AdRotate Pro 5.8.22 for WordPress 6 – Improved statistics!

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AdRotate Professional is now available and includes a bunch of improvements to stats and improved compatibility with WordPress 6 along with a few tweaks and other improvements. Most importantly is a better overview of group stats, and a new dashboard for advertiser stats.

Statistics

AdRotate Pro added statistics and all kinds of basic numbers and graphs years ago. Since then not much has changed. On and off I’m working on adding location based stats but this turns out to be quite complex for websites that do not actively use Geo Targeting already. So that’s on hold still.
Not to mention the performance loss of having to make more external requests and store more data in the database.

Once I figure that out or have a new idea I’ll try again.

More current though is the addition of a new overview in the Group stats. You can now see the group stats as before, but added is a list overview of individual adverts. I was looking at the various dashboards while figuring out how to add advertiser stats and thought “DUH Why isn’t that added yet?!?!” So that’s a feature now.

Next to that, due to popular demand, advertisers now have their own stats overview. A publisher can now click “stats” behind the advertisre name and see all the advert stats for that advertiser – In a very familiar format already used for group stats for example. Easy to use, handy to have.

Blocks

AdRotate Pro recently got support for blocks. Are you using them yet? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or on the forum!
As you’ll find, AdRotate Pro has 2 blocks, one for groups and one for single adverts that you can use in posts and pages as well as widget replacements.
In the block editor simply look for ‘AdRotate’, ‘Banner’ or some other relevant keywords and you’ll find the blocks easily.

If you find any quirks with the blocks let me know in the comments below or through your contact form in your dashboard. Thanks!
Of-course AdRotate Pro with blocks is still compatible with ClassicPress as well.

Update regularly!

Staying up-to-date with plugins is important and is almost never a bad thing. Updates are important for your website security. But more often updates also add new or improve features as well.
Updates are available via your dashboard and require no special knowledge to install, this makes it extremely easy to keep your site secure and have the latest features.

Changes in AdRotate Professional 5.8.22

  • [new] See all advertiser stats from ‘Manage Advertisers’
  • [new] Expanded group stats with list of adverts
  • [new] Expanded advertiser profile with list of adverts
  • [update] Optimized several stats dashboard queries
  • [fix] Incomplete description for state iso codes in Geo Targeting
  • [fix] Missing indexes in update cache array when banned
  • [change] Double quotation marks no longer allowed in names
  • [i18n] Fixed several Dutch phrases

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AdRotate Banner Manager 5.8.25 – WP6 compatible and bugfixes

Several bug fixes to improve schedule management and to make sure files are uploaded properly and are what they appear.

Bug fixes

If you’ve noticed that files that were uploaded ended up with a double extension. This has been fixed. While looking into that I also noticed that the mime-type of zip files was not accurately checked. So I’ve fixed that as well. A pathing issue related to zip files has been corrected too.
These new features for checking mime-types are security related, to make extra sure that you’re not uploading a fake file pretending to be an image while it’s in actuality a different file – Which may contain malicious content.

The functions used for these checks require your server to have the fileinfo module enabled. This is a super common module that most servers have already. Ask your hosting provider to enable it if you notice errors complaining about non-existent functions.

Something like this: Error message: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mime_content_type() .
Showing this error to your hosting provider will speed things up with them understanding what needs to be done.

Update regularly!

Staying up-to-date with plugins is important and is almost never a bad thing. Updates are important for your website security. But more often updates also add new or improve features as well.
Updates are available via your dashboard and require no special knowledge to install, this makes it extremely easy to keep your site secure and have the latest features.

Changes in AdRotate 5.8.25

  • [update] Tested with WordPress 6
  • [fix] Double file extension when uploading file
  • [fix] Uploading zip files now reliably detects mime type
  • [fix] Schedules not always saving when editing adverts
  • [fix] Schedules not always deleting when deleting adverts

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AdRotate Professional 5.8.21 – Compatible with WordPress 6

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AdRotate Professional 5.8.21 is tested to work with the upcoming WordPress 6 and includes several bugfixes for uploading files. Making managing your passive income a little more easier.

Bug fixes

If you’ve noticed that files that were uploaded ended up with a double extension. This has been fixed. While looking into that I also noticed that the mime-type of zip files was not accurately checked. So I’ve fixed that as well. A pathing issue related to zip files has been corrected too.
These new features for checking mime-types are security related, to make extra sure that you’re not uploading a fake file pretending to be an image while it’s in actuality a different file – Which may contain malicious content.

The functions used for these checks require your server to have the fileinfo module enabled. This is a super common module that most servers have already. Ask your hosting provider to enable it if you notice errors complaining about non-existent functions.

Something like this: Error message: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mime_content_type() .
Showing this error to your hosting provider will speed things up with them understanding what needs to be done.

Blocks

AdRotate Pro recently got support for blocks. Are you using them? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or on the forum!
It took a while but AdRotate Pro now supports them on a basic level. AdRotate Pro has 2 blocks, one for groups and one for single adverts that you can use in posts and pages as well as widget replacements.

In the block editor simply look for ‘AdRotate’, ‘Banner’ or some other relevant keywords and you’ll find the blocks as depicted below.

