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AdRotate Pro 4.16 – Improved Stats

This update improves a bunch of things in stats. Graphs draw now faster. Some numbers where shown incorrectly. This has been fixed.
More exciting is a new option for support.

Let me see

A common problem when solving problems is that the user (you) can’t explain very well what goes wrong and some are so bad to even get stuck at “it doesn’t work” (pretty much). This is frustrating for you, because in your perception my support sucks. And it’s frustrating for me, because I can’t see what’s wrong.

This has been made a little easier in AdRotate Pro 4.16 where the support form in your dashboard now has a checkbox to send me login details so I can take a look at your dashboard.

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AdRotate Free 4.13.2 – Available now!

Updated the dashboard and made a few tweaks in the background so the plugin works better. Fixed a weird bug on PHP5.6 servers. If you run into other PHP warnings or errors, let me know as soon as possible so a fix can be investigated and applied.

Telegram proved to be useless as a chat/social media option so that has been removed. If you want to chat, use Facebook instead. That’s the fastest option for premium support or a quick question. Though this is aimed more to users of AdRotate Professional.

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AdRotate Pro 4.15 – Removed Transactions

An important update where the dashboard got some tweaks and optimisations. A few small bug fixes and the social stuff has been updated.

More importantly though, the underused Transactions Feature got removed. Current and ongoing transactions are still listed in the Advertisers dashboard in the sub menu Transactions. This is for reference.
No new transactions can be made or paid. All functionality has been removed.

As an alternative way, you can set up products in a plugin like WooCommerce.
If there is interest I’ll investigate making a connector plugin to create a more automated solution.

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No-Bot Registration 1.3 – Trap those bots

No-Bot Registration is a easy and convenient way to get stop the creation of fake accounts and prevent automated registrations on your WordPress website. No need to create complex filters or rule sets. Simply set up a human friendly security question and maintain a block list of domains via the easy to use dashboard and let No-Bot Registration handle the rest.

If you’re tired of fake accounts, spam accounts and other useless crap registering on your WordPress website you should get No-Bot Registration and protect your sign up forms with a simple human friendly security question.
Now with added security to trap bots and prevent them from getting through.

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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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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 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.

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