Author Advertising Plugin

Description

Create a revenue sharing program with your authors. This WordPress plugin allows blog admins to create a revenue sharing program utilising one of the many advertising programs out there i.e Yahoo, Google Adsense, Amazon, Allposters etc. It can also be used as a banner manager, author photo or for random website widgets.

Support

The manual (PDF) has a lot of examples and information about setting up the plugin. You may obtain support for this plugin from the support centre.

Download

» Download Free Version

Updates

The free version of the plugin updates using the WordPress dashboard. Whenever a new version comes out WordPress will notify you.

39 thoughts on “Author Advertising Plugin

  1. Iwallkfunny

    I am needing a multiple author ad manager plugin for wordpress 3.1.  Is this compatible?  Will it auto inject and rotate based on weighted percentages?  Will it support Addynamo, Chitika, and Kontera networks?  Can authors input their advertising account ID in the dashboard instead of code? (i.e. is it simple?)  If this isn’t completely compatible can you do custom coding?

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    1. Crafty Coding

      Hi there,
      Yes Author Advertising is compatible with WordPress 3.1. It supports almost all advertising programs and authors input their advertising account ID via the dashboard. The only features you mentioned that it doesn’t support is auto-inject (I’m assuming you mean after a certain amount of paragraphs) and percentages are not tailored per author. You set one percentage for admin ads and the rest goes to your users. Also of course we do custom coding, this is Crafty Coding after all ;).

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  2. Mike

    Hi there, great plugin. However I plan on using it with Adsense but can’t seem to get it to work right. Do I need to switch to the old google adsense code (against TOS?)?

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    1. Crafty Coding

      Hi there,

      Of course you don’t need to switch to the old code. Author Advertising works fine as long as it has a valid publisher ID and slot ID. If you’d like me to come have a look at your setup then please leave a ticket at the support centre and I’ll see what I can do.

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    1. Crafty Coding

      Hi there,

      This is one of the reasons I don’t recommend using this for adsense on blogs with unknown authors. There’s no code-able way to make sure that authors follow your style and size guidelines. Google Adsense code does allow you to specify an advert size so with that you can make sure that authors don’t go above your size, otherwise you have to instruct your authors and check on them periodically. There are also other reasons why non-trusted authors shouldn’t be allowed to display adsense on your site, you can get banned if they decide to abuse the system. Google are quite strict these days. I’d recommend using another advertising program for your authors and adsense for yourself. The next version of Author Advertising will have more user/group specific settings but until then I’d stop Adsense.

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  3. Mike

    Update this please, I love this plugin and want to pay for a premium version.
    More specifically, I want more ad slots and more adsense support. It still works fine and integrates flawlessly with ad injection, another awesome plugin.
     
    Yeah. Update please :D

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    1. Crafty Coding

      Hah you die-hard Author Advertising fans :) There’s been an updated version in the works for a good long while now and I’d say it’s about 60% done. I just need a few days to concentrate on it and it’ll be out. I’m hoping over the Christmas period to get these things sorted out. You should join the Author Advertising mailing list (if you haven’t already) from the top of this page. That way you’ll be the first to know when a new version is out. Thanks for supporting my work, hope you have a great festive period.

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      1. Jason

        Thanks for the great plugin.  Any update on the update for the Author Advertising plugin.  anyway to ad the feature so authors can add there own analytic or some other tracker so they can see how stats on the posts they write are doing? 

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  4. mike

    No news yet?
    I’m throwing my wallet at my monitor but it’s not working! How do I get the premium version? :P

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    1. Crafty Coding

      You’re very persistant :) It really is disgraceful how little we care about money. Not good business sense. Would you mind throwing your requests onto the page made specifically for feature requests?. That way I can keep track with what everyone wants, otherwise I’m a little lost.

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  5. mike

    No permission to edit that page. I just want unlimited custom fields so I can have more than 2 ads.
    *keeps throwing money at screen* :P

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    1. Crafty Coding

      Hi there. I can’t see any errors on the URL you provided (http://recipeschool.com/). I need more information before I can debug your site. The error is most likely caused by an error in the settings. The easiest way for me to fix this would be if you provide temporary admin access to your dashboard. That way I can see your settings and fix the problem.

