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[resolved] How to get ads for The Stars theme HELP! (7 posts)

  1. newbie-rock
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I'm new to wordpress. My developer used wordpress theme "The Stars" for the blog added to my main website. I have a adsense account but my developer just told me I need to sell ads for inorder to place ads on the main page. This blog is for a hair salon, hair tips etc. How do you sell ads? Is there a way to just use adsense or adbrite? I'm so confused and my developer has no tips for me. Please help!! I'm ok with changing the theme but I'd like to put ads on there somewhere.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    you can usually place ads in the sidebar easily with most themes by putting the code in a text widget

    also, there are many plugins to automatically place adsense ads anywhere on your site
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-adsense-and-ypn/

  3. newbie-rock
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for that. I figured out how to post the ads after each post. My issue now is that the theme itself has 3 spots specifically for ads. so right now it just says "ad spot" with the size of the ad space available. I can't get the adsense ads in there. My developer said something about having to upload an image or something?
    http://dominicanstylesalon.com/blog/

    I'm so lost with this.

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    http://dominicanstylesalon.com/blog/wp-content/themes/thestars/images/ads-300x250.gif

    http://dominicanstylesalon.com/blog/wp-content/themes/thestars/images/ads-300x100.gif

    this is currently the images in the sidebar - Not really knowing that theme - is this hard coded in the theme's sidebar.php? If so, you could replace those omages with yours of the same name
    or is it a sidebar widget? I'm pretty sure it is
    admin - appearance - widgets
    just put your ad text there and replace the images with yours of same name or you might link to it from the widget

  5. newbie-rock
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello. I took a break from this for a while but now i'm back at it again. I found the ad slots under Appearance / Editor. Under Theme File I can see each php. For the ads they're listed as: ads-300x100.php, ads-300x250.php, and ads-468x60.php. The script for each is:

    <img src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/images/ads-300x250.gif" alt="Advertisement" />

    But when I add the google adsense code here, the ads spot on the blog either go blank or disappear all together. Would you happen to know how I can edit this script to include my adsense code?

    Thanks

  6. newbie-rock
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Can anyone help with this?

  7. ccsachs
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'd love to help but I don't have a copy of the theme. Are you running the basic Stars theme or the Premium star theme? If the basic, I'd love to get a copy and then see if I can help out. I tried to download a copy of the basic theme from the designer but they are no longer offering it.

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