There are 2 ways to manage your ad images. Using FTP and a designated folder or using the built-in Media manager of WordPress.
The preferred method is using FTP. This keeps your banners completely separate from other media.
Using the media library
AdRotate makes use of the WordPress Media Browser to include images if you want. This however, due to the design of that browser can be a bit confusing.
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When adding your image you can upload it as normal. But using the image from the “Media Library” tab comes with a twist.
It is important to use the right settings here.
Use the following settings:
- Alignment: “none”
- Size: “Full size”
- Link URL: “File URL”
If you do not use these settings your image will not be added to the ad and therefor not work.
You need an FTP Client to use this method.
You’ll manually manage your images in one central folder.
Use your favorite FTP client and upload the images to the ‘wp-content/banners/’ folder. AdRotate will automatically pick up on the images and show them in the drop down menu pictured above.
It’s advised to use a simple and clear naming convention for your ads. This helps you determine which ad goes where and who it belongs to.
Accepted file types are common images like jpg, png, bmp and gif. Additionally you can store SWF and Flv files here.