Hide Ads to Members
Hide Ads to Members is a plugin that will do what the title says. It will hide commercial ads (adverts, not user listings) to users with membership packs or to all logged in users. It even works without Classipress theme.
Why should I use this plugin
I imagine you have ads showing on your site. I’m not talking about user listings, but ads like Google Ads, BuySellAds and others. You make some revenue with this ads, but these ads can also be annoying to users, because they are slowing down your site. Every time a user clicks something on your site, the page is refreshed and new ads are loaded.
This is where this plugin comes in. You will give your users a change to speed up their browsing experience. You are now thinking, that you will loose revenue from ads if they are not going to be shown.
That is up to you to decide.
In plugin’s settings you have a chance to hide ads for registered users or users with purchased membership pack.
You hide ads for all registered users. They will be happy.
You create one or even more membership packs that will hide ads and users will have to purchase one of these packs to not see ads.
There is also an option on user’s settings where you can enable or disable ads for individual users.
How does it work
If you have decided to hide ads for users that have purchased a membership pack, you should first create a new membership pack for this purpose. You can name it No ads or something similar and give some description. Don’t forget to put a price on it.
Go to plugin’s settings and choose what your policy of hiding ads will be.
Next you should put all your ad codes into plugin’s settings (tab Ads). That’s really easy.
Next step is replacing all ads with a shortcode that matches your ad. The shortcode is shown next to every ad, so this step will also be easy. You can use these shortcodes on pages, posts and on text widgets. You can also use them on Classipress Settings, Advertisment tab – Header and Content ad.
That’s it. The plugin should be up and running.
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This plugin was tested on Classipress 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x and 4.x.
Classipress theme is not required for this plugin to work.
2015/11/19 – 1.0.0 – Initial version
2016/01/19 – 1.0.1 – Small changes in settings
2016/02/25 – 1.1.0 – Added checking for integration to main theme. If you update main theme, it will remind you to integrate the plugin again.
2016/04/04 – 1.1.1 – Fixed a minor bug with notice synchronization and plugin integration bug
2016/04/14 – 1.2.0 – Added an option to individually hide ads for users
2016/05/18 – 1.3.0 – Added an option to also upload images
2017/03/21 – 1.4.0 – Compatibility with EasyCPMods Toolbox plugin
2018/09/18 – 1.4.1 – Fixed a small bug
2019/02/13 – 1.4.2 – Fixed some bugs
2020/10/20 – 1.4.3 – Fixed a bug for Membership users
2020/10/22 – 1.5.0 – Fixed a few bugs and added alternate image functionality
2020/10/23 – 1.6.0 – Added compatibility with Easy Credit Payments plugin
2020/10/25 – 1.6.1 – Made some small adjustments in admin area
2021/02/01 – 1.7.0 – Plugin works even without Classipress theme installed, plus some corrections
2021/02/03 – 1.7.1 – Fixed bugs for version 1.7.0.