Make it easy on yourself and use AdRotate to place your adverts on your site... Make making money easy!
A simple yet very effective and powerful plugin, it's easy to set up and manage my ad campaigns. Plus, it gives me the correct shortcode right on the setup page. And the reports are also very helpful; including CTRs, showing me what I need to fix or improve. Thumbs up!
This plugin offers everything I can imagine a site owner would want or need to implement and manage ad campaigns on a WordPress site. The admin features are well laid out and can be understood quickly / easily.
Everything works on the first try - no fuss, just add a shortcode to a post or page and it's working.
Greate plugin, but too many ads on admin
Based on the absence of any walk-through examples or video demos, I was unable to get any banners to appear on my WP site. I gave up and deleted the plugin, but then I got a response from the author and reinstalled it. I had to try a bunch of different approaches until one finally worked. I wasn't sure what the syntax was supposed to look like, so this was a bit time consuming. An example with screen shots or screencast would have been really helpful.
Nevertheless, now that the plugin does work, I'm buying it.
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.
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