Ad Placement Plugin Not Functioning

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Sep 14, 2011, 2:25:25 PM9/14/11
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Hey there,

So Brady Teufel from Cal Poly told me to contact you guys about this
huge problem we're having. We're installing a new theme at It's from WooThemes and it's called Editorial.
Here's the link:

Everything was working peachy until we realized that the ad plugin
we're using, Ad-minister (
), isn't putting up a banner ad in the header anymore. I also tried
using Max Banner Ads plugin (
mba/ ) but decided not to use it.

The plugin doesn't provide a div code to insert into the header (or if
it does, I'm not seeing it.) The support forums didn't bring up
anything and it looks like they are dead anyway.

Just to add, everything is up to date, our Wordpress software, the
theme files, and even the version of PHP we use.

So my two questions are:

1. Is there a code I'm missing in the header.php?
2. If not, is there a better ad plugin I can use?

And Copress does have a user account on, so I can let
you have access again.

Lauren Rabaino

Sep 14, 2011, 4:30:24 PM9/14/11
to,, Brady A. Teufel
First of all, it sounds like you're using WP version 3.2.1 and the plugin is only compatible up to 2.7 and hasn't been updated since 2008.

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Brady Teufel

Sep 14, 2011, 5:00:50 PM9/14/11
to,, Brady A. Teufel
That's correct, Lauren. Katelyn is faced with the daunting task of trying to redesign and clean up (i.e. weed-out all the inactive widgets and plugins) b/s we were having problems with user access and archives.

How do we code-in a rotating banner ad?

Brady Teufel
Assistant Professor, Journalism
Adviser, Mustang Daily
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Adam Hemphill

Sep 14, 2011, 5:03:11 PM9/14/11
to,, Brady A. Teufel
What functionality do you require? A plugin may not be necessary.

Brady Teufel

Sep 14, 2011, 5:09:54 PM9/14/11
to,, Brady A. Teufel
That's what I'm thinking ...

We simply need a space to place 2-3 rotating ads with basic (ad manager?) functionality: click tracking, etc.


Katelyn Sweigart

Sep 15, 2011, 3:19:35 AM9/15/11
Problem solved after staring at code for a few hours.

For those curious, I looked at the Signal 8 header.php and style.css files and compared them to the original untouched files of the theme. Ifound the two lines of code that make it all work right with the Administer. I copy&pasted those codes into the Editorial header.php and custom.css files, thus making the plugin work.
Katelyn Sweigart
Mustang Daily Reporter

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