Advertising Request is the addon for WordPress plugin SAM Pro (Free Edition). Using this addon you can create page of requesting of advertising on your site from potential advertisers. Also using this addon you can create individual statistics page for each advertiser.

Features

  • Advertising Request Form
  • Advertiser Statistics Page, individual for each advertiser
  • Notification about approval of ad for advertiser via email
  • Notification about Advertising Request for admin via email
  • High level of integration with the parent plugin

System Requirements

  • PHP 5.3+
  • WordPress 4.1+
  • SAM Pro (Free Edition) 1.6.3.43+

Installation

To install this addon you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. Also you must have installed SAM Pro (Free Edition) version 1.5 or later. This addon will work properly only with Free edition of SAM Pro.

By FTP

  1. Unzip the downloaded spf-advertising-request.X.X.X.XX.zip file in the suitable folder. After that unpack spf-advertising-request.zip archive file.
  2. Log into your hosting space via an FTP software.
  3. Upload the extracted plugin folder (spf-advertising-request) into wp-content/plugins folder on hosting. Correct path after upload will be wp-content/plugins/spf-advertising-request
  4. Activate the installed plugin.

By WordPress

  1. Navigate to Plugins > Add New
  2. Click Upload Plugin button
  3. Select spf-advertising-request.zip file on your computer and click “Install Now
  4. Activate the installed plugin

After activating the plugin, visit the SAM Pro plugin settings page and verify that addon appeared in the list of active addons.

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Settings

Addon adds its own options on the SAM Pro plugin settings page. Thus, to configure settings for the addon, go to the SAM Pro plugin settings page.

General Tab

Extended Options

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Advertiser Welcome Page – If you want to sell advertising space on your blog, you can create a page on which potential advertisers will be able to send request for placement of advertisements.

Select page you created for this purposes.

Only for this page will be loaded scripts and styles needed to display form of request advertising by potential advertiser. And only on this page will work shortcodes sam_pro_table and sam_pro_request .

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Advertising Request Table

Advertising Request Form

Advertising Request Form

More options on Shortcodes Tab…

Advertiser Statistics Page – If you sell advertising space in your blog, it will be interesting to advertisers to evaluate the effectiveness of their investment. The Advertiser Statistics Page will help them in this.

Select page you created for this purposes.

Only for this page will be loaded scripts and styles needed to display form of request advertising by potential advertiser. And only on this page will work shortcodes sam_pro_adv_name and sam_pro_stats_pane.

Advertiser Statistics Page

Advertiser Statistics Page

Upgrading

one-click-updating

This feature simplifies the process of updating Advertising Request addon. By using this feature there is no more necessity to download install packages and upload them via wp-admin or FTP protocol manually. This way, automatic updates save your time and prevent you from doing boring routine. Thanks to them you are quickly informed about a new version and with just only one click will be your plugin up to date. All important information can be found in Updates section of WordPress Dashboard.

From 1.1.0.12 version you can update the plugin directly from your WordPress blog using Oauth authentication.

OAuth is an authentication protocol that allows users to approve application to act on their behalf without sharing their password. More information can be found at oauth.net or in the excellent Beginner’s Guide to OAuth from Hueniverse.
To enable the plugin update from your blog, you should generate a Personal Token on the site of the Envato API. Paste the generated Personal Token in the “Your Envato Market Personal Token” field and turn on checkbox “Allow upgrading of the plugin using WordPress tools”.

The required permissions for your Personal Token should be:

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Shortcodes Tab

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Request Form

Here you can adjust Advertising Request Form Labels. You can localize these labels or define your own.

Also, if you want to use Request Form, you must define Google reCaptcha Secret Key and Google reCaptcha Site Key.

Info Table

Here you can adjust column labels of Info Table. Also, if you want display Info Table for potential advertisers, you can include “Estimated Impressions” data into this table.

Advertiser Statistics Pane

Here you can localize all labels of the Advertiser Statistics Pane.

Tools Tab

Approving Mail

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Every time you approve advertisements for use on your blog pages, the advertiser receives email from you with notifying him of this. Adjust the text of this mail here.

You can use the following short codes in the field “Mail Body” of this section:

  • [name] – will be replaced with the advertiser’s name.
  • [site_name] – will be replaced with the name of your site.
  • [ad_name] – will be replaced with the name of approved ad.
  • [ad_description] – will be replaced with the description of the approved ad.
  • [stats_url] – will be replaced with the link to the advertiser’s unique statistics page (if page is defined).

Mail Subject – enter mail subject here.

Mail Body – enter the text of message here.

Shortcodes

You can use the shortcodes of the addon only on pages that are identified as «Advertiser Welcome Page» and «Advertiser Statistics Page» on the Settings page.

Advertiser Welcome Page

sam_pro_table and sam_pro_request shortcodes can be used on the Advertiser Welcome Page. The shortcode tool button will be available on the page editor only after this page will be registered as Advertiser Welcome Page.

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The result of work of these shortcodes will be:

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Advertiser Request Page

As soon as a potential advertiser fills the request form and send it to the site, the site administrator will receive an email containing full information about the ad. At the same time will create an ad with the status “not approved”.

For the approval of this ad visit the Ads Page, find and select this ad in the data grid, then click on “Approve” tool button. Once you click on this button this ad will change its status to “Approved”, and the advertiser will receive an email containing the notice of approval of advertisement and link to his individual statistics page. The advertiser will be able to view statistics for all their advertisements on this page.

Advertiser Statistics Page

sam_pro_adv_name and sam_pro_stats_pane shortcodes can be used on the Advertiser Statistics Page. The shortcode tool button will be available on the page editor only after this page will be registered as Advertiser Statistics Page.

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Do not use the Preview button to view this page while editing. This page requires input data to display statistics. Therefore, to view the page, use the “Test Statistics Page” button on the settings page.

The result of work of these shortcodes will be:

Advertiser Statistics Page

Advertiser Statistics Page

Statistics page is not completely public page. Do not include it into the menu of the site and did not let it on the links. Only advertisers can see the statistics on this page.

Purchase Advertising Request addon just for $10

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