I was trying to work with a few developers to make a AuctionAds plugin that was:
Several have been released but I felt they were just a little to advanced. Also they required the editing of templates and stuff like that. Ideally I thought wordpress users just want something simple.
So what does simple mean? Well the specs I drew out were that it would have a options page where people would enter there publisher id (found on the homepage in your AuctionAds account). That is the only necessary thing on this page that needs to be edited. Now you can also enter color codes to match your blog and even change the size but you can just roll with the defaults if you want.
Also I wanted the ads to be placed automatically for you and not have people have to know how to edit templates. I thought this was pretty important.
So pretty much I wanted something that had great functionality but was really easy for the user and I think they fully delivered. Also the auto saving of keywords is a really nice feature too.
So OsCandy took my specs and we worked back and fourth a bit and they released there first version of the AuctionAds WordPress plugin. I am really impressed.
You can download there plugin Here (I will unlink this soon as I am sure the link will break with revisions.
Ok so I am going to test it in this post. Its taken me less then 2 minutes to install and plugin in my id.
Lets say I had a blog where I reviewed Digital Cameras and this post was a bout the Canon Digital Rebel XT. I will use those words as the keywords….. Check out the ads. Pretty awesome huh?
My requests for other features are
2) there is something weird in using more then 1 set of keywords. I am not sure if wordpress is parsing out the ; but I think it is.
Ok found a weird bug… when I edit the post it wipes out the keyword. It might be something related to our caching system.. will look into this later. FIXED
Please leave feedback on there blog!
Anyway go over and check it out on there blog. I think this is a great tool that will help niche bloggers in a bit of extra income and also offer value to there readers.