Free Banners Slideshow, Flash Banners & Image Slider
But it uses Flash...
A nice extension that works well and is capable of displaying eye-catching graphics. The downside, as stated in the name, is that it relies upon Flash to do its magic.
This isn't a show stopper, but it is a concern in a world increasingly populated by iPads, which won't display Flash content.
I ended up going with a simple slideshow that uses .jpgs
November 19, 2014
working well, but required a little modification
Working great, pretty neat extension. Installed this due to complications with running custom jquery slideshows on the homepage.
Installed without error, but not sure why but I received an error right out of the gate when trying use the back end to configure it the first time. It may be just me, but with mine, the table prefix didn't get correctly added to the database table, so had to go rename the talbes to match what it was showing in the error logs. just added the prefix 'mg_' to the table name and everything started working as needed.
RENAME TABLE `YourDatabase`.`banners` TO `YourDatabase`.`mg_banners`;
Using your database name, and your table prefix if you have one in use.
November 8, 2014
Really very nice extension. Most of the things you can manage from configuration settings.
November 7, 2014
Very nice extension...BUT!
Nice extensions, i've used it for years now when my store has too many jquery sliders and watnot... flash banner works great... but one of my oldest stores had to be moved and the admin backpanel for this started giving me the following error:
Fatal error: Class 'Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_action' not found
in file: app/code/local/mage/banners/controller/adminhtml/bannerscontroller.php
it turns out... the class was misspelled i hadto change it to:
Class 'Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action' and everything was normal again...
its very strange cuz it was working before...
July 15, 2014
Works good. But tweak was necessary.
After installing and setup, nothing shown up.
I use rwd on CE1.9 so I had to copy some files to make it work.
Then it works great!
June 25, 2014
Very nice, but...
Great extension and looks great, but when I add text different language than English it doesn't display text
March 29, 2013
Really nice gallery. Thanks.
February 8, 2013
Everything is working as expected, except at some 100% up-to date updated browsers/computers there is a black square with same dimensions as customized in the upper left corner. How to fix that ?
February 6, 2013
How to create the file banners.phtml and what code to put inside it?
December 12, 2012
Installed easily on Magento 1.7.x, management tools in backend is nice. Beware it's a Flash tool though, and default templates (installed to app/design/frontend/template/default/default/banners/* ) use tables for layout.
December 7, 2012