AdThrive Ads

Description

This plugin adds an AdThrive Ads JavaScript file to the head of your WordPress site.

Features

  • Adds the AdThrive Ads script tag to the head of your site
  • Disable ads by category or tag
  • Disable all ads, content ads, or in-image ads per post
  • Includes IFrame busters for popular ad networks

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Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/adthrive-ads directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the AdThrive->Ads screen to set your Site ID

Reviews

February 13, 2022
5 star company, but bad plugin design. This plugin generates files (site.css & site.js) inside the plugin itself, which is a big no no. A WordPress plugins directory is an application layer. It’s intended to function as an extension to the WordPress application and neither one should ever be altered unless you're changing the version number. Here’s why. 1) Many developers update plugins in dev environments before deploying. This way they keep track of changes in the repo. This causes plugin to lose its state on deployment and break. 2) Some developers use package managers that reset plugins to their version on deployment. 3) Some developers have security scanners running that reset all core files, plugins and their permissions. This causes the plugin to break. 4) Those who build containers before deploying (Dockerfile), often compile their containers with plugins & themes folders included. This causes the plugin to lose its state on deployment and break. 5) Those who scale the website across multiple nodes often replicate WP core, plugins and themes files in stateless manner. This would cause various nodes to report report incorrect plugin state and break functionality. My point is this. The plugin should not change state, unless it's also changing the version number. All dynamically generated files should only be kept inside the /wp-content/uploads, /wp-content/cache or in certain conditions even /wp-content/<custom folder name> folders. Since these directories don't require computing, many of us have them mounted as basic persistent volumes or S3 instances. Or even better, I would suggest looking into WP REST API (example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/…). It was built for this very situation, to create dynamic data for other machines to use (example.com/wp-json/adthrive/v1/site/…).
May 23, 2021
So far the best Ad Network I have tried. Their support is quick and responsive, site loading speed is faster compared to other networks, and the best thing is that RPM is the highest due to high-quality advertisers and their custom ad strategy.
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Contributors & Developers

“AdThrive Ads” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.1.1

  • Significant infrastructure changes and backend updates to allow for continued improvements to our plugin

1.1.5

  • Cron job bug fix

1.1.4

  • Added MCM support for Web Stories
  • Minor fixes

1.1.3

  • Minor bug fixes and optimizations

1.1.2

  • Bug fixes from v1.1.1

1.1.1

  • Added support for ad block recovery
  • Improvements to ad & page speed

1.1.0

  • Additional CLS optimization

1.0.50

  • Bug fixes

1.0.49

  • Improved functionality for GDPR compliance

1.0.48

  • Minor bug fixes and optimizations

1.0.47

  • Behind-the-scenes enhancements for CLS Optimization setting

1.0.46

  • Added support for Web Stories ads
  • Bug fixes for CLS Optimization

1.0.45

  • Removed Content Security Policy option

1.0.44

  • Added option to enable solution for ad-related CLS

1.0.43

  • Update to help with ads.txt installation on new sites

1.0.41

  • Removed adblock recovery

1.0.40

  • Updated minimum supported PHP version
  • Confirm the adblock recovery script is available before loading

1.0.39

  • Enable redirect of video-sitemap url to adthrive-hosted video sitemmap
  • Updated adblock recovery.

1.0.38

  • Remove the client side experiment threshold from the script tag.

1.0.37

  • AdBlock recovery option added to plugin. This option allows ads to be shown to users with ad blockers enabled

1.0.36

  • Added post and site option to disable adding video metadata
  • Updated video files to handle override-embed and player type in the shortcode
  • Prevent ads from loading when a post is being edited in Thrive Architect

1.0.35

  • Added a post option to re-enable ads on the specified date

1.0.34

  • Always Use HTTPS Resources

1.0.33

  • Update WordPress tested up to 5.2.2
  • Always use HTTPS for the script tag

1.0.32

  • Added an option to disable auto-insert video players on individual posts or pages

1.0.31

  • Added an option to override ads.txt by copying it to the site root
  • Redirect to the hosted ads.txt file by default

1.0.30

  • Updated AMP ad refresh targeting

1.0.29

  • V2.7 of ads.txt
  • Added warning when deactivating AdThrive Ads Plugin
  • Fixed the sending of PII on AMP pages

1.0.28

  • V2.5 of ads.txt
  • Fixed AMP support for PHP < 5.4

1.0.27

  • V2.3 of ads.txt

1.0.26

  • Added AMP support

1.0.25

  • Add support for viewing the GDPR consent by adding ?threshold=gdpr to the site url

1.0.24

  • Load the ad code at the top of the head tag

1.0.23

  • V2.2 of ads.txt

1.0.22

  • V2 of ads.txt

1.0.21

  • Added a new adthrive-in-post-video-player shortcode

1.0.20

  • Update to CMB2 v2.3.0 to improve compatibilty with PHP 7.2

1.0.19

  • Adjusted the ad code script block
  • Removed Iframe busters with XSS vulnerabilities

1.0.18

  • Added Iframe busters

1.0.17

  • Block ads on 404 pages

1.0.16

  • Updated ads.txt

1.0.15

  • Updated ads.txt
  • Added a new Content Security Policy option that will upgrade insecure requests and block all mixed content

1.0.13

  • Delay setup until after plugins loaded

1.0.12

  • Added support for ads.txt

1.0.11

  • Removed support for Cloudflare Rocket Loader

1.0.10

  • Added support for Cloudflare Rocket Loader

1.0.9

  • Added plugin version output

1.0.8

  • Changed the HTTPS endpoint

1.0.7

  • Added HTTPS support

1.0.6

  • Improved compatibilty with PHP 7 and WordPress 4.7

1.0.4

  • Improved multisite support

1.0.3

  • Improved settings initialization and style
  • Improved the tag and category input performance for large datasets

1.0.2

  • Added a PHP 5.3+ version check

1.0.1

  • Updated to support PHP 5.3

1.0.0

  • Initial public release