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=== AdRotate ===
Contributors: adegans
Donate link: http://meandmymac.net/donate/
Tags: ads, banner, commercial, admin, plugin, random, rotator, ad, advertising, advertisement, block, blocks, advertiser, publisher, adsense, referrer, email, menu, statistics, stats
Requires at least: 3.5, PHP5.2
Tested up to: 3.5.2
Stable tag: 3.8.5
 
The very best way of putting ads on your website. As many as you want... Make making money easy!

== Description ==

Get the most intuitive ad manager and start making money with your website.
Add and manage the ads from the dashboard and show a random banner, or multiple, on your site. 
Easy management from the dashboard allows you to quickly oversee, add and edit banner code or renew/delete and add new ads.
Preview banners when editing them.
AdRotate supports unlimited groups for banners allowing you to tie certain banners to different areas of the website.
On top of that with GeoLocation you can tie adverts to certain areas of the world.
Receive a periodic email when banners are (about to) expire(d) informing you to take action.

AdRotate is also available as a premium plugin. Offering more features and faster support! 
Get more AdRotate! [Get AdRotate Pro today](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/adrotate-pro/)!

**Important links**

* [Details](http://www.adrotateplugin.com) - Lots of Additional plugin information
* [Manuals & Support](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/support/) - Setup instructions and support
* [AdRotate Store](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/shop/) - Buy AdRotate Pro or hire me to install or troubleshoot AdRotate

Get more AdRotate! [Get AdRotate Pro today](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/adrotate-pro/)!

**Some Features**

* Super easy management of ads, groups and blocks of ads
* GeoLocation for adverts
* Works with Google Ads and most other referrer/ad programs
* Integrates with [Broadstreet Ads](http://www.broadstreetads.com/)
* Get email notifications when your ads need you (AdRotate Pro)
* Perfectly suited for any size of advertisement, including 125x125, 468x60, 729x90, 160x600 and much more
* Simple to use stats so you can follow which ad is working the best
* Couple ads to users so that user can follow his personalized stats (AdRotate Pro)
* Advertisers can easily contact you from their dashboard (AdRotate Pro)
* Track how many times a banner is clicked and show it's Cick-Through-Ratio
* Put random, or selected, banners in pages or posts
* Preview banners on edit
* Advanced time schedules and restrictions (AdRotate Pro)
* CSV Exports of statistics (AdRotate Pro)
* Multiple groups per banner location
* Unlimited widgets
* Adblocks (blocks of small banners)
* Auto disable ads after X views / clicks / period of time
* Warns you on the dashboard when ads are about to expire
* Use shortcodes, widgets or PHP to put ads on your site

NOTE: Certain features are exclusive to AdRotate PRO. Learn more about what AdRotate will do for you in the [features list](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/features/).

== Installation ==

Find out how AdRotate works, more options and various ways to implement your ads.

* [Manual Installation](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/support/knowledgebase/installing-adrotate-on-your-website/)
* [Upgrade AdRotate Free to Pro](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/support/knowledgebase/upgrade-adrotate-to-adrotate-pro/)
* [Manuals & Support](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/support/)
* [AdRotate Store](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/shop/)

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

= Scrollbars in blocks =
**Answer:** This happens if your ads are overflowing the allotted space. This means that you need to re-do the sizing of your ads. Perhaps remove or lessen the margin on them. Make the sidebar wider (or which ever area). Or use smaller ads all-together.

= Why do I get this error when I want to activate AdRotate? =
"Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '&', expecting T_VARIABLE or '$' in /path/to/www/example.com/wp-content/plugins/adrotate/adrotate-manage.php on line 136"
 
**Answer:** Upgrade your server to use PHP5. Contact your webhost for more information.

= I'm getting errors about duplicate entries in the stats or the tracker table! =
**Answer:** This means your database is full and needs to be "upgraded". More on the how and why in [this article](href="http://www.adrotateplugin.com/support/knowledgebase/duplicate-entry-errors/)!

= Why do my ads not rotate when I reload the page? =
**Answer:** In most cases you have a cache plugin active. WP-Super Cache or something similar. AdRotate uses a static ad which means the ad will also be cached. AdRotate has basic compatibility with some caching plugins. Check out the AdRotate Settings.

There is a [knowledge base](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/support/knowledgebase/).
If that's not enough you can post on the [forum](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/support/forums/) and ask your question there!

== Changelog ==

= 3.8.5 FREE =
* [fix] Some ads that are about to expire not showing in any list of ads
* [change] You can now only alphanumeric characters for the User-agent
* [new] Usage of %id% in the group wrapper to get the group ID
* [new] Weight now shown on 'Manage Ads' dashboard

NOTE: Certain features are exclusive to AdRotate PRO. If you rely on these features please consider upgrading to [AdRotate PRO](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/features/).

= 3.8.7 PRO =
* [change] You can now only alphanumeric characters for the User-agent
* [new] Advertiser ad statuses now reflect the actual status of the ad
* [new] Usage of %id% in the group wrapper to get the group ID
* [new] Weight now shown on 'Manage Ads' dashboard
* [new] Stats now visible per period/schedule

The full changelog can be found on the [AdRotate website](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/development/).
Get more AdRotate! [Get AdRotate Pro today](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/adrotate-pro/)!

== Upgrade Notice ==

= 3.8.5 =
* [fix] Some ads that are about to expire not showing in any list of ads
* [change] You can now only alphanumeric characters for the User-agent
* [new] Usage of %id% in the group wrapper to get the group ID
* [new] Weight now shown on 'Manage Ads' dashboard

NOTE: Certain features are exclusive to AdRotate PRO. If you rely on these features please consider upgrading to [AdRotate PRO](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/features/).

== Screenshots ==

Visit [adrotateplugin.com](http://www.adrotateplugin.com/)
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