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AdRotate Free 3.15.4 – Available now

logo-512x512A small update fixing (or adding, rather) support for when your wp-content folder has a different name. Apparently people still think that changing that folder makes things more secure and it is done more and more often. Anyway, AdRotate Free now supports this.

Some other tweaks and minor changes under the hood including updated internationalisation files are included in this release.

Changes

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  • [new] Support for if the wp-content folder has a different name

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Winter is coming

For all you westerners Summer is coming soon(ish). For me winter is coming. Which means, temperatures between 25-35 degrees celsius instead of having them between 30-35 degrees.
Also there may be a bit more rain. Emphasis on may…

batangas-port

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AdRotate Pro 3.22.1 – Bugfix release

logo-512x512A quick update fixing 2 small bugs. Adding/editing adverts now works again. And the advertiser name is no longer blank in the moderation queue for some setups.

Changes

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  • [fix] Folder list not working when adding/editing adverts
  • [fix] Advertiser name blank in moderation queue

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A colourful display

You’ll find these bushes all over the Philippines and many Filipino’s don’t really pay attention to them. But I think it’s a pretty sight. There is a smaller one in my garden, too 🙂

flower-bush

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AdRotate Pro 3.22 – Maintenance release

logo-512x512A small but important update for AdRotate Pro. This version improves the pathing for assets and banner images. Paths were not used very consistently. With the help and feedback of some users this was greatly improved for non-standard setups where the wp-content folder or the entire site is not in the root of your hosting space.

Post Injection appeared broken for some setups. Some of the code determining the site id variable didn’t work reliably, or not at all. This has been fixed. Some other small under the hood tweaks have been made, most notably to the code comments and layout of settings dashboards.

Changes

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  • [update] General tab settings layout
  • [fix] More consistent paths for banner assets
  • [fix] More reliable Post Injection for multisites

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Alona Beach

Sometimes called the ‘Poor man’s Boracay’. There is nothing poor about this place. Hotels and resorts are available in all price ranges. And most cheaper/mid-range ones use photoshopped pics to look like the more high-end resorts. Yea… Do your research before booking.
But, the beach is nice. Just not as nice as the many pictures you’ll find in ‘official’ resources.

alona-beach

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Got AdRotate Pro? You no longer need the free version!

logo-512x512People ask me more and more if they can remove the free version of AdRotate after buying AdRotate Pro.

The short answer; Yes you can.

And in more detail, yes but… If you simply disable the free version and leave it be, that’s fine. But many like to remove the plugin. Which is better.

Every purchase of an AdRotate Pro license comes with a readme file which has a step-by-step manual on how to upgrade to AdRotate Pro and what to do with the free version.
There is also a guide in the AdRotate Manuals section which you can get to via this direct link: ajdg.solutions/manuals/adrotate-manuals/upgrade-adrotate-to-adrotate-pro/.

Paradise found?

Just when you think you find a nice quiet beach for a swim and you’re constantly stung by shrimps… 🙁

sinapsapan-beach

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AdRotate Free 3.15.3 – Now available!

logo-512x512A small update fixing a few things in AdRotate Free. As part of the upcoming AdRotate Switch overhaul extra support for that has been built in, too.

Changes

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  • [fix] Demo adverts schedules created correctly
  • [fix] Widget padding setting using current class

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Flying shark

There was a shark on the loose in Molo, Iloilo City. It took me quite a white to get a ‘decent’ picture of the balloon frolicking about. When I finally caught it, it was already quite high up.
floating-shark

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AdRotate Pro 3.21 – Trash Bin and bugfixes!

logo-512x512It’s been a while. And it’s been a busy time. I’ve been house hunting in Iloilo City, Philippines. Then when that failed, tried again in Dumaguete City… And now I’ve moved in. Ready to make updates again. I even have proper ADSL, yay!

Bin, binned and deleted

This version is mainly a maintenance release, but one interesting new feature made it’s way in. A Bin. You can now delete adverts (as usual), but instead of being removed they’re put in the bin. Should you change your mind, you have 3 days to restore it. If not, AdRotate automatically deletes the advert and it’s data after 3 days.

This works as easy as selecting the adverts and selecting ‘remove’ from bulk actions. You’ll notice that this replaces the ‘Delete’ option. Once in the bin you can let them sit there, or delete them immediately with the ‘Delete’ option. Simple as anything 🙂

You’ll see the ‘Bin’ as a new option in Manage Adverts.