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  6. Jason

    Is the plugin compatible with WordPress 3.4.1? I’m looking for a solution to enable my authors to start earning some revenue, but I can’t see whether this will work. According to the official WordPress plugin repository, the plugin hasn’t been updated in 2 years.

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  7. Amanda

    Just a quick clarification. This site has 2 admins who want to share Adsense 50/50. Is it best to make admin0% and add each person as a separate contributor who will then earn on their own blog posts or should we make admin 50% and just use one profile name to publish under -in this case one person holds the admin spot with pub id and second holds the contributor spot with their id?

    My pref is for both admin to be able to publish posts under their own name so I suspect my first option might be best. If I do that way is it correct telse each of us as contributors earns from our own published posts only? How do the earnings work in the widgets though? 
    Manythanks  

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        1. Crafty Coding

          I just sent it once again through the ticket system and also via email. I’ll let the ticket system creators know that it didn’t get through. Very annoying when things like these happen. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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    1. Crafty Coding

      That’s an interesting idea. I’ve used MediaWiki in a few projects. How do you see the sharing working out though when one article can easily have 10 contributers? Might get a little crowded.

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  8. Mike

    How about let registered users’ adsense account be rotated site wide in every article?
    Something simple like if you have 100 edits in the wiki, your ad gets displayed 100 times site wide. That way everyone who’s worked on an article benefits. Would this be too complicated? lol

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    1. Crafty Coding

      Well Mike.. I have partially made your wishes come true.. take a look at this extension. I’ve also emailed you a free pro version so check your email. Let me know if you have any trouble installing it and I’ll give you a hand. Enjoy!

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  9. felipe

    Hi! Thanks for your great Author Advertising Plugin! Now I’m earning enough to pay my university and some other personal bills with Adsense from my website that shares its revenue. Thanks a lot!

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    1. Crafty Coding

      Thank you very much for your nice comment. It’s always lovely to hear that someone is doing well with it. Would you mind if I used this comment as a testimonial on my site? If you send me a link to your own website then I can show that there also (the same as on our [[Testimonials|testimonials page]]). Thanks again!

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  10. Rick

    Hi, I’m trying to test how the plugin works, I have ad slot 2 active and it appears in my header and below the comments. Not sure What I am doing wrong. Please help

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    1. Crafty Coding

      Hi Rick,

      Sounds like your theme doesn’t like automatic placement. You should turn off automatic placement and manually insert the code into your theme. Instructions for doing that can be found from the Author Advertising Manual. If you’re still having problems then we offer an installation service as well. Let me know if you have any further questions or problems.

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  11. Juan Puche

    Hi I have a detail, not as solve, your plugin is the best thing and seen but in my template is repeated 3 times in the login window and I do not need that because I google ads will automatically close the account by making multipublicidad the same banner (google policies)
    I leave here a screenshot for see the problem I have.
     
    I have 3 in my template widgets they call the post and I need not go on in the widgtes simglepost.

    imagen problem  
    red arrows show how I repeat 
     
    please help me!

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  12. Ratih

    When I install this plugin with WordPress 3.4.2 n klik Save Change, I get this error:
    Forbidden
    You don’t have permission to access /wp-admin/options-general.php on this server.
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
     
    Could you please help me with this

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  13. Deborah

    I there any way to add another custom field? I am trying to provide at least one more for my writers so that they can insert 3 ad slots from Google Adsense. Of course, I’m not even sure if that’s the right way to set up the plugin because I don’t really understand ad slots to begin with but it seemed to make work right when I tried it with with the first 2 ad slots.
    In other words I’m totally lost. :)

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  14. Kristi

    I’ve installed your “Author Advertising” Plugin and am using your widget feature. If you look at the source code around line 100 you will see the Google Adsense code is there, but it is not displaying.

    Do you have any ideas why? I have the newest WP 3.8.1 installed.

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