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AdRotate

The very best way of putting ads on your website. As many as you want... Make making money easy!

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3 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
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1 star
Ridiculous! Removing features and then trying to charge for them?
By , for WP 3.5.1

Completely and utterly disgusting business practice - if you want to create a Pro version, add new features and create a Pro version. Don't cripple the existing free version and then try to charge for the exact same features.

I'm curious, when the WordPress built-in upgrade said there was a new version, did it actually say "This upgrade will remove 2/3 of the features you've got and make the plugin useless. But you can always buy them back."

1 star
Crippleware
By , for WP 3.5.1

After the update, the plugin is nothing as crippleware which is missing the important functions.

1 star
Greedy author made it almost unfunctional
By , for WP 3.5.1

If you do not have this, do not install it. If you have it and it is working NEVER UPGRADE!

The author has removed functionality from every upgrade to try to sell the Pro version, so people with substantial ad databases have been his beta testers without their knowledge. Actually, there is a lot of stuff here that you won't use if you are a small blogger which could be basis of a commercial version, but the basic stuff is being removed too. So if you are a small guy with many ads you are SOL.

If you have a small database, consider replacing this now. If you have a large database, back it up and back up your working version of the plugin in case you accidentally upgrade or have to adapt to WP changes.

1 star
Functionality removed from free version
By , for WP 3.4.2

Free functionality has now become paid.

1 star
here today gone tomorrow
By , for WP 3.5.1

Was an amazing plugin, not any more...

The authors underhanded method of removing features with no notification to existing users has left a bitter taste in my mouth. I had every intention of purchasing pro and would recommend to many clients who also would be pro users, now going to look for an alternative and not recommend.

Good coding skills, bad business acumen.

1 star
Developer crippled the free version to drive sales.
By , for WP 3.4.2

Note the comment in the "crippled" thread.
I will paraphrase..."if you want that feature you have been using, you have to pay for it now"

1 star
Version 3.8 sucks
By , for WP 3.5.1

I was using your plugin since a while now, but I am very desapointed with this new version. All the good features have been removed and placed on the pro version. Only for that I will never buy your pro version [ needless personal comment redacted ]

Besides, when I tried to downgrade to the 3.7 version, I am not able to create ad groups anymore. Why?

1 star
Deceptive update
By , for WP 3.5.1

Author moved features from this plugin to the paid Pro version. I have no problem with paid plugins, but they should offer more features than the free version, not strip existing features out.

As someone who has used AdRotate for a few years now and made a donation to the plugin previously, I'm now evaluating alternatives and will quit using AdRotate or downgrade to 3.7.

Author should have terminated development of the this plugin tree and offered two new plugins.

1 star
Disgusting Way To Treat The WP Community - Dirty Trick - Outraged!
By , for WP 3.5.1

What a deceitful and underhanded way to con a quick buck from the people who supported you.

Despicable.

You've effectively destroyed your reputation in the WordPress Community.

Trust is hard to gain online and once it's broken it's damaged forever.

You sir, are a disgrace.

1 star
It's not working since the 3.8 update :(
By , for WP 3.5.1

After made the upgrade to 3.8 (plugin version) it's not working. The ads doesn't show up and the manage page doesn't update the status of the ads.

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