Recently, i was experimenting with adsense placement to determine which positions will best generate revenue for me, i decided to try adding an adsense unit at the middle of my post content. I wanted to do this without plugin ‘cos am not a fan of plugins rather i prefer using snippet of code to achieve my set goals.
Though am still a newbie when it comes to PHP programming, i tried out some few tricks i know, but still without success until i stumble on this one am going to share.
Believe me, it work like charm on my first attempt.
Follow the few steps below:-
- Login to your wordpress dashboard and navigate to Appearance -> Editor, if your theme didn’t show up, select it from the dropdown menu at the top-right corner. Or use an ftp client to navigate to ./public_html/wp-content/themes/your theme folder
- Open the single.php file, find and replace < ?php the_content(); ?> with
$content = apply_filters('the_content', $post->post_content);
$content = explode (' ', $content);
$halfway_mark = ceil(count($content) / 2);
$first_half_content = implode(' ', array_slice($content, 0, $halfway_mark));
$second_half_content = implode(' ', array_slice($content, $halfway_mark));
echo $first_half_content.'...'; echo ' YOUR ADSENSE CODE OR AFFILIATE LINK HERE';
- Replace YOUR ADSENSE CODE OR AFFILIATE LINK HERE with your own code.
- Save and then preview
If you’re having difficulties implementing this in your theme, or you have an alternate means of doing this, kindly use the comment below.