Support » Plugin: AdRotate Banner Manager » Error message wp-content/banners

  • Resolved akedv



    there is an error message on sites where a different foldername instead of wp-content is being used:

    AdRotate has detected one issue that requires your attention:
    ยป Your AdRotate Banner folder is not writable or does not exist. Set up your banner folder.

    so the wp-content folder name seems to be hardcoded somewhere, not good…

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  • Jeah same error message here.. can’t get rid of it.

    Plugin Author Arnan de Gans


    If you see that message, AdRotate can’t read or find that folder.

    Create a folder named ‘banners’ in wp-content and make sure it’s readable for plugins.
    usually mimicking the wp-content permissions works just fine. Otherwise 0644 for permissions should do.

    I know that works, but for security reasons some people change the name of the wp-content folder to something else, and a well programmed plugin should cope with that flawless.

    would be great if you could fix that hardcoded wp-content path in your plugin!

    Plugin Author Arnan de Gans


    In AdRotate Pro you can move the banner folder to any location on your domain.
    In AdRotate Free it has to stay in wp-content, where-ever you put the wp-content folder is up to you.

    The path is set/determined with WordPress functions, so not hardcoded.

    This is sadly very annoying, because i renamed the wp content folder for security purposes.

    Plugin Author Arnan de Gans


    Hmm, i’ll look into that to make it more flexible.

    same problem with the folder, pls fix this … thanks.




    To fix this problematic issue with no further changes to your configuration, additional creation of folders, or anything you don’t want to do, remove this piece of code:

    if(!is_writable(ABSPATH.$adrotate_config['banner_folder'])) {
    $error['banners_folder'] = __('Your AdRotate Banner folder is not writable or does not exist.', 'adrotate-pro').' <a href="" target="_blank">Set up your banner folder</a>.';

    From line 680 (aprox) in file wp-content/plugins/adrotate/adrotate-output.php

    Hope this helps. Cheers!

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  eleb.


    Works great now with the latest version … thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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