CM Ad-Changer (CMAC) - Getting Started - Free Version Tutorial

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This guide covers the  free version of the CM AD Changer.
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The CM Ad-Changer free version acts as a fully customized banner rotating service for one site. Banner advertisements can be placed anywhere in a page or post using a custom shortcode or displayed as a customized widget. 

There is no limit for the number of banners that can be made to appear on a given page. Changing the CSS of the banner can be done via a control panel in the admin user interface.


Displaying Banners with the CM Ad-Changer Free version

There are only a few steps required to add a clickable image banner to a page or post:


Create an Advertising Campaign

Navigate to  Admin Panel → CM Ad Changer → Campaigns.

Then click  Create a new Campaign.


Give Name and Description

Under the Campaign Settings tab, you can give a name, add notes and activate the campaign.
Here's what you will see:

Add Banners to Campaign

Add images to the campaign and choose if they will be displayed in order (based on weight) or randomly.

Add a shortcode or widget to any post or page

You can display campaigns by applying the shortcode  [cm_ad_changer campaign_id=""]

You can add the following attributes to it:

  • campaign_id – ID of a campaign (required).
  • linked_banner – Should your banner images be linked to a URL? Can be 1 or 0 (default: 1)
  • debug – Show the debug info? Can be 1 or 0 (default: 0).
  • wrapper – Wrapper On or Off? Can be 1 or 0 (default: 0).
  • class – Banner(wrapper) class name?
  • no_responsive – Banner not responsive? Can be 1 or 0 (default: 0). If a non-responsive banner attribute is defined, this cancels the use of banner variations, and instead, only banners with original dimensions are requested.
  • custom_css – The CSS code which would only be outputted if the banner is shown. (default: empty).
  • allow_inject_js – Allow server to inject JS? Can be 1 or 0 (default: 0).

Examples of custom shortcodes

  • [cm_ad_changer campaign_id=”1″] – minimum attributes
  • [cm_ad_changer campaign_id=”1″ debug=”1″] – outputs all banner info
  • [cm_ad_changer campaign_id=”1″ linked_banner=”0″] – outputs banner as image without link
  • [cm_ad_changer campaign_id=”1″ wrapper=”1″] – wraps banners with div tag

Learn more:
CM Ad-Changer (CMAC) - Campaigns - Displaying a Campaign
CM Ad-Changer (CMAC) - Getting Started - Inserting Shortcode to the Theme Template

Why Upgrade to Pro - Differences Between Free and Pro

Free Edition Pro Edition
Run several campaigns simultaneously with unlimited banners Run several campaigns simultaneously
Ads are inserted into post / pages using shortcode
Ads are inserted into post / pages using shortcode
Each banner can have a unique target URL
Each banner can have a unique target URL
- Track impressions and clicks of each campaign. Includes monthly reports and geolocation
- Google AdSense support
- Supports the Ad Server add-on, allowing to display ads in multiple domains
- Mobile-responsive ads
- Restrict by day, maximum clicks or impressions, and more
- Visual editor (WYSIWYG) with HTML support
- Add custom JS activated upon click
- Add video to campaigns
- Notification once campaign stops
No support Plugin can be used forever; one year support and updates

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