On this page you can suggest a new feature or vote for other feature requests. The suggestions and votes help me to determine the next features, but are not binding.
Submissions will be kept for about 2 months. If they don’t get more than 10 votes I might remove them.
[Pro] Repeat ad after ever X number of paragraphs or headings
It would be nice if I could have an ad after every 3rd or 4th paragraphs or after every 3rd heading.
[Sticky] ad widget
Create a sticky widget, which stops scrolling the sidebar if top/bottom is reached and fixes it to the screen.
Meant for the Sticky add-on
[Pro|Selling] Email notification before an ad expires
Send an email notification to notify e.g. 5 day before an ad expires. That way we can go back to the client to see if they would like to renew and keep track of each individual ad that expires on a different date.
[Pro] pre-roll ads on video
can you please make your plugin support pre-roll ads on videos ?
it must support : dailymotion , youtube , vimeo, and maybe instagram and facebook player, it well be great !
Dev note: not sure if this is even possible for these services.
[Pro] Automated split tests
Advanced Ads might automate the split-testing for me by monitoring clicks and then automatically “selecting” a winner to continue showing, like AdSense does.
Central Ad Dashboard
Overview of all ads managed by Advanced Ads on multiple WP installations on a single place.
[Pro] Decide Which Ad is placed first in source code!
For adsense, the first ad in source gets the higher paying ads. This feature would allow us to determine which placement gets put first in source code, so we can assign higher CTR placements the better ads.
[Pro] Ad-Block before and after read-more tag
This place has a very high click through rate.
Deutschsprachige Hilfe/ Anleitung (German Manual)
Translate Manual into German
[Selling] Pre-booked ad space
Allow option for potential advertisers to pay for pre-booked spaces.
Then when spaces are booked out, a notification will tell other advertisers that the specific space on those specific dates are currently full.
Could be shown on a booking calendar?
Even if this is not done on the front end, if spaces could be named, and linked to calendar, it would allowed potential advertisers to see what spaces are available, and when. This would then open other possibilities for advertisers to be put on a “waiting list” for cancellations, or encouraged to fill other spaces, offering “us” the highest income chances.
[Pro] Advanced Ads Server
It would be nice if you could set up an ad server that hosts our ads and is tightly integrated with Advanced Ads. The ad server would allow to work around WordPress/PHP limitations, especially slowness when loading ads via ajax to bypass caching, etc.
Show AdSense stats in Dashboard
Display AdSense earnings per unit daily, monthly, etc, right within the WP dashboard.
[Tracking] Add [placement-id] to the tracking link
It could be useful if we could add the Placement ID to the destination URL, alongside [POST_ID], [POST_SLUG], [CAT_SLUG]
[Pro] Support for HTML5 ads
Support the special demands for HTML5 ads.
[Slider] Slide in different direction
Slider ad is good but it can only slide from right to left. It is not suitable for width super banner (728×90) usually used. I would be good if we can set sliding direction.
[Geo] Use CloudFlare IP Geolocation header to do geolocation with passive cache busting
If you use Cloudflare, you can enable “IP Geolocation”. If this option is enabled CloudFlare sets a “CF-country” header on each request. If to know the country is good enough, the geolocation visitor condition could be executed without using PHP.
Note: This would basically make geo location much faster and work with Caching
[Tracking] Stats by placement
I would love the ability to analyze stats (impressions, clicks, ctr) by placement
[Pro] Show ad on a specific date AND time
Would be great to not only set the date an ad is displayed. Sometimes it is necessary to be more precisely. A time rule is much appreciated.
[Selling] Bill for a period of time…
I would like to have the option to bill clients monthly, annually or by any other period of time.
It would be great to be able to edit the names of the different placements in the list.
Templates for eCommerce products
Create ads automatically from products in WooCommerce or Easy Digitial Download.
I think creating a html/css template that we can easily customize to our own liking with products from the shop.
Migration option for other plugins
I would love a kind of migration tool, which can help to import ads, groups and shortcodes from other ad plugins like AdRotate or Simple Ads Manager to Advanced Ads.
[Sticky] Option to set a number of pixels in scroll to show or hide a Top horizontal Sticky Ad
I think that would be great when using, like I do on my site, a Top Horizontal Sticky Bar as a Sticky navigation menu.
Calendar in backend for admins
I have a lot of ad spaces across my website. Each ad space may have 1 ad, or maybe multiple ads.
When clients book a specific space for a certain period of time for a future date, it’s a lot of work keeping up with when a space is “fully booked”. If there was a calendar that linked with created and scheduled ads, it could notify us on when a space is full and for what period of time.
Add sortable CTR column in the Ad list
It would be very useful to have the ability to sort Ads by CTR in the backend. That should be easy since impressions and clicks are already there.
[Tracking] Limit ad view by click per user
I’d love to see a feature for limiting ad views after a user clicks on an ad. Example: User 1 clicks on Ad 1 –> User 1 won’t see Ad 1 for the next X hours (e.g. identified via IP, cookies or similar), but Ad 1 will be displayed to all other users. After X hours, Ad 1 can be seen by User 1 again.
[Tracking] disable impressions tracking for specific ads
Allow to disable impression tracking for individual ads. E.g., it doesn’t make sense for ads from ad networks like AdSense.
Ads between comments
Display ads between comments, for example before last comment
[Pro] Minimum number of paragraphs before content injection
It would really usefull if webmaster is able to specify minumum paragraph ammount to show in the “content” block.
If you make Adsense ad, for example:
1 block (5 paragraphs from the top)
2 block (5 paragraphs from the button)
Sometimes it is the same place. When two Adsense ads are showing together – this is violation of rules. If they are not together, they sometimes appear very close, what influences CTR.
For example, if you will be able to make it like:
1st block (5 paragraphs from the top)
2nd block (5 paragraphs from the button and text contains > 15 paragraphs) – this way you will not overload text with ads.
And you can ad 3rd block (2 paragraphs from the button and text contains < 11 paragraphs) if you still want more ads but dont want them to appear together.
Use primary category
On our site, we have 17 categories for various articles and each category has its own ad unit. On the single article page, we want to show the ad that belongs to that category, but when there are multiple categories selected for the article, we want to be able to choose which category ad is displayed. The new primary-category setting in WordPress might be used here.
What happens with Feature Requests?
We take feature requests and the voting very seriously. Once an item is among the top 5 to 10 we start looking into them and estimate if they are technically possible and match the purpose of Advanced Ads. Only very few items get removed after that.
There is no deadline, but you can be sure that we are working in some way or another on the top items.
Here are a few examples of implemented features that have been on this list.
- Advance Scheduling based on Post Age
- E-Mail reports for impressions and clicks (Tracking)
- Skin Ads (Pro)
- WPML Support
- Selling ads
- AdSense on AMP pages
- Export / Import
- Ad Label like “Advertisement”