Banner Rotator FX

Published on Oct. 5th 2009
113.003 downloads
You need to have Adobe Flash Player installed in order to view the component. You can download it from here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Features

Version 1.0.2.8555 - 02.04.2012 (view changelog)

- over 100 transitions to choose from
- supports JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, SWF
- autoTiming (optionally, each image lasts according to the length of the text; otherwise, you can specify the duration in seconds for each image)
- you can have random images and/or random transitions
- Zoom and Ken Burns image effects
- resizable to the extent of 1680 x 1050 pixels
- if the images are random, the Banner uses the fair advertising policy (you won't see an image twice until all other images are shown)
- images of any sizes can be used; they will be automatically adjusted according to the imageFitting option
- each image can optionally have different particularities, different from the overall properties of the Banner, like transition, image effect, text options, text effects
- HTML and CSS formatted text


Other features:

- the font can be embedded or not
- you can show text only on mouse over, or you can pause the slideshow on mouse over
- once the current image is loaded and displayed, the next image can be loaded in background so the preloader would appear as least as possible


You can find here a list with all the transitions.

Installation instructions for:

Download the banner-rotator.zip package, extract it and copy all the resulted files and folders in the same location as the web page in which you want the product to be displayed. As an alternative, you can copy all the resulted files and folders in a different folder.

From the downloaded package, the SWF file represents the actual product while the other files (XMLs, images) are the assets that the SWF file uses. A short explanation how SWFs and XMLs interacts can be found here.

Open the HTML file with a text editor (like Notepad or TextEdit) and add the following code where you want the product to be displayed:

<div id="DivBannerRotatorFX"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
 var flashvars = {};
 var params = {};
 params.base = "";
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl";
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 params.allowFullScreen = "true";
 params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
 swfobject.embedSWF("BannerRotatorFX.swf", "DivBannerRotatorFX", "600", "260", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params);
</script>

Don't forget to replace the 600 and 260 from the swfobject.embedSWF() function above with your own width and height that you specified in the settings.xml file through bannerWidth and bannerHeight elements. Also, don't forget to update the paths as specified in this FAQ article if you copied the product's files in a different folder.

CUSTOMIZATION

You can customize the Banner Rotator FX using the Live Demo above, press Generate button, then select all the generated code (Ctrl+A) and copy-paste it over the existing content of settings.xml file or you can edit the settings.xml file with a text editor.

To use your own images edit the images.xml file with a text editor and define in each row the image path, the url to go to when an image is clicked, the target(_self for the same browser window or _blank for a new browser window) the duration in seconds and the text in the CDATA section. To add specific properties for each image add a new attribute to each image in the XML file.
Here's an example:

<photo image="images/01.jpg" url="http://www.flashxml.net" target="_blank" duration="7" transition="57" effect="ken burns" dur="7" direction="bottom" vpos="center" width="250" func="Elastic" type="wide"><![CDATA[<head>Your title text here</head><body>Your description text here</body>]]></photo>

You can have as many images as you like. To add a new image, add a new row in the XML file.

If you want to get rid of the flashxml.net label from the top-left corner visible in the free version you have to purchase the product and use the paid version instead.

You can see an example on how to add a product in your Wordpress article/page here and how to add it in your theme or as a widget here.

Make sure your Wordpress version is greater than 2.8 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

 

1. There are two files to download:

    a. WordPress Plugin that you have to install and activate

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your wp-content folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called banner-rotator-fx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different than the one above, go to Banner Rotator FX from the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard and update the path accordingly

4. Add [banner-rotator-fx][/banner-rotator-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page

5. If you want to make the Banner Rotator FX part of your theme, edit the template files and add <?php fxbannerrotator_echo_embed_code(); ?> where you want it to show up

6. Customize your Banner Rotator FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite wp-content/flashxml/banner-rotator-fx/settings.xml

7. To use your own images, upload them to wp-content/flashxml/banner-rotator-fx/images and update the wp-content/flashxml/banner-rotator-fx/images.xml file accordingly

 

Additional settings file

To embed the Banner Rotator FX more than once, you will need another settings file and (probably) another set of images. Let's assume your new file is called settings2.xml. Add [banner-rotator-fx settings="settings2.xml"][/banner-rotator-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the file name as the first argument of the fxbannerrotator_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxbannerrotator_echo_embed_code("settings2.xml"); ?>).

