How to install/update custom creative template?

Before you install/update

Please ensure that you meet the requirements to install a custom creative template in DoubleClick for Publishers.

Installation methods

Depending on the custom creative template you have two or three installation methods:

  • Method A: download and install template file with default settings (easiest);
  • Method B: customise, download and install template file with your customizations;
  • Method C: manual installation (this method requires much more time than other installation methods, use this method when other methods are unavailable).

Method A: download and install

  1. Download the custom creative template in zip bundle from your purchase/downloads page and extract the files to your local computer. There will be creative template file with the extension ".dfp-template" (some templates have two files with ".dfp-template" extension - one for use in a size specified ad-units and another - for out-of-page ad-units, with "_outofpage" suffix).
  2. Sign In to your DFP account.
  3. Click on Delivery > Creatives on the left side menu.
  4. Click on tab Creative templates.
  5. Click NEW CREATIVE TEMPLATE if you want to install the new template or select the appropriate template to update it.
  6. Click on button IMPORT.
  7. You will be asked to select a file. Select creative template file (with extension ".dfp-template") extracted in step 1.

    Import completion notification appears after a short moment.

    Keep "Reporting" options unchanged. Changes in these options can break template's functionality.

  8. You can change the name of imported template, default values for each field. Read more how to change default values.
  9. Click SAVE at the bottom of the page. The imported template will appear in the "Creative Templates" page.

Installation is complete.

Method B: customise, download and install

  1. Open customisation page for the appropriate custom creative template from your purchase/downloads page.
  2. Make required customisations and download the customised custom creative template.
  3. Follow steps described in installation method A.

Method C: manual installation

  1. Open manual installation page for the appropriate custom creative template from your purchase/downloads page.
  2. Follow instructions described in the page.