January 07, 2017

How To Add a Banner Ad Into Your WordPress Blog (Sidebar)

WordPress Blog is a blogging platform that heps you create a free blog for you to publish your passion your way. I using blogger blogging platform, i really don't know a lot about Wordpress but the few i have is what i will share with newbie.

It is common practice to use your sidebar to add banners. There are two ways to do this - if your theme supports widgets in your sidebar, you can add a Text widget with your banner code in it, or you can add the code directly to the sidebar.php file of your theme.If your theme supports widgets ; 

==> Go to Appearance >> Widgets
==> Drag a Text widget to the appropriate widget area. In our case that would be "Main Sidebar".
==> For the purpose of this tutorial, we will place this widget right under the search field. 
==> Finally, paste the banner code in it, set a title for the widget (that's optional, leave it empty if you don't want to have a title above your banner) and hit the Save button.

This will place the banner you want into the sidebar of your WordPress site.

If your theme does not support widgets you'll need to add your banner code directly into the sidebar.php. You can edit this file from the Appearance >> Editor part of your WordPress admin page. 


  1. Or just install an ad manager like Advanced Ads to inject your ads automatically and to hide them on specific pages: https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-ads


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