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[Plugin: Advertising Manager] I believe this plugin is broken. (41 posts)

  1. uglyorgan
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I went to go upgrade adsense manager and the banner popped up saying that I better switch to advertising manager. So I made that switch, and first it broke my blog. Then I deleted adsense manager manually and my blog went back up, but now all my ads are broken. I can't even preview them.

  2. gniting
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I second this bug/issue...quite annoying that it completely removes access to the blog and requires deletion of the plugin files from the command-line...

    ...the new version (with the horrendous PLEASE UPGRADE message) should have been adequately tested.

  3. switzer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    uglyorgan:
    gniting:

    You are right - the message slipped between Adsense Manager and Advertising Manager. Hopefully, the fix that I just posted will solve the banner issue.

    Advertising Manager is a major upgrade to Adsense Manager. Please bear with us through this necessary upgrade so that Martin and I can both focus solely on adding functionality to Advertising Manager rather than two separate projects.

    Cheers,
    Scott

  4. HaroldM
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Something's very wrong. I tried installing this plugin and get this error:

    Unpacking the plugin package

    Incompatible archive: PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

    Installation Failed

    Please help. With AdSense Manager being disabled none of my ads are showing up now.

  5. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  6. HaroldM
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Actually I fixed the problem. Didn't know the ZIP I downloaded from here was incomplete. Redownloaded it and I"m all good. Thanks! :)

  7. gmatkin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've had a similar experience to Uglyorgan, though having deleted the offending plugin and brought back its predecessor, at least the ads are working again!

    Gav

  8. switzer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    gmatkin:
    HaroldM:

    Glad to hear that Advertising Manager is working for you!

    Thanks for the tim @samboll

    Scott

  9. gmatkin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Scott - it WASN'T working for me. My message was to say that I'd deleted Advertising Manager and restored its predecessor, and that my ads were working again.

    Or at least I thought they were. I now find that using the old Adsense manager only one Adsense ad on my extensive weblog is now working.

    I'd like to get this fixed of course. Yesterday Advertising Manager broke my weblog and had to be deleted. Do you think I can safely reinstall it now? And, if so, will I have to somehow recreate widgets and manually add ads to all my 832 posts?

    See intheboatshed.net to see the damage!

    Gav

  10. gmatkin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Still no ads, and I can't find a way to reinstate them. I tried reverting to an older ad database following the instructions on the FAQ, but I have no idea what numbers apply to these databases - I haven't previously needed to be aware of them and don't know where to find them.

    If you can help please, I would be grateful!

    Gav

    PS - I can't seem to leave any messages on the Advertising Manager website forum.

  11. switzer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    gmatkin:

    Please Skype me (switzer) so that we can get this fixed in short order. Sorry for misreading your post above :)

    Scott

  12. gmatkin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've tried. Believe it or not, I haven't used Skype in more than a year and had to set it up on a new computer.

    I await your approval so I can contact you from England.

  13. gmatkin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'd like to report that Scott raciously stepped in and sorted out my problems on Friday evening.

    Many thanks Scott!

    Gavin

  14. mifrie
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I experience the same problems with advertising manager on mifrie.de:
    - blog broken after activating advertising manager
    - blog live again after deactivating adsense manager
    - doesn't show any ads :-(

    @gmatkin: Since you're so happy with the solution Scott proposed: Could you give me a hint on this post what to do?

    Thx
    Mike

  15. Crowdog99
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What do I do with this error?

    Warning: require_once(/home/duneguid/public_html/pirateutv.net/wp-content/plugins/advertising-manager/OX/Adnet/_vti_cnf) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: Success in /home/duneguid/public_html/pirateutv.net/wp-content/plugins/advertising-manager/advertising-manager.php on line 31

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/duneguid/public_html/pirateutv.net/wp-content/plugins/advertising-manager/OX/Adnet/_vti_cnf' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/duneguid/public_html/pirateutv.net/wp-content/plugins/advertising-manager/advertising-manager.php on line 31

    I can't even get into wp-admin to remove the plugin so I can get it to work again.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Jon

  16. Crowdog99
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry for posting in this thread. Thought it was a general error type place to post.

