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Anti-AdBlock WordPress Plugin

Support and development for this plugin has been disconnected due to the lack of demand for this plugin.

AdBlock TextToday I would like to announce the release of ‘Anti-AdBlock’ WordPress Plugin, a plugin that can help you increase your blog advertisement revenue. Again, feel free to use the comments section for bug reports and feature requests/suggestions. Please refrain from debating the ethics of AdBlock software in the comments section so that people who are using this plugin can get timely support for it. Lastly if you have a creative custom message that you use to appeal to your loyal visitors, please share them in comments!

Description

This plugin detects if a regular visitor to your blog (10 visits by default) has AdBlock software enabled. If so, it will display a floating notification message on the 11th visit to your visitor. You can set this message to humbly ask your loyal visitor to support your blog by turning off their AdBlock software, by making a small donation, or by writing about your blog (be creative!). By default, this message box will never show up again for that visitor.

It is based on the code on the post: How to Discourage Visitors from Using AdBlock.

Features

  • Customizable notification message. You can feel free change the text to say “please donate” or “please write about us” instead of “please disable AdBlock”. You can even Rick Roll your visitors who have AdBlock enabled!
  • Ability to make the notification message closeable or not. I highly recommend that you keep it as closeable to not lose any visitors.
  • Ability to NOT display message to visitor until X visits (default 10). First impression is everything. It’s not right to ask new visitors to turn off AdBlock until they really find your content useful (by coming back so many times).
  • Ability to set the number of times your visitor gets nagged by the notification (default 1). I highly recommend that you nudge them only once. If you do it more than that, you might use the visitor permanently.
  • Dynamic JS and ID generation so AdBlock cannot blanket block the Anti-AdBlock message.

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Installation

  1. Upload the plugin to your plugins folder: ‘wp-content/plugins/’
  2. Activate the ‘Anti-AdBlock’ plugin from the Plugins admin panel.
  3. (optional) Go to the Options -> Anti-AdBlock admin panel to make any customizations.
  4. Test this out by turning AdBlock on and visiting your blog.

Upgrade

Make sure you visit the Anti-AdBlock plugin options page after upgrading and check if you need to click the “reactivate” button to get the latest new options.

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Where do I file bugs, make feature requests, ask for support?

Please post any support requests in the appropriate plugin forum. All support requests on this comment form will not be responded to.

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95 Responses to “Anti-AdBlock WordPress Plugin”

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  1. redwall_hp

    Well, I will certainly have to try this out on my test install of WordPress. :)

    I don't know if I would actually use it or not…that would take a bit of thought. For now it's probably better to stick with my plan of “don't let the ads be blocked by default.” It's less obtrusive to the user.

    Interesting plugin, though. Maybe I'll review it on Webmaster-Source sometime, after you have a little bit of time to make sure there are no last-minute bugs.

  2. Thaya Kareeson

    @Matt

    Thank you for stopping by. I like your plan of “don't let the ads be
    blocked by default.” too, but I figured that my blog is not as mature as
    yours so it's worth giving it a try!

    I am quite excited and hope that I make it to the front page of
    Webmaster-Source again. Let's hope there aren't too many bugs on this
    release. The code is quite straight forward (an miniaturized version of
    WP Greet Box for an entirely different purpose).

  3. It doesn't work too well: I just added the div “adblock_message” to AdBlock's filter list, which means no annoying popup on any sites which use your plugin. I could also have added the bait banner to the whitelist, but the URL changes with each blog, so that would be a waste of time.

  4. Steve

    Hi,
    Thanks for plug in.
    I will try it.

  5. Thaya Kareeson

    Thank you for the suggestion Tim! I will implement a fix for this.

  6. redwall_hp

    My theory on how to prevent this is to have a random nondescript class, such as the letter “a” (so the class always starts with a letter) followed by the md5 hash of a random letter-number string. You would have the CSS and JavaScript change automatically too, which complicates things. It would be quite hard to block something like that.

