How to install an Add-On

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install any of the Advanced Ads add-ons.

Download

All Access

If you purchased the All Access pass, log in and go to the account page. You should be able to download the add-ons from there.

Single add-on or Bundle

If you purchased the Pro Bundle (deprecated) or a single add-on, you should see the confirmation page and receive an email. Both contain the download link to the add-on. The download link in the email works for 7 days.

As long as your license is valid, you will also find the download links in your account. Click on the View Details and Download link in the Purchase History table. Now, scroll down to the end of the page to find the zip files.

Problems with the Download?

Do you have issues downloading the zip files? Please read this article.

Install and activate

Video: 0:35min
Click on the preview image to load and start the video from YouTube. By clicking you agree that your information will be sent to and processed by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Read more

To install the add-on in your WordPress environment, go to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin and select the plugin file.

After you select the add-on file, click on Install Now.

Click Activate Now or visit the plugin page to activate the add-on.

License Key

Note: free add-ons don’t have a license key. If you are using one of them, you have already successfully finished the installation.

If your site is a multisite, activate the license in blog 1 (your main blog) to make the updater work. There is no need to either enter or activate the license key for the other blogs.

Please go to Advanced Ads > Settings > Licenses if your add-on comes with a license key.

You find your license key on the confirmation page or in the confirmation email you received.

If you purchased a Bundle, you could access all the add-ons with their respective activation keys. You will also receive a Bundle license key and the other activation license keys for add-ons. This Bundle key will only be needed for purchasing a renewal of your Bundle after expiration. You don’t need it to use the Bundle key to activate the add-ons. Just keep it for reference.

If you purchased an All Access pass, you only receive one license key, which you can use to enable any add-on.

Enter the license key for the add-on into the appropriate field.

add on activation empty

Click on the Activate License button behind the license key field.

add on activation button

After the activation, there should be a green “active” behind the input field.

If you see “invalid key” this might be the reason:

  • you used the same license key more times than you purchased licenses. This also counts if the same license key is activated multiple times for the same domain.
  • wpadvancedads.com was unavailable for a moment, so the license couldn’t be validated. Wait until wpadvancedads.com is available again.

Setting it up

Every add-on has different settings. Some have their own tab in the settings menu. Others have their settings listed in the General tab or don’t have settings at all.

You might want to check the settings page for new options and the add-on manual for more detailed explanations and tips.

Disabling the license key

You can disable your license key when you move your site or go from development to production. The button for this is displayed after the input field for the license key.

Keep in mind that not enabling or disabling a license key does not affect the duration which starts with your purchase.

Troubleshooting

This issue is caused by permissions issues with the directories and files inside the ZIP package. All plugin folders are set to 777, and plugin files to 640. We recommend using the WP updater to upload plugins or to adjust the ZIP files permissions manually.

You can download your add-ons after the purchase from:

  • the confirmation page that shows up right after the purchase
  • the purchase receipt sent via email
  • your account

If you have issues with the automatic update of the add-ons, please refer to this page.

The download links on the purchase confirmation page or email are valid for 7 days.

If you want to download an updated version, use the update feature in your WordPress dashboard where the add-on is already installed, or get it from your account.

The download links in your account will be removed when your license expires until you renew it.

ZIP-File not downloaded?

The purchase confirmation links to the zip files of the add-on. However, your browser might be set up to not download zip files by default but to unzip them automatically. You can do one of the following to solve this:

  • use another browser
  • change your browser settings
  • right-click on the link and choose an option like “download target”
  • zip the unzipped folder locally in your system

Make it better

Increase your ad management skills without spending more time.
Join over 150,000 publishers and AdOpts increasing their ad revenue.