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AdRotate Pro: Geo Targeting and Telize

Just a quick service announcement for AdRotate Pro users using Geo Targeting. Telize more-or-less shut down as of November 15th 2015. They cite abuse and overuse of their servers as a reason. From what I gather a Geo Api will still be offered as a paid ‘solution’. However, since they use a free database just like AdRotate Geo does I do not believe Telize is a viable option any longer.

AdRotate Pro v3.18.1 (or v3.19) will remove support for Telize, leaving MaxMind and AdRotate Geo as the alternatives. If you’re using Telize now, please change your setting to AdRotate Geo or buy a subscription from Maxmind – Links for that are in AdRotate Settings.

MaxMind is a paid service. Using their highly accurate and fast GeoIP2 Precision Services – This is well worth the money if you’re serious about Geo Targeting. They offer a service for cities or, somewhat cheaper, for countries.

AdRotate Geo continues to offer the free GeoLITE2 database. I’m currently working on a optimised version of my API software. Using AdRotate Geo requires a valid AdRotate Pro license. A FREE subscription for AdRotate Geo registers automatically when you select AdRotate Geo.

Continued attempts to use Telize after you install AdRotate Pro 3.18.1 (or 3.19) will be redirected to AdRotate Geo to ensure that Geo Targeting works. But please check and update your settings if required, too. Better safe than sorry!

The flow of things

Earlier today I dug a small trench to get a small river to flow again into the sea. High tide had changed the sand on the beach blocking the stream. As a result a huge reservoir was building up. Normally there would be a small stream crossing the beach.

After nurturing the trench for a few minutes water started to flow freely and a little while later things got a bit out of hand and the reservoir overflowed my narrow trench. Just over an hour later it had turned into this strong current you see in the photo.

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AdRotate Free 3.14 – Available now!

logo-512x512A bunch of tweaks and improvements including sortable columns in the dashboard. The dynamic mode can now be turned off for mobile devices. In recent versions it was disabled without an option. This is of-course to maintain a working advert on smaller devices if you don’t use mobile adverts. Not every theme handles the fixed size very well. Depending on your theme this option then makes sense or not. Also the exporting of adverts didn’t always work. This has been fixed.

Changes

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  • [new] Option to disable dynamic mode on mobile devices
  • [new] Basic sortable columns for most dashboard tables
  • [fix] Exporting adverts not always working for some users
  • [change] Responsive feature is now deprecated
  • [i18n] Updated translation files

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When not doing internet things

A little while ago I stumbled on a bunch of fishermen who were a few hands short reeling in their net. So I helped them pull the thing onto the beach. It was loaded with fish.

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AdRotate Pro 3.18 – Available now!

logo-512x512A bunch of refinements to the Mobile features. Which is very much under development. Thanks to Mike Caha and his staff for their input and testing. Another interesting addition is sortable columns in relevant dashboards.

The responsive feature is now depreciated and you are encouraged to move things over to the newer and easier to use mobile features. For now the Responsive feature is still there and unchanged. But it won’t be developed further.

Changes

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  • [new] Option to disable dynamic mode on mobile devices
  • [new] Added ‘Desktop’ option to Mobile adverts
  • [new] Optionally let advertisers use the Mobile adverts option
  • [new] Basic sortable columns for most dashboard tables
  • [fix] Region selection not working for advertisers
  • [change] Responsive feature is now deprecated
  • [i18n] Updated translation files

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Golfing in the mountains

In the Philippines, that’s possible. In Puerto Galera there is a 9 hole golf course. The other day I went there for the view… It’s about 800m above sea-level. The view down to Puerto Galera and White Beach is awesome!

puerto-galera-800m-up

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AdRotate 3.13.4 – We’re skipping a few versions…

logo-512x512A few small bugfixes to improve support for HTML5 adverts. Also some small issues in Post Injection have been patched.
If you’re using Post Injection this update is highly recommended as it fixes the double displaying of adverts between paragraphs.

Changes

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  • [change] Disabled dynamic mode in groups for mobile users
  • [fix] HTML files not listed in Asset Folder dropdown
  • [fix] Post Injection not always working if using multiple groups
  • [fix] Post Injection showing too much adverts between paragraphs

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Where are versions 3.13.2 and 3.13.3

They’re out there, but SVN decided to screw up SVN (where the files go on wordpress.org) which broke the stable version 3.13.2. Unfortunately I had to redo the whole update. By the time I finally got the repository working again it was too late to fix AdRotate version 3.12.2 – So I went on and upped it to 3.13.3, just in case someone got a corrupt/incomplete version.

Version 3.13.3 turned out broken too as some files got somehow reverted to an older version. So now you’ll get version 3.13.4. Again, to weed out broken and corrupt downloads made in the hours that version 3.13.3 was available. What a clusterf*ck… 🙁

Workspace

My current workspace is down there somewhere. Right on Tabinay Beach 🙂

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AdRotate Pro 3.17.2 Available now!

logo-512x512A small update fixing a few things and improving general stability for the plugin. The annoying double adverts in Post Injection should now work properly and show the correct amount of adverts again. Also for Geo-Targeting the select-all now works again.

Changes

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  • [change] Disabled dynamic mode in groups for mobile users
  • [fix] (de)select-all for Geo Countries not working
  • [fix] Post Injection showing too much adverts between paragraphs

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Beaches

Not all beaches in the Philippines are white and sandy 🙁
stones-feet