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Plugin Installation

Ad Inserter and Ad Inserter Pro plugin installation is pretty simple. Both plugins can be installed the same way. The only difference is that Ad Inserter Pro is not available inside WordPress plugins dashboard and needs to be installed via file.

Ad Inserter Pro can’t be installed when Ad Inserter is installed, you need to uninstall free Ad Inserter first – the Pro version will automatically import existing settings from the free version.

Installing free Ad Inserter from the WordPress

You can download free Ad Inserter plugin from WordPress.org plugin page, however, you can also install it directly from WordPress admin page:

  • Go to WordPress Plugins menu, click Add New button
  • Search for ad inserter
  • Click Install Now
  • Activate Ad Inserter on the Plugin dashboard

ad inserter install

Installing Ad Inserter Pro

  • After you receive email with download link for the Ad Inserter Pro plugin, click on the download link and download the plugin
  • If you are using free Ad Inserter then first uninstall it – the Pro version will automatically import existing settings from the free version
  • Go to WordPress Plugins menu, click Add New button
  • Click Upload Plugin
  • Select ad-inserter-pro.zip file from your computer
  • Click Install Now
  • Activate Ad Inserter Pro on the Plugins dashboard
  • Click Enter License Key and enter license key you got in the email

Installing the plugin from a zip file

This method can be used also to install older versions of the free Ad Inserter in case you have issues with the latest version.

  • Go to WordPress Plugins menu,
  • Deactivate and delete Ad Inserter (settings will remain in the database)
  • Click Add New button
  • Click Upload Plugin
  • Select plugin zip file from your computer
  • Click Install Now
  • Activate Ad Inserter (Pro) on the Plugins dashboard

Installing the plugin using FTP (free or Pro)

  • You’ll need FTP client, WP File Manager or similar WordPress plugin (you can use also hosting cPanel File Manager)
  • Make sure you have deactivated (and deleted) Ad Inserter / Ad Inserter Pro
  • Download plugin zip file
  • Extract ad-inserter directory to your computer (ad-inserter-pro for Ad Inserter Pro)
  • Make sure ad-inserter directory contains plugin files and not another ad-inserter directory inside
  • Upload ad-inserter directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Refresh Plugins dashboard and activate Ad Inserter

Uninstall

If you deactivate and delete Ad Inserter (Pro), the settings will stay in the database. To completely remove the plugin and settings do the following:

  • Go to Ad Inserter plugin settings (tab ) and click on Reset All Settings
  • PRO Go to Ad Inserter Pro plugin settings (tab ) and click on Clear All Statistics Data
  • Deactivate Ad Inserter (Pro)
  • Delete Ad Inserter (Pro) plugin

Troubleshooting

Fatal error

You may get this error while trying to activate Ad Inserter Pro: 

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare nnn (previously declared in /wp-content/plugins/ad-inserter/ad-inserter.php:xxx) in /wp-content/plugins/ad-inserter-pro/ad-inserter.php on line xxx

Follow the instructions above and deactivate and uninstall free Ad Inserter before activating Ad Inserter Pro (settings will remain in the database).

Plugin upload fails

Ad Inserter Pro must be installed from the file. You get the download link when you purchase the license. In some cases WordPress will not allow you to upload the plugin. This is very likely because your web hosting has set limitations on upload file size. In such case you can do the one following suggestions:

  • Upload the plugin manually with FTP as described above 
  • Contact your hosting company to install the plugin for you.
  • Contact us and provide WordPress admin access and we’ll install the plugin for you.
  • Increase the upload file size limit – In the folder /wp-admin/ create file php.ini with the following content:
upload_max_filesize = 64M
post_max_size = 64M