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=== Google AdSense ===

Contributors: google
Tags: adsense, google adsense, adsense plugin, ads, advertising, google ads,
advertisement, advertising, google
Requires at least: 3.5
Tested up to: 4.5
Stable tag: trunk
License: GPLv2 or later
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

The official AdSense Plugin, written by Google. Provides support for AdSense as
well as Webmaster Tools.

== Description ==

The AdSense Plugin enables you to easily use Google's products - including
Webmaster Tools - with your WordPress site.

This plugin lets you place AdSense ads using a simple point-and-click UI rather
than manually inserting snippets yourself. To insert AdSense ads without the plugin
would first involve generating the AdSense snippet and then pasting the Adsense
snippet into either the text of the site or directly into the PHP. Google
automatically determines potential placements for AdSense ads, suggests an initial
ad layout, and allows you to lay out ads on your site.

This version of the AdSense Plugin allows you to:

* Easily add AdSense ads to your site to make money from advertising.
* With one click, enable mobile-specific ad layouts with Automated Mobile Ads.
[Learn more](https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/3380277)
* Manage your ads quickly and easily through a point-and-click interface.
* [Manually insert ads](https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/6051417) in
locations that you determine yourself.
* [Exclude pages](https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/6023216#disable) from
having ads on them.
* Verify your site with Webmaster Tools with just one click.

This plugin was previously known as the Google Publisher Plugin.

[Visit Google Help Center](https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/3380626) for


more information.

== Installation ==

Also see the [AdSense help documentation on installing the AdSense Plugin]
(https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/3380627).

After installation, you can [set up the plugin]


(https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/3380277).

Make sure you meet the minimum system requirements.

* PHP version 5.2.0 or greater.


* WordPress version 3.5 or greater.
* Ability to install third-party WordPress plugins.
* Site hosted outside WordPress.com. WordPress.com [does not allow]
(http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/) this plugin on its hosted sites.

Sign in to your WordPress account and visit the site admin page. You can quickly
view this page if you click the WordPress icon in the upper left corner of your
WordPress site. Note that you must have permission as an admin of your site to
install plugins. If you need help, try [WordPress support]
(http://wordpress.org/support/).

In the site admin sidebar, click Plugins and select Add New. Enter Google AdSense
Plugin in the search bar and click Search Plugins.

Find the Google AdSense Plugin in the list of results and click the Install Now
link.

At this point, WordPress should automatically install the plugin.

If you have any trouble with automatic installation, you can try it manually. To do
this:

* Visit the [WordPress plugin directory](http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-


publisher/) page for the AdSense Plugin. If you don't see the plugin page, enter
"Google AdSense Plugin" in the Search Plugins box on the left and click Search.
* Download the plugin. It should come in the form of a .zip file.
* Sign in to your WordPress account and visit the site admin page.
* In the site admin sidebar, click Plugins and select Add New.
* Select Upload near the top of the plugins page. Click Choose file and upload your
.zip file. Then click Install Now.

Move on to [plugin setup](https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/answer.py?


answer=3380277).

= Terms of service =

The plugin source code is GPL, however use of Google Services through the plugin is
governed by [Google's Terms of Service](http://www.google.com/policies/terms/) and
[Privacy Policy](http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/). For products and
services that can be used with the AdSense Plugin, such as AdSense, additional
Terms of Service may also apply.

= HTML5 Local Storage =

Google uses HTML5 Local Storage in the end-user's browser to record which kind of
ad layout it serves to each browser; this includes the number of ads served and
their position on the site. This helps Google compare ad performance across
different ad layouts. The information is anonymous and is not personally
identifiable. Do not use this Google-managed value for your own tracking; it may
prevent the plugin from gathering reliable data about ad layouts. Your site should
already include the appropriate disclosures about cookie usage, but please ensure
that you [make the disclosures required by AdSense terms and conditions]
(https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/1348695).

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

= Is this an official Google plugin? =

Yes, this plugin is developed and supported by Google. [Visit Google Help Center]
(https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/3380626) for more information.

= Can I use the AdSense Plugin on WordPress.com? =

At this time, the AdSense Plugin cannot be used on WordPress.com. WordPress.com


[does not allow](http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/) this plugin on its
hosted sites.

= What are Automated Mobile Ads? =

Google will create mobile-specific ad placements automatically with one click. All
ads will have locations and formats that are appropriate for mobile.

= The plugin didnt find a location where I want to put an ad. How do I insert
AdSense ads in those locations? =

You can now [manually insert ads]


(https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/6051417?hl=en&ref_topic=3380274) in
locations that you determine yourself. This is an easy-to-use compromise between
manual insertion of snippets yourself and the plugins easy-to-use UI. You get full
control plus point-and-click. See the [help documentation]
(https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/6051417?hl=en&ref_topic=3380274) for
more information.

