WP125 1.3.0 Released

The WordPress 125×125 ad management plugin has just got better, with yet another release. Version 1.3.0 fixes a few bugs, and adds some useful new features.

New features in 1.3.0:

  • iCalendar subscription – Want to keep tabs on ad expirations better? Subscribe to them through Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook, or any other major calendaring application.
  • Localization support – Now you can have WP125 in French or Spanish, should you have your WordPress installation set to display one of the two languages. (I am responsible for the Spanish translation, so feel free to criticize my most likely poor grammar…) If you wish to help translate WP125 into a language that you know well, the .POT files are in the /translations directory.
  • Dashboard widget – A WP 2.7-compatible Dashboard widget is now supported. It shows a table of the current active ads. You can hide/show it like any other Dashboard widget.

Notable bugs fixed in 1.3.0:

  • The infamous “no ads, no placeholders” bug. Now a fresh installation of WP125 without any ads will show “Your Ad Here” placeholders, instead of hiding the ad slots.
  • The string “ADLINK_EXTRA” no longer appears in the page source when using the wp125_single_ad() template tag.

You can download the plugin from the plugin repository, or update via WordPress’s automatic plugin update.

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  • Rick Powell

    Sorry if this is not where you'd like to see possible bug reports or support but… Newest version broke formatting. Probably some theme-related issue. My widgets are now overlapping if I set the plugin to two-column, and the ads are still in one column. I've edited the stylesheet already to make room for the ads and did so again to no efffect. 310 pixels seems like enough room, no? If I set the widget to one column, the overlapping stops but I really don't want 8 125 x 125 ads running down the length of my blog.

    I had no problems with 1.2.x. Do you still have earlier versions for download? I would rather downgrade than take my ads offline, which is what I will have to do. I don't have to time to troubleshoot anymore either.

    Thanks for your help.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/redwall_hp redwall_hp

    310 pixels should be enough room, provided you pay attention to the padding/margin around the ad slots. The default is 10 pixels all around, which may be a little bit too wide. Just lower the value to 5 or so.