    </evil genius knowledge&gt

  7. Thaya Kareeson

    Great evil minds think alike. I'm almost done with pretty much the implementation you are talking about. >:D

  8. Thaya Kareeson

    Released 0.1.1

    - Made the notification message id randomly generated to prevent AdBlock from globally blocking the plugin on all sites.

  9. redwall_hp

    Muahahahaha!

  10. Krzysztof Lis

    Is there a place where I can see this plugin in action?

  11. Thaya Kareeson

    You can see the plugin in action on this page. Just clear the cookie named “aab_view_count”, enable adblock, and refresh this page.

  12. briancarnell

    First of all, these things are extremely annoying. When I visit your site I get an awful popup ad suggesting I turn off adblock. Why not just have it play music as well!

    Second, I hate getting these notices in my BBerry from sites which seems to happen a lot. I was going to test your site, but when I try to view your site in my BBerry, mobilepress/themes/default/single.php is throwing up a fatal error … call to undefined function google_set_screen_res().

  13. Thaya Kareeson

    @briancarnell
    Thanks for visiting. That is up to personal preference. Maybe I should make it rick roll them for blocking my advertisements :). At least the user only sees it once and won't have to worry about it again until the cookie expires, which is set to 365 days.

    Also, the issue you are having with your BBerry is actually unrelated and caused by Google Mobile AdSense and MobilePress plugin. Thank you for reporting it so that I could fix it!

  14. That's a good way to get around blocking of the actual message, but you can always add the bait banner to the whitelist.

  15. Thaya Kareeson

    The bait banner is placed under the “/ad” directory. If you white-list that, you will probably white-list other advertisements.

  16. Thaya Kareeson

    Ah.. I see what you are saying…

    */anti-adblock/images/ad/banner.gif

    Can kill it all. Will have to make this dynamic too then. Thank you Tim!

  17. Loki

    I really hope the message this plugin displays can be instantly adblocked…

  18. Rhys | Retro Garden

    Actually I quite agree with this.

    With this plugin, it makes your content and readers secondary to your advertisers, which really should not be the case. What's important to your site? Great content, readers & the rewards they bring? Or just being a slave to dollars that companies throw at you. I get enough of the latter at work.

    Besides, what do you make of RSS readers? They don't see any ads. It seems like you're demonising one section of your audience. The section who are most likely to convert into regular readers.

    Nevertheless, best of luck with your plugin :)

  19. You can also add onload.js to the block list, so you would have to embed the code directly into the webpage.

  20. Thaya Kareeson

    @Steve Taylor,
    Thanks for visiting and putting in your 2 cents! I love creating a controversial post/plugin!

    Since the message shows up only once to new visitors with AdBlock enabled, I kind of see it as a personal nudge saying, "Can you please support me? If not then, it's okay. I won't nag you about this again". Of course that is only my opinion.

    The only potential issue is that the number of times it nags is configurable (though default to 1), so the site owner can set it to something ridiculous like 10 if they want. If they do that they are definitely shooting themselves in the foot and scaring all of their visitors away. Is the man who makes knives responsible for slit-wrist bathroom suicides? I provide you the tool to shoot yourself in the foot, but make sure that you really want to!

  21. Thaya Kareeson

    @Rhys
    Thanks for putting in your honest opinion!

    The economy is bad right now (people getting laid off and I just got a 10% pay cut), so every little bit of advertisement revenue helps.

    You are correct about RSS readers. But again, the popup only shows once to users with AdBlock enabled. If they are really interested in the content, they will click around on the site and find out that the popup no longer shows up. Again, that's just my opinion.

    Thank you for your wish of luck! I need it with such a controversial plugin!

  22. Thaya Kareeson

    @Loki
    As of version 0.1.4. The div code has an id that is randomly generated. You're SOL. Sorry :(.

  23. Steve Taylor

    I didn't realize it defaults to only 1 popup. Still, 1 annoyance is often enough to lose a visitor – especially someone picky enough to install adblocking in the first place. I appreciate that economic times are hard, but if your site sells stuff as well as advertizes, you might be losing more in custom than you gain in ad revenue.

    I guess it's good for such a plugin to exist – I can't say for sure that it would never benefit a site owner. However, I'm a firm believer that in the long run you earn more by trusting your users to know what's best for them and to control their experience as much as possible. And if the current economic crisis should teach us anything, it's to think long-term.

