New Feature! Let your customers see the statistics for their banner from the front end.
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 apth 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.
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.
One suggestion for the developer is to add in the ability to sort ad placement by author just like it does by category. That way multi-author sites can allow the individual authors to have specific ads on their articles no matter the category.
When I put a link on a banner, and I click it opens the site on the same tab, and should open on another tab or another window.
I use a IE9 and is working perfectly...
There's already an option to do that. Look at the settings in the Module.
Banner did not display in any position. Though when it was placed in the footer space was reserved but no other indication of anything attempting to display.
Overall impression was good feature set but needs work for OOTB functionality. Not in the mood to sign up for another forum.
1.6.0, 1and1 hosting, nothing fancy installed
Sorry you didn't have a good experience with FlexBanner, we're still working on the 1.6 version which is a beta. If you aren't prepared to engage in a forum about the product perhaps a beta version of a component really isn't for you.