The very best way of putting ads on your website. As many as you want... Make making money easy!
I can echo what so many others are saying here. It was a great plugin for free albeit a bit buggy. Then many of the features in the popular free version were moved to the new pay version, leaving everyone else out in the cold. Granted, $33 (US) is not a huge amount of money, but this is an underhanded way to get people to upgrade. Worse, he was no longer supporting the old version, and had made "security updates/hardening" to the new version that had the features removed, implying that if we didn't upgrade, we'd open ourselves up to security risks.
I understand the authors need to make an income, but his method of doing it only alienates the users who have put up with all the buggy releases along the way (though the paid version has had bug fix updates every day since its release, which isn't exactly encouraging). I'll be switching to a different plugin, not because of the cost, but because of the principal.
When I purchase a premium theme or plugin, I do it because it offers me something more than the free version. Obviously, your Pro version now offers something more than the free version, but only because you have reduced the functionality of that version. I don't think I'm alone in thinking that this is the wrong way to encourage people to upgrade.
As others have already noted - "Recently some of the main/basic features were moved to a PRO version (paid version) since v 3.8."
I don't mind paying for a decent plug in but I do mind being conned. Avoid.
The old bait and switch. Classy.
You think I would know better by now about updating plugins. It seems like they only get worse as time goes on. This is the case for Adrotate. After the upgrade everything was broken and not working how it should. Sad when a developer can not be UPFRONT and HONEST when making changes.
What was once a very good free plugin has been ruined. I upgraded the 3.8 version of the plugin and found it did not work at all for me. I have since degraded back to 3.7 and will continue to keep there until I find an alternative.
Recently some of the main/basic features were moved to a PRO version (paid version) since v 3.8. Read more complains about it from other users on Support Forums: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/what-a-kick-in-the-teeth
This is inefficient and badly written plugin - there are much better alternatives out there.
If you want a plugin that will create massive tables and spike your cpu so much it brings the server down then this is for you.
Look at simple ad manager - uses much less of your cpu resource.
And if you notice they have subtly withdrawn functionality over the recent updates to get you to buy the pro version.
Recently, some features were moved to a PAID version that I was just getting used to, and the plugin was updated & not-so-thoroughly tested, and it cost me a great deal of work and potentially some revenue as well. Not sure if I'll switch back to AdRotate....
NOT so great dev behavior with 3.8
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