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Rotating Ads with Ad-Minister

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Either I'm doing something wrong or just missing something. But with this plug-in that's recommended by PageLines, how do we get 4 (more or less) ads to rotate in one position? The directions really aren't that clear, plus they are outdated. Or is there another rotating ad plugin that you (or anyone) could recommend? Thx

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Hello KE, I had to fumble around with Ad-minister to get the rotating ads to work as well. First, make sure you have the plug-in installed and activated. If it is, it will appear under the Tools menu on your Dashboard. Once you select Ad-minister under the Tools menu you will see multiple tab options including Content, Create Content, Positions/Widgets and Settings. The "Small Banner" default under the Positions/Widgets is where your ads will show up automatically, unless you create new positions and widgets. The next step is to go to the "Create Content" tab and upload the content of your 4 ads and choose the default setting Position of Small Banner. Once that's done, you can click the "Content" tab and see that Ad-minister is automatically assigning your ads % based on the total number of ads you specify for that designated space. Hope this helps. Patrick InvestBA.com

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Spot on Patrick. Couple notes: 1. Make sure in WhiteHouse Pro Options > Sidebar > Create Ad-Minister Position the option is checked. 2.

The next step is to go to the "Create Content" tab and upload the content of your 4 ads and choose the default setting Position of Small Banner.
Make sure you make four separate content posts in the ad-minister control panel for the ads under small banner. This should cycle the ads.

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Thx for your help guys... I'll look into that. I also found another plugin called Datafeedr Random... it appears to be quite a bit easier to understand and use... but I'll look into the Ad-minister as well.

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I found iTheme's Billboard very usefull, it can re-scale your adds in various configurations on the fly. Could not get Ad Minister to work. :-(

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Didn't get Administer to work either - I am trying the max banner ads plugin now (I like they got stats! ;-) ) Greetings, Andr?©

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Will check it out... we're looking for a replacement for that plugin.

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Done all my adds with Billboard now, and it works fine... Also used Sponsor Slideshow, but that caused problems in iBlogPro3 3.5.5 and iBlogPro Forum. Gave up on it (as I did with AdMinister). Unfortunately billboard is a commercial product from iThemes. Regards, Jackey

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I'm sure there is another good plugin for this... anyone else have ideas?

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It is only 39,95 for multi-site use... for me it is worth the money...

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This plugin does not work for either. Have checked settings. You can view here: http://nardidesigns.com/?page_id=774 Only shows one ad at a time. I have tried the wp 125x125 plugin but that does not format in the sidebar either.

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I use the billboard plugin on these pages. Both panels on the right sidebar are ocupied by Billboard and the bottom one is rotating 57 logo's, 10 at a time. demo B.t.w. I don't think you can use the widget position - that was specially created for AdMinister - for other plugins.

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Looks promising, will give it a test drive... It's a shame it can be used in only one widget position. And no title messes up the page layout, but there are more plugins I know of that show the same behaviour. So maybe that should be fixed in iBlogPro3....

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Thanks Jackey I will look into that plugin. Did the billboard plugin work well with iblogpro3? I've tried wp 125x125 with iblogpro3 and it does not format properly using content widget. Even though it's set for 2 columns, it has all four ads in a single row and the ads go outside of the widget.

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I think PageLines has to adapt iBlogPro3 to let WP125 populate the "Small_Banner". I tested WP125 in a drag_drop_sidebar but it seems that there is not enough room in there with the default stylesheet settings. Some tweaks should fix that. I have no problems with the Billboard plugin, the only drawback is that you can't use it to populate the "Small Banner" because it is not available as a widget space (but that goes for any plugin other than Ad-Minister). It has no big administrative backend, but it makes up for that by it's simplicity, and the ability to scale/crop on the fly. For now PageLines prefers to adopt only one ad space in a single static position.

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