Google has recently launched a Google Publisher Plugin (beta) for WordPress Self-Hosted blogs. Yes, this plugin currently is only available to self-hosted blogs and not for blogs on wordpress.com which are with wordpress.com sub-domain or with limited plugin features.
The best reason because of which I am posting this information on my website is, that you don't have to be a wordpress guru or wordpress geek to Add Google Adsense code in special spots that are suggested by Google. Yes, this plugin helps you to install your Google Adsense code in the recommended spots by Google.
Furthermore another thing which I personally liked the most is that it shows responsive ads according to loaded screen width. This means that a user visiting your website from a PC or laptop will see respective ad and if same user view your website from a tablet, smartphone or mobile, the same ad will analyze its resolution and display the respective screen ad without changing the Adsense code.
Here is a single page guideline of how to install the Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress CMS websites that I copied from Google just for your information at a glance. The copyrights of the below mentioned content remains with Google and WordPress.
Supported products are:
You can install the Google Publisher Plugin in one of two ways: automatic or manual. Depending on your WordPress configuration, automatic installation might not work for you. In this case, please use the manual installation process.
Before you start using the Google Publisher Plugin, make sure you meet the following minimum requirements:
For more information on installing WordPress plugins, please see Managing Plugins on WordPress.org.
Once you’ve installed the plugin, you need to set it up to work with your site and your Google Account. To set up the plugin, follow these steps:
In the WordPress administration screen, select Plugins in the sidebar. Locate the Google Publisher Plugin and click theActivate link to activate the plugin.
Click Settings to open the plugin. You’ll find this link below the title of the plugin on the Plugins page of the WordPress administration screen.
You must have a Google Account to use the plugin. If you do have a Google Account, click Get started to proceed. If you don’t have a Google Account, click the create one now link to create one.
Sign in to the Google Account that you use for any Google products that are associated with your site. For example, if you have an AdSense account or an Analytics account that you use with this site, you should use the associated Google Account. If you've already verified your site using Webmaster Tools, use the Google Account that you used to verify the site.
Once you’ve signed in, you’ll need to verify your site. This helps to maintain the security of the plugin and your site.
Verification includes verifying your site with Webmaster Tools. If you’ve already verified your site with Webmaster Tools, this verification will simply confirm that you’re setting up the plugin with the correct domain.
If the domain is correct, verify your site by clicking the Verify button. Verification may take several seconds to complete. If the verification succeeds, you’ll be taken back to WordPress.
Setup is now complete.
Site verification may fail. The most common causes for this are:
If verification fails, you can retry it. If you’re using a cache plugin or caching service, you might want to clear your cache before retrying. Alternatively, you can visit Webmaster Tools and verify your site manually, and then open the plugin again.
Google AdSense provides a free, flexible way to earn money from your websites with relevant and engaging ads. To use AdSense with the Google Publisher Plugin, you must have an AdSense account.
If you don’t have an AdSense account: Sign up for AdSense
If you don’t have an AdSense account, you can sign up for one:
To complete your AdSense application, you need to show ads on your site. Initially, the ads will be test ads, and these are used to help AdSense make certain that you control the site. Learn how to place ads on your site.
If you already have an AdSense account: Check your publisher information
If you already have an AdSense account, the plugin will detect this and show your AdSense publisher information. Please check that the publisher information shown matches what you expect.
If your AdSense publisher information is not shown, or is not what you expected, check that you’re using the same Google Account with the plugin that you use with AdSense. If you’re not, click the Sign out link to sign out of this account and then sign in to the plugin again using a different account.
If you already have AdSense ads on your site and you want to manage those ads through the plugin instead, you'll need to remove the existing AdSense ads before you place ads on your site using the plugin.
To configure where ads are shown on your site:
I get a warning for “Admin on HTTPS, site on HTTP”. What does it mean?
Browsers generally prevent HTTPS pages, which are delivered using a secure connection, from loading HTTP content, which does not use a secure connection. This is often described as “mixed content” - a mix of secure and insecure content - and can constitute a security risk, especially when the insecure content comes from an untrusted source.
To allow you to place ads on your site, the Google Publisher Plugin loads a preview of your site inside the WordPress admin panel. However, if your WordPress admin panel is delivered over HTTPS and your site is delivered over HTTP, then the browser will treat this as mixed content. This will cause your browser to give a warning about mixed or insecure content, and the preview might not be displayed.
To enable the Google Publisher Plugin to work correctly with your site, either:
Which ad units are being used when I place an ad on my site?
Why do I choose the ad format rather than the ad size?
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