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Chitika eMiniMalls Plugins

Posted By Darren Rowse 4th of October 2005 Chitika eMiniMalls 7

x74..org has posted a Chitika eMiniMall WordPress Plugin to help you insert eMiniMalls inside your posts.

It’s similar to some plugins that I’ve seen to do the same thing with Adsense which might be helpful.

However keep in mind that inserting ads inside individual posts means that you later on if you want to remove ads or change colors of them that you will probably need to go back to each post you’ve inserted them into to manually change them.

This is why I prefer to use templates of my blog to insert ad code. You might find it slightly less flexible in terms of ad positioning if you do this – but later on if you want to move or change the design of your ads you simply have to change one thing and rebuild your site rather than surfing to individual pages.

Having said this – some people love these plugins because it gives them complete control and flexibility over individual positions for ads on their blogs – if that’s you this might be worth installing on you WP blog.

Speaking of Chitika eMiniMalls – those of you experimenting with them might like to know that you’re not alone. Today I was surfing by the massive Gizmodo and spotted that they are rotating them through a number of their ad blocks also.

Congratulations to Chitika – it looks like their beta test is turning out to be a very successful trial.

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Comments
  1. If you use the AdSense-Deluxe Plugin you can change the color you just change it in the main admin screen and it reflects on all the other post you use the code in. As for the removing of the code you can just turn off or delete the specific ad and all the post with that ad is gone.

  2. Is it OK to put individual ads in the content alongside ads which I already use in my templates?

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  4. > However keep in mind that inserting ads inside individual
    > posts means that you later on if you want to remove ads
    > or change colors of them that you will probably need to go
    > back to each post you’ve inserted them into to manually change
    > them.

    Actually, if you want to change colors, no manual changes needed for each post.

    The plugin works as a filter– so you can go right into the plugin and customize your colors, etc, and have it take effect globally across all your posts (past ones, too).

  5. Talking of plugins, we have released a Chitika eMiniMalls module for Joomla and Mambo CMS.

    We also have modules for Google AdSense (AdSense Ads, Links, Referrals and Search) for Joomla and Mambo…

  6. Sorry, I forgot to leave a link for the downloads:

    http://joomla.medspan.info/joomla-downloads

    All the modules are under the ‘Joomlaspan Modules’ link.

  7. Recently I decided that I’d like to put two Chitika ads in longer product review posts – one next to the review product image and one at the end of the review where the reader is deciding what to do next. After a lot of trials I found that the only way to achieve this with the x74.org plugin was to have both ads the same size as set in the defaults in the “Options -> Mini Malls” dialog box in the WordPress control panel.

    This is somewhat restricting however, you still have the advantage of being able to change all of your ads from the default settings dialog.

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