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AdRotate Free 4.9 – Available now!

Belated happy new year! With the new year getting in motion I’ve made a small update adding more caching support options.
Check out the settings in the plugin for details.

I’ve made a number of changes to the dashboard, including the removal of the slow and ugly Facebook widget. I’m sort of looking to phase out Facebook a bit more from my life, so now you have a pretty banner to my website to look at. Among with some other dashboard improvements.

Changes for 4.9

  • [new] Borlabs Cache support
  • [change] Dashboard notifications improved
  • [change] Dashboard updates and improvements

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AdRotate Pro 4.11 – New features!

Happy new year!
It’s been a while, the new year has arrived. And with that, a bunch of new features right of the bat. I’ve re-added FreegeoIP for Geo Targeting. Added more caching support options and support for Google their new tracking tag.
Check out the settings in the plugin to see more.

I’ve made a number of changes to the dashboard, including the removal of the slow and ugly Facebook widget. I’m sort of looking to phase out Facebook a bit more from my life, so now you have a pretty banner to my website to look at. Among with some other dashboard improvements.

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AdRotate Free 4.8 – Available now!

A maintenance update fixing some stats displays and advert previews. A new thing is Jetpack Photon support for relevant banner assets.
Get updated today!

Changelog

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  • [new] Support Jetpack Photon for certain advert assets
  • [fix] Incorrect function call to advert preview when editing
  • [fix] Today stats displaying wrong number in Adverts dashboard
  • [fix] Today stats in single Advert stats showing wrong number

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Shopping in the Philippines

Most villages and settlements in the Philippines have no supermarkets. Instead they have things called Sari-sari shops. They’re selling crap like instant noodles, candies, soap, peanuts and sometimes softdrinks or even cornetto’s. In some villages they serve as the major, and only, shop in town. In which case they sell some 2nd hand clothes, rice, fish, cheap toys and such like. For us westerners it’s way to simplistic and incomplete most of the time. Though I often buy drinks in such shops on my day adventures though.

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Analytics Spam Blocker 2.4.1 – Available now!

A update re-doing the dashboard a bit. Some tweaks to the internals and a few bug fixes for the dashboard. Let me know what you think about the new dashboard.

On the reports server a few tweaks have been made so that reported domains are included a bit quicker into the blocklist.
Less reports are now needed to have the domain included.

Changes for 2.4.1

  • [new] Added help tabs
  • [fix] Some dashboard notifications not showing up correctly
  • [fix] Removed double html and css classes for errors
  • [change] Improved compatibility with WordPress
  • [change] Api updates
  • [change] Re-arranged the dashboard

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AdRotate Free 4.7 – Available now!

A maintenance update fixing a bunch of translation strings. A whole bunch were labelled wrong and thus not translated properly, or at all. Stats should now show more reliable and accurate for adverts and monthly graphs.

Changelog for 4.7

  • [fix] Showing correct stats for adverts below graphs
  • [i18n] Added missing strings in dashboard notifications
  • [i18n] Corrected/included lots of missing strings

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AdRotate Pro 4.8 – Exciting new stuff!

It’s been a while, but there are still features to be added to AdRotate Pro from time to time. This is one such update. Check out the form for creating/editing adverts and groups for new controls.

Most notably you can not turn off repeated impression counting for dynamic groups – Useful for if your adverts are in a tab that’s open for a long time.
And a super useful code generator. Simply provide bits of adverts (such as supplied by your advertiser), a link, image, some settings. And AdRotate will try to generate a working from advert from that.

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Analytics Spam Blocker now under my wing!

Recently I’ve rewritten en re-released the fairly popular Analytics Spam Blocker. Originally created by Luke Williamson. He didn’t want to continue the project so I asked if I could take over and he agreed ๐Ÿ™‚

Not being updated for a while there was a bunch of stuff to do, I’ve optimised the plugin a bit and rewritten a bunch of stuff to make it work with more modern WordPress versions – Though Lukes code was nice and not much needed to be done there.

More importantly. With the spawning of new bots and referral spam every day, a common complaint was that new domains to block weren’t included in the plugin fast enough. With my new version this is mostly negated by an automatic reporting system.

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