Entropy Banner

The Entropy Banner script allows you to create a set of revolving banner images, normally used for advertising. You can upload and delete files, set priority on the images, and set URLs to which each image points.

To set up an Entropy Banner:

  1. Click on the Entropy Banner link in the CGI Center area.

  2. Copy and paste the indicated tag into your web page.

  3. Change your web page extension from .htm or .html to .shtml. This is the required file extension to use SSI (Server Side Includes).

  4. Click on the Add Banner(s) button button.

  5. Search for and enter each banner that you want to upload in the available fields using the Browse button buttons.

  6. Click on the Overwrite existing files tick box if you want to overwrite existing files of the same name.

  7. Click on the Upload button button.

  8. If you need to alter the URLs or priority of the images, go to the next step. Otherwise, upload the web page and test the script.

  9. Click on the Modify Rotation button button.

  10. Click on the High, Medium, or Low radio buttons for any banner that you need to change, and click on the Save button button. You need to do this for each banner that you need to alter.

  11. Enter the URL for each banner image in the Linked to field, and click on the Save button button. You need to do this for each banner.

  12. You are now finished. Upload the web page and test the script.

Uploading new banners

You can upload banners whenever new banners need to be added to the rotation. You can specify whether you want the new banners to overwrite the old ones or not.

To upload new banners:

  1. Click on the Entropy Banner link in the CGI Center area.

  2. Click on the Add Banner(s) button button.

  3. Search for and enter each banner that you want to upload in the available fields using the Browse… buttons.

  4. Click on the Overwrite existing files: tick box if you want to overwrite existing files with new files of the same name.

  5. Click on the Upload button.

  6. If you need to alter the URLs or priority of the images, go to Modifying the rotation and URLs of banners. Otherwise, upload the web page and test the script.

Modifying the rotation and URLs of banners

Modify the rotation of banners, and change their URLs, as you add and remove banners from your site.

To modify banners:

  1. Click on the Entropy Banner link in the CGI Center area.

  2. Click on the Modify Rotation button button.

  3. If you need to delete a banner, click on the Delete button button. Deleting and re-uploading banners is the only way to change their rotation order.

  4. Click on the High, Medium, or Low radio buttons for any banner that you need to change, and click on the Save button button. You need to do this for each banner that you need to alter.

  5. Enter the URL for each banner image in the Linked to field, and click on the Save button button. You need to do this for each banner.

  6. Upload the web page and test the script.