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AdRotate Free 4.12.2 – Maintenance update

A number of updates and tweaks to the dashboard to make the plugin work smoother.
All language files (po/mo) have been updated. Please update your i18n strings if you’re maintaining a translation.

GDPR

Both AdRotate Pro and AdRotate Free are compatible with GDPR.
All you have to do is make sure you inform your audience what you’re doing and what’s going to happen when they access your website. You can read more on GDPR in this article – Are AdRotate Free and AdRotate Pro GDPR compatible?.

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Are AdRotate Free and AdRotate Pro GDPR compatible?

TLDR;

Yes, Both AdRotate Pro and AdRotate Free are compatible with GDPR.
Just make sure you inform your audience what you’re doing and what’s going to happen when they access your website.

What GDPR is all about

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. Which is forced onto the world by the lovely governance of the European Union.

These regulations have been years in the making and started years ago with the dreaded and Cookie Regulations. Now they’ve taken it a few steps further to include any data that may be personally identifiable in a similar scheme.

In short, GDPR is yet another useless attempt to control data and seemingly protect the user.

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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.

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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.

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AdRotate Free 4.11.1 – Datepickers

A small update, more like a hotfix or patch, which addresses the semi-broken date pickers. Turns out the native datepickers don’t really work and the fallback option didn’t always work.

Now the fallback date picker is the default one and it’s working everywhere. Huzzah!

Changes for 4.11.1

  • [fix] Date pickers not setting the right dates for some users
  • [fix] Editing schedules now sets right date format in all browsers
  • [new] More attractive theme for date pickers

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AdRotate Free 4.11 – Available now!

This update fixes a bunch of things for PHP7 and newer. The dashboard has been redone in a few small areas making it more intuitive and attractive.
Next to that caching notifications have been redone. Some are removed, others rewritten. Turns out that not everyone wants to know if their adverts may be cached and not rotate…

Datepickers

A bigger issue, date pickers. Pretty much every modern browsers supports native date pickers these days. Even iOS Safari. But not desktop Safari. yay!
So to remedy this I’ve created a basic and functional datepicker for browsers that do not support it, which currently will be mostly Safari users.

Some older browsers will not support the native datepicker and they too should fall back on the one I’ve added now. But I have no browser to test this – Let me know if you run into trouble with datepickers.

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AdRotate Free 4.10 – Available now

I’ve finally added Jetpack Photon support. This update also includes a number of small improvements to the dashboard and improves the Borlabs Caching integration.
Datepickers have been added for scheduling which should make that a more intuitive action.

Lastly, and ongoing, is the improved compatibility with PHP7.2. If you find more quirks with PHP7+ let me know ASAP.

Changes for 4.10

  • [fix] Improved integration with Jetpack Photon
  • [fix] Improved PHP7.2+ compatibility
  • [new] Date pickers for advert scheduling
  • [change] Compatibility with Borlabs Cache 1.1.9.1+

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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 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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