4+ WordPress Plugins To Manage Banner Ads in WordPress

PluginKey FeaturesPricingDirect Link
Advanced Ads✓ Manage & display banner ads
✓ Schedule ads with expiry date & time
✓ Powerful user & page targeting features
✓ Pre-defined placements & layouts
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Get 15% Discount
AdRotate✓ Place Banners, AdSense & other ads
✓ Schedule your ad campaigns
✓ Analytics to track clicks & impressions
✓ Place using blocks, widgets, shortcodes

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WP Bannerize✓ Schedule ads based on date & time
✓ Display Ads with code, shortcode or widgets
✓ Track clicks and Impressions
✓ Geolocalization support
ADS PRO✓ Schedule ads & control their delay
✓ Option to select specific devices
✓ Geographical targeting
✓ Several placements & ad templates
WordPress Plugins To Manage Banner Ads
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Earning money from their websites is a major goal for most bloggers. Showing advertisements is an excellent way of doing that. However, to earn a handsome amount from displaying ads, you need to manage the ads properly.

While managing ads sounds simple, it is not so in reality. If you want to do it manually, it will take up a significant amount of your time.

Luckily, there are some excellent WordPress plugins that can help you in managing ads. If you display ads on your website or planning to do so in the future, you should be familiar with these plugins.

If you are using AdSense for monetizing your WordPress blog, you should refer to this post where I have listed the best plugins to manage AdSense ads.

In today’s post, I will introduce you to the 5 WordPress plugins to manage banner ads.

All of these plugins are free. Therefore, feel free to try them out and see which one works best for you.

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WordPress Banner Advertising plugins to make Your life easier:

1. Advanced Ads

Advanced Ads
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This is the ad management WordPress plugin that is used by ShoutMeLoud. This plugin is developed by an ad publisher, Advanced Ads is another simple, easy ad management system for WordPress.

Along with ad management, the plugin could also be used as an effective tool for optimizing the ads. The simple ad creation process makes the whole process very easy for beginners. It is possible to create group ads, apply ad rotation, schedule ads, and make the ads visible to logged-in visitors only.

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Advanced Ads supports different types of ads including Google AdSense, affiliate ads, image banners, text ads, and shortcodes for displaying ads from other ad plugins. You will also have several ad display options like auto inject, custom widgets, dedicated shortcodes, custom functions, ad blocks, etc.

Last but not least, the plugin lets you set different conditions for displaying the ads. What I recommend is, to run ads based on Tags, categories, or even particular blog posts.

This may take a little extra time initially but it pays really well in the longer run. In fact, if you are running Affiliate ad banners, with category targeting you can double your income.

2. AdRotate

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AdRotate is an excellent free ad management plugin for WordPress. The plugin lets you display ads in any place on your website right from your dashboard. You can create custom ads or use the code given by ad networks like Google AdSense, Chitika, DFP, etc. It is also possible to allow the advertisers to add, edit or manage their ads.

The plugin supports most common ad sizes including 125×125, 468×60, 729×90, and 160×600. It can also detect ad blocker plugins in the visitor’s browsers and show custom messages accordingly. The fully responsive ads could also be targeted to visitors from a specific location. You will also find the daily, monthly, and yearly statistics very useful. They also have a pro version that offers advanced features & recommended for pro users.

Adrotate Pro WordPress ad plugin
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Features of AdRotate Pro

3. WP Bannerize

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Banner is one of the most popular ad formats currently available. If you display a lot of banner ads on your WordPress site, WP Bannerize could be a handy tool for you. The plugin lets you manage the ads by the shortcode, widget, or custom function. Besides regular images, you can also use Flash, HTML, JavaScript, or regular text in the banners.

Each banner could be easily toggled on or off by using the quick switch. If you are comfortable with CSS, you can control the layout by using the Custom CSS feature. It is also possible to schedule the ads to be displayed for a specific period. The detailed stats will help you to keep track of your ad performances.

4. ADS PRO – Multi-Purpose WordPress Ad Manager

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With all the necessary options for managing, displaying, and selling advertisement spaces, Ads Pro is an excellent premium ad management WordPress plugin. This plugin comes with unlimited future updates. The fully responsive ads could be geo-targeted. Besides choosing from the grid or template view, you can also customize the ads to match your site design.

If you display banner ads on your website, you can choose any of the 20+ banner display options. It is also possible to schedule your ads to be displayed on a fixed date and time. The plugin comes with three billing options for your clients – CPC, CPM, and CPD. The clients can also view detailed online statistics including CTR, clicks, and view counts. The plugin is priced at $65.

