The latest update of Advanced Ads allows you to give editors the right to manage ads. This includes everything except changing general options and working with the support page.

option to allow editors to manage ads

The option is disabled by default, so if you don’t touch anything, nothing will change for you.

Which capabilities do you want to set?

Technically, this change wasn’t big, but it opened the door to fine tune capabilities. However, before putting more effort into this, I would like to know if this is even interesting for you?

Do you want normal authors to be able to use any of the features from Advanced Ads? Do you want some ad editors not to be able to use HTML, JavaScript or PHP in their ads? Or maybe you want to manage capabilities on a per-user basis?

There are so many possiblities, so for the first time ever on this site, I opened the comments below this post and invite you to leave an idea regarding this there.

Please use the comment form below to let me know if you need a specific capability πŸ™‚

I am going to update the other add-ons during this week, so that editors that can manage ads can also see the stats of the Tracking add-on.


  1. Nadiar AS

    Well, advanced-ads itself had done a good job. Here what I suggest, I still can’t find a way/plugins to pace the ads between wp-query. I mean in the home page where the page is dynamic, I want be able to put ads between loop, or specifically below n posts. I think you get what I mean. πŸ™‚

  2. Greg Baugher

    Thomas… Loving AA Pro. Purchased, but haven’t had a chance to play with the Add-On bundle yet. I am working with another publisher on an issue they are having. Is there a way to determine which ad to show based on a custom field within a post? They have some posts that are geared towards a little more mature audience and they want to have different ads show to different audiences.

    Keep up the great work!


    1. thomas Article Author

      Hi Greg, there is no way to do this out of the box. You could hook into the advanced-ads-can-display filter and add your condition there.

  3. Spitt

    Currently not using this, but I used to use an addon called Ninja Announcements, which allowed me to put up a short time Ad, before any other content. Basically had a yellow background to grab someone’s attention, and then either an image or text, which people could see at the first thing to the site, kind of like a frame.

    Additionally, the ability to place ads after the first post and then every comments down on bbpress.