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.
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.
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*.
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..
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.
Be aware of using this component on production sites.
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.
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.
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 !!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
I've implemented this suggestion in the new release.