 

Add as widget

To add the Banner Rotator FX as a widget, go to Widgets from the Appearance tab in your WordPress Dashboard, then drag and drop the Banner Rotator FX from Available Widgets to the widget area you want. You can specify a different settings.xml file and an alternative content for users without Adobe Flash Player from the widget's settings.

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between [banner-rotator-fx] and [/banner-rotator-fx]. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the text as the second argument of the fxbannerrotator_echo_embed_code() function call (for example <?php fxbannerrotator_echo_embed_code("", "Alternative content"); ?>).

 

Change WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the Banner Rotator FX in the Settings tab in your WordPress Dashboard. For widgets, this can be done from the widget's settings. If you want to have a different WMODE value in a specific place, it can be done like this: [banner-rotator-fx wmode="window"][/banner-rotator-fx]. If you're using the PHP function, here's an example on: <?php fxbannerrotator_echo_embed_code("", "", 0, 0, "window"); ?>.

 

If you have PHP4

To make it work with PHP4, add [banner-rotator-fx width="400" height="300"][/banner-rotator-fx] where you want the Flash to show up in your post/page. If you made the Flash part of your theme, add the width and height as the third and fourth argument of the fxbannerrotator_echo_embed_code() function call. Don't forget to provide your own width and height values, since 400 and 300 are just examples.

 

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package. Once you'll do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the wp-content/flashxml/banner-rotator-fx/ folder.

1. Download the free package. You need to host all the included files from the package on your own domain because Facebook doesn't allow file hosting.

2. Log in to your Facebook account.

3. Search for the Static HTML: iframe tabs application and select it.

4. Click on Add Static HTML to a page button and you'll be prompted for the page where you want the app to be added.

5. Once added you'll see on the left side menu of your page a new tab with a star icon called Welcome. Click on it to edit it.

6. Add the following HTML embedding code in the text field:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/swfobject/2.2/swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var flashvars = {};
flashvars.folderPath = "http://www.yourdomain.com/product_folder/";
var params = {};
params.scale = "noscale";
params.salign = "tl";
params.wmode = "transparent";
params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
params.allowFullScreen = "true";
var attributes = {};
swfobject.embedSWF("http://www.yourdomain.com/product_folder/ProductName.swf", "DivFlashComponent", "600", "400", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
</script>
<div id="DivFlashComponent"></div>

Don't forget to use your own URL for the product's location, name, width and height.

7. Click preview to see how it looks or save changes. The product is now added to the Welcome tab of your page.

8. Optional: To change the tab's name, called by default Welcome, edit your page, go to the Apps tab and click Edit Settings option next to the Static HTML: iframe tabs application to enter the name you want.

9. Optional: To make the tab your default landing tab (first thing your visitors see on your page) edit your page and go to the Manage Permissions tab and change the Default Landing Tab.

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label

To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package. Once you do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the location where you hosted all the files from the free package.

The module is used for adding the product in one or more pages in a given position (e.g. top, bottom, sidebar) while the plugin is used for adding the product inside a specific article.

You can see an example on how to install a module in your Joomla 1.5 website here, how to install a plugin in your Joomla 1.5 website here, how to install a module in your Joomla 1.6 website here and how to install a plugin in your Joomla 1.6 website here.

Make sure your Joomla version is at least 1.5 and your hosting provider is using PHP5.

 

Joomla Module Instructions:

1. There are two files to download (both under GPL License):

    a. Joomla Module (version 1.5 or version 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 or version 3.x) that you have to install and enable

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called bannerrotatorfx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different than the one above, update the Path from module's parameters accordingly

4. Customize your Banner Rotator FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite flashxml/bannerrotatorfx/settings.xml

Note that the Joomla Module can only be used once in your website.

