AdRotate Free 3.9.9

A little delayed, but here it is. Including the latest fixes reported this week.
Today I’ve tested AdRotate Pro and Free on WordPress 3.9. I didn’t encounter any issues.

Changelog

  • [fix] Permissions resetting to invalid roles when re-activating AdRotate
  • [fix] Multisite option ‘stuck’ on de-activating the plugin
  • [fix] Timezone not reset when calculating day and week on non GMT timezones
  • [tweak] Improved menus for AdRotate
  • [tweak] Improved compatibility for multisite
  • [i18n] Several new translation strings

Effective Immediately – Affiliate Program discontinued

As a few users have pointed out in the past few days – Joining the Affiliate program for AdRotate is (once again) broken. With the form not working as intended. I did an update earlier this month and things worked for me (admin) but apparently not for new signups and users.
Since this is not the first time things were broken I’ve decided to discontinue the thing entirely.

Why kill it now?

Because having an affiliate program didn’t bring the increased sales I’d hope for. It added nothing to anyones experience, for AdRotate or it’s ‘ecosystem’. With the added thing of signups being broken there really was no point in keeping it around.
I thought it would bring a sense of community with as extra benefit that people could earn some money by promoting AdRotate Pro for me. But it didn’t really pan out that way, unfortunately.

Thanks

Thanks for all who joined and sent many people to adrotateplugin.com. Over the past 8 months several thousand people have been gone through your links.
Referrals have been paid earlier this week (as per the normal schedule) currently outstanding referrals will be paid in the next few days.

So effective immediately the affiliate program has been discontinued.
I don’t think it will return – Not anytime soon anyway.

AdRotate Pro 3.9.9

A big update fixing small things. Fixing menu incompatibilities, improving support for Multisite. And fixing wp-cron schedules – Which should improve the speed of your site. The upgrade routine for Multisite has been optimized and now actually works. And you can now stay updated with push notifications via Pushover.

If the push notification feature works well and you all like it it will be expanded into other areas. Feedback is welcome!

Changes

  • [new] Cross site ads when network activated (Network & Developer)
  • [new] Push notifications to mobile devices
  • [new] Email notifications redone
  • [fix] Permissions resetting to invalid roles when re-activating AdRotate
  • [fix] Enabling/disabling geo location now works as intended
  • [fix] Upgrade routine for subsites in multisites
  • [fix] Wp-cron not set up for some users
  • [fix] Schedule permissions not removed when de-activating AdRotate
  • [fix] Unset variables when saving ads when not selecting schedules
  • [fix] Save redirect not always correct for network activated setups
  • [tweak] Improved menus for AdRotate
  • [tweak] Improved compatibility for multisite

Testing now: Status Notifications for AdRotate Pro

As mentioned a few days ago a new notification system for Push notifications would be implemented. I’ve done so over the last few days and have a working beta right this minute.

If things keep going at this pace an update should be ready later this week with the improvements to the Network license aswell as these notification updates. I’ve also re-done the code for email notifications a bit making it a tad more efficient and tweaked the message layout a bit to look a little more appealing.

Take a look -
push-settings

And on my iPhone -
push-adrotate-iphone1 push-adrotate-iphone2 push-adrotate-iphone3

Making the Network License more useful

adrotate-pro-networkOver the past month I’ve been monitoring responses to the new multisite support in AdRotate and some were kind enough to share some of their ideas to make the Network License for AdRotate Pro more valuable.

The next version will include a number of changes to make your networked advert campaigns more useful:

Changelog

  • [new] Shortcodes can now show ads from other sites when network activated
  • [new] PHP snippets can now show ads from other sites when network activated
  • [new] Widgets can now show ads from other sites when network activated
  • [fix] Save redirect not always correct for network activated setups
  • [tweak] Improved compatibility for multisite

Check out the developer page for the full changelog.

This basically means you can add adverts from your primary site (or any site) in other networked sites.

This for example can be simply same user advert sharing but also you hardcoding adverts into the themes of your users with AdRotate Pro Supported features and managing the whole thing from your primary or designated site.

A lot is possible…