Ad Slots

Ad Slots are the areas on your site’s pages in which Ad Swapper ads are displayed.  Ad Swapper currently supports three Ad Slot types:-

  • Fixed-Height Banner (1 generally full-width ad, usually at the top or bottom of the page)
  • Sidebar (A single column of ads, generally in a sidebar)
  • Fixed-Row-Height Grid (#rows x #cols ads, anywhere on the page – though typically at the bottom)

Examples of these three Ad Slot types are given below…

Fixed-Height Banner

The Fixed-Height Banner type Ad Slot is intended to display one, generally full-width ad, which is usually located at the top or bottom of the page.

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EXAMPLE 1:  Fixed-Height Banner at the top of the page.

In this example, the Fixed-Height Banner is at the very top of the page.

But if you wanted to put the banner between the logo and the top menu, or between the top menu and the page content proper, you could do that too.

Though to do these things, you might need to display the Ad Slot using the PHP Function – because few themes will let you do this with Widgets.

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EXAMPLE 2:  Fixed-Height Banner in the page content.

As with all the Ad Swapper Ad Slot types, a Fixed-Height Banner can be placed anywhere on the page you want it.

In this example, as well as the Fixed-Height Banner at the top of the page, a second Fixed-Height Banner has been placed within the page content. ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜ ➜

The second Fixed-Height Banner was placed within the page content by using a Shortcode.

Sidebar

The Sidebar type Ad Slot is intended to display a (single) column of ads – as would commonly be found in a sidebar, for example.

Many WordPress themes support “Sidebar” Widgets.  So inserting one or more Sidebar type Ad Slots into your pages – by using the Ad Swapper Ad Displayer Widget – is usually quite easy to do.

By default, the Sidebar Ad Slot max. height is 1000px – and it will display an infinite number of ads.  But you can set the max. height – and/or the max. number of ads displayed – as you wish.

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EXAMPLE 1:  Sidebar type Ad Slot (in right sidebar).

In this example, a Sidebar type Ad Slot has been inserted into the right sidebar (immediately below the Search box).  And set to display max. three ads.

Fixed-Row-Height Grid

The Fixed-Row-Height Grid type Ad Slot in intended to display a grid of ads (#rows x #cols) – anywhere on the page (though ads grids like this are usually found at the bottom of pages).

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EXAMPLE 1:  3×3 Fixed-Row-Height Grid (at bottom of page).

This example is of a 3 row x 3 column grid.

But since the example site has only six ads (to display), the third row of the grid is empty (and Ad Swapper is smart enough to recognise this – and NOT display it).

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EXAMPLE 2:  4×3 Fixed-Row-Height Grid (at bottom of page).

This example is of a 4 column x 3 row grid.

But since the example site has only six ads (to display), only two rows are required to display these ads – and the last two cells (of the last row) are empty.

Multiple Ad Slots Per Page

You can have as many Ad Slots – of any mix of different types – per page, as you want.

And if your site has more than one page template, the Ad Slots on any given page template can be unique to that page template too.