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1 parent f794f39 commit 5ec9c709acf7b4f004c7a3b82e6745a4aaa3ad89 Marcus Nyeholt committed May 17, 2011
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@@ -18,14 +18,39 @@ ItemSetField module from
`Object::add_extension('Page', 'AdvertisementExtension');`
+`Object::add_extension('SiteConfig', 'AdvertisementExtension');`
to your _config.php file.
-In /admin, navigate to the "Ads" tab and create a new add. Navigate to the page you want the ad
-to appear on and select the ad via the "Advertisements" tab.
+Note that ads are inherited hierarchically, so setting ads on the Site Config
+will mean those ads are used across all pages unless specified for a content
+tree otherwise.
+* Navigate to the "Ads" section
+* Create some Advertisements
+* If you want to group the ads in a collection, create an Ad Campaign. These in turn can be associated with a client.
+* On the Advertisements tab of a page (or Site Config), you can select the individual ads (or campaign) to be displayed.
+* In your page template, use the AdList collection to actually list out the Ads to be displayed. Use the "Me" or "SetRatioSize" helpers to output an image linked as needed for proper click tracking.
+ <% control SiteConfig.AdList %>
+ <div class="ad">
+ $Me
+ <!-- Or, to scale it appropriately -->
+ $SetRatioSize(120,80)
+ </div>
+ <% end_control %>
+* You can have complete control over how things are output by referring to the ad's Image and Link accessors. Be aware that if you're going to manually output the link, to include a special attribute used if tracking ad views (eg Advertisement::$use_js_tracking = true). So, output something like
+ <a href="$Link" class="adlink" adid="$ID"><img src="$Image.Link" /></a>
+Check the Advertisement class for more.
Add extension method and include for doing a rotating ad banner
across all pages. You can do these manually for now via Page_Controller
-if you want. Just select all Ads and iterate the collection
+if you want. Just select all Ads and iterate the collection

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