It’s been a rough week for some. But there is light at the end of the madness…
Due to some unforeseen circumstances the new impression tracker didn’t quite work as expected. Some servers crashed and burned and got patched quickly.
This wasn’t apparent in my testing and my call for beta testers went once again unnoticed. So there we go. The circle of doom is complete – just like last year.
Anyway, we’re testing a beta now. We sent it out to a number of people with high volume sites and things are looking very good. We even managed to ditch the wp-load thing completely. Making AdRotate a lot faster. Which will be the focus of the next update.
Speed speed speed
The aim of updates 3.11.3 and 3.10.13 was to make AdRotate faster. This as some of you noticed didn’t work out too well. The introduction of cookies didn’t work for everyone and the jQuery handling impressions reloaded too often for servers to cope. This has been fixed and improved like never before – Better timers, better code, better handling of cookies. It’ll be great.
Cookies will hold tracker data. With the introduction of these fancy cookies the entire wp_adrotate_tracker table will become obsolete. This means *A LOT* less MySQL traffic which in turn will mean your site will be faster. Yay! This also means that since tracker data is now stored in cookies you can now more accurately target multiuser networks. Since not just their WAN ip is tracked but the individual computer on those networks.
I expect testing to continue over the weekend. I’m confident things work today. But I’m awaiting some feedback and will release an update this coming Monday.
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