Creating a Swift Ad

This is a walkthrough on the basics behind creating a display ad in Swift Ads.
NOTE: If you still need to finished setting up your Swift Ad plugin and you are looking for how to setup the Swift Ad plugin, please click here.
If you are looking for an explanation concerning the Swift Ad widget, please click here.


The Basic Interface of the Backend

This is the basic interface when it comes to creating a display ad.

There are four basic parts to this display interface: Textual entry, visual composer and target slot.

Part 1: Textual Entry

The textual and visual composer options are nothing special. They operate exactly like any native WordPress entry system you already use. We did that on purpose.

With the textual entry option you are able to copy and paste any ad tag a brand or network gives you.

For example, let’s say an ad network wants you to run an ad for the Financial Times (Shameless plug here: One of the best sources of news out there). You can copy and paste the code in to the textual entry section as we did on the right. After doing that you can easily view what the ad will look like in the visual composer.

NOTE: Make sure the ad you enter matches up with the size of the inventory slot (See Part 3: Target Slot) you are paring it up with.

Part 2: The Visual Composer

Ad you can see on the right, the visual composer allows you to see what was entered into using the textual entry option from Part 2 above.

However, like the name suggests, you are abel to build your display ad directly in the visual composer. Simply ad whatever type of media you would like to display: video, .gif, picture, etc and ad whatever links you would like.

NOTE: Please make sure the type of media you put into the visual composer matches up with the size of the inventory slot (See Part 3: Target Slot). For example, if it is going to be a 300×250 inventory slot the inserted media needs to be 300 pixels by 250 pixels. That way it will display properly on your website.

Part 3: Target Slot

Below the large entry box you will see a drop down box called “Target slot:”

You will see in this example I have selected the target slot titled “Upper.” You will be able to direct an unlimited number of ads to each target slot, and our technology will alternate them accordingly.

If you still need to create target slots, please click here and see steps 2 and 3

NOTE: The target slot is unchangeable after publishing the display ad. Please make extra sure you have selected the correct slot.