WPAds is a WordPress plugin for showing and rotating ads in your blog. You only have to define the ad positions and the ads you want to rotate in each position, and WPAds will serve your ads randomly. WPAds can show contextual ads (ie, Google AdSense, Yahoo Publishers Network, etc) and also image banners.
WPAds works very similarly to many adservers (as for example phpAdsNew), although with a much more limited functionality and specially tailored for using it in WordPress. The main concepts you have to understand are banners and zones.
A banner is the ad you show, which can be anything from a text contextual ad (as Google AdSense) to a image banner. A zone is a position in the blog where you want to show banners; you can define several zones in each page, as for example the leaderboard, a sidebar position and a body position.
When you create a banner in WPAds you can associate it to one or more zones. In the main WPAds options page, you will see below the banners the list of zones you have defined and the banners associated with each zone (together with the probability of each banner for each zone).
Follow this link to download the file from box.net (it’s only 6Kb)
Installation and usage:
- Copy the wpads folder to your wp-content/plugins folder
- Activate the plugin
- Under the Options menu you will find a new option called WPAds
- Define at least one banner and zone
- Copy and paste the code for each zone in your templates (it will be something like <?php wpads(‘zone_name’); ?>
That should be it, in case you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would also love to hear from you if you find any bugs or missing features.