How To Display Different Ads In Separate Categories

Sunday, December 27, 2009, AM | 1 Comment

If you have more than one category like I do on this blog and you want to display ads according to the topic of the category, then you need to add some php code to your theme files. I use WordPress platform so this is targeted towards that.

I created a file and named it ads-category.php and filled it with the following:

<?php if (in_category(‘Blogging’)): ?>

        <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/ads-blogging.php’); ?>

<?php elseif (in_category(‘Careers’)): ?>

        <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/ads-careers.php’); ?>

<?php elseif (in_category(‘Credit’)): ?>

        <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/ads-credit.php’); ?>

<?php elseif (in_category(‘Technology’)): ?>

        <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/ads-technology.php’); ?>

<?php endif ?>

You can repeat it for as many categories as you want. I then used this file in a condition as

<?php if (is_category()): ?>

        <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . ‘/ads-category.php’); ?>

<?php endif ?>

and used it wherever I wanted the ads in a category to appear.

Notice that the specific category is conditioned as in_category() and is_category() is used when the user has clicked on any category.

Then I filled each file of a category such as ads-blogging.php or ads-credit.php with targeted ads specific to that category.

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