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AdRotate 3.12.1 now available – Fixing blocks

logo-512x512A small update fixing 2 things that may break the output of groups in AdRotate – Most notably groups on block mode.

The width of groups was not applied correctly. Not every theme knows how to handle this and as a result may show a while area. This is now fixed with correct CSS for the width. Additionally, the %title% tag wasn’t converted as it should. Causing some warnings/notices for a few people.

Changes

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  • [fix] Block width not applied correctly for some users
  • [fix] %title% variable not converted correctly

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AdRotate 3.12 available now – Compatibility update!

logo-512x512A number of fixes, improvements and a overhaul of the settings pages. Most things aimed at WordPress 4.3 compatibility but also general usability and stability of the plugin.

Changes

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  • [change] Improved WordPress 4.3 compatibility
  • [new] Now uses the same status system as AdRotate Pro
  • [new] Complete overhaul of the settings page
  • [fix] Wrong variable used for default advert sizes
  • [change] Updated H2 tags to H1 for WordPress 4.3
  • [change] Updated Widget Class structure
  • [change] Tweaks to the dashboard
  • [change] Revised debug options
  • [i18n] New and updated translation strings

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AdRotate Pro 3.15 available now – Fixes and improvements

logo-512x512A few bugfixes that most affected larger sites. Most notable the usage of geo lookups has been reduced and the loading speed for larger groups has been reduced a bit.

Mobile adverts

Some users saw both mobile and desktop adverts appear for desktop users. This in itself isn’t that bad, but would affect impressions for both platforms a bit. This has now been fixed and because of how things are handled now may work a bit faster too on larger sites 🙂

Geo Targeting

For some users too many lookups were used for Geo Services. This has now been fixed.
In certain combinations of settings a lookup may be performed even if Geo Targeting was disabled. None of that anymore 🙂

Changes

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  • [change] Updated H2 tags to H1 for WordPress 4.3
  • [fix] User dropdown not loaded if advertisers are disabled
  • [fix] Better check if Geo Targeting cookie should be created
  • [fix] Better filter for mobile vs. desktop adverts
  • [i18n] New and updated translation strings

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License issues? Resolved – Service restored.

Just a quick heads up – Due to an update to the License API last night some users seemingly “lost” their license. Further investigation showed that WooThemes in all their wisdom decided to rename a database table and a column in that table. The script that should handle that failed and I thought I’d fixed it manually last night. However, over the course of today I’ve come to realise that the problem was a bit bigger than anticipated.

Some theme templates and plugins needed updating too. As well as the Legacy API for licenses starting with 101 (sold last year). Earlier today I’ve updated all plugins and I’ve just finished updating the Legacy API and theme templates.

As far as I can tell, everything is working again.
Let me know if you can’t see your license in your account or if activating the plugin returns a “invalid key” or “license not found” error. As always, you can reach me via the contact form.

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AdRotate Pro 3.14 now available

logo-512x512A bit overdue, but here is AdRotate Pro version 3.14 bringing you a few new goodies and some fixes. Advert editing just got better, Geo Targeting got a bit of a update and the settings page got overhauled.

Live Previews

AdRotate Pro now has a fancy live preview. Type something valid in the AdCode field and you’ll see it immediately below the textarea without having to save the advert first.
Of-course to make the changes permanent you still need to save things 🙂

Geo Targeting Regions

Geo Targeting has had a little update – You can not select regions such as east or west Europe to target a whole bunch of countries at once. This is sort of a shortcut to select sets of countries. After you’ve saved the region, all relevant countries will be stored for you.

Changes

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  • [new] Predefined regions when setting up Geo Targeting
  • [new] Live previews when editing adverts
  • [new] Complete overhaul of the settings page
  • [fix] Multisite ID for fallback not applied correctly
  • [change] Updated Widget Class structure
  • [change] Revised debug options
  • [change] Support form now uses Reply-To instead of From
  • [change] License API updated
  • [i18n] New and updated translation strings

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