The very best way of putting ads on your website. As many as you want... Make making money easy!
What a deceitful and underhanded way to con a quick buck from the people who supported you.
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.
UPDATED FEB 4, 2012
I was very unhappy to discover that the developer had updated his plugin and in doing so removed several features. I could have lived with that, but one feature he removed was the ability to turn off a "credit" that had now appeared in my sidebar without my consent.
I came to the forms/review page and noticed many very unahppy people and I jumped right on the bandwagon. I gave the plugin a one star review and had some very harsh words for the plugin author.
While I fully support a plugin author's right and need to make money from his contributions, I think he made a major mistake in removing already established features and making them "pro" only. It's just the wrong way to go about driving people towards your premium product.
That all being said, I think the author genuinely mae a mistake, and my earlier accusations of deceit, bait and switch, and underhandedness were without merrit. The author has gone out of his way to make things right for me, beyond the call in fact, and I am suitably impressed.
I regret my earlier review, and my overly hasty judgement. I extend my apologies to the author, and absolutely take back all negative sentiment, as expressed above/below (which regretebly, I cannot delete.) I hope a lessons can be learned from this, both for he and plugin authors in the future.
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.
Just downgrade to 3.7
I used the free version for a couple months and then upgraded to Pro - $30 is nomimal for the great features you get. It works well (on my site) and has nice stats. Much better than Bannerize, the other one I tried. The support is fantastic too. Nice to get a reply within less than an hour instead of posting on a forum and hoping/waiting for a useful reply.
Frankly I probably never would have donated to the free plugin out of pure laziness, but I am more than happy to pay for PRO whatever the reason. I wonder how many people that are taking the time to complain about the free version, took the time to donate.
You have to buy the Pro sh*t version now.
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.
All the reason I chose this plugin are now only for people who want/can afford to pay for the service. Scheduling, weight, advertisers, email notifications, monthly stats and more are now require the pro version which costs €24.99 and up depending on the version you select. So now I am stuck with finding another ad manager again. Otherwise it was a fantastic ad manager, but there are some easier to use ones that have the same functions as the free version of this plugin.
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.
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