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  • Daniel Bachhuber 1:52 am on October 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    v0.3 is out the door. Thanks again to @jtsternberg for his great contribution. In honor, I’ve given him push and pull access to our Github repo so he can help manage the project. Remember though: it never hurts to create a pull request to get another pair of eyes on your code before committing to master.

    Any support for targeting Dec. 5th for a v0.4 release? Here’s what we have on the docket right now. I’m hoping to dive into the configuration builder/scanner tomorrow and through the weekend. Feel free to pick up any unclaimed issues.

  • Daniel Bachhuber 5:39 pm on October 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Do you guys mind if I clean up and ship v0.3 today? Any unfinished code would go in v0.4

  • Daniel Bachhuber 11:20 pm on October 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Setting conditionals on a code by code basis was deployed to wpcom.

    @rinatkhaziev which of the other open v0.3 issues do you think we should tackle before shipping? It might be nice to get this out on Friday.

  • Daniel Bachhuber 1:05 am on October 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: logical operator, v0.3   

    Merged Justin’s pull request to set the logical operator on an ad code by ad code basis, and restored the previous behavior of the logical operator filter.

    The class-level logical operator will set the default value of the dropdown. If you change the dropdown, your change will be stored in the database and be the logical operator used for the ad code.

    Considering the following case though: I create three ad codes with OR as the logical operator because I don’t touch the dropdown, and then implement the filter to change the default to AND. Is it a usability issue not to change the first three ad codes too?

    I’m going to drop this on wpcom Wednesday and maybe we can ship v0.3 Thursday or Friday.

    • Rinat K 1:13 am on October 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think it’s an issue, as long as we indicate that these three ad codes have “OR” behavior.

  • Rinat K 4:55 am on June 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    0.3 Ideas Brainstorming Post 

    The 0.2 branch is looking good, so let’s talk 0.3. I recalled some ideas that were floating around since 0.1, but were never actualized:

    • Configuration scanner: verify configuration checklist ( provider file is present, ACM_WP_List_Table columns are properly defined, ad code args are set correctly, there’s at least one tag id, etc)
    • Ad Code Preview: This should be probably a row action which either pops an overlay with previews or displays them inline
    • Configuration builder: this one might be an overkill( aka punt candidate or fuggedaboutit), but it would be nice to have some tool that would generate configuration filters. Basic worklow would look like: user chooses one of existing ad providers, and modify some of default settings. For an average user, who downloaded plugin and who doesn’t know much about PHP coding, an ability to visually configure ย  stuff would come in handy.

    What do you think on these points? Do you have any other ideas/solutions? I personally appreciate the idea of keeping things contained and not over-bloated, but users get confused over configuration. I mean, one have to define 5-10 filters to get things up and running. ย This could be a deal-breaker for some folks.

    • Jeremy Felt 6:39 pm on June 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I like the idea behind a configuration scanner / preview. I think it may be useful to combine those two and possibly some other data in some way as part of an add on for Debug Bar that is included with ACM. This may make it a lot easier to debug ad issues without having to dig through source, etc.

      The configuration builder does seem a bit overkill, but I do think we need an easier way to explain ACM to a new developer. I think I’ve tried 3 different approaches in our team now and it’s taken several conversations to get minds wrapped around how it works. The big question is how to quickly apply ACM to a non standard DFP configuration.

      From an end user perspective, it would be cool if we could modify the input fields for each conditional either through filters or just by default. For example – If is_category() is selected as the conditional, a drop down list of existing categories would be more pleasant than a text field.

    • Jeremy Felt 10:31 pm on June 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Another idea that just came up – allowing for multiple providers to coexist on a page.

      It seems doable now if you know provider 1 will always display in the header and provider 2 will always display in the sidebar, but I can’t find a way to hook in via filter and change that based on an ad_code_arg to allow for complete flexibility for the user.

      • Daniel Bachhuber 10:37 pm on June 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        allowing for multiple providers to coexist on a page.

        This seems like an awesome improvement. File an issue ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Daniel Bachhuber 10:38 pm on June 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I think a configuration scanner would be a great feature for v0.3. We could probably stick to one large feature per release to keep our release cycles reasonable (do what I say not what I do).

      • Rinat K 9:30 am on June 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        I went ahead and filed all the ideas. Feel free to tackle them ๐Ÿ˜€

    • David 9:01 am on September 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Can I chime in here as a new to DFP (SB) and new to ACM user? It’s all confusing as hell. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Documentation, hand-holding and setup wizards would (I think) go a long way for better adoption. I’m trying to muddle my way through things with limited success. For example: what’s zone1? Never explained. It’s probably super-obvious to an experienced user but it’s never explicitly defined anywhere.

      All that said, this was/is obviously a lot of work so, thank you for creating it. If I can get this going I know it’ll make my life easier in the future.

      Where is the best place to post questions? Here, on the WP forum page?

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