= Why should I use this plugin as opposed to others? =

Google officially supports this plugin and any other method of putting the AdSense
snippet on your page. This is the only plugin that delivers the Google-suggested ad
experience for your site.

All plugins and placements must still adhere to the [AdSense Terms and Conditions]
(https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms) and it is the responsibility of
the publisher to ensure that any tools used for AdSense obey those terms and
conditions. It is usually up to the publisher to determine if your content violates
ad policy or a placement is deceptive.

== Screenshots ==

1. Manage your AdSense account and access Webmaster Tools from the plugin. Use
Automated Mobile Ads for one-click mobile ad layouts and formats.
2. Click to add advertisements to your site. Create different placements for each
page template.
3. View the layout for each page, with advertisement areas visualized next to your
content flow.
4. Preview example advertisements alongside your content.

== Changelog ==

= 10 December 2015, Plugin version 1.2.1 =


* Fixed a bug that could blank the AdSense Plugin settings on a read failure.

= 17 August 2015, Plugin version 1.2.0 =


* Improved interaction with caching plugins.
* Added new activation success notification.

= 18 June 2015, Plugin version 1.1.1 =


* You can now use Automated Mobile Ads without having to remove existing ads from
your site.
* Fixed a bug that showed an incorrect error when an unauthorized call to an admin-
only action is made.
* New AdSense logo.

= 20 Feb 2015, Plugin version 1.1.0 =


* Ads can now be placed on custom page templates.
= 13 Jan 2015, Plugin version 1.0.2 =
* Fixed a bug that caused newly created pages on some themes to be incorrectly
recognized as using custom page templates.

= 16 Dec 2014, Plugin version 1.0.1 =


* Fixed two remaining occurrences of the previous plugin name.

= 11 December 2014 =
The following change does not require a plugin update, and was fixed server-side.

* Full roll out of Automated Mobile Ads.

= 8 December 2014, Plugin version 1.0.0 =


Renamed the plugin from "Google Publisher Plugin" to "AdSense Plugin", and moved it
out of beta.

= 10 November 2014 =
The following changes do not require a plugin update, and were fixed server-side.

* Link units are no longer recognized as regular ad units by the plugin. This makes
it possible to place three ads on a template using the plugin regardless of the
number of link units.
* It is now possible to temporarily place more than three ads per template in
design mode. The additional ad units must be removed before saving.
* Fixed a bug that made it impossible to remove or modify a placement placed above
a paragraph that no longer existed. Posts and pages with a small number of
paragraphs will now have additional placeholder paragraphs in design mode.

= 2 October 2014 =
The following changes do not require a plugin update, and were fixed server-side.

* Added more ad placements options between sidebar widgets.


* Fixed a common incompatibility with the "WordPress SEO by Yoast" plugin. This bug
made page analysis fail with a "cache error" when the date-based archives were
disabled.

= 19 Aug 2014, Plugin version 0.3.0 =


* [Exclude pages](https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/6023216#disable) from
having ads on them.
* Support to deliver ad layout updates from Google in order to, for example, fix
broken layouts.

The following changes do not require a plugin update, and have been fixed server-
side.

* Ad placements are automatically populated for each template for new users.
* [Manually insert ads](https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/6051417?
hl=en&ref_topic=3380274) in locations that you determine yourself. This gives you
all the power of manually adding ad slots, yet retains the ease of use of the
plugin.

= 27 May 2014, Plugin version 0.2.0 =


* A notification will now be shown on the WordPress dashboard when one or more ads
are not appearing correctly (for example, because the theme has changed). Note that
these notifications are currently only updated once a day.
* Ads will now only be shown on the theme they were placed on. For example, when a
separate theme is used for mobile devices, ads will no longer be shown on that
theme.
* Fixed an incompatibility with a number of other plugins.
* Extended the nonce lifetime, which should reduce the number of failed saves.

= 1 May 2014 =
The following changes do not require a plugin update, and were fixed server-side.

* Ad units created by the plugin now have understandable names in AdSense, such as
"Front page - 1 (yoursite.com)".
* Added support for placing ads on "Tags" and "Category" pages.
* Fixed miscellaneous errors when computing possible placements.
* Improved error messages for various failures.

= 30 Jan 2014 =
The following changes do not require a plugin update, and were fixed server-side.

* No longer show dynamicgoogletags.update() in post content if the theme


incorrectly strips HTML.
* Added support for sites with mixed case URLs.
* Fixed bug related to preview of vertical ads.
* Improved margins on ad placements.
* Inverted marker for placement at the top of the page to point at the correct
location for placement.
* Added support for sites that use HTTPS but are administered over HTTP.
* Update the view, specifically ad sizes, when user resizes the window in preview
mode.
* Fixed miscellaneous errors when computing possible placements.
* Localized AdSense help center pages for the plugin.

= 15 Jan 2014, Plugin version 0.1.0 =


* Initial release.