The very best way of putting ads on your website. As many as you want... Make making money easy!
In the group block mode, it would be good to be able to apply margins vertically, but not horizontally. In a column of ads, if the ads are the width of the column (as they should be), applying your margin settings as they are now causes the ad to be pushed out slightly, so that part is cut off.
Attempting to apply padding or margins in the Wrapper code section does not seem to work at all, it has no effect.
There are few plugins like this, but this one is really flexible.
I didn't know what I was missing with my old advertising tool until I installed AdRotate Pro! It's flexible and sophisticated without being overwhelming, even for a novice.
I could have set it up myself, but due to time pressures I also purchased the installation. This turned out to be the best part! Not only was it up and running flawlessly in no time, but I had the opportunity to ask a zillion questions that will help me with future use. "If I decide I want links to open in a new tab, how would I do that?" "Why are these settings set this way, and those settings set that way?" And on and on...
All questions were answered promptly and patiently, and I feel satisfied that I know the tool inside-out.
Peace of mind and happy clients... well worth the purchase and installation price!
I've been using this plugin for several years, after an old one AdMinister bit the proverbial. I don't really need the Pro features for the site I'm using it for - but if ever needed it, I'd be happy enough to upgrade. However the free version is just fine and dandy. There have been times over the years when things have gone slightly awry, but the developer has always been quick to fix any issues. So in short, long may it continue.
One of my few complaints is that the free version shows all the tools for the pro version, but I can completely understand why the developer wants to do this – to sell the pro version. For the sake of simplicity though, it makes the admin panel pretty confusing. There are a lot of great options with the pro version and at a one time cost of only 25 Euro for a single site, it’s not a bad deal.
The features list is huge and includes the following for the free version:
self-hosted banners and text links, Google AdSense and many other affiliate marketing companies
the ability to show one ad, rotating ads, or a block of ads
the ability to place ads in widgets or within posts/pages
click tracking & impressions with graphs
As you can imagine, the pro version has even more great features including ad scheduling and the ability to let users see stats for their own ads.
If interested, please see my tutorial on how to use the plugin here: http://wpdecoder.com/plugins/tutorial-adrotator/
It was easy to configure and worked as it should. I should mention that I purchased and installed the Pro version, not the free version.
Took a little thinking to figure out blocks and groups, but once I got it, it was really easy! I ended up upgrading to PRO and had a support question. They responded within an hour and had everything I needed.
Great support and great plugin.
I've used AdRotate Free for a couple of years.
I've since tried out various paid competitors such as AdSanity, OIO Publisher and AdPress. All gave me various issues after working hard with them for a couple of weeks. Then I went back to AdRotate and decided to go for the paid version AdRotate Pro.
Overall, I've come to the conclusion that AdRotate Pro is the more stable and more intuitive of all the ad management plugins for WordPress. Any bugs are usually sorted out very quickly by the plugin author.
The only factor that prevented me from giving this plugin the full 5 stars is the fact that there currently is no option to automatically have rel="nofollow" and target="_blank" added to the outputted code. These basic features are essential in my view and I really hope they're added soon. (The plugin author said he'll consider it subject to demand). The "workaround" is to manually add the code into each ad. Not ideal. I docked 2 stars from the rating as I see this as really important. I'd happily give 5 stars if the plugin had these options added to the settings.
If you are thinking about using AdRotate Pro please read on.
Before hiring the developer to install and configure AdRotate Pro on my WP website, I read all of the 5-star and all of the 1-star reviews. Anyone with a decent amount of reason should be able to tell the 1-star reviews are not very thorough and did not give the developer any time to attempt to solve their issues. It was after coming to that conclusion that I decided to contact the Dev with my own questions for a very specific customization of the plugin, as all of the 5-star reviews were very thorough and I felt confident in the product and capabilities of the designer.
First, I was sent a replay in the same day, and this was on a Sunday (though maybe Monday in some countries). He addressed each of my concerns in a very well articulated reply. There seemed to be a solution for each very special aspect that I needed to run highly targeted and highly selective ad campaigns for a high-volume website. If any features weren't already part of the AdRotate Pro package he was willing to perform whatever customizations he did deem necessary.
After an attempt to make the purchase (and just let me say, please purchase this software if you are not yourself an experienced WP developer - the support you get is worth every penny) and having some issues with credit card processing internationally, the developer happily and efficiently replied to each of my emails guiding me through a proper way to purchase the plugin and a "Large" level installation package.
Within a few hours I was contacted with a ticket support site where I could supply my site information and describe my desired functionality (it may have been even quicker, I didn't check till the following day). After reconfirming all of the features I wanted to tap into, it was again only another matter of hours before the plugin was set up and fully operational on my website with all of those special requests addressed. Any additional concerns I had as far as use of the plugin were responded to nearly instantly each time I would update the ticket, making very efficient use of my time.
I am how happily running multiple dynamic ad blocks on my site with intricate targeting methods that are increasing my bargaining power with potential advertisers.
After such amazing work, and again after all of the great feedback from the reviews on WordPress.org, I is even more clear (and grossly unfortunate since it has driven the rating down on this app unjustifiably) that the 1-star reviewers were acting before seeking any assistance, and without fully attempting to understand how powerful and flexible this plugin is.
I am a 100% WordPress novice. I have hired developers every step of the way to build my site from the ground up. If the plugins were not well supported and easy to learn I would be at a loss. I received advice and feedback from the AdRotate Pro team that was simple for me to understand and I am now configuring ads, groups, and the like with maximum efficiency.
DO NOT pay heed to the 1-star reviewers. It is unfortunate they have the power to drive the rating of this plugin down much the way Amazon.com trolling is being used to defame quality products. I will be more than happy to vouch personally for not only the quality of AdRotate Pro, but also the skill and professionalism of the developer himself.
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wonderful plugin.. and is fast too.
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