SocialEngine 4.9 has a new feature that allows you to create beautiful banners as well as text and a call to action (CTA) button in just about any location you would like. You can use banners to add some pizzazz to your site, you can monetize by selling banner spots (manually with Paypal or your favorite payment processor), you can even use the CTA function to increase site activity. These are just a couple examples of what you can do with the new banners feature and this tutorial will show you how to set everything up!
In order to manage banners, you’ll need to be logged in with an Admin or Super Admin account. In your Admin Panel, navigate to Appearance > Banner Manager.
The “Manage Banners” page will show a list of all of the banners on your site.
Here is what the banner looks like with all of the above steps completed. Note that we’ve added some text to highlight the features.
To edit a banner, click the “edit” link in the Options column to the far right of the banner.
The edit page will have the same options as shown above for creating a banner. Please be sure to click to “Save Changes” after you are done editing your banner.
You can preview your banner so that you can check it before you place it on your site pages. To preview a banner, click the “preview” link in the Options column to the far right of the banner you want to view.
A popup will open that shows you how your banner will look. If you don’t see a popup, you might need to enable popups for your browser.
To delete a banner, click the “delete” link in the Options column to the far right of the banner that you want to delete.
A popup will open asking you to confirm that you want to delete this banner. Click “Delete Banner” to delete it.
Banners are quite versatile. These few suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg!
Great work with banners! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further tutorials. Visit our community to have more interactions with us and other clients or third party developers. We’d love to see you there!