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.
[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.
[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] 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.
Deutschsprachige Hilfe/ Anleitung (German Manual)
Translate Manual into German
[Pro] Ad-Block before and after read-more tag
This place has a very high click through rate.
[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.
[Layer] display after x seconds
set a timeout after which the layer appears
[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.
[Layer] Closing Popup-Ads by clicking the background
Maybe it’s a good idea, that users are able to close one of those PopUp- or Layer-Ads not only by klicking (or tipping) the “Close”-Button, but additionally by clicking in the background around the ad.
Developer note: only for the custom script. It works for the Fancybox version
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.
[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
[Pro] Support for HTML5 ads
Support the special demands for HTML5 ads.
[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.
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.
[Tracking] Stats by placement
I would love the ability to analyze stats (impressions, clicks, ctr) by placement
[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.
[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.
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.
[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]
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.
It would be great to be able to edit the names of the different placements in the list.
[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.
[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.
Custom Ad Display – Override Placements
The ability to override all existing placements and adding custom ads in particular pages and posts with the shortcode option, without having to disable ads altogether.
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”