In this article, I am going to explain how to place an AdSense Ad in between the site name and tagline in the Thesis WordPress theme.
I just wrote a piece entitled AdSense and the Thesis WordPress Theme which you may want to read before this one. This explains how to place ads in the Thesis theme.
After having just re-read the article, I began tinkering again with AdSense and the Thesis Theme. In particular, I wanted to experiment with placing a 468 x 60 graphical AdSense unit in between the Site Name and the Tag Line in your Thesis Theme header.
It turns out…it’s rather easy. (You can see it now on this make money with AdSense page…if I have decided to keep it. Update March 16, 2010: I have temporarily removed this because I want to check with Google about it and make sure its ok…any thoughts?)
To begin, look at the HTML code of your site by choosing View | Source in your browser. Find the header section which should look something like this:
<div id="header"> <p id="logo"> <a href="http://makemoneywithadsense.thisishowyoudoit.com">Make Money With AdSense</a></p> <p id="tagline">Making Money With Google AdSense From Someone Who Does It</p> </div>
Now, simply copy the lines that exist between the DIV tags.
Next, go into your WordPress Presentation section and bring up your Thesis OpenHook plugin page. Visit my previous article to find out how great the Thesis OpenHook Plugin and install it right now if you have not.
Now, on the Thesis Open Hook plugin page, place these lines in the “header” section–make sure that you do not add the lines themselves as this will screw up your formatting.
Lastly, be sure to check the box that says “Remove Thesis Default Header”.
Now, you have an AdSense graphical ad between your site name and tagline in the Thesis WordPress Theme.
I have never placed an add in this location before but it may work out well as people navigate back to your home site and get enticed by the graphic that they see there.
I will let you know how it turns out.
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