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Banner Bar Version 3.2+ Instructions

This page is a work in progress so anything not hear yet should be very soon but any questions please email ianjgough@aol.com
Thanks for using Banner Bar


Login

Login with the Username "Maxwell" and password "password" or Change login info

Login box

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Delete/Reset a Banner

To Delete a banner(s) or Reset a banner(s) statistics you can either check the individual box(es) or to check/uncheck all check the top box then choose your action Delete or Reset. Reset will reset Impressions,Clicks and CTR.

Control Panel

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Sort Banner by

By default the banners are sorted by ID but you can change that to Impressions, Clicks, Last Click, xClick, Timer, Expires or Created. But this will only be remembered for the current Session.

Sort by

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Clickable options for each Banner

You only need to check the box when you want to delete or reset a banner(s).

options

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Pause a Banner

When you want to pause a banner from rotation you can just click on the banner. Then click again to unpause.

Pause

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Add new Banner

You can either upload a banner or enter the URL to one.
If you don't want to use the timer leave the time set to Unlimited else choose a time from the drop down.

New Banner

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Settings

All of the settings both front and back end are here.

Settings

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Database Backup

Clicking Backup DB will save a .sql file in bannerbar/admin/backup folder. The only way to restore this is manually but I will add restore capability for the next update.

Database Backup

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Setup Cron Job

In order to use the timer feature you must set up a cron job.

Cron
Click on Cron Jobs in cpanel
Cron
Choose your frequency. (I use once a day but if your using the 12 hour timer you should use twice a day)
Cron
Insert the path to php then leave a space and then insert the full path to cron.php

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Change Username & Password

user-pass

Find config.ini.php (In bb3/admin/inc)
Username - Change to your choice
Password Hash - Generated using a SHA1 Hash Generator

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Expired Banners

Expired

When a banner expires your see the yellow warning triangle come up now to make the banner active again goto edit and either choose a new time or set it to unlimited

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Banner Statistics

Here you can view stats of the last 50 Click Throughs.

Statistics

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Edit Banner

Expired

Here you can alter any of the fields except upload a new banner (I'll add that soon) and you can change the timer as you wish.

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Help i'm locked out!

Locked
Locked

If for any reason you or someone else has made more than x number of failed login attempts your be emailed providing "Alert me of failed logins" is enabled. By default after 3 failed logins the page will lock then your be emailed a link with unique key to unlock the page.

If you happen to delete the email or don't get it you can manually reset the login page by going to the database you created during setup then the settings table and delete the key and change attempts to 0 .

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Client Banners

If you want to accept paid banners fill in your PayPal email and set your price for 1,3 and 6 months in Settings.

Client Banner Form 
Client Banner Form

Then head too http://yourwebsite.com/bannerbar/admin/pipn to view the banner form for accepting new banners. Simply add a new banner to the bar linking to http://yourwebsite.com/bannerbar/admin/pipn and your good to go

Client Banners take preference over your Banners and they are permanently displayed not Random as they are paying for them. You can choose how many to accept if at all in settings in control panel.

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