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How to Create Ad Placements

Ad Placements are “reserved” ad spaces defined by Site Admins to displays campaign generated ads. This tutorial demonstrates how ad placements are created and then be positioned on any pages using Layout Editor.

Step 1: Go to: Admin Dashboard -> Plugins Manager -> Ads -> Manage Placements.

Step 2: Click “Create Placement” button.

Step 3: Fill in all required fields

#1. Select Placement type: Html or Image.

#2. Enter Placement name

#3. Enter Description

#4. Enter Dimension: Width & Height

#5. Enter Price and Days

#6. Enter Total Views Allowed: Advertisements shown in this placement will end when this number of views is reached. Enter “0” for unlimited views.

#7. Enter Total Clicks Allowed:  Advertisements shown in this placement will end when this number of clicks is reached. Enter “0” for unlimited clicks.

#8. Enter Ads appears: a Maximum number of ads can be placed in this placement.

#9. Enter Number of ads:  Number of ads could appear at the same time in this placement.

#10. Enable/Disable this placement.

#11. Select sample position:  This is just a preview “example” position where the placement would be in relative to different sectors of your site. It will be shown to users as an example when they chose this place for their campaigns. To establish actual “reserved” ad spaces, You will need to drag and drop this placement in Layout Editor after it is created.

#12. Click “Save” button to create placement.

After successfully created:

Step 4: Go to: Admin Dashboard -> Site Manager -> Themes Manager -> Layout Editor.

Step 5: Choose a page you would like to add an ad placement.

Step 6: Drag and Drop Ads widget into selected page.

Step 7: Fill in all required fields on pop-up:

#1. Enter the new title or use the default name.

#2. Select placement.

#3. Enable/Disable title.

#4. Check/uncheck Background Block.

#5. Choose User Group Access

#6. – Click “Save changes” button

Step 8: Click “Save changes” to save changes.

To test, create a campaign with recent placement

– Method 1: Go to Admin Dashboard -> Plugins Manager -> Ads -> Manage Ad Campaigns, click “Create Campaign”

– Method 2: Create a campaign on front-end by going to a page with ad placement and click “See your ad here”

 

Enjoy it!

How to publish campaigns

1. How to create ads?

Before creating a campaign, make sure placement already existing.

Method 1: Backend.

Step 1: Go to: Admin Dashboard -> Plugins Manager -> Ads -> Manage Ad Campaigns.

Step 2: Click “Create Campaign” button.

Step 3: Create Campaign

Client Info:

#1. Enter Client Name.

#2. Enter Email.

#3. Enter Note (option).

Campaign:

#4. Enter Campaign Name

#5. Select placement (Click “View all” to view all Placements information before select)

Placement info:

 

#6. Select plan start date.

#7. Estimated end date: the value will auto calculate base on selected placement and start date. This is read-only, can’t change.

#8. Select Time zone.

Banner:

#9. Enter Ads Title: This field only appears if selected position placement is HTML.

#10. Upload Banner Image: allow extensions: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, and only upload exact size image.

#11. Enter banner link on the textbox.

#12. Enter Description: This field only appears if selected position placement is HTML.

+  Click preview to view ads.

Audience (option)

#13. Enter age can view ads.

#14. Choose gender can view ads.

#15. Click “Save” button to a created campaign.

After successfully created:

Method 2: Front-end.

Step 1: Click “See your ad here” title link.

Step 2: Fill all required fields

#1 –> # 15: Enter on fields same as method 1

After successfully created:

2. How to publish campaigns in the frontend

Method 1: Admin active directly

Step 1: Go to: Admin Dashboard -> Plugins Manager -> Ads -> manage Ad Campaigns

Step 2: Select “Active

After active campaign:

– Status changed from “Pending” to “Active” (5).

– Start date changed to at the time of activation (1).

– End date: auto fill based on the duration of the selected placement and start date (2).

– Timezone: If admin active campaigns in backend, it will change to “System Time” (3).

– Payment status changed to “Yes” (4).

– After activated, you will receive an email with content below:

 

Step 3: Click on a link in this email, will direct to report campaign page.

Step 4: You need to choose the time, and click “Search” button to view your report:

Step 5: Go to the site and view your ad at the website:

 

Method 2: Send the payment request

– Go to: Admin Dashboard -> Plugins Manager -> Ads -> Manage Ad Campaigns

–  Click on the select box and choose “send payment request”

– After then campaign’s owner will receive 2 emails with content below:

Step 1: Click on a link –>  will direct to Paypal page to make a payment.

After completed your payment:

– Campaign show in backend:

  • Start date:

– If you made payment before planned date, the start date is a selected date (1).

– If you made payment after planned date, a start date is at the time of payment.

  • End date: auto-fill based on a duration of the selected placement and start date (2).
  • Timezone: is selected timezone (3).
  • Payment status changed to “Yes” (4).
  • Status changed to “Active” (5).

– After the campaign’s owner will receive an email with content below:

Step 2: Click on a link in this email to view your campaign report.

You can change “from” and “to” to view.

Detail campaign report has content below:

Step 3:

– If start date > current time: Waiting start time, go to the site and view it. Your ad will show on the frontend on time.

– If start date <= current time: Go to the site and view it.

The sample for ads on site: