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Banner Manager
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Banner Manager
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This Plug-In can be used to create ad rotations inside a site.

By default, zones have been added to the index, bonus, news, favorites, gallery and model bio pages.

Fields:

Title is used for identification only. This is not shown on the site.

URL is the URL a user will go to when they click the ad. Note, this does not work for .swf files which have the URL embedded in them already.

Accompanying text is text that will be shown under the banner.

Target lets you specify whether to load the URL in the same window or a new window or top/partner frame if you're using frames.

Weight controls how often a banner is shown in a rotation. The higher the number, the more often it will show.

Zones control where the banner is shown. Each zone must match a zone that's present in a template.

You can assign a banner to show up only in certain places by choosing which categories, sites or models to assign the banner. This will let you serve certain ads to a specific category page or only show certain ads on a specific model's bio and/or gallery page.

Banner PHP Templates:

To edit the look of ads, edit the following templates:
/template_sections/banner.tpl

Banner Smarty Templates:

To edit the look of ads, edit the following templates:
general/showbanner.tpl
general/showtextad.tpl

Adding Zones to PHP Templates:

For ads to show on a page, a zone tag needs to be put into the template.

Add the following tag where you want a banner ad to show:
   <div class="text_ad">
      <?php LoadTemplate("template_sections/banner.tpl", ["zone" => "index_XXX", "allmodels" => 1, "allcats" => "1"]); ?>
   </div>

 Replace 'index_XXX' with the name of the zone you created in the banner admin.

Adding Zones to Smarty templates:

For ads to show on a page, a zone tag needs to be put into the template.

Add the following tag where you want a text ad to show:
{include file="$spath/general/showtextad.tpl" zone="XXXXX"}

Add the following tag where you want a banner ad to show:
{include file="$spath/general/showbanner.tpl" zone="XXXXX"}

Replace XXXXX with the name of the zone.

**If you are using the MegaPass/All Access plugin, please make sure to if you assign the banner to a subsite you must make sure the subsite/area's 'cmsinclude.ini.php' file has a subsite declaration.

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