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.
[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.
[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.
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[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.
[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.
[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.
[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
[Selling] 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] 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?
[Selling Ads] Additional options for clients
It would be great if products could be set up with the following options:
– Let Customer select countries where the ad should be displayed
– Let customer choose the Archive Categories where to place an ad
Ads between comments
Display ads between comments, for example before last comment
[Selling] Show ads stats in client profile
Show stats of ads a client purchased in his user profile created during first checkout.
[Selling|Pro] Group ads by client
Currently, clients with multiple banners get one link for each banner. How about being able to group them by client so we can give them one link and they can get to all of their stats easily, or see the aggregate statistics.
[Pro] Select position in content based on %
I would like to place at a percentage through post i.e. 50% rather than after say 8 paragraphs.
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
If adsense ad loads blank, display alternate ad
So sometimes adsense doesn’t display an ad for whatever reason. It would be nice to have a way for Adv. Ads to detect this and then display an alternate ad (group?).
[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.
[Sticky] Slide in ADs
Create a slider ad that is automated and slides in from the right (or left) side of the page after user scrolls down a designated amount of space. Very similar to pop up ad but sliding in instead of popping up.
[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.
Option to hide ads on all private pages.
In the settings, disable ads option: disable ads on private pages. Most ad networks do not allow ads behind password or private pages.
Collapse ad list on Ad group table
The ad list is too long for us if we have assigned many ads to an ad group. It might be collapsed by default.
[Selling Ads] setup banner image dimensions
1) add to the Selling ADS Product the image dimensions (for example 728×90)
2) setup an alert if the user tries to upload in the Creation ADS page an image with the wrong dimensions.
In this way the user will upload only correct image dimensions for the correct placement
[Sticky] – stop element
Would be cool to have an option to specify a ‘stop element’ that will prevent a sticky ad from scrolling to the very bottom.
Insert Evenly Spaced Ads In Content Based on Content Length
The idea would be to allow a user to set an article length and define the number of ads that would be inserted into the content automatically. The ads would be evenly spaced and would be pulled from a predefined list of Ads, Placements, or Groups. Users could define multiple article lengths. For example:
Under 600 Words: 3 Ads – Placements at 0% (START), 50%, 100% (END)
601-1000: 4 Ads – Placements at 0%, 33%, 66%, 100%
1000-1500: 5 Ads – Placements at 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%
1501+ Words: 6 Ads – Placements at 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100
[Selling] Self Renew for Advertisers Coupled with Auto Reminders
Feature Idea: Advertisers can renew (and pay for) their own ads.
When business is good we have fifty or more advertisers. Keeping track of who is expiring when, following up with reminders and chasing them to pay is time consuming.
Would like to see reminders about their ad expiration could go out automatically, starting a month before the ad expires, with two or three reminders spaced out, and the advertiser could click a link to renew (and pay for) their ad at any time.
[Pro] “Ad placement/position” before/after any headline
Currently, we can position ad relative to a specific header tag, e.g. only H3. It would be great if we can position an ad (for example) after the 4th header tag (total of H2 + H3).
H2, H3, H3, H4, H2, (ad here), H3, H3
[Tracking] Google Analytics Tracking – Ad Group as Event Categoy
It would be good if we could choose to use the Ad Group name as the Event Category in Google Analytics tracking
Add all ad settings to the placement settings
If you have many ads it may be complicated and confusing to add the same settings over and over again to a new ad. Especially if a new function is added within “Advanced Ads”. So adding the same ad settings to the placement settings would help a lot, i.e. the conditional tags.
For instance: Showing placements only for mobile devices. As of now you have to ad that setting to every single ad.
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”