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AdRotate

Make it easy on yourself and use AdRotate to place your adverts on your site... Make making money easy!

Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
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Too heavy on the server, and possibly unethical ad impressions
By , for WP 4.0.1

There are ethical questions that arise in this plugin. If you use dynamic ads (rotating every few seconds) they record impressions on every view as they rotate. So, when people are just sitting at a window looking at your website, the impression counter is continuing to climb ...and climb. If someone leaves your page up, and walks away from their running computer, the impression count is astronomical (and unethical, as well as against many ad-server agreements like Google Adsense). Also, for every page view, there is a hit on the server as well, so conceivably you could have thousands of hits to the server coming through just from a few dozen people leaving your page up on their unattended computers.

Error, no group ID set! Check your syntax!
By , for WP 4.0.1

And no solution found. You waste my time.

AdRotate 3.11.5 Widget sidebars not working
By , for WP 4.0.1

Latest update 3.10.15 Widget sidebars are still not working. No ads are displaying just a red text error.

Not Very Good
By , for WP 4.0.1

Every time a new update something does not work. I have been testing it on my websites. Now after the latest update, with adverts not showing in posts. Which has happened before. As a business I cannot afford the adverts not to show every time an update happens. More than 2 days not and this issue is not fixed yet.

Now I will remove this plugin from my sites and I personally I would not recommend this plugin if you run a business, as it is not reliable.

Painful and unsuccessful setup
By , for WP 4.0.1

Installation was non-eventful. Good thing!
Figuring out what, when, how to do things? Painful!

I figure I have more intelligence than a bag of rocks... but this developer give NO video, or guides as how to setup. I just can't figure this out.

Older version much better
By , for WP 4.0

Disappointed. Used the older versions and had no problems, last couple of updates have been challenging. After every update (lately) "There was an error locating the database tables for AdRotate." it can be fixed but what a waste of time. Never mind the instruction to upgrade to PHP 5.5.

Update caused massage PHP errors and white out of site
By , for WP 4.0

So disappointed. Used the older versions and had no problems. Since the upgrade, it totally crashed our site (white out). When trying to activate it, we get this error:

AdRotate 3.10.8 and up requires PHP 5.3 or higher. You have version 5.2.17. Contact your hosting provider about upgrading your server!

So, we updated our PHP server to 5.3 and it still doesn't work. :(

Old Version was better
By , for WP 4.0

Older version worked great. Then programmer got greedy and removed things from it and made you pay to get them back, total bait and switch scam. Now he has the arrogance to tell you that you need to upgrade your whole server just to use his plugin.

WP minimum requirements:
PHP 5.2.4 or greater

warning - will lock you out of your website admin
By , for WP 4.0

do not use this plug in. today i tried to log in to my website admin and i got a message saying i needed to upgrade my server php because of adrotate requirements. ok fine. but the only problem is i can't get to any admin page....all of them display the same error message. i can't even uninstall ad rotate!
i don't have time for this. i have a major event happening this weekend with thousands of dollars invested. i need to be able to update my site. and now i have to deal with this???????
i will never ever ever ever again use one of this guys plugins. this is a fundamental error that absolutely cannot be allowed to happen. we have to be able to count on plugin creators not to interfere with our ability to access our website. trust has been broken.

Most Obnoxious Plugin Ever
By , for WP 3.9.2

This plugin gets constant updates for bugs and feature tweaks, breaking any custom CSS one might have cobbled together, then on top of it all advertises the Pro version every chance it gets...not to mention the bait-n-switch business practices others have already documented...this is the most obnoxious plugin in the WordPress repository by far and actually feels like an insult to use!!

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