    OK, that's more than 2c, I'll leave you to it ;-)

  24. Thaya Kareeson

    @Steve Taylor
    I like your 4 cents worth :). Anyhow, I made the plugin because somebody was requesting it.

    @Everybody
    I'm trying it out on my site to see how it gets affected though the results might be inconclusive since my blog is not as popular as one of those huge blogs, so, I would really be interested if anyone with a high traffic site is planning to try this.

  25. Green Cat

    Great plugin !

  26. Thaya Kareeson

    Released 0.1.2

    - Load the bait banner from /images/ads/<random>.gif so AdBlock users cannot add it to the whitelist without whitelisting other ads.

  27. Thaya Kareeson

    onload.js is actually deprecated already :)

  28. Thaya Kareeson

    Released 0.1.3
    – Forgot a single quote.

  29. mads

    spelllling issue:

    Wrong: Plese consider disabling your AdBlock software (at least for this site).

    Correct: Please consider disabling your AdBlock software (at least for this site).

  30. Thaya Kareeson

    Thank you mads!
    Released 0.1.4

    - Fixed spelling typo in default message.

    I'm off to bed! Cheers!

  31. Steve Taylor

    This plugin's a bad idea for site owners. If anyone's gone to the trouble of installing AdBlock, it's because on balance, adverts are just an annoyance to them. If they felt they might be missing out on some new product or great offer by not seeing adverts, they wouldn't install AdBlock.

    Having this plugin with its popup is saying to these users: "Hi! I know you installed AdBlock because you didn't want to be annoyed by adverts, so I've come here to annoy you anyway. Also, I'd like to point out that you probably don't know what's best for you, and advise you to disable AdBlock. You only *think* adverts annoy you."

    This isn't about the ethics of using ad-blocking software. It's about keeping users on your site, which this plugin seems designed to combat. Unless, of course the *only* reason to have users on your site is for them to see your ads; in which case, why are you bothering with a site at all?

  32. What a great way to piss off your visitors, I want to welcome mine not feed them a load crap they don’t want.

  33. Thaya Kareeson

    Released 0.1.5

    - Added the ability to NOT display message to visitor until X visits (default 10).

  34. CompTroub

    What a great idea, keep working :)

  35. Thaya Kareeson

    I'm glad to finally hear some positive comments about ths plugin :).

  36. redwall_hp

    W00t, you rock, Thaya! Now if only we could get some of the big guns like TechCrunch using this… :)

  37. Thaya Kareeson

    Released 0.1.6

    - Fixed critical bug that prints JS into rss feeds.

  38. shecky

    Hi Thaya!
    I use this plugin, but it seems don't work…
    Any idea???

    Regards

  39. Dirk

    With AdBlock Plus enabled i see just nothing at your website. Well done *lol*

    By the way. If i’d do some research to locate the name of the Javascritpt you use, it’ll be just one single whitlist line to allow this particular script on all blogs worldwide.

  40. Thaya Kareeson

    @shecky
    I visited your GP4 Italia site and checked your source for "/images/ad/a*.gif" and did not find anything. Also my browser did not get the cookie "aab_view_count". Did you disable the plugin?

  41. Thaya Kareeson

    @Dirk
    > With AdBlock Plus enabled i see just nothing at your website.
    What subscriptions are you using for ABP? The point of the plugin is not to hide my website at all, so I would like to resolve this issue. Any help appreciated!

    > If i’d do some research to locate the name of the Javascritpt you use, it’ll be just one single whitlist line to allow this particular script on all blogs worldwide.
    I'm trying to figure out what you mean here. Are you saying that you can block the javascript file with an AdBlock filter? If that's the case, the javascript is actually embeded into the HTML so you cannot just blanket block the javascript file with a filter.

  42. Thaya Kareeson

    @Dirk
    > With AdBlock Plus enabled i see just nothing at your website.
    What subscriptions are you using for ABP? The point of the plugin is not to hide my website at all, so I would like to resolve this issue. Any help appreciated!

