Adsense Widget Help

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Here you can find more information about adsense widget usage.

Adsense ID

This is your unique adsense id given by google. You can see your adsense id on top right corner of Google Adsense Panel. It is a number startin with “pub-“. For this field you need to enter “pub-” in front of your id.


Title is shown before the widget. Its display is theme dependent. It displays as widget title.

Ad Type

Adsense widget supports all the ad types provided by Google Adsense. (See : Available ad formats)

Slot Id

Slot id defines adsense visual elements of your ad unit. After you create a new adsense unit with the current Google Adsense generator, it is embedded inside the code.

Slot id stores color, size, font & corners options. If you specify a slot id for the ad you have added, it will get all those settings from the ad you created.

One great advantage of using slot id is that, if you change the colors from Manage Ads panel in  Google Adsense control panel, color scheme will be updated on all ad units using same slot id.

Channel Id

Channel id allows you track reports of your adsense units. Every channel displayed seperately on adsense reports. You can see your top channels on Reports Overview.

It is good practice to use definitive channel names like: ShailanComSidebar OR ShailanComTopBanner.

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  1. danial says:


    I just install your adsense plugin and enter the ad id, channel , but there is no ads display in my website evan after 3 days. What’s wrong? I

    1. shailan says:

      Adsense channel id is numerical. Please check your channels and fix the channel id.

  2. SEO Lab says:

    Hi shailan,

    I’ve just installed your Adsense widget, but it keeps coming up with the following; Please enter your google ads id in the Adsense Widget Options Panel.

    I’ve entered the ID multiple times for different ads, still doesn’t work.

    Can you help please?


  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi SEO Lab,
    You just have to click the link following the text, and enter your Adsense ID which you find here:
    This is your unique adsense id given by google. You can see your adsense id on top right corner of Google Adsense Panel. It is a number startin with “pub-”. For this field you need to enter “pub-” in front of your id.

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  4. Christine says:

    Hi, I installed your Adsense widget in my WordPress blog. I haven’t seen if it works yet, but I dragged the widget over to my sidebar, and it does not have a place to enter the AdSense ID. It only asks for title, which I don’t know what that is. I put the AdSense ID into the title slot, but it probably won’t work. Your widget was the only one I could find that fit with my level or version of WordPress. I just want it to be simple. Please help me. Thank you.

    1. shailan says:

      Your Adsense ID will be entered in the settings panel. Soon i will add option for entering it per widget too. So you can display ads from multiple accounts.

  5. Christine says:

    Oh, I forgot to tell you that I just changed my theme to twentyten theme. It doesn’t seem to have as many options compared to the Atahualpa, but I really like it and don’t want to give it up. Is there a way to “adapt” it to the theme?

    1. shailan says:

      Check this tutorial on how to change colors of adsense here. Soon i will add color selections to options.

  6. Christine says:

    Ok, I found where to put my AdSense ID–in the settings. But I still don’t know what the title is, and I don’t know where to find my channel number. On my AdSense account, it showed where to add my URL to the channel, but I don’t find any channel Number! So I published what I had, without the title and channel ID, and of course it is still blank.

    Thank you for your help.

    1. shailan says:

      Title is the widget title. Can be something like “Google Ads”.

      Channel field is optional. It is only for analytics of the ads. If you don’t know where to find custom channels, it is possible that you didn’t create one. In the new adsense interface, you can find it under My Ads tab. Click here for an image showing where to find custom channels.

  7. Eddie says:

    Hi, For the Adsense ID, when I put in “pub-xxx” in the widget no ads display. However, when I take out the “pub” and simply put my 16 digit number in the widget, ads are displayed. Does this make any difference? I’m yet to see any data appear on my adsense account and its been a couple of days.

    When I try enter my slot id no ads also display. Ads only display if I leave the slot ID blank.

    Thanks very much for your help.


  8. Thomas says:


    Thanks for the app, but no luck so far. All IDs are added, saved and still no beans. Its on the frontpage of in the right side widget bar, bottom under “Obligatory Yet Unobtrusive Ad”… Should be a 160×600 wide skyscraper. Your help would be appreciated 🙂

    1. shailan says:

      Could you check that you have a TAB after your user ID.
      This may be the reason.

      1. Thomas says:

        Damn you’re good!!! That was it! 🙂

        Thanks so much for your help and your awesome widget. Really appreciate it… have a good day 🙂

      2. Thomas says:

        Last questions Shailan.

        Any idea if I can center my ad? Certainly I must be able to add some code somewhere? If you give me a keyword to search for where I should place the right code, I can get the rest done…

        I appreciate it your help, in advance. If its more than 5 minutes work for you, forget about it.


        1. shailan says:

          You can align ad units using CSS easily. Just add the following code to your theme stylesheet:

          [css].adsense.wide_skyscraper {
          width: 160px;
          margin: 10px auto;

          1. Thomas says:

            Brilliant! Worked like a charm.

            Next time I get my student allowance, I’m donating.

            Thanks a million!

  9. Allen says:

    Cannot get ads to display, please advise.

    1. Metin Saylan says:

      Hello Allen, your adsense id has spaces and tabs:

      google_ad_client = "pub-1135730530500509 	  	";

      Please fix this and it should work.

  10. NP says:

    I appreciate this plugin! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while so thank you! I just have a question, how can I get two ads to run side-by-side? As in two 160×600 ads running alongside each other?

    1. Matt Say says:

      You need to use CSS classes:

      [code] .adsense.skyscraper{ float:left; }[/code]

      Please change this code to fit your needs.

  11. gregor says:

    The ad shows on static pages but not on the Post, any anwsers ?

    1. Matt Say says:

      Try with another widget. If same thing applies, it is your themes fault. Otherwise i need to see the code.

  12. Morgan says:

    how to make the adsense widget to open the add in blank page?

    1. Matt Say says:

      You can’t do that, because google won’t allow such thing. You may try other ad servers maybe.

  13. Matt says:

    My adsense never shows up on my side bar in any widget, yet if i add the code to the posts it shows up with no problems? I’ve waited over a week after placing it into the widget and still nothing? Not sure why it won’t show up in the sidebar but will show up fine in the posts?

    1. Matt Say says:

      I really need to see script code generated to solve the problem. So where is the link?

  14. Traitine says:

    The adsense widget moves all the way over to the right. I can’t center it in the box at all without widening the entire theme width.

    1. Adsense widget has its own Css styling rules. Which ad size are you using.

  15. Troels says:

    I’m having trouble with the size/type.
    I can’t choose 300*600 in the widget, event though it’s one of the possibilities in Adsense?

    Please advise.