Plugin Reviews

Google AdSense

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

83 reviews
Average Rating
3.3 out of 5 stars
Good Concept! But a Lot of Issues.
By , for WP 4.2.3

I'll use it after the next update. Hopefully developers will fix the issues.

Great when it works.
By , for WP 4.2.3

It was working great this morning, then the rest of the day when I went to make changes it claimed my site loaded to slow for it to analyse. Then after refreshing, wp tells me my database has problems.

Very Good
By , for WP 4.2.2

I would only trust Google itself in this kind of plugin !!!

it deserves 0 stars
By , for WP 4.2.2

I install it because its an official plugin! fatal error
It doesnt appear al plugins menu. I cant configure it and cant uninstall it but the plugin its active. pure garbage. try again google. I think it works at ugly standart wp themes otherwise dont install it.

By , for WP 4.2.2

Does not work.

Doesn't work with WP-Engine
By ,

Have had nothing but trouble. WPE has a work around for the conflict, you can read more on their forums, but even so this plugin crashes all the time when "Analyzing Your Site" it will tell you it fails because your server response time is slow. This despite the fact WPE is the fastest, most reliable WP hosting company out there, we're also using CDN on the site and it passes Google's own PageSpeed analysis. So you get one star for being terrible. Try again Google.

You cant edit the settings
By , for WP 4.2.2

Tried to use this plugin but it would never let me edit the settings. The get started button would always send me to the public front page.

By , for WP 4.2.2


High Maintenance Plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

Too much fiddling involved to maintain this plugin. Seems every change to my blog causes this plugin to need resetting. No other plugin (claiming to make things easier and automated) needs this much time just to maintain it.

Set up was fine, not hard. Just tired of setting it up over and over and over again. This is the second version of this plugin I have tried. I expected Google would do better.

Incorrect Page Detection
By , for WP 4.2.2

Incorrectly detects GeneratePress' theme as only having "Front Page". Won't allow any other ad placement. It appears the detection routine is done in JavaScript and the placement options are returned from the server via JSON, so there is no obvious way to fix this.

Had to manually insert ads the old fashioned way. Went on the Google forums "support" page and posted the issue with detailed explanation of the problem with a followup a week or so later. Zero response.

This may work for some people but it's fundamentally broken for me and there is no way to fix it. If this ever gets fixed this plugin seems promising... if it worked anyway.

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