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.
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.
...5 stars from me.
I had a minor issue that I needed support for... I can only recommend you to the offered forum. The support is lightning fast, friendly and motivated. More than I expected from a free extension... 5 stars for the support.
Thank you for contributing this to the community!
I needed to have specific banners display on specific pages and this extension does exactly that. You can display specific to Section, Category or Article or even a blend of all three. Its just brilliant! Another happy client! :)
Don't understand the critical review below. I had no trouble at all installing and configuring this extension. It works right out of the box. Just take the time to review the settings and create your banners! Great job, wel done.
This take this to the extra level, but it is a great tool. I use it on all my sites.
Thanks for the feedback. I'm currently totally rebuilding FlexBanner to work with Joomla 1.6 and it will have the sort facility you want.
It could be very useful but the content restriction doesn't work , plus it doesn't intergrate well with Joomla. For example if you set a position for the module , even if the module has no banners to display it still takes up the place having an empty gap where you should have your article in full width.
Thank you for your feedback but I can assure you it isn't accurate. The module does not behave as you suggest and at no point have you tried to seek support in our forum.
We have a busy active support forum that allows people to get help with any issues you have and you will see that we always get to the bottom of problems.
The large number of good reviews should make it clear that we do the very best for our users and I think a more positive engagement would help everyone.
You should install both the plugin and module. Then simply give it a try, and most chances you'll manage to use it. I spent about 20 minutes reading the extension's support forum to understand some of the issues.
Thank you Andrew.
Thanks for your review. I'm sorry you couldn't get FlexBanner working but I can assure you hundreds of people are using it successfully. If you had been prepared to engage more fully in the forum I'm sure we could have helped you succeed.
It's a shame you felt the need to start throwing round threats sooner rather than later but that's your choice and, as I don't charge for the component, really no problem to me. I do think a more positive attitude would have helped and if anybody out there wants to write a guide I'd be happy to publish it. I know the documentation isn't thorough but I also know that I'm very close to the project and that makes it quite difficult to write without making assumptions.
This is not a simple component, despite your description, so perhaps it needs a little thought before use.
Perhaps your guess was wrong! There are hundreds of people happily using FlexBanner and nobody has ever complained of an issue of this kind. As long as you downloaded it from joomlacode.org via this site I'm sure there isn't a problem.
In future you might want to try contacting the developer of a component before throwing around accusations like this. You'd have seen we have a busy support forum that gives users advice and support.
I'm sorry if you are having problems but please don't jump to conclusions.