In our previous post we have showed you how to add google adsense to WordPress. However it might not be very effective way of monetization because the adsense ads are visible only on the menu of the WordPress post and the adsense ad is not displayed inside the WordPress post.
By including the adsense blog inside the WordPress post you are making sure that the adsense ad is right before the visitor to your website and when he or she reads your WordPress post they are sure not to miss the adsense ad. Thus you get the adsense ad to occupy prime real estate position in you WordPress page.
How to Add Adsense Ads To WordPress Post
You might have heard that it is very difficult to put the adsense ad inside the WordPress post and that there is a lot of coding needed to post and adsense ad inside a WordPress post. Do not despair as help is at hand. You do not have to change the WordPress templates to achive this and you certainly do not have to learn programming to achive this.
There is a great WordPress plugin that allows to achieve exactly what you want – Add a adsense ad inside a WordPress post. I will guide you how to achieve putting and adsense ad inside the post in simple steps as below.
We assume that you are familiar with WordPress and already have a blog and already have a adsense account. If you do not have any adsense account please visit our post Adding Google Adsense To WordPress and read about the same.
Ok. Let us dive straight into how to ad a adsense ad inside a WordPress page or WordPress post.
Adding Adsense ad to wordpress Page – Step 1 (Download the WhyDoWork Adsense Plugin)
First download the plugin at the following site http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/whydowork-adsense.zip to your computer.
Now open the zip file in your favorite zip file tool such as winzip or winrar and you should see the two files inside a folder called whydowork_adsense.
Extract the files to a folder on your computer.
Once the file is on your computer unzip the file. The zip file contains two files namely whydowork_adsense.php and readme.txt
The file whydowork_adsense.php is the file we are interested it. It is a file written in the php language , we are not concerned about how it is written that is for the programmers to figure out, but believe me the developers of this plugin have worked their magic and make the adsense ads to appear in the right place of the WordPress page every time as if by magic and we do believe in magic. (that is why we use the same plugin for our gokovai.com WordPress blog)
Adding Adsense ad to wordpress Page – Step 2 (Upload the WhyDoWork Adsense Plugin To Your WordPress Blog)
Now after you have extracted the files to a folder on your computer log into your website using a FTP tool and select the folder under your WordPress site folder / wp-content/plugins/
Copy the file whydowork_adsense.php file to the above folder on your wordpress site.
Adding Adsense ad to wordpress Page – Step 3 (Activate the WordPress Plugin to Show Adsense Ads inside WordPress Pages)
Now you have to do the difficult part. You need to configure the WhydoWork plugin to show the adsense ads in the right places namely inside the ads.
Click on the Plugins Menu of the WordPress Dashboard (see image below).
This should reveal the plugins that are installed on WordPress and you should see the WhyDoWork Plugin.
Click on the activate link to activate the plugin. In the above image the plugin in gokovai.com site is already activated.
Now the plugin is successfully activated.
Adding Adsense ad to wordpress Page – Step 4 (Configure the WordPress Plugin to Show Adsense Ads inside WordPress Pages)
At this state you have activated the workdowork adsense plugin for WordPress. You should now configure the plugin to show your adsense ads at the right spots of your WordPress posts.
Click on the Settings menu of the WordPress dashboard.
Now click on the link to whydowork plugin link under the settings menu
You will be presented with the plugin editor screen designed by the developers of the plugin
Configuring the plugin yourself using the editor should be easy. Give it a try. We will be back with a step by step configuration for the plugin in our next post. Thanks for tuning in. See you soon in our next post.