    > If i’d do some research to locate the name of the Javascritpt you use, it’ll be just one single whitlist line to allow this particular script on all blogs worldwide.
    I'm trying to figure out what you mean here. Are you saying that you can block the javascript file with an AdBlock filter? If that's the case, the javascript is actually embeded into the HTML so you cannot just blanket block the javascript file with a filter.

  43. shecky

    Sorry, I disabled plugin 10 minutes before that you visit my site :-)
    I re-active it now and wait for an answer ;-)

  44. Thaya Kareeson

    @shecky
    It shows up fine for me (see http://www.stooorage.com/show/44/51734_gp4italia….Did you clear the aab_view_count cookie then visit 11 pages?

  45. Thaya Kareeson

    @shecky
    It shows up fine for me (see http://www.stooorage.com/show/44/51734_gp4italia…. Did you clear the aab_view_count cookie then visit 11 pages?

  46. shecky

    Thanks mate!
    Probably I don't have clear cookies and cache ;-)

  47. Morten Pedersen

    Thanks for the plug-in. I have stumbled this one!

  48. Guivara

    it's not working I install on my blog it' dose not shows any massage

  49. Thaya Kareeson

    @Guivara
    Did you clear the cache “aab_view_count” and then visit your site for 11 times? By default the message doesn’t show up until the 11th time.

  50. Thaya Kareeson

    Released 0.1.7

    - Added "message bar" mode.
    – Valid XHTML fix.
    – Modified preset text to have more support options.

  51. Dark

    Fatal error: Class 'wpgb' not found in /home1/freephps/public_html/dark_m/wp-content/plugins/anti-adblock/anti-adblock.php on line 242

    Got this right after I installed the new update.

  52. Thaya Kareeson

    Released 0.1.8

    - Fixed 'wpgb' not found bug.

  53. Thaya Kareeson

    @Dark,
    Thank you for reporting this! I have fixed it in version 0.1.8.

  54. Dark

    Updated to 0.1.8, now it don't seem to detect if ad-blocker is enabled or disabled now.

  55. Dark

    Oh, my bad, it was because of the that max thing. You think you can make it so it always shows?

  56. Thaya Kareeson

    @Dark,
    Did you clear your cache value aab_view_count and retry a few times (depends on your settings)?

  57. Thaya Kareeson

    @Dark,
    O good idea! I'll add a special option for that in the next release. As a workaround for now, I think you can set the max to something large like 99999 or something.

  58. Dirk

    I’m using “Cédrics Liste” and “Filter von Dr.Evil”, updated last at January 26 (resp. January 25).

    I don’t know, how your plugin works, but at a german media/art/design website they try to block ABP users by including a Javascript file containing a lot of “match words” in the file name and path like „example.com/ad/banner/partners/click.js“. In this file they only set one single variable. Later in the sit they include another Javascript file checking for this variable.

    Because the first Javascript file was blocked by ABP the variable was not set and the second script redirects to an information page that says “please disable your ad blocking tool”.

    By creating an whitelist entry for “example.com/ad/banner/partners/click.js” all other ads on the page are still blocked, but only this single file will loaded, even it matches the ad blocking filters – becuase it’s on the whitelist.

    I totally apreciate your work, but such plugins are just annoying and useless, because it only needs one single whitelist entry.

    Even if i would disable ABP for viewing one site, i’m pretty shure i’d never click on one single banner ad.

  59. while i understand the problem with blocking ads, i don't feel users who block ads are ever going to click on them anyway. so whats the point?

  60. Thaya Kareeson

    @guy
    You are probably right, but to me, it's just to make them aware that there's a real person on the other side of the blog that is working hard to crank out quality content.

    As one of the commenters said, there are many ways to support a blog. So I have modified my message to say something like "please support us by any of the following ways: 1. Disable AdBlock 2. Make a small donation 3. Link to/write about one of our articles." They don't have to disable AdBlock, since I would be just as happy to get a donation or a link to one of my articles.

  61. Thaya Kareeson

    Released 0.1.9

    - Perfomance improvement by moving bait banner to the footer.

