Important Notice:Plugin Network Ad display is currently available for use on websites and in self-hosted plugins only - not within plugins submitted to WordPress.Org repository yet - as we work on adapting certain features of the Network to fit in with the WordPress repository guidelines. Thank you for your patience, hopefully this will be done shortly. Also please note the below is a network model written with this goal in mind.
Free Plugin Authors
Plugin donations slow? Want something more back for all your hard work? Monetize your free plugin by showing premium plugin ads on your plugin settings pages and earn commissions for every sale. Simply copy and paste the ad network script into your plugin and update it. And, using our campaign manager you get full control over which categories, networks or products you want to show for each plugin.
Premium Plugin Authors
Get free targeted exposure for your plugins directly to WordPress end users! Simply list your plugin as an affiliate program on the ad network and have it displayed by free plugin authors and webmasters throughout the network. It's the easy way to build both your affiliates and direct sales.
WordPress End User
While using a free plugin supported by the ad network, blogger or developer sees an ad on the free plugin's settings page, clicks on the ad and purchases the premium plugin. The blogger gets recommended quality software, the free plugin author receives commission, and the premium plugin author makes a sale... It's a true win-win-win situation!
Plugin Ad (Example)
Plugin Review Network
Plugin Ad Network Quick Guide
Plugin Ad Network Agreement
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
These rules strictly enacted to provide a quality user experience!
Abuse of this Network will see your account terminated - fast.
In using the Plugin Ad Network (herein 'the Network') you agree to:
1a. Only serve ONE ad per page.You *can* contact us for special case exemptions.
1b. Serve ads ONLY on pages related specifically to your plugin,
(eg. settings pages, access panels and plugin sidebars etc.) Play Fair!
1c. DO NOT serve ads on Wordpress Dashboard and Post Writing screens etc.
Refer to 1b for clarity on this and if in doubt contact us.
To be clear: Network Ads in Dashboard Widgets and Metaboxes are NOT okay.
(This is simply to ensure that multiple plugins that use the Network can be installed
without turning an end user's admin area into a mess of advertising... CAN SPAM!)
This applies only to ads served by the Network, your other code is your business.
1d. Provide a user option to turn off Network ads shown by your plugin.
*Preferably* with an easy user interface such as via an option on your settings page.
(If your plugin doesn't have a settings page, you may provide this option via
a query request instead if you provide clear instructions in your readme.txt)
2a. Not show ads from the Network on any website that encourages violence
or other unlawful activity.
2b. You are not restricted to one ad per page as you are with plugins.
For Plugins and Websites:
3. Waive any claim of damages, loss of income or loss of commissions upon
the Network in use of this free service which is provided without warranty.
4. Agree to changes of this agreement required for the continuation of the
Network (you will be notified by email of changes if this occurs.)
For Other Uses Not Covered Above:
5. Contact us for permission BEFORE implementing any other use.
These will be considered on their merits on a case by case basis.
You agree to our decision on the implementation of each case.
User accounts found violating this agreement will be immediately deactivated and/or terminated. Please contact us ASAP to report any violations so we can check into them.