 

Joomla Plugin Instructions:

1. There are two files to download (both under GPL License):

    a. Joomla Plugin (version 1.5 or version 1.6, 1.7 & 2.5 or version 3.x) that you have to install and enable

    b. Free package

2. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called bannerrotatorfx and copy the content of the free package there

3. If you copied the free package to a location different from the one above, update the Path from plugin's parameters accordingly

4. Add {bannerrotatorfx}{/bannerrotatorfx} where you want the Flash to show up in your article

5. Customize your Banner Rotator FX using the Live Demo from the top of this page. Download the ZIP file and use the included settings.xml file to overwrite flashxml/bannerrotatorfx/settings.xml

6. The default name for the settings file is settings.xml, but if you want to use another file (for example settings2.xml), specify the name like this: {bannerrotatorfx settings=settings2.xml}{/bannerrotatorfx} where you want the component to show up in your article

7. In some cases the width and height will not be read from the settings.xml file but you can specify them like this: {bannerrotatorfx width=400 height=300}{/bannerrotatorfx}. Don't forget to provide your own width and height values, since 400 and 300 are just examples.

 

No Flash support text

To support visitors without Adobe Flash Player, you can provide alternative content by adding the text between {bannerrotatorfx} and {/bannerrotatorfx}.

 

Changing WMODE

By default, the WMODE value is transparent but you can change it to window from the module/plugin's parameters. If you want to have a different WMODE value in a specific article, it can be done like this: {bannerrotatorfx wmode=window}{/bannerrotatorfx}.

 

Getting rid of the FlashXML.net label
To remove the FlashXML.net label from the top-left corner you'll need to buy the paid package.
Once you will do that, simply use the SWF file from the paid package to overwrite the SWF file from the flashxml/bannerrotatorfx/ folder.

The Banner Rotator FX component is available for Flash 8, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and requires Flash Player 9 or later. To use this product in Flash you need the MXP file that is available only in the paid package.

You can see an example of how to install a component in Flash Professional here.

In this video you will see:
- how to create an instance of the component on the stage: from the Components panel (Ctrl+F7) drag & drop the component on the stage
- how to give a name to an instance for further use in ActionScript: click on the component instance on the stage and from the Properties panel (Ctrl+F3) enter a name in the text input
- how to access the properties of the component (read or modify) during different moments of your Flash application

Any property of the component could be accessed that way. The names of the properties are identical with the ones from the settings.xml file. The properties of the component can be any of these three types: Number, String, Boolean. We assume it’s intuitive of which type each property is.

Warning! Setting the parameters of the component in the Component Inspector window (Shift+F7) and in the same time having a settings.xml file populated with different values for each property, the properties from the settings.xml file will have priority (meaning that a parameter set in the Component Inspector will be ignored if that parameter is also defined in the XML file).

This component doesn't dispatch events, but stay tuned for an update.

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Comments

Dirk

Posted 13 days ago

Hi,

great plugin. Thanks for this. I have a short question. Is there any way how I can add this in header of Joomla site somethlink the extra 1 position or higher?

Thank you very much in advance.

Regards,

Dirk

FlashXML Support

Hi. You can try to add the component, manually, by editing the Joomla Theme.

Fibernet

Posted 20 days ago

hi …. first, the banner rotator is absolutely awesome!

Unfortunately I have a problem with the special characters öäü. in the free version works perfectly, now I have bought the full version and the special characters are not displayed. What I have now for options.

to see is the banner under:

FlashXML Support

Hi. Please read this FAQ page

Stone

Posted 21 days ago

Hi

I have used some of your modules and plugins in the past and I always encounter how easy to use and install they are; now I have a question regarding the banner rotator.

As it is possible to have the page width in Joomla! being relative to the browsers width (e.g. the content window) is it possible to have banner rotator behaving the same way, let ‘s say instead of using a fixed width of 1280px using a relative width of 80%?

Currently I have only a example page running, but it is more an issue / feature request than a bug.

Regards,

Dietmar

jimmcconaghy

Posted one month ago

I’ve had my Banner Rotator FX up and running great on the home page of my website www.electriccitysign.com for a couple of years now.
I’ve had it at 940px width and centered nicely on the page since the start. For some reason it now is only about 2/3 the size and justified to the left.
I didn’t personally make any changes to the CSS or FX folder but I did update the wordpress theme I use (2010), but I use a child theme I created.
Also, I may have updated your plugin (was an update recently available?). I looked through every line of the CSS index and I did not make any change in the FX folder .Ican’t figure out what is wrong. Any ideas? Thanks, Jim

FlashXML Support

Hi. Looks okay now.

Rob

Posted 3 months ago

Is there a way to change the name of the settings file that the program uses? I already have an element of the project using settings.xml.

I would like to change it to anything else so that the two files don’t overwrite each other.

FlashXML Support

Hi. Please read this FAQ page

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