  62. Jean-Paul Horn

    I really like the idea of this plugin and tempted to install it (on a very high traffic blog), but would like to hear from fellow webmasters who already implemented this how users reacted/commented on the popup. Did you get angry comments or did someone leave positive feedback?

  63. Jean-Paul Horn

    This point often comes up, but isn't entirely valid. My highly trafficked (sp?) website (+40K visitors per day) serves mostly CPM ads instead of CPC or CPA ads, so when people are blocking my ads I'm losing a lot of pageviews and thus money.
    True: the CTR for these CPM ads would be lower, but CTR is never an issue for those (CPM) ads and their advertisers; at least not for our campaigns which are mostly for branding (a product or service).

  64. Thaya Kareeson

    @Jean-Paul Horn
    Thanks for stopping by. The only negative feedback I get is on this comment thread from AdBlock fanboys.

    On a general sense, I've gotten emails asking me what plugin I'm using to create the pop-up notification. Also I've gotten a Twitter tweet saying that the actually clicked on my ad for the first time in months of reading. Nothing hostile from my readers yet.

    I believe that you have the power to control crowd anger. I've configured the plugin so that it will not show up until the visitor's 11th visit and it only shows up once. I don't think it is that annoying for the visitor with that configuration.

    Please let me know what you decide to do with the plugin. I am very interested in the result if you enable it.

  65. Thaya Kareeson

    @Jean-Paul Horn
    I also forgot to mention that I'm not seeing any drop in visitors per day or RSS feed count. (Though I am nowhere near 40K+ visitors per day)

  66. Jean-Paul Horn

    Thanks Thaya for your quick reply! Much appreciated :) I did some refreshes (11 ;) ) here to see the pop up in action and I like your tone of voice. I'd need to sleep over it, but as said – I'm really tempted and have been looking for such a plugin/solution for quite a while. Maybe I should just go for it and set the view count to 25 to cater the more frequent visitors. If they keep on returning, we must be doin' something worthwhile for them and we hope they'll return the favour.

    It would be a great addition if you could find out a way how many pop up'd visitors actually chose to disable AdBlock, but that would be rather difficult to detect I guess?

  67. Thaya Kareeson

    @Jean-Paul Horn
    You should definitely sleep on it. I also agree that you might want to up your view count to 25 (or maybe more depending on how sticky your site is). Anti-AdBlock does a simple view count on each page the user visits, so even if the user is browsing your site in one session, they will see the message on the 26th page they are browsing.

    I will add the statistics feature to my to-do list. What you are talking about is definitely do-able. I also believe that there are a couple more things to track, such as:
    1. Number of times the notification message is shown
    2. How many people never return after seeing the notification message
    3. How many people return with AdBlock disabled after seeing the notification message
    4. How many people donate after seeing the notification message
    Maybe I can think of more when I add the stats feature.

  68. Thaya Kareeson

    @Dirk
    Thank you for coming back with useful information! I will have to try out "Cédrics Liste" and "Filter von Dr.Evil" on my site. I'm pretty sure that my site disappearing with those filters it's not related to this plugin. It has to be something with the site HTML structure.

    >I totally apreciate your work, but such plugins are just annoying and useless, because it only needs one single whitelist entry.

    This plugin provides a sort of "bait" banner that is referenced in the form of "http://example.com/images/ad/aa671d3.gif". The banner file name actually changes every so often based on the WordPress nonce value so it can't just be added to the white list like your example site. (I'm evil I know ^_^).

    >Even if i would disable ABP for viewing one site, i’m pretty shure i’d never click on one single banner ad.

    I really appreciate your honesty and it is definitely a topic that is often talked about. I agree that most people who disable AdBlock on my site will most likely never click on an advertisement at all. That is why my notification message also asks the user to support me by making a small donation or link-to/write-about one of my articles. I personally would be more thrilled if a user writes about my blog (and not click on an advertisement).

