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Advert addon

edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
hey can someone make a quick addon, i mean really quick that will post an advert after the first post in a thread?

Would be most grateful
Thanks, Immersion
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    Immersion, I've created an add-on where it posts before the advert at the top of the body section on all sections. If you find a way to add it after the first post, I'd like to know so I can add it to my extension.
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    well may i please have your addon for your advert thing?
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    Okay, here it is below. Just replace your ad code with where I have mine echo'd. I put in /extensions/AdsenseCode/ and went into the extensions and it worked perfectly for me. <?php /* Extension Name: Google Adsense Extension Url: http://lussumo.com/docs/ Description: Adds Google Ads to the top of the main body. Version: 1.0 Author: JP Mitchell Author Url: http://www.ushomestoday.com/ */ if (in_array($Context->SelfUrl, array("index.php", "account.php", "categories.php", "comments.php", "post.php", "search.php", "settings.php"))) { class AdsenseCode extends Control { function AdsenseCode(&$Context) { $this->Name = "AdsenseCode"; $this->Control($Context); } function Render() { echo '<div class="Google_Ads"> <br> <center> <script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-8674095945218999"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "468x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel ="5422124716"; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "0000FF"; google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_url = "000000"; //--></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script> </center> </div>'; } } $AdsenseCode = new AdsenseCode($Context); $Page->AddRenderControl($AdsenseCode, $Configuration["CONTROL_POSITION_BODY_ITEM"]-1); } ?>
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    YOu are a star, jpmitchell7!!! Worked a treat! Thanks!!!
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    edited July 2006
    Wonderful! I'm looking to improve on by adding an javascript adcode right above the "Add Your Comments" part of a discussion, but I haven't figured that out yet. I have my Vanilla tweaked that way, but not through an extension.
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    That would be a cool extension! My favorite idea would be for an extension that would add the google adsense script after x number of posts in the thread...........for example, after every 5 posts.
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    I'll try to look into that when I have time. I'm kinda new to PHP, but Mark and others were very helpful to my first attempt at this one.
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    you have done sterling work for being 'kinda new to php' :) I can tweak, but not to the level you did in making the above extension. This is such a great community - and to think that I only found it 3 weeks ago by chance after a person i know in another forum happened to mention it.
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    im trying to find out how to do it after x posts. I see the only way to do it is to make an extension that when countcomments in the discussion table reaches x the advert is posted. However i thought about making it so a new user was made called Ad Bot or something and then make an extension running of post.php that once a new thread is made it will post the advert from the Ad Bot. Then maybe a page in settings tab that showed controls over ad bot. However this second way would only work after first post if at all.
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    mark would using
    <?php function GetRowNumber(&$CommentGrid) { $RowNumber = $CommentGrid->DelegateParameters['RowNumber']; } ?>
    work to find out if it is the first post. Then you could do
    $x = 1; if ($RowNumber = $x) { echo 'hello'; }

    Well that being the principle of it not the actual code :P
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    Great idea! You have a much more logical brain than me, Immersion. I read a vbulletin board that has google adsense posted after x number of posts - and they have it really well incorporated into the threads page. eg http://www.emigratenz.org/forum/showthread.php?t=7056
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    PS - just after noticing that the url I posted above is clickable - hmmmm.....on my vanilla board, i have to cut and paste any url.......what am i doing wrong i wonder.
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    mm vbulliten just has a condition for their thing to work in their templating system, theree is <if:condition $postcount= 3. something. Its along those lines, im now looking at the ipb one for some ideas.
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    edited July 2006
    @strawberries: http://lussumo.com/addons/?PostBackAction=AddOn&AddOnID=8
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    i whisper would have been more appropriate :P
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    edited July 2006
    I didn't whisper so that everyone could see that the problem had been solved.
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    thanks magical me! I have just installed that extension this minute and it is working delightfully! Thanks for the help.....much appreicated.
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    Immersion, yes i thought vbulletin would work that way.....but it is the general idea that I liked - ie after x posts, the adsense pops up. I worked so late last night tweaking my site - I just LOVE Vanilla......and Mark and you all are so wonderfully helpful.
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    yeah i will go searching for the best way to do it, as maybe i can use the commentgrid things, however i think this is too advanced for me, as i am new to php.
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    TreyTrey Charlotte NC New
    edited July 2006
    heres what I was able to do for this. its not an extension of some sort because I dont know how I would be able to put it in there but it is pretty easy to do.

    It does requiring editing 1 file, but you wont be taking anything out, you're just adding onto it.

    If you look in the themes folder / directory you'll see the file comments.php open that up to edit it. go to like 130 or 129 something like that and you'll see this..

    }

    $CommentList .= '</ol>
    </div>';
    add the following right before that

    if($RowNumber == 1){
    $CommentList .= '<li><div style="text-align:center;">
    GOOGLE CODE HERE
    </div></li>';
    }
    so it would then look like..

    </div>
    </li>';
    // the following little block wasnt there, I just added it so I could get the adsense in here :)
    if($RowNumber == 1){
    $CommentList .= '<li><div style="text-align:center;">
    <script type="text/javascript"><!--
    google_ad_client = "pub-YOUR_GOOGLE_ID";
    google_ad_width = 468;
    google_ad_height = 60;
    google_ad_format = "468x60_as";
    google_ad_type = "text_image";
    google_ad_channel ="";
    google_color_border = "FFFFFF";
    google_color_bg = "FFFFFF";
    google_color_link = "0000FF";
    google_color_text = "000000";
    google_color_url = "008000";
    //--></script>
    <script type="text/javascript"
    src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
    </script></div></li>';
    }
    }

    $CommentList .= '</ol>
    </div>';

    if you look at that you'll see the "if($RowNumber == 1){" you can change that 1 to whatever number you would like, and thats the posts number it will show up after.
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