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How to Manage Ads in WordPress with Adsanity Plugin

Ads are a major source of income for many bloggers. Adding your Google Adsense or other ad code to WordPress is not quite easy. Not to mention, managing different ad sources can be even messier. In this article, we will show you how to manage ads in WordPress with Adsanity plugin.

Why You Should Use Adsanity?

Adsanity makes it easier for you to manage all your ads using the familiar WordPress interface.

Whether you want to create an ad running locally, or use an external ad network like Google Adsense, inserting ads into your website is made simpler with ready-to-use widgets and built-in visual editor buttons.

If you feel that other advertising solutions for WordPress are quite complicated, then Adsanity is perfect for you. It is beginner friendly, and doesn’t compromise on any features.

How to Create Ads in Adsanity

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Adsanity plugin. Upon activation, simply go to Adsanity » Create Ad to create your first ad.

Create new ad screen in Adsanity

You can create a local ad hosted on your site, or you can create an ad served by an external ad network.

You can start by providing a title for your ad. This title will be used internally to identify that particular ad unit. Next, you need to choose the ad size.

If it is a local ad, then you can add a banner image. Otherwise, you can paste the ad code you got from your ad network.

You can also group ads together by creating ad groups. These ad groups can be inserted into sidebars and posts. You can choose the number of ads to show total and pick columns. This is particularly useful when you want to display a bunch of smaller ads into your sidebar.

Lastly, click on the Publish button to save your ad.

Adsanity also allows you to set an expiration date for your ads. Simply click on the edit link in the publish meta box and set an expiration date.

Setting an expiration date for the ad

Displaying an Ad on your Site

Adsanity allows you to add your ads to any widget-ready area or sidebar using Adsanity widgets.

Displaying ads using Adsanity Widgets in WordPress

You can also insert ads into your post and pages. Simply edit a post, and you will notice the Adsanity buttons in the post editor.

Inserting ads into your WordPress posts and pages

You can also view stats for your ads by visiting Adsanity » Stats page. It shows graph of how your ads are performing through out the site. You can use these stats to improve your monetization strategy.

Ad stats in Adsanity

We hope this article helped you learn how to manage ads in WordPress using Adsanity. You may also want to checkout our guide on how to add affiliate links in WordPress using ThirstyAffiliates.

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  1. We would love to use this plugin for our sites, but it is currently not AMP compliant. Can you recommend a plugin with similar features that is AMP compliant?

    • We will keep an eye out but for the time being AMP’s base design is not conducive to including ads at the moment.


  2. Does this plugin allow you to place ads based on blog category or tags? In other words, my articles are based on geographic areas and I’d like to only show ads for that geographic area.

  3. How do one install the Adsanity free plugin? It’s not on the official WordPress plugin page and the ones I saw on the Adsanity website to download are not free.

  4. One of my blogs is not showing Asynchronous Ads, but Synchronous ads are showing correctly.

    Can you please help me? Blog:

  5. I’m a very happy user of Adsanity. And since some time I’m using Google adsense. Didn’t use Adsanity for Google adsense but suddenly the plugin shows a google ad in the Adsense Group widget. It should appear somewhere else and not in the widget. What could be going on? Is it a temporary cache problem? Hope someone can help me.

  6. This looks simple but what if one wants more functionality like pre-populating or controlling the # of impressions shown for each ad (aka: pre-sold campaign to a client) or scheduling ad start/stop dates for say weekly or monthly fixed fee ad buys? Any plugin suggestions for this?

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