Popup Domination & WordPress 3.3 – It now works!
Did Popup Domination break when you upgraded to WordPress 3.3 – it probably did! There are lots of rumblings on the message boards looking for support and unhappy people wanting answers!
I have been searching around trying find a solution or at least get a definitive answer to what, when, where, how, and all those other investigative questions that a good journalist is supposed to do.
The not so good news is that I did not find answers to all those questions.
The GOOD news is that I did find a work around so you can keep WordPress 3.3 running and still have Popup Domination working (did it pop up here for you on INeedHelpWithWordPress.com ?) I found a post that ichurakov posted.
Here is what you need to do – be warned – you need to change the source files of the programming code. One false slip and it could be toast once again for your site!
First I went into my File Manager of my hosting account to get to the file that needs to be changed. You can do the same thing using FTP software, like FileZilla, if you have it.
Navigate to public/yoursitename.com/wp-content/plugins (or where ever your hosting company manages your files).
You will see your popup-domination folder (you may have renamed it to get your site back. If so, put it back to ‘popup-domination’).
Go into that folder and open the file, ‘popup-domination.php’. Since I accessed it via my File Manager of my hosting company, I used the Code Editor to edit this file.
Search for the line that says:
wp_admin_css( 'theme-editor' );
and simply add 2 characters before it. Add // and it will look like this:
// wp_admin_css( 'theme-editor' );
This comments out the line – what this means is that it tells the computer to ignore it. This line is the one that is messing up WordPress. For me, I was still running version 2.0 of Popup Domination so I found this on line 34. Your line may be different if you are using a different version!
Save the file.
Now, go back to you plugins in your dashboard area, and reactivate Popup Domination.
Life should be good once again!
There are some drawbacks to this method that you should be aware of – you can decide if they are worth it:
- You are editing the code of the plugin that you purchased that should work. Some people think this should not be done.
- If a new version comes out, it will overlay your code changes (you probably want this to happen)
- Some folks think that the developer / company that sells the plugin should correct it, not you.
- If you make a bad keystroke, you can really mess things up.
I opted to go with the change so I could have the functionality of Popup Domination working with the new version of WordPress 3.3.
Let me know if you have any questions.