Other notable WordPress ad plugins:

One Size doesn’t fit all, and that’s why we have too many choices. Here are more WordPress advertising plugins that are pretty awesome & do deserve a mention.

Which WordPress Ad Management Plugin Do You Like?

Now that you know which the best WordPress plugins for managing ads are, it’s your turn to put them into use and reap the benefit. Let me know which plugin(s) you like the most.

If you enjoyed reading this ad plugins resource, you should also check out my other articles on WordPress plugins:

By the way, are you using any of these plugins already? If yes, don’t forget to share your experience with us. And if I have missed any of your favorite ad management plugins, please let me know by leaving a comment below. I will be happy to take a look.

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12 thoughts on “4+ WordPress Plugins To Manage Banner Ads in WordPress”

  1. Peter

    Hi Foysal,
    thanks for this review. I want to advise against the use of Simple Ads Manager (SAM). The download link is broken, because the plugin was kicked out of the plugin directory on wordpress.org. It is caused by some serious security issues (SAM belongs to the 12 most attacked WP-plugins) and hacked websites with the open backdoors of the installed plugin.

    I used several ad managers:

    – WPads (not more developed since 2009)
    – Simple Ads Manager (security issues)
    – AdRotate (suitable solution but not many options)
    – Advanced Ads (I use this on my sites now, https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-ads/).

    AdRotate was quite nice, but after I tried Advanced Ads, I started to explore the possibilities of displayed ads. The plugin helps you to define, who will get to see where when and which ads. Using responsive ads helped me to gain the revenue and always to deliver fitting ads, with the cache busting, I can work with caching plugins like W3total cache without relinquishing essential options like ad rotation or tracking. If you are looking for a powerful tool, you should even try it!

  2. Uttarakhand Ghughuti

    HI Foysal, Thanks for share, without any ado i would like attract your attention regarding one issue i am facing, might be other may have same problem ?

    I am using a responsive theme for one of my website and it is working fine with all image and adsense ad, recently i got a Private Banner ad for Header space in Image 468*60 size px. it is working fine on desktop but when i am opening this on mobile this ad is not getting display .

    Is there any way or plugin to make this image ad responsive so that it can be also resized as per mobile screen.

    thanks in advance.

  3. I installed AdRotate. Looks great so far for banners ads. What’s a good solution for managing sponsored links or in-article links?

  4. krishna

    Thank you for sharing this blog because it really helps and gives me an idea on how I could use WP plugins to manage Ads. thumbs up!

  5. Pranjal Borah

    I have been using Quick AdSense for my banner management in my WordPress blogs. It is performing well.

  6. Jesson

    Managing Banner Ads in blog is really very difficult . I had used adAdPress WordPress Advertising Plugin and its easy to use.


    Hi Foysal,
    Very useful article you shared with us! Yes, i use AdRotate plugin for my site and it gives me good choice! We need to use right plugin for getting best performance. Without good perfect plugin we can not be happy in blogging life as i think!

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this article. Keep it up!

    Have a nice day!

  8. Nitin Verma

    Hey Foysal Ahmed,
    Really helpful information. My question is that when we place a Ad in header section then does it affect webpage speed ? If yes ! then how to tackle it ?


  9. Siddaiah

    Hi Foysal,

    I am using Google’s official Adsense plugin for my blog, recently I changed my theme and want to test out some other plugins, at the right time I came across this article, I want to check these plugins for my blog, particularly Advanced Ads, because developer has requested me to use his plugin by personally sending a mail to me.

    Thanks for sharing the valuable information, see you soon with another article.

  10. Bigwas

    I used to limit my use of plugins to minimize process request and I prefer to use a premium wordpress theme with integrated ads widgets but the ads plugins cited above seems excellent and worth trying out.

  11. Theodore Nwangene

    Great post Foysal,
    Every blogger that places ads on his blog really need to find a good way to be managing them. If you’re managing your ads properly, there’s no way you’ll be able to know how they’re performing.

    Adrotate is actually the most popular ad manager on the list and I’ve once used it on my blog. Its really a nice plugin..

    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Nikhil

    Hi Foysal,
    Great review of all free and premium plugins are listed over here. I am in the process to check them out. I wanted to know that is here any plugin to add floating ads? I also wanted to display ads on the header section. Any plugin which is able to do this work?

    Thanks for sharing. Have a good day.

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