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Ad creation and display

Multiple ad types

Custom image ads allow you to insert your own advertisers’ ads.

Use text and code ads to insert any ad network script code, and rich content ads to insert HTML.

Automatic or manual ad placements

Automatically insert ads or groups before, after or within content. Insert into posts lists and use conditional targeting to fine tune your placements.

Manually insert ads with shortcodes, template tags, or blocks.

Conditional targeting

Use content targeting to display ads by page type, attributes and more.

Target visitors by browser attributes, impresssions, roles, and geolocation using MaxMind integration.

Rotating, grid, or single groups

Group ads and display them using multiple modes – single, rotating, or grid display.

Order ads randomly, manually, weighted, or with evenly distributed impressions.

Schedule and expire ads

Schedule start and expiration dates using ad scheduling.

Expire ads after a maximum number of impressions or clicks.

Customizable ad layouts

Customize margins, floats, and responsiveness of ads or groups. Add custom CSS classes to add unique styling.

Insert custom code or text before or after your ads or groups.

Tracking and reporting

Local database tracking

Track impressions and clicks per ad to your local WordPress database in real-time.

Google analytics integration

Send click and impressions events to Google Analytics. Use GA4 tracking alongside or in place of local tracking.

Traffic reports

View easy-to-read bar and line charts for your impressions and clicks. Filter reports by date or individual ads.

Ad networks

Virtual ads.txt

Generate an ads.txt file for Google AdSense or any other ad network.

Inject AdSense

Automatically include the AdSense script code in the head of your site by adding your publisher ID.

Flexible network integration

Create ads for any network using the flexible Text or Code ad type.

Miscellaneous features

Page caching compatibility

Load ads with server-side, client-side, or conditional smart rendering for compatibility with static page caching.

Advertisement label

Display Advertisement or another customizable label above ads or groups.

Global settings

Set default, global ad settings that can be overridden by individual ads when necessary.

Bot filtering

Hide ads or disable tracking when a suspected bot visits your site.

Editor management

Allow editors to manage ads, groups, and placements but not change plugin settings.

Priority support

Ad Commander Pro users receive priority support. Basic support is available through the forums.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes. Ad Commander Pro has multiple ad rendering options: Server-side, Javascript, or Smart Combination rendering.

Server-side rendering will load ads using PHP and is best used on sites without page caching.

Client-side rendering will load ads after the page has loaded to avoid problems with page caching.

Smart (combination) rendering determines if your ad needs JavaScript loading. For example, if you’re only displaying a single ad and not a group of ads, server-side rendering will suffice. Groups of ads that should be randomized will load using JavaScript to circumvent page caching issues.

For more details about ad rendering, visit this documentation article.

No! Ads and groups can be inserted into your site using automatic placements or shortcodes.

Yes! Individual shortcodes or PHP template tags can sometimes be a better solution than automatic placements, depending on your specific site layout and circumstances. Both are available for ads and groups.

Ad Commander supports inserting any script code using Text/Script ad types. These ads can be inserted within your site or placed in the site head or body using automatic placements. The flexibility of this approach should allow any ad network to be used on your site. If you have trouble with a specific ad network, please reach out to support for help.

Yes. Ad Commander does not create consent banners but can monitor a cookie and display ads after it exists.

The cookie name and value are unique to your consent management system and are specified in Ad Commander’s settings. After your visitor accepts, ads will display as long as the consent cookie exists.

Consent management works best with client-side or smart rendering available in Ad Commander Pro. This feature will also work with server-side rendering, but there are some caveats.

Yes. Custom code can be added before or after an ad or group. You can also insert custom CSS into the head of your site using Text/Code ads if desired.