    Anyways, I solved my problem by deleting the plugin 'adsense-manager' from the plugins directory. Then I reinstalled and it all works.

    I would suggest making it so a failure in the ad manager does not bring the whole site down. Instead a failure in the ad manager should just mean that the ads do show.

  17. switzer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Crowdog99:

    You are correct - anything that keeps WordPress from working is a bug in the plugin (most of the time :) ).

    I put a patch into 3.3.14 which checks for Adsense Manager, and if it is enabled, it posts a notice to disable and quits.

    It sounds like this did not happen for your installation - what version did you use?

    The error you are receiving is that Advertising Manager cannot load any of the ad network files for some reason (e.g. all of the files in the advertising-manager/OX/Adnet directory). Did you put any additional files in this directory? Do you have any weird directory permissions?

    Per your email to me, it sounds like Advertising Manager was working, and then stopped working. Did something happen with your ISP?

    If you could give me as much detail as you can, I am happy to work through it with you.

    Cheers,
    Scott

  18. switzer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    P.S.

    gmatkin: your welcome :)

  19. ibacco
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm encounering some trouble with this plugin...
    After creating an ad unit I added a widget to my sidebar and now I can't remove it any more. If I click on edit in the widget nothing happen...
    Any suggestion???

  20. switzer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ibacco:

    To remove the widget from your sidebar:

    1. Click on the 'edit' button in the 'Ad: name' Widget in the 'Current Widgets' column.
    2. Click on the 'remove' button in the widget.

    The widget should disappear from the 'Current Widgets' column. If this is not the functionality, please let me know:

    1. Version of WordPress
    2. Version of Advertising Manager

    And I can try to help you further.

    Scott

  21. ibacco
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi switzer. As I mentioned before I've already tried to click on edit, but the remove button doesn't come out. I'm using wordpress 2.7.1 and advertise manager 3.3.15. Thank you for your help...

  22. switzer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ibacco:

    Strange - Advertising Manager just uses the existing WordPress widget functionality. If you can check your PHP error log and send through any errors during the time you made changes, that would be great.

    Otherwise, ping me on skype (switzer) and I can check out your system in detail.

    Scott

  23. bmarolf
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Same problem here. I want to remove a widget, but I click on the edit link and nothing happens. I'm using wp 2.7.1 and Advertising Manager 3.3.15. Any help would be appreciated.

  24. switzer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ibacco:
    bmarolf:

    Strange - it works for me using WP 2.7.1 and ADVMAN 3.3.15. Could you skype me (switzer) and I can try to help you on your system.

    Cheers,
    Scott

  25. ibacco
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Problem solved!!!
    Removed the plugin and all the settings then reinstalled the version 3.3.16... Everything works...

  26. switzer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ibacco: Great to hear!
    bmarolf: How are you going?

  27. jojoradiousa
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is the error I'm getting:

    Warning: mt_rand() expects parameter 2 to be long, string given in /home/content/n/a/t/nataliemedia/html/eriemedia/wp-content/plugins/advertising-manager/advertising-manager.php on line 243

    Warning: Division by zero in /home/content/n/a/t/nataliemedia/html/eriemedia/wp-content/plugins/advertising-manager/advertising-manager.php on line 243

    I totally deactivated adsense manager before activating Advertising Manager...none of my ads show.

  28. jojoradiousa
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I went back to AdSense Manager, because deactivating Advertising Manager destroyed my sidebars, but now I have my sidebars but no ads, but also no "Warning" errors.

  29. switzer
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    jojoradiousa:

    What version of PHP are you using? This error would occur if your version of PHP is less than 4.0.4.

    Scott

  30. ibacco
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I talked too early...
    I still can't get rid of widget.
    This is weird... It seemed working yesterday.
    It must be Advertising Manager because there are no problem with the other plugins.

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