Hide notifications

And by popular demand, you can now hide advert expiry notifications in your dashboard. Apparently people do not want to be reminded of their adverts expiring. So, in AdRotate Settings > Notifications you now have some options to configure that. Error states and other issues in AdRotate Pro can not be turned off, to get rid of those you’re gonna have to fix the listed issues.

Changes

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  • [new] Automatic trash bin for deleted adverts
  • [new] Expired advert notifications can now be hidden
  • [fix] Live preview switch worked backwards
  • [fix] Demo adverts schedules created correctly
  • [fix] Notice of license activation on some multisite setups
  • [fix] Description label for MaxMind account fields
  • [fix] Serbia and Montenegro are now separated for Geo Targeting
  • [fix] Widget padding setting using current class
  • [fix] Widget padding setting now supports new widgets

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Hipster iPod speakers

You’ll find these clusters of Bamboo everywhere in the Philippines. Unspoilt and untouched. That’ll make for a ton of iPod speakers though 🙂
casaroro-bamboo

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AdRotate Free 3.15.2 – now available

logo-512x512A small maintenance update to improve a few things in the background and visually more consistent with AdRotate Pro and relevant manuals. The most notable changes is that the ‘report’ links are now ‘stats’ links. This to get in tune with AdRotate Pro. But also so the manual is not conflicting.

Changes

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  • [change] ‘Report’ links are now ‘Stats’ to match AdRotate Pro
  • [change] More consistent use of plugins_url()
  • [change] More consistent use of dirname()

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Trees made by men

Not really though. The forest is completely manually placed though. So it’s a manmade forest. A beautiful place on a sunny day. This forest was created to protect hills, mountains and rock formations from erosion.

manmade-forest

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AdRotate Pro 3.20.2 – Tweaks and fixes

logo-512x512A small but important update fixing and improving a bunch of things. Most notably a more clear and consistent display of statistics for advert reports and group reports. And also, to relieve stress for my AdRotate Geo API a basic mechanic to use less requests if you run out of lookups. Keep in mind that if you consistently go over the daily limit of 30000 lookups geo Targeting will NOT work during that time. You should consider upgrading to a paid MaxMind subscription instead. Links for that are in AdRotate Settings -> Geo Targeting.

Changes

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  • [fix] AdRotate menu missing in Multisite super admin dashboard
  • [fix] No requests made if you run out of lookups for AdRotate Geo
  • [change] More logical stats display in advert and group reports
  • [change] More consistent use of plugins_url()
  • [change] More consistent use of dirname()

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Brown mountains of green

While on Bohol I couldn’t pass up on the Chocolate Hills of-course. I went there twice. It rained both times 🙁 unfortunately. But the sights are really nice. Pictures do not do the place justice…

chocolate-hills

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AdRotate Free 3.15.1

logo-512x512Some bugfixes making AdRotate stop nagging you about W3 Total Cache when it shouldn’t. Some undefined variables are now properly defined and all logos in banners are now shown correctly.

Changes

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  • [fix] Error about W3 Total Cache not being active while it is
  • [fix] Undefined variable output
  • [fix] Path to banner image (logo) in some notifications

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Homeless and ignored

While being amazed how 6 lanes of traffic tries to squeeze onto a 2 lane road I also noticed something else… 2 kids laying about on the foot bridge over the road. 2 girls, one about 14 years old. The other 6 or 7 years young. Not a parent in sight and nobody cares for them. Some kids are sent out by their parents to make up an act of extreme poverty and ‘earn’ money that way. Some are for real. These looked real enough.

homeless-on-a-bridge

I briefly contemplated getting a bag of buns or something for them. Maybe a KFC meal. But what’s the point 🙁 They’ll be hungry again tomorrow.

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AdRotate Pro 3.20.1 – Bugfixes!

logo-512x512A small-ish update fixing a bunch of things. Todays stats now show up correctly and AdRotate Pro now no longer nags you about W3 Total Cache when it shouldn’t. A bunch of output variables are now properly defined (and no longer show notices).

Changes

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  • [fix] Daily stats not always showing for some adverts
  • [fix] Error about W3 Total Cache not being active while it is
  • [fix] Undefined variable output
  • [fix] Path to banner image (logo) in some notifications

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Morning Glory

Sewers are not always a luxury… Yes that stream is the sewer. And people live above it. Aside from whatever goes in a sewer, this one also was littered with garbage and plant debris. Combined with the 6 lane highway behind me it makes for a nice living environment… Right in the middle of Cebu City. Did I mention there’s a freight yard next door, too?

cebu-open-sewer

That’s the Cebu City Port area for you. Highly commercialised and rife with industry. But also full of labourers living here.