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One year in the Philippines, 20% off on all plugins

ajdg-sale

I’m in the Philippines for one year this week. That’s a milestone… I think it’s a milestone 🙂 So, reason to celebrate. Grab your copy of AdRotate Pro, Omnikassa for WooCommerce or Merchant E-Solutions for WooCommerce at a discounted price of 20% off this week.

Promo details

Valid: September 30 through October 7, 2016 (GMT+8 timezone, that’s South East Asia).
Coupon Code: ONEYEARPH
Discount: 20% on all plugins/licenses.

Cultureshock

You know, that stupid feeling when everything is wondrous, tiring, amazing and strange. But you don’t really care while you totally should? Yea, culture shock when I arrived in the Philippines. Or maybe it was the heat. Anyway, this is what my backpack looked like a year ago.

fresh-of-the-boat

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AdRotate Pro 4.1.1 – Bugfixes

logo-512x512A whole bunch of bugfixes for the new features and the overall dashboard.
Widgets do now work again, settings can be saved and there is actual output.

I couldn’t reproduce or find a proper cause for garbled output when you use W3 Total Cache. But the new widget “before” and “after” fields we’re not properly hooked into the fragmented caching feature so that should fix that. Some quirks on the dashboard are resolved for a smoother experience and statistics overview.

Changes

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  • [fix] Better colour indicators for adverts in various dashboards
  • [fix] Undefined notices in widgets
  • [fix] Caching output not always working
  • [fix] Widgets not always keeping settings when saving
  • [fix] Widgets not following network setting for some people
  • [fix] Stats display giving errors when there are no stats
  • [fix] Cleaner statistics display for clicks/impressions/ctr

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Immigration

Being a traveller or Digital Nomad lowers certain costs, but inflates others. Prepare for a lot of Immigration fees!

puerto-galera-boi

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AdRotate Free 3.16

logo-512x512More reliable clicktracking for adverts with uppercase HTML in them, more reliable scheduling for background tasks and a whole lot of dashboard tweaks and cleanups. Also long overdue for updates were a few manuals. I have updated and rewritten about half of them. Adding the newer features or rewording stuff. Also a few older items are removed.

Changes

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  • [fix] Click tracking not always working if your HTML is in uppercase
  • [fix] Maintenance tasks not always properly set up
  • [change] AdRotate menu re-done and updated

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AdRotate Services

A few weeks ago I’ve re-introduced AdRotate services. And bumped up the existing ones.
You can see all products and services on the pricing page.
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  • AdRotate Installation/Update
    For when you need help installing or updating the plugin.
  • HTML5 advert setup
    When you need help getting your HTML5 adverts to work.
  • AdRotate Setup
    When you want me to set up the first adverts and groups in your new AdRotate Setup

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These services are useful when regular support is not enough or you simply do not want to deal with these kinds of things yourself.

Filipino Zoo

Here’s your average zoo in the Philippines. A muddy pool, dry leaves and a stack of crocodiles. I’ve been to a few animal parks and zoo’s, all of them were severely under funded and in poor condition 🙁

cebu-city-zoo

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AdRotate Pro 4.1 – Transactions!

logo-512x512It took a while, but here it is. AdRotate Pro 4.1. This update adds a whole bunch of things. Including a more clean menu. But more importantly a basic transaction system. And, you can accept payments via Paypal right from your dashboard (ish).

Mobile adverts has been expanded a bit and can now differentiate between iOS and Android for mobile devices. Widgets got a bit of a upgrade, too.

Transactions

Transactions let’s you assign adverts to advertisers as usual, and when the advert expires or runs out of budget it disables automatically until a new payment has been made. I’m not entirely sure if this is the right workflow, but your feedback will show me what can be improved.

Transactions in itself are simple enough to use. But the overall feature/system probably needs some polish and optimisation in terms of ease of use.
A bunch of the manuals are already updated for Transactions – When required I’ll add more.

Manuals

Also long overdue for updates were a few manuals. I have updated and rewritten about half of them. Adding the newer features or rewording stuff. Also a few older items are removed.

Changes

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  • Network license no longer supported – Get a free upgrade!
  • [new] Widget wrapper option
  • [new] Widget now auto-detects Network adverts and groups
  • [new] Enable/disable dashboard for Network Sites
  • [new] Set up a primary site to control the network
  • [new] Transactions menu item and relevant dashboard
  • [new] Mobile OS detection and filtering
  • [new] Paypal payments for campaigns
  • [fix] Group settings not loaded if group is from another site_id
  • [fix] Click tracking not always working if your HTML is in uppercase
  • [fix] Hourly impressions limit now properly filtered
  • [change] AdRotate Pro menu re-done and updated
  • [change] ‘Moderation Queue’ now a tab in ‘Adverts’
  • [change] ‘Rejected Adverts’ merged with ‘Queue’ tab
  • [change] ‘Full Report’ moved to it’s own menu item
  • [change] ‘Stats’ from Adverts moved to new ‘Statistics’ menu
  • [change] ‘Stats’ from Groups moved to new ‘Statistics’ menu
  • [change] ‘Network’ license no longer supported
  • [change] ‘site’ variable now acts as switch, not a selector

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AdRotate Services

A few weeks ago I’ve re-introduced AdRotate services. And bumped up the existing ones.
You can see all products and services on the pricing page.
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  • AdRotate Installation/Update
    For when you need help installing or updating the plugin.
  • HTML5 advert setup
    When you need help getting your HTML5 adverts to work.
  • AdRotate Setup (Contact for details)
    When you want me to set up the first adverts and groups in your new AdRotate Setup

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These services are useful when regular support is not enough or you simply do not want to deal with these kinds of things yourself.

Sugar Beach

Me, beach, soon! I’ve been in a city for 6 months now and I think it’s time to rediscover the fun side of the Philippines. I’m going to travel around again for a while. And probably won’t stick around the same city for more than a few weeks/2-3 months anytime soon.
arnan-hammock

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New services for AdRotate and AdRotate Pro

service-installationOver the past few months there has been a increase in requests to install AdRotate Pro on peoples websites. Starting today this is now a service, available to everyone with a WordPress website who wishes to use AdRotate or AdRotate Pro. Also the HTML5 Setup service has been made easier to get.

Installation and Update service

Obviously this service is aimed at the less tech savvy among us. So if you want to monetise your blog but don’t know how? I’m here to help! Grab a copy of AdRotate (preferably AdRotate Pro *wink*) and order yourself some service.

I’ll help you get started with AdRotate or AdRotate Pro in no time by doing the installation, initial configuration and preparing the setup for your use.

The same applies to updating the plugin. Not sure how that works? Or if your hosting provider (or whoever) blocks the automated update. You can use this service to have me do it for you.

Check out the service here:
https://ajdg.solutions/product/adrotate-installation-or-update/

HTML5 Setup Service

At the same time I’ve sort of re-done the HTML5 Setup Service and made it into a proper product. You can now order this from the pricing page. This, of-course, is aimed at making this service more easy. You no longer have to email me first for a quote only to hear it’s €22.50 per advert. You can now just order how many adverts you want set up and I’ll do so. Easy as anything 🙂

If you need help with setting up your HTML5 adverts, check out this service:
https://ajdg.solutions/product/adrotate-html5-setup-service/