I am using simple Ads manager on a theme (Vantage) by Appthemes... I have a fairly good understanding of both but i have hit a big problem... I will try to explain without waffling!
Simple Ads Manager only recognises the wordpress blog categories not the Theme categories (In this case my listings categories (Accountants, Ariels TV, Airconditioning...etc. etc.) so my scenario below wont work! It is frustrating because this was our main way to generate revenue and would prove to be more beneficial for the advertiser!
My site: http:www.myscunthorpe.com/businessfinder
Example. A user visits the site, goes to the categories tab on the menu bar and clicks the restaurant category (It is at this point that the user in "buying mode" for a restaurant so it is here where i want the advert to appear in the sidebar for our paid restaurant advertiser). The page is populated with a list of all the restaurants from our database on the left and on the right in the side bar is the advert...(PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD SO FAR) This will be the same scenario for florists, builders... and all the other categories etc etc!
I did post this on the Appthemes Forum and received this reply from a chap their... Just wondering if anyone can help further...
"About your problem, i understand what you're trying to do but Vantage uses custom taxonomies and not the blog categories so this is way your plugins does not work.
You can either look for an alternative plugin or ask the author of the plugin if custom taxonomies are supported."
Thank you in advance for any contribution...