standards and nothing will happen until that work is complete (75% done so far).

Reviews: 1
I thought this was a pretty cool component. Just installed it because we needed a way for clients to view their own stats. Thought it was easy to install and configure and free (awesome)!. As far as creating a target=_blank as mentioned in some of the comments... its in the module people so when you assign it to a module positions its an option there. Which is perfect.

I do have one thing I thought would be good to see. In the joomla default banner manager they list how many impressions used of x impressions (ex: 50 of 100). It would be cool if this displayed in the client table as well as the preview table in the banner manager. Just makes it simple / at a glance.

Other than that.. Good Job.
Owner's reply

I've implemented this suggestion in the new release.

Reviews: 1
This extension work very well, but you are make a big mistake in my opinion. This extension need the target "_blank" for each banner and no for module. In this case allow you to put different banner in the same module/location with different target. This is what we want on 100% of the banner management. If you do this implementation your extension is on TOP. Please consider my review a suggestion and not criticism.
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