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For bloggers who are running WordPress and who are in favour of managing advertising on their website as opposed to an advertisement network today’s WordPress Wednesday post is right for you as I will be featuring 4 free and 4 premium plugins that you can sell your own advertisement on your own times and without being bound to any advertisement network. There is less work to do with this way, unlike previous advertisement methods.

Ads on your website may be displayed in any random order of the order you find that best suit you and everyone else who is involved with many plugins featured in this post once you have created a ad, the ad will be display for a given period of time, so you can set the number of the days that the ad will be active on your site and after the ad expires it will be automatically removed from your website and if you require the very same ad you can retrieve it from the archive.

Free Plugins

1. Ad King Pro

ad king pro

Ad King Pro allows you to easily manage, track and report on your on-site advertising. Upload your banner/flash banner/adsense code/text, add the link its to go to then your ready to go. Set it to start and end at a certain time if needed.

Ad King Pro can be placed into any page or post by using the shortcode. It can also be placed directly into theme files if need be. Create types and assign multiple banners to randomly show one on every page refresh, define a category to display in a specific spot, even define a particular ad to display. Want to show multiple on a single page, no problem, change the ‘render’ attribute to the amount you are after.

Want those to then rotate on the spot? Got you covered.Turn the ‘rotate’ attribute to ‘true’ and your ads will fade between each other.

2. Useful Banner Manager

Useful Banner Manager

There are many WordPress blogs which have or need to have banners on them. So a banner manager plugin is very useful for those blogs. This plugin is created for it. The plugin helps to manage the banners over the WordPress blog. It is very easy to use. Try it and be assured.

3. AdRotate

ad rotate

Get the most intuitive ad manager and start making money with your website. Add and manage the ads from the dashboard and show a random banner, or multiple, on your site. Easy management from the dashboard allows you to quickly oversee, add and edit banner code or renew/delete and add new ads.

Preview banners when editing them. AdRotate supports unlimited groups for banners allowing you to tie certain banners to different areas of the website. On top of that with GeoLocation you can tie adverts to certain areas of the world. Receive a periodic email when banners are (about to) expire(d) informing you to take action.

4.  Ad Manager

Ad Manager

This plugin is light, and at the same time advanced advertisment manager. Provides you the ability to select context conditions for displaying ads, like page location / location index / page or user class.

Premium Plugins

1. WP Ad Center – $49 Single, $59 Multi & $69 Developer

WP AdCenter

WP Adcenter can control every aspect of the advertising on any WordPress powered website & provide detailed statistics.  Place your own banners anywhere on your site using a shortcode, widget or by editing your theme file. Rotate banners or place multiple banners in one Ad-Zone.  Automate your income – let Advertisers signup, place their banners & pay with Paypal.


Wordpress Ad-Manager

WordPress Ad-Manager offers you a simple solution to implement advertising into your posts, your blog or any other WordPress page. You can use pictures and images or HTML snippets like Google AdSense to incorporate advertising in an easy way. You are able to select ads via Ad Zones, to re-size them or to limit the height or the width. WordPress Ad-Manager also offers statistics for the site admin.


60 Second Ad Manager

60 Second Ad Manager is a premium plug-in to manage your WordPress ads. It is powerful, simple and elegant tool to use. Our promise is to have you up and running with your ads in less then 60 seconds, hence the name



AdPress is a powerful and fully featured platform to sell and display ads for your WordPress blog. You can simply use the Ad Designer to preview how the Ads will look like and sell the ads by duration, pageviews, or clicks. AdPress supports Image, Flash and Link Ads. With simple settings to set the ad rotation, call to action ads etc. Payments are automatically handled by PayPal, this plugin will also give you Ad Stats for both the Admin and the client who purchased any Ads from you.

AdPress provide detailed statistics with CTR, Averages and a nice chart records the history of purchases of each Ad. It also has a powerful Import and Export feature which back-up all or a portion of your data to a back-up file and AdPress Ads can be fully customised.



WordPress Wednesday – 8 Free & Premium Ad Management Plugins


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