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A format defines the conditions of an ad creative, such as its file size and dimensions.

The Formats screen lists all available formats.

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Adhese does not restrict advertising to the use of IAB Standard Formats only. The Adhese templates solution makes it possible to wrap more complex creatives (for example, an overlayer, takeover, or floor ad) because of advanced functionalities by using, for example, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. 

There are two ways of managing templates: either directly through the Admin UI , or via your own Git repository. When UI management is not available when you use the Git repository (recommended for advanced users with many complex templates), the UI management is not available. It can only be used for read-only consultation of the existing templates. The contents content and features of templates do not differ for each approach.

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When using the UI for managing templates, you can edit the files directly through the text editor on the screen. 

Warning
Changes in a template or advar template will be applied to all creatives using the updated templates , at the next publishing cycle.

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Here you can store your HTML5 templates for immediate and future use. When you click the link, the follwing following screen appears:

HTML5 template screen - click for larger view

The following options are available:

  • Upload a new file: click the Upload a new HTML5 template file (ZIP) and choose a file to upload.
  • Delete a template: select the file and click the delete button.
  • Filter the list by typing in the filter box.

You can find the above HTML5 templates in the creative screens under Add Advar.

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Template Repository lets you control Template Files and Advar Templates with a Git version control system. Once this option is active, you can keep your templates in your own version control system, keep a detailed history of your changes, and easily switch between different versions of your templates. You edit your templates in the IDE of your choice , and only checkout a branch in your Adhese account.

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The main directory of your repository should contain all templates. Filename extensions are not obligatory, but we do recommend to use using .txt for readability. You can also add a directory named fi. "advar_templates" that contains all Advar template files and their description files (.descr). The name of the directory will be added to your Adhese configuration.

Warning
Advar Templates always consist of two files. When creating Advar templates, you should always include a second file with the same name but with a .descr extension. If you have a template called "advertorial.txt", the 2nd filename should be "advertorial.txt.descr". The contents of the second file contents are needed for rendering the UI Form through which users will fill out the actual creative.

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The Template Repository screen shows two panels. On the left, you can see a summary of the Git commits currently used. It contains the Git hash, the branch, and the date and message when it was committed. On the right, you see a text field and button to change the commit for checkout:

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To activate this option, please contact get in touch with our Support department. You will also need to provide the following information:

  • the URL of your Git repository, this needs to be accessible from the outside (e.g. git@github.com:adhese/my_template_repo.git)

We will send you our the public ssh key, ssh key that you need to add to your Git configuration to allow us access to the repository you would like to use for managing your templates. If you use Github, you should add this as an ssh key to Your Repo > Settings > Deploy Keys.

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