Announcements or Advertisements
message boards can display what we call "Icon Mini-Ads" at
the top of each board. Icon Mini-Ads consist of an icon image, a
Title, descriptive Text, and a URL.
Icon Mini-Ads can
be used to display advertisements or simple announcements. Each can
be linked to a different Web page or Site, and statistics on
Click-thrus are kept for each Icon Mini-Ad.
Below is an
example of an Icon Mini-Ad as it appears at the top of a message board:
Administrator, you can create Global Icon Mini-Ads. They will be
displayed on any board that has the "Share Global
Announcements" option checked on the Board Configuration page
(See Create A New Board for information
on how to set a board to display Global Mini-Ads).
To add Global Icon
Mini-Ads for display on message boards set to display them:
Click the Add/Edit
Global Announcements link on the Administration Panel.
The page that
appears will list any Icon Mini-Ads that already exist. Scroll to the
bottom form that says "Add New Announcement or
Advertisement" as shown below:
Fill in the
URL Of Icon:
Enter the full URL to a 50 X 50 pixel image to be used for this
Mini-Ad. If the image is a different size, it will be resized to 50 X
50 when it is displayed on the message board. Alternatively, you can
put an Icon image in the Post-A-Board "\boardweb" folder on
your hard drive, and enter only "/adimage.gif", where
"adimage" is the actual name of the image file. To use the
Default Icon (a pointing hand), leave this field blank.
should be a short description of what you are advertising. The title
will be hyperlinked to the destination URL.
The full Internet URL of the site to send the user's Browser to when
he or she clicks on this Mini-Ad.
The target Window in which to display the destination site, in case
your message board is displayed within an HTML Frame. Select
"Blank" to force the advertised site to be loaded into a
new Browser window.
Further text to describe the object of the Mini-Ad. Again, keep this
descriptive text very short and to the point.
With all of the
fields filled out, and your Target selection made, click the Save
New Announcement button and your new Icon Mini-Ad will be saved.
It will be added to the list and shown as follows:
To edit an
existing Mini-Ad, make your changes to the ad in the list and click
the Save Changes button.
To Delete an
existing Ad, click the Delete button on the Ad in the list.
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