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AdRotate Free 3.18.1

Bugfix update. Fixing a few small bugs, most notably the ‘select all’ checkboxes for post and page injection. Some translations got updated as well.

Changes

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  • [fix] ‘Select all’ for post injection not always working
  • [fix] Undefined notice on error listing.

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Joys of a motorbike

I bought a small motorbike a while ago. I like driving, but not in the rain…

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AdRotate Pro 4.2.2 – Fixing things

A small update fixing a few things, most notably the ‘select all’ checkboxes for Geo Targeting and Post/Page injection. Turns out WP doesn’t allow embedded tables anymore for this function. So I made some changes to make it work again, in a updated interface. Some translations got updated as well.

Changes

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  • [fix] ‘Select all’ for post injection not always working
  • [fix] ‘Select all’ for geo targeting countries not always working

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Summer is coming

Finally the weather seems to be improving here in Puerto Galera. Now it’s mostly sunny and sometimes rain, instead of mostly rainy days and sometimes sunny.

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Remember this one? AdRotate flashback!

Remember this one? The very first version of AdRotate.

first-public-version

I’ve been doing some stuff on my blog and found this image from 2008. Not only does the dashboard look like crap, but there are no features either…

Just the adcode, asset picker and a group selector. AdRotate has come a long way since then 🙂

Summersale 2016

We have a little sale going on this week. Benefit today!
Valid: August 22 through August 29, 2016 (GMT+8 timezone, that’s South East Asia).
Coupon Code: SUMMER2016
Discount: 20% on all plugins/licenses

Mud, everywhere!

Mangroves, you’ll find them everywhere in the Philippines and in many places the people are very proud of them. “To protect the coast line” they’ll say. And there’ll be some vague protection group that charges tourists an entry fee. A bunch of mangroves I saw have a sort of boardwalk built into them. Some are really nice to walk through.

guimaras-mangrove

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AdRotate Pro 4.0.2 – Dashboard fixes

logo-512x512 A small update fixing the formatting of dashboard notifications. I didn’t notice this for the previous update because of a old browser cache or something.

Don’t forget the summer sale this week, details below!

Changes

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  • [fix] Dashboard notifications not formatted properly

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Summersale 2016

Grab your copy of AdRotate Pro today at 20% discount!
Valid: August 22 through August 29, 2016 (GMT+8 timezone, that’s South East Asia).
Coupon Code: SUMMER2016
Discount: 20% on all plugins/licenses

Fish ponds

You’ll see these in a bunch of places, scattered on most islands in the Philippines. One to two feet deep, and full of fish or crab. These are on the south coast of Panay in the Philippines.

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AdRotate Free 3.15.6 – Maintenance update

logo-512x512A update today, enhancing the view of the update banner to make it more clear you need to click that thing. Some dashboard tweaks and minor improvements to the plugin.

From AdRotate Settings you can now run the updater manually should the banner fail. Ideally you never use or need this thing. However, somehow people seem to update without updating which causes problems. This button will help remedy that trouble.

Changes

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  • [new] Manually run internal updater from maintenance
  • [change] Dashboard tweaks
  • [change] More distinct style for update banner and button

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Upgrade to AdRotate Pro today!

I’m doing a bit of a summer sale this week.
Valid: August 22 through August 29, 2016 (GMT+8 timezone, that’s South East Asia).
Coupon Code: SUMMER2016
Discount: 20% on all plugins/licenes

Such a beach

I borrowed this hammock for a bit. I’m not sure if it was allowed. But then, this is the Philippines, nobody cares for anything. A nice view, a hot day. Time for a nap.

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Summer is here, 20% off on all plugins

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In light of the summer, the endless rain and just because I can, here’s our tiny summer sale! It’s been months since the last sale. I can’t remember the last one so grab your copy of AdRotate Pro, Omnikassa for WooCommerce or Merchant E-Solutions for WooCommerce with 20% off this week!

Promo details

Valid: August 22 through August 29, 2016 (GMT+8 timezone, that’s South East Asia).
Coupon Code: SUMMER2016
Discount: 20% on all plugins/licenses

A beach with a twist

In ‘developed’ countries people pay a premium to put shells like this on a shelf or table as decoration. Perhaps a bowl of shells somewhere in the living room. Here in the Philippines people eat the contents and discard the shells because there are tons of them lying on so many beaches.

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AdRotate Pro 4.0.1 – Available now

logo-512x512A small update today, improving the layout of the update banner to make it more obvious something needs to happen. Some other tweaks are made to the dashboard as well.

From AdRotate Settings you can now run the updater manually should the banner fail. Normally you won’t use or need this thing, but somehow people update without updating which causes trouble for some newer versions. This button will help remedy that trouble.

Something personal

The past few weeks have been a bit of a mess of things and I haven’t really been able to focus on development much. In a nutshell; I broke up with my girlfriend, I’ve been sick/ill regularly with all kinds of crap and the lack of feedback on the 4.0 update wasn’t very encouraging, too 🙁
I’m trying hard to get myself together and will be back on track with more feature packed updates, hopefully, soon.

