Tag Archives: updates

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.


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?.


  • [change] Dashboard tweaks
  • [i18n] Updated translation files

Escape the rain

Rainy season is no joke, it’s not much fun either. Especially when driving a motorcycle and you’re on your way to somewhere.
These rain showers luckily could be avoided for the most part.

Phasing out legacy licenses

With the next update for AdRotate Pro I’ll be phasing out all legacy licenses. This means that if you want to continue to use AdRotate Pro after that and receive updates, premium support and access to AdRotate Geo you’re going to need a new license key.

Who will be affected

Without exception, all licenses starting with 101, those sold before January 2015, will no longer receive updates and support. And, later on, will be excluded from AdRotate Geo as well.

If you wish to continue to receive updates, support and have access to AdRotate Geo you need a new license after the next update of AdRotate Pro.

Long overdue

The first of these licenses was sold way way back in 2012. The last one was sold in December 2014. In January-February of 2015 the current series was introduced.

The older licenses are imported from the old adrotateplugin.com website. Which hasn’t been online for years. The original idea was to introduce a new series of licenses every year or so. But that didn’t happen. Plans changed and I kept postponing any phasing out of any license.
The 101 licenses are well overdue for renewals. It’s time to make room for more modern systems and APIs. Time to move on.

What’s next

In the next update, which will be ready in a few weeks, users of these licenses will no longer receive updates for versions after that. You will be offered a upgrade path with a fair renewal fee. This will get you a new modern license in the new system.
This new license will give you access to updates, support and AdRotate Geo.

If you have any questions or concerns about this move, feel free to comment below or email me directly via the contact form.

AdRotate Free 4.4 – Available now!

This months update fixes a few things with exporting adverts, doing away with the XML format and going to a more portable CSV structure. All translation files have been updated with new strings and someone even bothered to update the Spanish translation. Thanks!

Banner folder changes

Due to how WordPress works (or doesn’t work) giving too much freedoms for folder locations doesn’t exactly work without a crap-ton of work. I hate re-inventing the wheel so the logical choice was to get with the program and force the banners folder to be in the wp-content folder (or it’s equivalent).

The banners folder can not be moved in AdRotate Free, but internal references still had to be updated so it’s compatible with AdRotate Pro. This change will be unnoticable for 99% of all users, if not more.

However, if your banner images seem missing or banners can’t load their image please get in touch: Forum.


  • [new] Advert exports to CSV
  • [new] Option to delete old export files in Settings > Maintenance
  • [change] Banner folder must be in wp-content (or it’s equivalent)
  • [change] Dashboard tweaks
  • [change] XML exporting no longer supported
  • [change] Advert exporting now requires ‘ad_manage’ permission
  • [i18n] Settings tabs added
  • [i18n] Updated Spanish by Juanjo Navarra
  • [i18n] Updated all po files with new strings

Wearing a helmet while driving a motorbike

In reality there have been a bunch of laws around this, for years. Just nobody enforced them. Starting last month helmets are now “required”. Which basically means that police teams are setting up easily avoidable checkpoints to see if you wear a helmet. Until they get re-tasked to do something else. I don’t object to wearing helmets, but a ‘ordinary’ city helmet while trailriding is a bit odd… I’ll probably get a Motocross helmet soon.