The page contains information and possible solutions for conflicts between Advanced Ads, one of its add-ons and third-party plugins.

Amazon Associates Link Builder

The plugin produces plenty of JavaScript errors in the backend which break scripts and feature from many plugins. The issue is already reported. It is fixed since version 1.5.3. of this plugin.

Jetpack – Publicize

The Publicize module in Jetpack seems to break the ad injection on single post pages.

Disabling OpenGraph creation, e.g., by using the Yoast SEO plugin, seems to be one solution that works without disabling the module.

jQuery Pin It Button for Images

If you see Pinterest buttons above image ads add the following lines of code to your theme’s functions.php.

You also need to make sure that nopin is added to the Disabled classes option in Selection settings, which it is by default.

Facebook Instant Articles & Google AMP Pages by PageFrog

When using ads on AMP pages with the mentioned plugin, please uncheck this option to allow the content injection.

Force AMP compliance by removing other plugins/functions from AMP pages

GT Shortcodes

  • conflict between JavaScript libraries in the dashboard leads to wrong format of form fields – but doesn’t seem to affect features.
  • some JavaScript conflict in the frontend prevents centering and fixing Sticky ads properly.

Go Pricing – WordPress Responsive Pricing Tables

The Go Pricing plugin is broken, causing ads to be saved as WordPress posts. It also caused a lot of other issues unrelated to Advanced Ads on the site we saw it on. The developers make it impossible for non-customers to reach them and help with a solution.

iThemes Security

The iThemes Security plugin does prevent cookies from working in AJAX calls, which would prevent some Visitor Conditions in Advanced Ads Pro to work when AJAX cache-busting is enabled.

One user reported, that uninstalling and re-installing iThemes Security helped.

If you rely on the features of this plugin, then please try All In One WP Security & Firewall as an alternative.

Relevanssi

Relevanssi optimizes the WordPress search. To not show ads within the search or break some other ads on that page, you should exclude ads, (ad groups and ad authors) from being considered in the search results.

Similar Posts

Slug:  similar-posts

The plugin shows similar posts. You can choose to show excerpts as well. When doing that, the plugin loads the whole content of posts, including all elements (technically speaking: uses the_content). This includes ads, even though they might not be displayed. Some ad codes might be displayed partially and being broken. Ad impressions might also be tracked for those invisible ads.

There doesn’t seem to be an option to disable this behavior in the Similar Posts plugin automatically or manually.

The solution can only be to not use the excerpt option.

Social Warfare

This plugin might add a Pin it button to your image ads if you have that feature enabled. A user reported that there is an option to disable that button.

W3 Total Cache

The Object Cache feature breaks transients, which means that WordPress backends might check for available updates of all installed plugins on every page requests. Users might experience a slow backend. The issue doesn’t only happen to Advanced Ads, but with other plugins as well. See this article for more information.

WooCommerce

The store page which displays all of your products might be listed among your static pages but is technically working as a product archive.

This means that for the General Conditions display condition it responds to the Archives condition, not Singular Pages. For the Post Type condition, it responds to Products post type, not Pages.

If you are using our Tracking add-on then make sure the following setting is disabled: WooCommerce > Settings > General > Default Customer Location > pick the third option, which is IP without cache. This will remove the IP address from the URL, which breaks out click tracking URLs.

WordFence (excessive CPU usage)

It isn’t related to Advanced Ads, but was reported suspecting our plugins, so we added this here anyway.

WordFence has a live scanning feature which can lead to a lot of requests. Some hosters, like SiteGround in this case, have limits for requests and might block your website if there are too many of them.

WP Minify

WP Minify might cause features from Advanced Ads Pro or other add-ons to not work properly, including ads not showing up. The reason is that the plugin minifies the files wrongly.

To get the ad shown in this placement while keeping the JS minification, you can simply exclude the javascript files from Advanced Ads (Pro) from minification.

You can do that on the wp-minify settings page. It’s normally on the Settings menu of the admin panel, after the Permalinks. In the Local JavaScript exclusion list (the first big text area from the top of the page), enter “advanced-ads-pro” (w/o the quotes) and update the options.

There is now a plugin called WP Minify Fix, which is basically WP Minify on which some bug-fixes and additional features have been added, because WP Minify was not updated since 2012. The plugin is at: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-minify-fix/. It might work more stable.

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