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#1 Jackey

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 02:38 PM

Although the WP125 works well with the iBlogPro theme. I have a bit of a problem with how it distributes the ads over the spaces. Better said it does NOT distribute the ads over the spaces, but I have to assign a slot to each ad by hand. I would rather like it to rotate all ads over all available slots. And only show the placeholder if the number of ads is lower than the number of slots at hand. Is there any way to achieve this?

#2 Jackey

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 03:37 PM

If not... Is there a way to enable ALL sidebar widgets at once by default. i.e. Accordion Sidebar, FlowSidebar, Drag and Drop (in this order). That way I can use the Flow sidebar to display my ads with a plugin of my choice. This can't be done at the moment, since the Blog page does not respond to the "iBlogPro3 Post Options".

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 07:44 PM

Jackey, Can you get me a live link with the ads 'misbehaving' as you say. Yes we'll fix it.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 08:44 PM

Been having the same problem myself I think http://www.londonmuscle.com/blog/ Managed to get them into the nav bar correctly but ive set it up as 2 columns and it displays as one now ive got them all into the right section of the sidebar all the ads appear attached with no spaces. HELP!!!! lol :-)

#5 arpowers

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:01 PM

hmm.. works fine for me. You have selected two columns and added 4 ads (125 by 125 pics)?

#6 Jackey

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:24 PM

My problem is not that I can't show 4 or 6 ads in two columns. But the fact that I have to assign a ad to a specific slot, means that I still have to shift ads around by hand when a specific ad expires. It would be much more logical that if at any time I have 9 ads, and 4 slots, it would distribute a random 4 out of 9 ads over the 4 slots. I could also increase or decrease the slots without having to alter the ads.

#7 arpowers

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 11:14 PM

My problem is not that I can't show 4 or 6 ads in two columns.

Can you send me a live link of this? It should show in two columns fine

Here is what I see on FF on Mac...
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Will do more testing on windows.

Also lets check with the WP125 developer about that specific feature, as opposed to Ad-Minister, this one is actively being developed.

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 11:38 PM

Already dropped him a line... I'm not sure you understand my problem. - Your example above shows 2 ads and 4 slots. - The reason you rotate ads is that you have more ads than slots. Now for example you have 5 ads, and the 4 available slots as in your example. Now I have to assign 2 ads the same slot and only that slot will rotate ads. What I would expect/like to see is that I rotate the 5 ads over the 4 slots. That way adding and expiring ads can be done without manual intervention. Even if I have 19 ads and 6 slots, with each ad its own lifespan, any ad could expire without leaving a "hole", and all active ads are shown an equal amount of time.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 01:19 PM

Maybe this will help to clarify.

It would make more sense to me if this was possible:
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The number of adds and the number of visible ads would be definable for each and every slot one can create.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:43 PM

Guys I think this may only refer to the first question but I had the problem where my ads werent following the layout, if i chose display 1 column I got ads running down over my side bar widgets if I chose 2 it displayed in one column all stuck together and if I turned off the default css they fit into their own widget but would just display in one line still but seperated nicely. If you go edit plugin and edit wp125.css this is known as the default css file go to the last section it says about ad spacing #wp125adwrap_2c .wp125ad { width:125px; float:left; padding:5px; } That is the last line, as standard it displays padding:10px bare in mind the side bar size is only around 265-270 pixels or so wide by the time you stick 2 ads in thats 250 pixels gone plus padding on both sides and in the middle it makes it 280 pixels wide so it trys to auto correct itself. change the padding and it should fit. this does depend on your themes though but for all of us using pagelines themes it should fix the problem

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:33 AM

Sorry but I was referring to the way WP125 is "rotating" ads. I have no problems with the layout or code it produces. Alas, no response from the author, it seems that it is not that actively developed at the moment.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 07:55 AM

Alas, had no luck getting a response from the author, it seems that it is not that actively developed at the moment.

#13 arpowers

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 08:03 PM

argh... finding reliable plugins is a serious challenge.

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:50 PM

Is wp125 supposed to be able to display 6 ads?? I only have the ability to choose 4 slots for ads. hmmmmmm!! Come on Adam Hurry up with that Forum :-)

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:40 PM

Jackey, Have you considered using an established company like BuySellAds.com to provide the Code to be placed on your site and allow for the proper rotation of more than 4 Ads through all 4 slots? Not sure what the Pros and Cons are but they may have better support for you. -Ray

#16 Jackey

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 12:26 AM

Hi Ray, I have considered that, but that would not change the problems I have with integrating them in iBlogPro. Found a plugin that handles the ad-rotation very well, but iBlogPro is has a few very small but hard to fix problems regarding the widgets. I'm sure they will be solved eventually... In the mean time I stick with this.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:44 PM

Is there a way to make the WP125 ad section appear lower in the side navigation? Right now it's the first thing that shows up, and then my flow sidebar underneath it. How can I make that ad section appear below the flow sidebar items I already have there? I tried adding the WP125 widget into the flow sidebar itself, so that I could control exactly where it was in the sidebar, but that just made a mess. It created all 6 ads in a vertical line. It didn't have the smooth block of 6 ads like you created. If I could, however, I would want the WP125 widget to be what I use, so that I could place the block of 6 ads right where I want in my flow sidebar. Please let me know if that's possible.

#18 arpowers

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:16 AM

There should be a widget for wp125. Did you try that?

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:16 AM

There should be a widget for wp125. Did you try that?