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AdRotate

The popular choice for monetizing your website with adverts while keeping things simple. Start making money today!

286 reviews
Average Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars
Very happy
By , for WP 4.4.2

Ad Rotate has been flawless. Easy to use and very reliable.

Great Ad Plugin with Geo location support
By , for WP 4.4.1

AdRotate supports placing banners controlled by geo locations from scratch. This is the main reason I am using it. AdRotate has lots of options and is the main moneymaker at our website. 5 stars :-)

Great plugin, one bug (possible)
By , for WP 4.4.1

This one has great options. Works as a charm with many customization on ad level as well as ads group level. For advanced features (like scheduling and basic media management you should go for the pro version (i'm not still).
BUT... there is a problem. If you enable click and impression tracking for each ad you're gonna end with high server recourse demand.
I had mine enabled and almost got banned from hostgator. Did get me some trial and error to track down what was the cause but disabling click and impression tracking did the trick.
Right now i'll try to increase the impression timer to max (3600 sec) and check if there'll be less resource demand.
Otherwise great plugin.

Exactly what I was looking for...
By , for WP 4.4.1

I was looking to rotate and display a sidebar with a full list of advertiser blocks.
I can review and report to the advertisers on their appeal at the same time giving every advertiser a chance at above the fold advertising.
I hope to introduce the automated customer portal for billing a advertiser.
So far it performs as described without conflicts and that's a solid 5 star rating for me.

Support by the way was very responsive - Thx!

everythingpuntagorda.com

Flaky, Resource Heavy
By , for WP 4.4.1

I write this review with reluctance, and I'm prepared to change it depending on the author's response.

You see, I encouraged the author to create a way to migrate content from WP-Ad-Manager, a fork of Ad-minister. Both have been out of production for several years and it was time to make a chance to a more featured plugin.

After migrating two sites to AdRotate, I ran into a glitch. When I brought up one of the sites, which had a block of four separate banners, on atop another, with separate shortcodes and positioning, one ad would repeat itself, meaning the actual fourth banner would not be visible. A refresh would fix it until I brought up the site again, but clearing browser caches and using different browsers didn't change anything. The duplicated banners would also sometimes change. It wasn't just one.

When I brought this to the attention of the author, with screenshots, I was told on several occasions it had to be my fault. I must be a dummy and somehow duplicated the banner code. But that's not so. I checked it. The duplicated banners sometimes changed, and a browser refresh would fix it.

So how could it just be duplicated banner code?

I wrote the author again and made it crystal clear what the problem was and that the banner code, shortcodes and positioning were correct..

Crickets.

One the problem, or at least a symptom: With AdRotate installed, the two sites have four times as many MySQL queries (120 versus 30). The author's sarcastic dismissal: Well, that's because AdRotate does more. I have a dedicated server with a multicore processor, so perhaps it's not a big deal. But it might be on a shared server.

I made the code changes on a copy of the original theme. I've since restored the original theme at WP-Ad-Manager to restore proper functionality.

Blaming a problem on the customer doesn't solve it, or dismissing a problem with an offhand crack, doesn't address either situation.

That's why I cannot recommend this plugin.

Gene Steinberg

Works well
By , for WP 3.9.10

Works pretty seamlessly right away. I gave a couple other alternatives but this was by far the simplest to use.

Muito bom!
By ,

Atende todos os requisitos que se propõe.

AdRotate is unrivaled!
By ,

I haven't used any other advertising management plugin that can match AdRotate! While the free version is powerful & gets the job done, the paid version is well worth the small monetary investment.

Does what it promises
By , for WP 4.4.1

Allows for very flexible management of advertisements, with all the control I need over frequency, position, context. Will buy the pro version, even if just to support further development.

Nice one.

Worth it
By ,

Used for almost three years : Excellent for what's for !

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