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[resolved] Doesn't Work (13 posts)

  1. CentralTrans
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I like the idea of this plugin, but it doesn't work. I cannot bulk upload links and I cannot manually add a link. It tells me I uploaded, but I can't see anything.

    I spoke to the author to inform him of the problems I was having.He told me it was a problem with my isp and he said he would issue a new release when he got a "real" bug....

    For me this plugin DOES NOT WORK. Sorry

  2. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    *Exactly* what errors/messages (if any) are you getting when you bulk upload ads and/or manually add a link? When you bulk upload ads, you are using a file you downloaded from the new ("Beta") version of the Links tab Google Affiliate Network page and are using the 'Export as Tab Separated Value (TXT)' menu item there and are doing this for *approved* advertisers and are getting links of the sizes and types you have configured your widgets and shortcodes for (see below).

    The *warning* messages should not effect uploading or displaying ads, and should be gone as of the just released version 4.8.

    When you say you can't see anything do you mean you don't see ads on your blog or don't see them listed in the database (admin pages)? In order for ads to show up on your blog, you need to either configure widgets (in "sidebars") or insert shortcodes into your pages or posts.

    *Please* read all of the documentation, *carefully*.

  3. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, I've found your blog, and it appears you do in fact have a properly setup GAN_Image_Widget. What you need to do now is insert some ads.

    What steps have you taken to insert ads? And what sorts of messages have you gotten?

    I don't believe there is a problem with plugin code -- it has been working fine for me for over a year now and for a number of other people for like the past 5 months.

    If there really is a problem other than the warning relating to the debug code, I need to know about it so I can fix it. The warning only occured (and it has been commented out as of the 4.8 release) on the stats pages and even if it was in fact breaking the stats page (it does not appear to be, since the screen shot you sent shows output from later in the code), it would have no effect on bulk uploading ads or manually inserting single ads.

  4. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Bugzilla URL:

    http://bugzilla.deepsoft.com/show_bug.cgi?id=3

    If you have this problem, please refer to the above URL. Updates, patches, etc. will be posted there.

  5. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    FYI: The server is a Microsoft-IIS/7.5 server, with PHP 5.2.13 (according to the headers returned for a HEAD request).

    Wondering: could something be fishy with either the MySQL install or setup on the MS-Windows Server?

    I will be devising some debug patches to find out what is going on in MySQL land...

  6. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, for some reason, the plugin cannot create the database tables it needs. This seems like a problem with the MySQL setup -- speficicly, it is necessary to GRANT the privs needed to CREATE TABLE.

  7. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just released Version 4.9 of the plugin. This version *may* solve the problems with WIMP/WAMP servers or else it should display useful error messages that should help with debuging this problem. If you are using a WIMP or WAMP server and are having troubles, please upgrade and let me know if this version fixes the problem or if not, please post any MySQL error messages that show up.

  8. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, 4.9.2 fixes this problem, which seems to relate to misbehaviour of MySQL / WP with table names with upper case letters on a MS-Windows server.

  9. pricerank
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi just want to say great plugin!, you might want to change the type of file required from GAN as it will only upload a TXT file. the CSV they offer does not upload!

    Second thing! is there a PHP code for this so it can be placed inside the template. This is the only thing really missing from this plugin!

  10. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @pricerank: 'you might want to change the type of file required from GAN as it will only upload a TXT file. the CSV they offer does not upload!'

    Did you read the documentation? It is specificallu documented that only the TXT (Tab Separated Value) file can be uploaded.

    I am not sure what you mean by template.

  11. pricerank
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    yes I read it, i was just saying that where you select to upload the file it say TSV. Not TXT, thought it might be confusing for some people, however i did not have any issues.

    What I meant about the template is the short code works inside posts, but if you want to use the plugin out side of a post or widget you need to call the program with a php.

    Alot of plugins have short code but as well have php code so you can call it from outside of the widget or post.

    for example the dynamic contact gallery plugin has short code , but as well they provide you with a php - <?php if( is_home() ) {
    dynamic_content_gallery();
    } ?>

    so that you can place the plugin anywhere

    Thanks
    sean

  12. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @pricerank: 'What I meant about the template is the short code works inside posts, but if you want to use the plugin out side of a post or widget you need to call the program with a php.'

    Nothing is stopping you from using:

    <?php GAN_Widget::shortcode (array('orientation' => 'vertical',
                'maxads' => 4,
                'ifwidth' => '',
                'ifheight' => '',
                'target' => 'same',
                'merchid' => '')); ?>

    or

    <?php GAN_ImageWidget::shortcode (array(
                'orientation' => 'vertical',
                'maxads' => 4,
                'width' => 120,
                'height' => 60,
                'ifwidth' => '',
                'ifheight' => '',
                'target' => 'same',
                'merchid' => '')); ?>

    "Use the source, Luke"...

  13. Robert Heller
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    (Actually, you'll need to echo or print the results of shortcode methods).

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