Here you can drag or activate the block as normal and enter the advert or group ID in the text field. Click save, and you’re done.
Any formatting, layouts or coloring can be added in the AdCode as normal or via the Groups Wrapper fields. Just as you’re used to. Isn’t that neat? I think it is.

If you find any quirks with the blocks let me know in the comments below or through your contact form in your dashboard. Thanks!
Of-course AdRotate Pro with blocks is still compatible with ClassicPress as well.

Update regularly!

Staying up-to-date with plugins is important and is almost never a bad thing. Updates are important for your website security. But more often updates also add new or improve features as well.
Updates are available via your dashboard and require no special knowledge to install, this makes it extremely easy to keep your site secure and have the latest features.

Changes in AdRotate Professional 5.8.21

  • [update] Tested with WordPress 6
  • [fix] Double file extension when uploading file
  • [fix] Uploading zip files now reliably detects mime type

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AdRotate Professional 5.8.20 – Bugfix release!

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Trouble with schedules? No more! Several queries causing issues on modern MySQL servers? Not any longer. And some other issues have been improved in version 5.8.20 of AdRotate Professional for WordPress.

Blocks

Blocks unfortunately won’t go away, so its time that AdRotate Pro supports them on a basic level. AdRotate Pro now has 2 blocks, one for groups and one for single adverts that you can use in posts and pages as well as widget replacements.

In the block editor simply look for ‘AdRotate’, ‘Banner’ or some other relevant keywords and you’ll find the blocks as depicted below.

Here you can drag or activate the block as normal and enter the advert or group ID in the text field. Click save, and you’re done.
Any formatting, layouts or coloring can be added in the AdCode as normal or via the Groups Wrapper fields. Just as you’re used to. Isn’t that neat? I think it is.

If you find any quirks with the blocks let me know in the comments below or through your contact form in your dashboard. Thanks!
Of-course AdRotate Pro with blocks is still compatible with ClassicPress as well.

Update regularly!

Staying up-to-date with plugins is important and is almost never a bad thing. Updates are important for your website security. But more often updates also add new or improve features as well.
Updates are available via your dashboard and require no special knowledge to install, this makes it extremely easy to keep your site secure and have the latest features.

Changes in AdRotate Professional 5.8.20

  • [fix] Schedules not being saved when editing adverts
  • [fix] Impression spread not working properly
  • [fix] Impression spread configuration errors not always showing
  • [fix] Several queries using wrong quotations

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AdRotate Pro 5.8.19 – Bug fixes and Blocks

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Get AdRotate Pro today! It’s got blocks and includes a number of security fixes for text fields. AdRotate Pro has been updated to work with Borlabs cache 1.6.5 and newer and a lot of small changes and improvements have been made under the hood.

Blocks

Blocks unfortunately won’t go away, so its time that AdRotate Pro supports them on a basic level. AdRotate Pro now has 2 blocks, one for groups and one for single adverts that you can use in posts and pages as well as widget replacements.

In the block editor simply look for ‘AdRotate’, ‘Banner’ or some other relevant keywords and you’ll find the blocks as depicted below.

Here you can drag or activate the block as normal and enter the advert or group ID in the text field. Click save, and you’re done.
Any formatting, layouts or coloring can be added in the AdCode as normal or via the Groups Wrapper fields. Just as you’re used to. Isn’t that neat? I think it is.

If you find any quirks with the blocks let me know in the comments below or through your contact form in your dashboard. Thanks!
Of-course AdRotate Pro with blocks is still compatible with ClassicPress as well.

Security

AdRotate Pro 5.8.19 addresses a security flaw on some text fields where a XSS attack would be possible for privileged users. This means admin accounts. Since you protect your admin account the risk of this being exploited is near zero. Still, the affected text fields, 5 of them, have been fixed and are now secure. Other inputs use a more standardized filter as well so making adverts, groups and schedules is now extra secure.

AdRotate Swap

I’m still working on AdRotate Swap. The unique and new approach to website promotion. AdRotate Swap will be added to a future version of AdRotate and AdRotate Pro. AdRotate Swap is an easy way to promote your website for free on websites that use AdRotate or AdRotate Pro. Every AdRotate and AdRotate Pro user can participate.

If you have thoughts or comments about this new feature, let me know in the comments or through the contact form!

Update regularly!

Staying up-to-date with plugins is important and is almost never a bad thing. Updates are important for your website security. But more often updates also add new or improve features as well.
Updates are available via your dashboard and require no special knowledge to install, this makes it extremely easy to keep your site secure and have the latest features.

Changes in AdRotate Professional 5.8.19

  • [new] Better global notifications for schedules with warnings
  • [new] Option to disable schedule warnings.
  • [new] Don’t make Geo/Update requests if banned
  • [fix] Inaccurate status for spread option when editing schedules
  • [fix] Low risk security fixes for saving adverts and groups
  • [fix] Low risk security fixes for saving advertiser input
  • [fix] Low risk security fixes for saving schedules
  • [fix] Removed obsolete code related to advertiser contact options
  • [fix] Better validate uploaded files
  • [fix] Better handling of server errors for updates
  • [fix] Better handling of server responses for AdRotate Geo
  • [update] Borlabs cache code – Requires Borlabs Cache 1.6.5+
  • [update] Removed unused ‘save options’ button in Maintenance dashboard

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