How to add google adsense ad to free wordpress site, meaning a website that is not advanced hosted wordpress or custom domain. It used to easy: simply generate an ad unit in adsense, copy and paste the code to WordPress layout sidebar widget, text widget. It no longer works. You will have to subscribe to the $8 dollar premium plan to use WordAd. To monetize your WordPress site, you will now have to pay for a premium plan. Keep in mind you want to reach a small critical mass of audience on your blog before you can monetize your blog and only then does it make monetary sense to monetize your site.