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AdRotate Free 4.12 – Available now

A small update improving category filtering in Post Injection. Some child categories would get the adverts from their parents, too. Which used to be intended. But things have changed a bit in user preference.

To comply better with GDPR the impression trackers are no longer stored in cookies, but have been moved to Session data.
These cookies were to track impressions in dynamic groups. A few users mentioned there were too many cookies. And then GDPR came around, I realised it’s faster and easier to store them in Session data than to build in a button to allow extra cookies nobody wants anyway.

Changes

  • [fix] Post Injection showing adverts in the wrong categories
  • [change] Moved tracker for dynamic groups into Session Storage

Strange discoveries

I have no idea what this is, it looks like some kind of drainage thing. Except, it’s at the top of a mountain range. Not sure what that’s all about.

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AdRotate Pro 4.14 – GDPR compatibility

Advertiser management has had some small improvements and bug fixes. As well as some changes to accommodate the new GDPR nonsense.

Geo Targeting

A number of improvements to AdRotate Geo Targeting. FreegeoIP closed down again and is now ran by Ipstack. They have free and paid accounts. Check out their offerings if you want to continue to use FreegeoIP.

The FreegeoIP implementation is largely the same, but includes a few bugfixes and is renamed to Ipstack. Ipstack has free limited accounts. You’ll need an account to get a free License key to continue using their stuff.

GDPR

And to comply better with GDPR a small but neat change has been made to store impression trackers in session data rather than cookies. This data is anonymous (just a timestamp) but if it’s a cookie you need permission – Now it’s fine.

These cookies were to track impressions in dynamic groups. Some people mentioned there were too many cookies. And then I realised it’s faster and easier to store them in Session data.

Changes

  • [fix] Advertisers having control over their own permissions
  • [fix] AdRotate Geo not always using cookie when it should
  • [fix] Post Injection showing adverts in the wrong categories
  • [change] Migrate FreegeoIP to Ipstack (requires free account)
  • [change] Moved tracker for dynamic groups into Session Storage

Exploring the south of Negros Island

From time to time we drive around on Negros Island. Finding new roads, discovering how bad they sometimes are. It’s fun.

AdRotate Free 4.11.2 – Available now!

A quick update rolling back Post Injection to what it was in version 4.10. Which worked better than the current iteration. Fixing it for real has proven more difficult than anticipated and will take some time.

Turns out there was something wrong with Shortcodes and caching, this has been fixed, too.

Changes

  • [rollback] Post Injection to previous version
  • [fix] Shortcodes for W3 Total Cache not reliable for some users

A scenic display

Way up in the mountains a previous government built an actual dam of rocks and sand. To catch water and control the flow of water down the mountain so it could be used for irrigation. Nice. But now it’s all broken and derelict. Ready for scenic pictures to be taken.