Changes

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  • [new] Manually run internal updater from maintenance
  • [change] Dashboard tweaks
  • [change] More distinct style for update banner and button

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Summer sale

I’m doing a bit of a summer sale this week. The official announcement will post later today.
Valid: August 22 through August 29, 2016 (GMT+8 timezone, that’s South East Asia).
Coupon Code: SUMMER2016
Discount: 20% on all plugins/licenes

Office of the day

Sometimes I find a spot, with a ocean view. This was in a nice resort a while ago. It just felt good to sit there for work for a few hours per day. Jungle life in the background. Making them updates!

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WordPress 4.6 Compatibility – It all works

Yesterday I did some tests and stuff for AdRotate Pro, AdRotate Free and other plugins.
The short, all plugins are compatible with WordPress 4.6.

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If you find something wrong or something is not working as it should simply post a bug report on the forum with your findings and relevant information.

Highways in the Philippines

Not all highways are paved. And many turn into a muddy mess when it rains. That doesn’t deter the bus drivers to drive over 60 kilometers per hour on them.

philippine-highways

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AdRotate Free 3.15.5 – Maintenance update

logo-512x512A small update fixing a bunch of things and updating the database to be compatible with AdRotate Pro 4.0 and up. A number of dashboard tweaks and changes have been included to make the dashboard more uniform and logical to read.

Changes

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  • [change] Updated database for AdRotate Pro 4.0
  • [change] Dashboard tweaks
  • [fix] Notification settings not always saving correctly
  • [fix] AdRotate Logo path no longer using WP_CONTENT_URL
  • [fix] Redirect for using Maintenance functions
  • [i18n] New and updated translation strings

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AdRotate Pro 4.0 – Advertiser update

logo-512x512A lot of things happened over the last 2 months. I’ve been ill quite badly for a few weeks. Which sort of skipped last months update. For the first time in 3 years there wasn’t a monthly update. My girlfriend moved in which was a emotional rollercoaster and flurry of new routines and changes. And in between I slowly worked on AdRotate updates – But not much came of it.

Advertisers! Advertisers! Advertisers!

But, behold! AdRotate Pro 4.0 is here. About time we bumped the version from 3 to 4. This update has a heavy focus on advertisers and dashboard improvements. You’ll notice that there is a new Advertiser dashboard where you can manage advertisers more easily. This also means that you can now create a user, mark them as advertiser but not necessarily assign an advert to them. And more importantly, you can now give permissions per advertiser. The global toggles are still there, but if enabled you can now turn them off per advertiser if you so please. This gives you much more fine-grained control of who does what.

AdRotate Pro should seek out and update current users and convert the relevant ones into new Advertisers, but check the settings anyway. You can do so in each users profile – I’ve added a bunch of checkboxes for permissions at the bottom. And you can check the new “Manager Advertisers” dashboard.

Payment system

I’ve made some headway with a easy to use payment system. Then got properly stuck and took that (mostly) out for now. I’ve sort of underestimated the complexity of the whole thing and what kind of impact it would have on how AdRotate Pro functions. So I’m going to give that some more thought and work on a more thought out integration in near(-ish) future upgrades.

I’m thinking of a 2 way system where you can make payment orders from the dashboard, without necessarily involving an advert and a way which goes right in the flow of creating an advert. If you have ideas for how this should work, let me know!

Cloudflare

AdRotate Pro now supports Cloudflares Geo IP header. I’m not entirely sure how this stacks up against their caching stuff. It seems to work for me. So that’s an experiment for now. I’m looking forward to your feedback on that.

Notifications

The notification system got a bit of a overhaul. Email notifications can be much more informative and useful. Check out the settings for that. Also the dashboard notifications have been updated a bit to provide better and more accurate information.

Changes

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  • [new] CloudFlare Geo Support for countries
  • [new] Advertiser overview and management options
  • [new] Per advertiser permissions
  • [new] Much more error states in the notification bar
  • [new] Re-did email notifications to be more informative
  • [fix] Mobile icons not always correct for advertiser dashboard
  • [fix] Redirect for using Maintenance functions
  • [fix] Notification for support emails not always working
  • [fix] No longer list archived and binned adverts in groups
  • [fix] CPM for single adverts now counted correctly
  • [fix] Can no longer select the same group as fallback
  • [fix] No longer list archived and binned adverts in schedules
  • [fix] Geo Targeting for advertisers now saves correctly
  • [change] Better asset control for advertisers
  • [change] Responsive feature depreciated, use mobile feature instead
  • [change] Smaller geo cookie/$_SESSION header
  • [change] Updated push notifications to be more informative
  • [change] Impression spread is now per hour instead of per day
  • [change] Dashboard tweaks
  • [i18n] New and updated translation strings

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Meet the girlfriend!

And here she is, my fancy Jovelyn who likes goats! We went to a beach in Dauin (Near Dumaguete) a while ago and this is what we found on the way back.

jovelyn-touches-a-goat