Support » Theme: Twenty Twelve » Google ad in header area?

  • Hello everyone,

    I really like the theme and would like to add a banner (banner 468 x 60) on the empty right side next to the page title.

    Is this possible and what needs to be done?

    Many thanks

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    Have you created a Child Theme of Twenty Twelve?

    No, do I need to and how to?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    You’ll need to make some HTML modifications, so yes, you’ll need a Child Theme. Here’s the official guide on them

    ok, thank you and sorry for the basic question.

    How do I include the google code then?

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    You copy & paste the header.php file into your Child Theme directory (where the style.css file is) and then modify that to hold your Google Ad code.

    edit header.php in the child theme;

    add for instance this code before <hgroup>:

    <div class="header-ads">
    <script type="text/javascript"><!--
    google_ad_client = "pub-0123456789012";
    /* your adsense */
    google_ad_slot = "1234567890";
    google_ad_width = 468;
    google_ad_height = 60;
    <script type="text/javascript"
    </div><!--/ .header-ads -->

    all adsense formatting is a compromise in a responsive theme;
    add for instance this css to the style.css in the child theme:

    .site-header { position: relative; padding-top: 100px; }
    .header-ads { position: absolute; left: auto; top: 30px; width: 100%; text-align: center; }
    @media screen and (min-width: 600px) {
    	.site-header { position: relative; padding-top: 1.71429rem; }
    	.header-ads { position: absolute; left: auto; right: 0; top: 30px; text-align: right; max-width: 70%; }

    clear the browser cache so you can see the changes immediately; press ‘ctrl f5’ or ‘reload’ or ….

    Dear Alchymyth,

    it worked out perfectly now – many thanks for the great help 🙂

    Many regards

    Hi again Alchymyth,

    can you post here some css adjustments for including 728 x 90 leaderboard into the header area?

    Many thanks,

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