Advanced implementation of OpenX Single Page Call

In my previous article on this series, I wrote about the basic implementation of the OpenX Single Page Call technique, a method of integrating the ad server into your website that has a lot of benefits. This edition is about the more advanced way of implementing OpenX Single Page Call, which helps prevent unnecessary ad requests by calling only those zones that you actually need for a given page.

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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.