Amazing New AdSense Plugin For WordPress

Teli Adlam —  July 29, 2005

I’ve just caught wind of a brand new AdSense plugin which seems to do quite a bit in terms of customization and set up – straight from your WordPress admin panel.

Not too long ago I had plans to write an AdSense plugin which would allow configuration from the WordPress admin panel, but it looks like I may not have to :).

Some of the features of the plugin include:

  • Use simple HTML comments for embedding AdSense ads in a WordPress post
  • Choose from any number of ad styles and format on a post-by-post basis
  • Globally change ad styles
  • Selectively disable display of individual ad styles or all ads
  • Integrated AdSense Preview tool (a sandbox) for seeing what ads will appear on a given page. (Stand-alone AdSense SandBox Tool also available)
  • All settings configured through WordPress Options interface (no knowledge of plugins or PHP required)
  • Easily test different ad formats and color styles across (all, or) a range of blog posts.

This plugin looks very promising and I plan to install it on one of my blogs and take it for a test spin then report back here with my findings.

Teli Adlam

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8 responses to Amazing New AdSense Plugin For WordPress

  1. Thanks for the post. Hope it rises to your expectations… I’m open to suggestions for improvements.

    -wayne

  2. Thanks for stopping by Wayne,
    I will be sure to let you know how I get on with the plugin and any suggestions for it’s improvement :D.

  3. Does it work across themes, or do you have to install it separately if you change themes?

    What happens to plug-in’s when you upgrade to the next version of wordpress?

    Zen-cart and OSCommerce have an built-in override system which allows you to not have to change the core code. Does wordpress?

    Thanks,
    Jerry

  4. Hello again Jerry,
    Let’s see if I can answer each of your questions…

    Does it work across themes, or do you have to install it separately if you change themes?

    Yes because you don’t actually need to add anything to the theme itself.

    The script allows you to put content within the body of your WordPress post before you publish it.

    Although the most recent version may allow you to actually add blocks to your theme if you wish.

    What happens to plug-in’s when you upgrade to the next version of wordpress?

    Well, in a perfect world – nothing.

    But, I cannot tell you whether it will be compatible with future versions of WordPress.

    Parts of the WP core may change (as with WP 2.0.x) which may completely change how the plugin functions.

    Usually, many plugin authors will just upgrade the plugin for compatibility.

    Zen-cart and OSCommerce have an built-in override system which allows you to not have to change the core code. Does wordpress?

    I’m not sure what you mean – I don’t regularly use Zen Cart or osCommerce.

    I do know that when you upgrade WordPress, you will, essentially, be updating all the files that have changed (including any core files).

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to let me know.

    Warm regards,
    ~ Teli

  5. Does it post the ad automatically or do you still have to manually do it with each post?

  6. The plugin has gone through a few upgrades since this post was made, and there are a variety of ways to include it.

    If I’m not mistaken, you can include it directly from the post menu, or you can add a tag to your actual theme files.

    Have a read through the included documentation and start experimenting. πŸ™‚

    ~ Teli

  7. Great Plugin. It helped me a lot in taking the pain away whenever I wanted to manage my Adsense ads on my blog.

    Rishu πŸ™‚

  8. I am using it starting today. You still have to manually add Google ads if you want them to appear in posts. And you have to be careful that you don’t break the Google TOS. Now I add adds using <!- -adsense- -> and I have to make sure I don’t have more than three adds per page.

    I would like the plugin to automatically add the max Google allows to posts I chose. I think I had a plugin like that, but when I moved web sites I lost it.