Ad manager

Ad manager 1.2

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
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Manages your Google AdSense advertising.

(Example of ad on forum list)


(Example of Options page)


(Example of User group permissions)


  • Ads are displayed in forum list, forum view and thread view.
  • Ads are displayed top and bottom.
  • Options page allows disabling ads from specified forums and or threads.
  • User Group Permissions determine which user groups are shown ads.
Get your AdSense code:
  1. Log into your Google AdSense account.
  2. Click My Ads.
  3. Click Ad units.
  4. Click New ad unit.
  5. Click Text and display ads.
  6. Name = Responsive
  7. Ad size = Responsive
  8. Ad type = Text & display ads
  9. Save and get code.
Enter the data-ad-client and data-ad-slot values into the Options page.

Widget setup:

To add a ad manager widget to the sidebar:

Admin Control Panel -> Appearance -> Widgets
Add widget
Select Ad manager and Add widget

Enter the following:

Widget key = ad_manager
Title = {leave blank}
Display in positions = Forum list: Sidebar

User group permissions:

View = show ads to this user group

Questions & Answers:

Q: Should I exclude forums which guests are not able to view?
A: Yes.
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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Ad manager v1.2 changes: Added widget option.
  2. See description

    Ad manager v1.1 changes: Fixed issue with AdSense overlapping sidebar.