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paulae May 3, 2009 08:08 AM

Best banner ad manager plugin?
 
At the moment, we use an old Perl script called CSBanner to run our ads, and use Javascript code in the sidebar and header to call it. I'd rather get away from Javascript for this, or at least from having several calls to run several blocks of ads. So far I have not found a plugin that works very well or is easy to configure. Any success stories? We don't need fancy stats, just click-throughs.

Wimbledon May 3, 2009 09:48 PM

I've had great luck with AdRotate. Installation is easy, and you set all the ads through an easy interface in WordPress. The widgets are perfect and I haven't experienced any bugs.

I highly recommend you try it:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/adrotate/

Hopefully that will help you. :)

Marlene Nov 16, 2009 09:53 AM

I cannot get AdRotate to work in Atahualpa Theme AND I cannot seem to submit Post to "MeandMyMac" AdRotate Forum.. any suggestions? Thanks....

I tried using widgets first, as follows:
FIRST WIDGET "AdRoate2: Our Sponsors"
Title:Our Sponsors
Group: [adrotate group="2"]
Banner (Optional): [banner="6"] (thinking later, maybe it would help to have one id)
Block (Optional):
Columns (Optional):

All that appears in my sidebar is "Our Sponsors" (that looks really good)... but no banners.

For the individual banner I used:
Title: Culligan water Systems
code: %image%, %link%
Group: Right Sidebar
Banner image: Culligan.jpg (from drop down)
Clicktracking: Enabled url: http://www.fingerlakesculligan.com/contact.asp
Activate banner: Yes!

Preview (no image)
http://sodusny.org/wp-content/banners/Culligan.jpg, http://sodusny.org/wp-content/plugin...hp?trackerid=6
Note: While this preview is an accurate one, it might look different then it does on the website.
This is because of CSS differences. Your themes CSS file is not active here!

SECOND WIDGET
I used a Text Widge and the code: <?php echo adrotate_banner('2'); ?>
(only "Our Sponsors" appear) on the page.

Added code to pages.phg actually "bfa_hor_pages.php" (as it is named in this theme)
after I saved the changes, I got the message:
"http://sodusny.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Culligan.jpgWarning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/sodusny/public_html/wp-content/themes/atahualpa344/functions/bfa_hor_pages.php:32) in /home/sodusny/public_html/wp-content/plugins/si-contact-form/si-contact-form.php on line 1892"

Undid that... then tried adding the code (<?php echo adrotate_banner('2'); ?>
to the end of index.php and received the following message:
"http://sodusny.org/wp-content/banners/Culligan.jpg, http://sodusny.org/wp-content/plugins/adrotate/adrotate-out.php?trackerid=6"

I'm not sure what to try next.
I do not know php.
This is the first time I've used the WordPress Atahualpa Theme, and it was recently updated.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Marlene:confused:

Wimbledon Nov 16, 2009 11:26 PM

Download and activate this plugin and everything should work for you:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sidebar-shortcodes

Peregrin Nov 17, 2009 02:34 PM

@Marlene

I have same problem today. Solved it using this way:

Quote:

<a href="%link%"><img src="%image%" alt="Your image alt text here" width="160" height="280" border="0" /></a></p>
width="160" height="280" - is my banner dimensions, replace it with your banner dimensions.

Now banner is displayed properly, and also clicks are counted.

I hope this will help you.

BR

Marlene Nov 17, 2009 08:04 PM

Thanks Wimbledon and Peregrin... I tried both of your suggestions... still no images, just Title of Widget shows.
I did install another plugin called Max Banner Ads 1.4 and it works great!.. and the first time :)


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