The plugin requires PHP version 5.2.0 or higher and WordPress version 3.0 or higher. Your blog also naturally needs to be able to install third-party WordPress plugins.
Adding AdSense ads usually requires you to generate snippets in AdSense and paste these into your site, or to manually edit PHP files. This plugin lets you place AdSense ads using a simple point-and-click UI.
This first version of the Google Publisher Plugin currently supports two Google products:
- Google AdSense : Earn money by placing ads on your website. The plugin links your WordPress site to your AdSense account and makes it easier to place ads on your site — without needing to manually modify any HTML code.
- Google Webmaster Tools : Webmaster Tools provides you with detailed reports about your pages’ visibility on Google. The plugin allows you to verify your site on Webmaster Tools with just one click.
The Google Publisher Plugin cannot currently be used with blogs hosted on WordPress.com. WordPress.com only allows a limited number of plugins, and the Google Publisher Plugin is not currently on this list. The Google Publisher Plugin (beta) for WordPress site enables you to easily use Google’s products – including AdSense and Webmaster Tools.