Sponsor Banner Link Options

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto" > "Customize" > "Sidebars & Footer" > "Ad Banners"

If you want to include “Ad Banners” at the bottom of your blog, you can upload your own ad images in this “Ad Banners” screen and input the url you want the image to link to…

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and then customize how they should appear.

Ad Banner Option Area in ProPhoto

By changing the spacing on either side of the banner area, or the spacing between/below the banners, you can adjust how many banners will show up in your Ad Banner area. Use this example to visualize each spacing setting:

These sample ads are 125 x 125px. You can upload whatever size you like.

Placing Ads in other areas

Really, anywhere you can place an image and a link, you can put an ad.  For example, even your masthead images could be ads because each Masthead image can be setup to be clickable, linking to a website URL address.

Or, you can also place ads in any of your five Widget Areas:

  • Bio Area
  • Contact Area
  • Footer Area
  • Fixed Sidebar
  • Sliding Drawer Sidebar

There are several ways to do this:

ProPhoto custom icon widget

Upload your graphic under “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Site Settings” > “Widget Images”

WordPress Plugins

There are lots of WordPress Plugins available, and several will help you use ‘shortcode’ or use pre-created Widgets that can place ads on your site. Search in WordPress for a Plugin that will help you advertize the product or service you need to feature on your site. You can search at the WordPress.org site, or in your WordPress setup in this screen:  “Plugins” > “Add New”

Custom Code in a ProPhoto text widget

If you have embed code for your banner, the process is just a bit different. Again, in “Appearance” > “Widgets” drag a ‘ProPhoto text widget’ to a widgetized area and insert an embed code (e.g. Google AdSense) or your own custom code. Makes sure to click ‘save’ when you are done.

Finally, if you are wanting to display a fixed sidebar, make sure it is enabled in “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Sidebars & Footer” > “Fixed Sidebar“. There, you will also find customization options for the side bar.

Custom Grid Widget

Perhaps the easiest option is to utilize the “custom grids” feature. What you would do is create a custom grid item for each ad in “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Grids” > “Custom Grid Items“. Then you would drag a ProPhoto grid widget to a widget area in “Appearance” > “Widgets”. In the grid options area, you select the custom grid type, set display options and pull over the custom grid items that you want to show. This gives you total control over how the ad images appear, what aspect ratio they have, what url they link to and even gives you the option of having rollover text.


This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto 4" > "Customize" > "Sidebars & Footer" > "Ad Banners"

If you want to include “Ad Banners” at the bottom of your blog, you can upload your own ad images in this “Ad Banners” screen and input the url you want the image to link to…

Screen Shot 2013-10-25 at 3.17.35 PM

and then customize how they should appear.

Ad Banner Option Area in ProPhoto

By changing the spacing on either side of the banner area, or the spacing between/below the banners, you can adjust how many banners will show up in your Ad Banner area. Use this example to visualize each spacing setting:

These sample ads are 125 x 125px. You can upload whatever size you like.

Placing Ads in other areas

Really, anywhere you can place an image and a link, you can put an ad.  For example, even your masthead images could be ads because each Masthead image can be setup to be clickable, linking to a website URL address.

Or, you can also place ads in any of your five Widget Areas:

  • Bio Area
  • Contact Area
  • Footer Area
  • Fixed Sidebar
  • Sliding Drawer Sidebar

There are several ways to do this:

ProPhoto custom icon widget

Upload your graphic under “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Site Settings” > “Widget Images”

WordPress Plugins

There are lots of WordPress Plugins available, and several will help you use ‘shortcode’ or use pre-created Widgets that can place ads on your site. Search in WordPress for a Plugin that will help you advertize the product or service you need to feature on your site. You can search at the WordPress.org site, or in your WordPress setup in this screen:  “Plugins” > “Add New”

Custom Code in a ProPhoto text widget

If you have embed code for your banner, the process is just a bit different. Again, in “Appearance” > “Widgets” drag a ‘ProPhoto text widget’ to a widgetized area and insert an embed code (e.g. Google AdSense) or your own custom code. Makes sure to click ‘save’ when you are done.

Finally, if you are wanting to display a fixed sidebar, make sure it is enabled in “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Sidebars & Footer” > “Fixed Sidebar“. There, you will also find customization options for the side bar.

Custom Grid Widget

Perhaps the easiest option is to utilize the “custom grids” feature. What you would do is create a custom grid item for each ad in “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Grids” > “Custom Grid Items“. Then you would drag a ProPhoto grid widget to a widget area in “Appearance” > “Widgets”. In the grid options area, you select the custom grid type, set display options and pull over the custom grid items that you want to show. This gives you total control over how the ad images appear, what aspect ratio they have, what url they link to and even gives you the option of having rollover text.

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"Appearance" > "P3 Customize" > "Settings" > "Ad Banners"

If you want to add “Ad Banners” to the bottom of your blog, you can upload those images here and then customize how they’ll appear. By changing the spacing on either side of the banner area or the spacing between/below the banners, you can adjust how many banners will show up in a row in your Ad Banner area.

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