Ad Units

Add an image/text advert to your homepage which is great for pushing important aspects of the site.

Wireframe

Homepage Adverts


Preparation Checklist

Before you start this tweak, it's a good idea to run through our preparation checklist below:

  • Read through the Getting Started to get a better sense of how the Control Panel, Database and Front End store interact.
  • Learn our recommended Simple Workflow. This makes the implementation process as easy as possible.
  • Create a new Staging Theme for this tweak. This allows you to preview any changes before they are visible to live customers.

Coding Instructions

Step 1: Setup the ad group

To add an advert to the homepage you will first need to create an advert group.

  1. In the control panel, go to Setup & tools > All settings & tools > Webstore Advertising Groups.
  2. Setup a new advert group named ad_units.

Step 2: Create the adverts

Create an advert and set the "Group" to ad_units and "Select location for ad to appear" to "Home".

Step 3: Add the homepage code

Open /httpdocs/assets/themes/[THEME-NAME]/templates/cms/home.template.html and paste the following code into the template where you would like it to appear.

[%advert type:'text' template:'text' limit:'10' ad_group:'ad_units'%]
    [%param *header%]
        <div class="row">
    [%/param%]
    [%param *footer%]
        </div>
    [%/param%]
[%/advert%]

Final Result

Adverts


Customising this section

More information on how to customise this section can be found within the Advert Documentation.


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