So, when I started what I thought would be a lovely little video tutorial for the AdRotate WordPress plugin, imagine my surprise as I suddenly found myself in a 3 part tutorial series. I realized somewhere in the course of the first tutorial, that because of the depth I wanted to go into with the particular project I was working on, I’d likely need it to be 2 parts. I was shocked to find that I simply could not fit it into two tutorials and needed a full three of them! Crazy, I know.
Now, you may be asking why I didn’t just do one long tutorial and, while that’s very off topic, I totally understand the confusion. I do make it a point not to let my tutorials be longer than 5 minutes, ever. I feel it’s overwhelming if they are longer. In the process of finding great screen videoing software, I found one that allowed up to 5 minutes and figured I’d never need more than that (though once upon a time I did have a subscription with them that allowed me to go over that time limit and I simply never used it so… well, you get the idea).
Enough about that though lol, let’s talk about the subject at hand! This is a 3 part tutorial on the AdRotate WordPress plugin. Remember, you can find all of my tutorials in the Tutorial section here at MBC or you can hop on over and subscribe to our YouTube channel for any tutorials we upload.
Although AdRotate is not (in my opinion) for the beginner who hasn’t a clue about basic linking html and is easily overwhelmed by technology, it’s an extremely useful plugin for any blogger who feels comfortable moving around in WordPress and needs extremely versatile and functional ad options.
Part 1 walks you through installing the plugin and a few of the very basic ideas about what ads, groups and blocks are. Part 2 goes into how each part works with the other and how to setup the widget in your sidebar. Part 3 goes into a little more usefulness and a few tricks which can make it easier for a blog owner (such as myself) who is more familiar with html and comfortable with AdRotate to setup ads for a less code savvy contributor to your blog (such as my personal blog’s giveaway coordinator).
Hope you enjoy these tutorials and as always, feel free to leave a comment here or at YouTube if you have questions or more tutorial subjects you’d like to see me cover in the future (I do make note of them all and will feature your requests first if I have solutions for you!).