[rellect] AdBlock Detector

[rellect] AdBlock Detector 1.7.3

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
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  • Support and updates are provided based on available time.

For more information and refund policy visit the FAQ tab.

This addon is for XF1.
To purchase AdBlock Detector for XF2 please send me a private message.


What is 'AdBlock'?
AdBlock is content filtering and ad blocking extension which can be installed in the browser. AdBlock allows users to prevent page elements, such as advertisements, from being displayed. (From Wikipedia)

AdBlock extensions are in the top most popular extensions in Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
There are hundreds of millions of users that actively using adblock extensions.

What's the problem with Ad Blockers?
As explained above, AdBlock designed to block and remove advertisements.
In most sites, the biggest (and sometimes, the only) revenue comes from advertisements.
For that reason, you don't want your visitors to use AdBlock. It directly affects your income.

More visitors exposed to advertisements = potential to earn more money.

What 'AdBlock Detector' does?
This add-on will detect if the visitor's browser is running an AdBlock.
If so, it will popup an alert and ask (or force) to disable it.

You can use it to make people aware of the consequences to the site by using this extension, and nicely ask to disable it.
Or you can force to disable it, and not allow to enter into the site until then.


Control Who Will See The Alert, And How Frequently
You may choose different permissions for each usergroup, and even for individual users

4 Different Types of Alerts
Choose your preferred way to alert the user

- Overlay


- Floating message


- Notice


- Notification


- Random
It will show a random alert type (from the available ones) in every refresh.



Exclude Specific Pages
There are pages that you may not want to bother the user with this alert, for example, the registration page.
You may exclude any page or forum you want, with a very flexible method.



This is a real screenshot from a customer who wanted to share with me the change he had after running the addon for a while.
See the revenue increment.



Payment, delivery and other matters are explained in the FAQ tab.
First release
Last update
4.94 star(s) 18 ratings

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  1. v1.7.3

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  2. v1.7.2

    Fixed a case where Ghostery couldn't be detected. Fixed a case where the notice alert won't...
  3. v1.7.1

    This update fixes an issue with ADP in FireFox. And a little performance improvement.

Latest reviews

Simply Awesome - I agree with EVERY Review below. Brilliant Add-on :-) Easy to Install, setup, and Modify Message.
After Installing this Addon, I have seen a 55% increase in Adsense Income. If you don't have this, you are missing out on $$$
It appears to work as intended, and does seem to increase ad revenue. Well worth the money, would recommend.
Thanks a lot for this add-on. I've been using it for months now and it works as advertised. I haven't had any problems with it.

This way definetly worth the money. 5 stars sir!
Excellent support from author, the addon works very well and would recommend use on any forum that is monetised. Simple to set up and works a treat. Great work.
Missed this... got it now. Seriously awesome. It annoys the hell out of me when users share how to block ads with one another, getting around them when not buying premium to do so. Beautiful...
Incredible add on, I can't thank you enough.

I've had this installed now for several months, and have seen rev increase by 30%.

Possibly the best plugin for any software I've ever purchased. Well done sir. Well bloody done.
Great add-on. It will increase your revenue. Our revenues have increased about 40%. Easy to use and many option to alert visitors. I would definitely recommend it.
A most excellent add-on. Installed for 30 days now, and adsense rev up 23.9%. It is close to holidays so need to take that into account, but the add-on is IMO definitely a big factor.

Few notes: In order not to completely irk your users that demand to "control their web experience", we've found a healthy balance. First, we do NOT show the alert to any guests. We want them to stay and register even if they're blocking ads. And obviously we do not show any alerts to any of our paid supporters. For free-registered members, we show the alert/notice at the top, and allow them to dismiss it for 72 hours at a time.

IMO the notice is received better than the notification (anything that looks "popup-ish" gets a knee-jerk reaction as BAD), and better than the floating message (looks too much like a system message).

Again most excellent add-on with just the right options to make it work for YOUR community :)
Great tips, thanks for your feedback!
10 stars, awesome dev, great add-on, worth every penny! Had some issues with my folder permissions that I overlooked in my excitement to get this awesome add-on up and running (note: the rellect AND AdblockDetector folders need to be set to 755!). Developer was extremely quick to respond and help out.