OpenX Source REST API

Revive Adserver REST API

Revive Adserver REST API

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How to: display banners of different sizes in one zone

Here is another short edition of my Q&A series. This time, it’s an e-mail I received from Milan, he wrote:

I would like to know if there is any possibility to serve two floaters with different sizes (250×250 and 500×500) in the same zone?

Here is what I wrote back to Milan:

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OpenX version 2.6.4 released

OpenX version 2.6.4 was released yesterday. This upgrade is a fix to a security problem that was reported earlier in the week. The OpenX blog has the full story.

Of course, with security issues it’s always important to upgrade all instances as quickly as possible. Fortunately for users of OpenX 2.6, this is a very simple upgrade, because there are no changes to the layout of the database. Have a look at my procedure for OpenX upgrades. If you don’t want to do the upgrade yourself, I can be of service. Just submit a support request and I’ll get back to you.

OpenX version 2.6.3 released

Earlier in the week, OpenX version 2.6.3 was released. This upgrade is all about fixing bugs and introducing small enhancements. The OpenX blog has a link to the release notes and there is also a list of the 80+ changes that are part of this upgrade.

I’ve done a dozen upgrades from earlier versions to this one over the last few days, and the upgrade process is pretty smooth, since there are no changes in the database structure this time (unless you’re coming from OpenX 2.4). In any event, it’s always a good idea to follow a proven procedure for OpenX upgrades. If you’re interested, I can also do the upgrade for you. Check out my support request form.

OpenX version 2.6.2 released

Earlier in the week, an important upgrade to OpenX 2.6 was released. This version 2.6.2 fixes a security issue that was reported a few days ago. Because of this, it’s very important that all users of OpenX 2.6 upgrade their installations. To download the new software, just go to the OpenX download page. I’ve posted a tip about how to do an OpenX upgrade earlier on this blog.

By the way, if you’re still running OpenX 2.4, it had an upgrade too, the most recent version is now 2.4.9, and you can download it from here. It fixes the same security issue.

Update: added link to OpenX blog post announcing this upgrade.

OpenX version 2.6.1 released

OpenX have released version 2.6.1 of the OpenX ad server product. According to the blog post, there are no less than 58 bug fixes and enhancements. There have been some reports of people having problems with upgrades from OpenX 2.4 to 2.6.0, and this new fix release should be an answer to those problems. Also fixed is the issue where targeting channels for websites could be created but not used when defining delivery limitations on banners.

Starting today, I’m offering a fixed price OpenX 2.6 Upgrade Service. I’ve been doing upgrades for a long time now, but with the demand for this service increasing, I decided it was time to put together a complete description of what I do when performing an upgrade, what the conditions are, and how the procedure works in detail.

Update: the fixed price upgrade service is no longer available.

OpenX version 2.6 released

Today marks an important day in the history of OpenX, and perhaps looking back on it in a few years, even the internet advertising industry. The OpenX team today launched version 2.6 of their flagship product. It’s been a long development process. I’ve actually been running early beta versions of this new release since November 2007. I’ve seen the new system grow and mature and each new beta brought interesting new features.

There are many exciting new features in OpenX version 2.6, too many to mention them all in a single blog post. But I have to mention the new Single Page Call feature that will help webmasters everywhere keep their pages loading fast even with many ads on them. I’m also very excited about the API that’s part of this release. I believe this is going to be very good for third party developers who want to create additional functionality without having to modify the OpenX core. And a very important new set of features is about managing users and permissions.

Please join me in congratulating everyone at OpenX with this new release.

Update: I’ve put together a ‘recipe’ for upgrading your OpenX to this newest version.