With AdRotate you can create HTML5 adverts. These are often responsive and mobile friendly. Which is great in todays market. HTML5 adverts often serve as a replacement for Flash adverts. AdRotate and AdRotate Pro of-course can handle these adverts just fine.
Uploading files and assets
If you have AdRotate Pro you can upload the files from your dashboard in the “Manage Media” dashboard.
If you have the free version of AdRotate you upload the files to the banners folder via your favourite (s)FTP client.
The files are then visible in the asset dropdown menu when creating your advert.
Here you select the primary HTML file. Which then loads the other assets.
For the Adcode you can usually use the provided iframe example to get the advert working after selecting the html asset and uploading all relevant files.
You can store your assets anywhere of-course, this manual focuses on using the provided banners folder in AdRotate.
Preparing the banner
AdRotate by default stores it’s media files in //www.yoursite.com/wp-content/banners/. This means that if you use the Media manager you have to tell the advert to load the other assets from there. Most HTML5 adverts will be set up to load files from a directory with the same name as the advert campaign but this is not how AdRotate works. For convenience you may also want to change filenames.
If the advert uses files that are identical across all html5 banners you can change/edit your adverts to use that same single file. This also applies to images of-course. This saves space and keeps the Media Manager clean and usable in the long run.
There is no point in uploading the same file 5 times with different names if you can just share it between adverts.
Keep in mind that the example is just that and is not guaranteed to work. This example is also available in your dashboard (Next to the adcode) to be used with one click.
The %image% tag refers to the file you selected in the dropdown menu for your advert. This can also be a full url to the file if you store the assets elsewhere.
<iframe src="%image%" height="250" frameborder="0" style="border:none;"></iframe>
Change the value for the height to match your advert or it will show distorted.