WordPress features can easily be extended by Adding plugins and today I’m going to talk about one WordPress Revenue Sharing plugin call Author Advertising WordPress plugin. This is one such plugin which will let you create adsense based WordPress revenue sharing blog in a jiffy. Though, Author advertising plugin has not been updated for long and you have to download it from 3rd party site. So before you install this plugin into your live site, I suggest you to use Instant WordPress and test this plugin compatibility locally.
Author advertising helps you to configure your blog to show ads from the post author. This helps you to create an Adsense revenue sharing or any other ad revenue sharing blog. Author advertising WordPress plugin is the best when it comes to configuring your blog for Adsense revenue sharing blog.
Why you need Revenue sharing WordPress blog :
Guest blogging is one of the easiest way to create a community around your blog. Though, there are many blogs which offers guest posting and by creating a WordPress revenue sharing blog, you would be able to get more guest post submission. As guest poster will get monitory benefit along with branding and backlink.
Though the configuration of this plugin is little tricky but plugin comes with a PDF file which will help you to easily understand the plugin and how to configure it.
How to configure Author advertising WordPress plugin ?
Here is a mini guide which will help you to get started with author advertising wordpress plugin. Download and install the plugin. You can also install wordpress plugin from your dashboard.
Activate the plugin , and go to Settings > Author advertising config
At the top you will see the message , saying your table is not created. To do so, you need to access your phpmyadmin. If you are on Dreamhost hosting, you can refer to my previous guide on
Login to phpmyadmin and select the database corresponding to your wordpress blog installation.
Now copy the code from author advertising config page. You need to change the wp prefix according to your database name.
CREATE TABLE wp_mdypzq_author_advertising ( id mediumint(9) NOT NULL auto_increment, author_id int(11) NOT NULL default '0', author_advertising text NOT NULL, author_custom1 text, author_custom2 text, PRIMARY KEY (`id`) );
And run the SQL query in your phpmyadmin.
If you have done everything as mentioned till now, you will get the confirmation message stating. That SQL query has been run successfully.
Now you need to configure Author Advertising plugin to make your WordPress blog a revenue sharing blog. You can use any advertising program. In my case I will be using Google Adsense.
I’m putting the screenshot of my settings which you can use as a reference for setting up your blog as a revenue sharing blog.
This is the first option, where you will put your pub id, In the form
You can decide the percentage you want to share with the contributor. I will suggest give full liberty to contributor and leave it blank.
Leave the next two option Like I have.
Now this is the part which you will be showing to your contributor in the dashboard and they will be using it to enter their adsense pub id and channel.
In the custom field one, enter your channel no, which will be used to display your ad , when someone has not filled his advertising info.
If you have done Everything correct by far. Now place this code anywhere you want your ad to be displayed.
Following code is for 300*250 ad unit. You can change it according to your need.
What it will do is, it will pull up the pubID and Custom channel ID from the information entered by the contributor
You can refer to my post on How a contributor can enter his pubid and channel id to the author advertising and revenue sharing program.
I hope this tutorial will help you to make your blog, a WordPress revenue sharing blog.
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