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Google AdSense

The official AdSense Plugin, written by Google. Provides support for AdSense as well as Webmaster Tools.

Also see the AdSense help documentation on installing the AdSense Plugin.

After installation, you can set up the plugin.

Make sure you meet the minimum system requirements.

  • PHP version 5.2.0 or greater.
  • WordPress version 3.5 or greater.
  • Ability to install third-party WordPress plugins.
  • Site hosted outside WordPress.com. WordPress.com does not allow this plugin on its hosted sites.

Sign in to your WordPress account and visit the site admin page. You can quickly view this page if you click the WordPress icon in the upper left corner of your WordPress site. Note that you must have permission as an admin of your site to install plugins. If you need help, try WordPress support.

In the site admin sidebar, click Plugins and select Add New. Enter “Google AdSense Plugin” in the search bar and click Search Plugins.

Find the Google AdSense Plugin in the list of results and click the Install Now link.

At this point, WordPress should automatically install the plugin.

If you have any trouble with automatic installation, you can try it manually. To do this:

  • Visit the WordPress plugin directory page for the AdSense Plugin. If you don't see the plugin page, enter "Google AdSense Plugin" in the Search Plugins box on the left and click Search.
  • Download the plugin. It should come in the form of a .zip file.
  • Sign in to your WordPress account and visit the site admin page.
  • In the site admin sidebar, click Plugins and select Add New.
  • Select Upload near the top of the plugins page. Click Choose file and upload your .zip file. Then click Install Now.

Move on to plugin setup.

Terms of service

The plugin source code is GPL, however use of Google Services through the plugin is governed by Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. For products and services that can be used with the AdSense Plugin, such as AdSense, additional Terms of Service may also apply.

HTML5 Local Storage

Google uses HTML5 Local Storage in the end-user's browser to record which kind of ad layout it serves to each browser; this includes the number of ads served and their position on the site. This helps Google compare ad performance across different ad layouts. The information is anonymous and is not personally identifiable. Do not use this Google-managed value for your own tracking; it may prevent the plugin from gathering reliable data about ad layouts. Your site should already include the appropriate disclosures about cookie usage, but please ensure that you make the disclosures required by AdSense terms and conditions.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.3
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Active Installs: 100,000+


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