  69. Dirk

    > so it can't just be added to the white list

    Well … “http://example.com/.*.gif”should do the trick :)

    Speaking of “can’t be added”: The commetns to your articles are not shown if JavaScript is disabled …

  70. Thaya Kareeson

    @Dirk
    Wouldn't http://example.com/.*.gifwhitelist everything on the site? If you do that you will probably whitelist all ad banners that end with gif. :P

    Also… the comment form is done by Intense Debate. Who browses the web without javascript anyway? Even my mom and dad uses browsers with JS enabled :).

  71. Thaya Kareeson

    Yeah, it's quite a bummer. I just sold my first ad via Buy Sell Ads and I want my buyer to get their money's worth. I wonder if there's a way to get around it somehow.

  72. redwall_hp

    I'm now running Anti-Adblock on Webmaster-Source, in message bar mode. I have a slightly less conservative threshold of 6 as well. (Someone [optional expletive, if you like that sort of thing] thought it was a good idea to put BuySellAds.com in the EasyList subscription…)

  73. redwall_hp

    I can't think of a way, since the script is blocked in the filters… I'm sure it's possible somehow, but I can't think of a way yet.

  74. Dirk

    Adding “http://example.com/.*.gif” to the whitelist, it allows all GIF files. But using AdBlock Plus with this “load but do not show” option, will load but not show files detected as ad anyways.

    The question has to be “who is so tired of life browsing the web with JavaScript ENABLED?”. Maybe it’s because of i am no advertising person but only an user, but i do not want to get spammed with all this clutter realized via JavaScript in the net! And ever read about XSS what is mainly done in JavaScript?

    I only enable JavaScript for sites that i visit on a regular basis and that do not work without JavaScript. On other sites i just don’t enable it, and i don’t think i miss anything.

    If the site is unusable without JavaScript (like your blog), i allow it temporary.

  75. Thaya Kareeson

    Thanks for the response!

    I didn't even know that AdBlock Plus has this "load but do not show" option. Regardless, the Anti-AdBlock javascript still detects if the CSS property of the .gif is set to hidden (even though it's loaded). So that's still a no-go on a global whitelist.

    I am definitely wrong about "who browses without javascript anymore." I see that the elites (like you) are the exceptions.

    I only enable JavaScript for sites that i visit on a regular basis and that do not work without JavaScript

    If the site is unusable without JavaScript (like your blog), i allow it temporary

    What tool do you use to selectively disable Javascript per site? Very interesting!

  76. Alex

    Was I supposed to see a pop up? I never did, actually I don’t see any ads.

  77. Alex

    FYI if I went to a site that got around my adblocker on purpose, I would never go back to that website, in fact I am blocking this one from my dns server atm.

  78. Robert

    It would be great if there is an option that you can disable the full website for Adblock users.
    Something like “Dear visitor, We have detected that you use Adblock plus. To be able to visit this website you need to disable your Adblock plus.”

    If the visitor does not disable Adblock plus, it is simply not able to visit the website.

  79. Thaya Kareeson

    This plugin detects if a regular visitor to your blog (10 visits by default) has AdBlock software enabled. If so, it will display a floating notification message on the 11th visit to your visitor. You can set this message to humbly ask your loyal visitor to support your blog by turning off their AdBlock software, by making a small donation, or by writing about your blog (be creative!). By default, this message box will never show up again for that visitor.

  80. Thaya Kareeson

    @Robert
    I previously had that feature, but received a lot of negative feedback from a lot of readers. I think an equal annoyance would be to set the number of times the popup shows to something high like 99999999 and disable the "close" feature.

  81. thaya

    @Alex
    Quite chippy aren't you?

    That's funny… so whatever site uses Buy Sell Ads plugin (with anti-AdBlock), you never visit? Buy Sell Ads service is ramping up quite nicely, it won't be long until these sites with Buy Sell Ads start using my plugin for integration. Promise me that you will permanently block all those sites from your DNS. I would love to see how useful your internet becomes.

    Also, I don't think that many other people will not follow your lead because they use my website for plugin support.

    I am perfectly fine with people not coming back to my website at all if they decide that my ads are too obtrusive for the quality of content they are getting. As I said before, I try to keep a good balance of the two. If you don't believe me, check out how John Chow sets up his blog (almost the whole site is filled with ads and the content is mediocre at best).

