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Ad King Pro

Ad King Pro allows you to easily manage, track and report on your on-site advertising. Upload, link, go.

Average Rating
2 stars
2.8 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Secret Bonus...
By , for WP 3.9.2

There's a secret bonus to using this plugin...which I'll get to shortly! But for now I'd like to start at the beginning: I was happily using the marvelously excellent "Ad Injection" plugin but then its author disappeared while modern browser ad blockers totally prevent its output from being displayed.

John Morris makes a great little "Ad Blocker Detector" plugin (also available on this official WordPress repository) but that only works with shortcodes, which "Ad Injection" doesn't use so I had to go looking for a new ad manager plugin. Thus, "Ad King Pro," which does use shortcodes!

The funny thing is, however, that browser ad blockers like "Adblock Plus" haven't targeted "Ad King Pro" yet (or else there's some serious software sorcery going on here!) which totally negates my need for an ad-blocker detector plugin...at least for now!

So that's the "secret bonus" to using "Ad King Pro"...your ads won't be disabled by a browser's ad-blocking extensions/plugins!!!

4 stars
Secret Bonus...
By , for WP 3.9.2

There's a secret bonus to using this plugin...which I'll get to shortly! But for now I'd like to start at the beginning: I was happily using the marvelously excellent "Ad Injection" plugin but then its author disappeared while modern browser ad blockers totally prevent its output from being displayed.

John Morris makes a great little "Ad Blocker Detector" plugin (also available on this official WordPress repository) but that only works with shortcodes, which "Ad Injection" doesn't use so I had to go looking for a new ad manager plugin. Thus, "Ad King Pro," which does use shortcodes!

The funny thing is, however, that browser ad blockers like "Adblock Plus" haven't targeted "Ad King Pro" yet (or else there's some serious software sorcery going on here!) which totally negates my need for an ad-blocker detector plugin...at least for now!

So that's the "secret bonus" to using "Ad King Pro"...your ads won't be disabled by a browser's ad blocking extensions/plugins!!!

4 stars
AdKing
By , for WP 3.8.2

This isn't a plug-n-play plugin, but it's a very good tool to take out a lot of guesswork trying to run multiple advertiser sources on your site.

Use this, some widget visibility magic, and some css, and you're set - but you still have to work for it.

I give it 4/5 because the back end still needs some minor work, especially when it comes to using titles for target URLs - that makes tracking lots of ad types harder than it has to be.

But hey, given how much this plugin does, not looking pretty shouldn't be a determining factor!

1 star
Crashed WP 3.8
By , for WP 3.8

Downloaded to my multi-site WP 3.8 and it crashed my permissions. Had to go to FTP to delete the plugin and all is back to normal. Just a heads up...

2 stars
DB nightmare, no iframes?
By , for WP 3.7.1

Ok, First off, I like the plugin, for the most part. But it does not work how I want out of the box.

The biggest gripe I have about this plugin is that it creates a TERRIBLE impressions table, which causes mysql to crawl to a slow (esp on a site like mine which gets over 100k visits a month)

So I have some impressions table that has over 10,000 rows. Wow that is TERRIBLE. You really need to pitch the way you handle impressions altogether. Backing up my MySQL DB always gives me warnings because of the large table size.

Second off.. Flash banners are so 2005. You need to allow for iframe html5 banners. I use html5 banners on my site, and I got them to work with your software by using jquery, you can see my code here:

https://gist.github.com/MattMcFarland/7467902

You're welcome.

5 stars
Excellent
By , for WP 3.7.1

I'm not an expert at wordpress but this plugin was super easy to use. When I had a question regarding getting it set up, the author responded very quickly and helpfully. The app is great for managing ads and reporting on clicks. Definitely recommend it!

5 stars
No review
By , for WP 3.6.1

5 stars
SImple and great
By , for WP 3.5.2

This is a very usefull plugin for easy advertising. The author is very kind, on my demand he adapted the plugin. Thanks!

5 stars
Practical and very useful
By , for WP 3.6.1

It is a great and simple plugin. I hope it will have more options with the time.

5 stars
Excellent plugin, responsive author.
By ,

Does what I need it to and Ash (the author) is open to suggestions and improvements. A few tweaks here and there will make this plugin even more awesome!

Thanks for your contribution to WP! Keep up the good work.

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