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 3 months. If they don’t get more than 10 votes I might remove them.
[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
[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.
Show AdSense stats in Dashboard
Display AdSense earnings per unit daily, monthly, etc, right within the WP dashboard.
[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.
[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] 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]
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.
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.
[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.
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.
[Sticky] Header Ad placement should not cover website header
The Sticky Header Ad covers the header of the site. Would be better to “push” the rest of the site down rather than cover the header.
Also, for logged in users, the black WordPress Admin Bar covers the sticky header ad. Can the sticky header ad start below the WordPress Admin Bar when it is displayed?
Dispaly ads based on WooCommerce Cart contents
Create a condition for ads so they will display based on what the user has in their cart. Example: User adds a Widget to their cart. Set an ad to show up that says “don’t forget the matching Gizmo”
Inject Ads Into Blockquotes, Count p-tags inside other elements
Would be great to be able to inject ads inside blockquotes or other containers that have p-tags.
Preview Of Ad
A nice addition would be to have a preview of an ad (Not an image, but coded) to show up on the Edit Ad Page once the code is input in the Parameter Box.
Obviously, such an option could turned on and off within the general settings of the plugin
[Selling] Advertisers should only have access to their own ads and stats
We have multiple advertisers on our site and when they go to the “Ads” screen, they can view and edit not only their own ads and stats, but all other advertisers (many times it’s their competitors).
Dev Note: we might add this to the client account in the frontend and not let clients access WP Admin.
Ad Placements profiles
Add option to save “Ad Placements” settings to profiles – which ad unit (or group) where… Useful for fast switching campaign, eg. own campaign.
[Pro] temporal integration of ads also by hours
The temporal integration of ads works only for days, not for hours. For some advertisers an hourly control is required.
Ads between comments
Display ads between comments, for example before last comment
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.
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.
[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.
[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.
[Selling] Forms for ad information
Being able to set up forms to gather the right information for creating and displaying an ad would be great.
For example, we sell ads to Piano Dealers who may operate in a number of States (in the U.S.). They will need to enter all the basic business details, their web site, brand sold, services offered, etc.
[Pro, Sticky] Change ad on scroll
Change ads during page scrolling. When the user scrolls down, a sticky ad should change its content automatically.
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”