    See you around on the internet(s).

  82. Carla

    it might be helpful to users of your plugin to provide advice on how to whitelist their one site, rather than asking readers to disable adblock entirely. Because Firefox uses tabbed browsing, disabling adblock altogether just opens the floodgates for everything they tried to get rid of… I would imagine that few people, especially those with the minimal savvy needed to install FF plugins, browse sites one at a time anymore. However, it might be more trouble than it's worth for many users to figure out how to make an exception for a single site if it's not spelled out explicitly somewhere.

    Also, the user should be told explicitly that they will only receive the popup once. Someone may never visit the site again under the assumption that this will happen each time they visit. Alternately, a user should also be notified if the site owner has set the reminder time to a more frequent number.

    Also, a question: does the counter start over again if cookies are manually deleted? Could a user potentially block all cookies for a site and never receive the message?

  83. Thaya Kareeson

    @Carla
    Thanks for voicing your concern!

    Have you taken a look at the screenshot (http://omninoggin.com/wp-content/plugins/anti-adb… I think the image that shows up on the right side shows you exactly how you disable it on one site. Also, there is a statement at the bottom of the message saying, "You will no longer receive this message after 1 visit(s)". Please feel free to let me know if you have better ways of making these points more clear.

    That's correct, the counter starts over again if the cookie is deleted and the user could potentially block all cookies and never receive the message at all. That is one weakness of this plugin, but I don't see it as much of a problem. This is because when a user visits a new site, they probably will not notice that the site uses Anti-AdBlock cookie until the message shows up. Once it shows up, it will never show up again so there is no use to block cookies on the site anyway.

  84. Dirk

    AdBlockPlus does not set the CSS options, it interacts directly with the HTML rendering engine (resp. it’s output) and not with the sourcecode.

    For blocking Javascript on a per-site basis, i’m using NoScript.

  85. Thaya Kareeson

    @Dirk
    Ah! Thanks for the tip on NoScript Dirk!

  86. hardCOREware.net

    Unfortunately I can't use this, because it interferes with my Javascript slider code. You can see it in my link.

  87. Thaya Kareeson

    @hardCOREware
    How does it interfere? Can you post a screenshot? Maybe you can try playing with the message's CSS (z-index).

  88. Juergen

    hmm….. I am not very happy with this plugin
    I am using ad-muncher as ad filter. this plugin won't fool ad-muncher
    And worse, this plugin throws a 404 when trying to load an 1×1 gif: "/images/ad/aaba6484a.gif"
    This gif doesn't exists. Can I just use an empty transparent gif?
    Juergen

  89. Shrapnel09

    Firefox's add-on NoScript would work to prevent this though, correct?

  90. shrapnel09

    Is there any way to get stats from this plug-in? I like it's functionality as it serves as just a polite reminder. I would be interested in seeing how many times this message gets displayed to users, basically telling me how many regular visitors I get that are using Adblock Plus.

  91. thaya

    Unfortunately, that is correct since this plugin runs off of JavaScript. If the user is willing to turn off JavaScript by default for all sites, there really isn\\'t much you can do anyway since most ads now-a-days are displayed through JavaScript.

  92. thaya

    There aren\\'t anyways to get stats out of the box right now. Stats has always been on my list of to-dos, but I haven\\'t been focusing on this plugin as much per the negative feedback I\\'ve been getting from AdBlock lovers. Maybe if I just add this tracking feature, I would get a higher rating and more downloads?

  93. 404techsupport

    I'd say the proof is in the pudding. If people saw how many people were using Ad-Block on their site and reducing their revenue, they might be more inclined to use this.

    I think this plug-in is a great addition, the configuration provides enough flexibility to run the policy however you want. I am also an ad-block lover, but only when ads prove to be annoying or intrusive. Well-placed, relevant ads are the trade-off for quality content, I've learned from running my own site.

  94. Thaya Kareeson

    That is true. I will see how to work this into my schedule :).

  95. Thaya Kareeson

    Hi Juergen. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to report this incompatibility with ad-muncher. I will check it and the 1×1 gif issue out for the next release.

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