Did your PopUp Domination plugin blow stuff up when you upgraded WordPress? If you were using Version 2.0 it probably did!
Sometimes marketers find themselves in a emotional bind and try to go for a sale when its a bad idea…. Instead of taking care of a support issue they try to force an upsell…
That’s unfortunately what we’ve seen from Michael Dunlop’s team at PopUp Domination this week and it’s left many bloggers feeling stranded.
PD is a cool plugin. A lot of marketers love it. I don’t use it on my mainblog (I use WPSubscribers) but I do carry a developers license so I can use it on client sites I set up (one of the only things WPSubscribers does not offer).
If you run PopUp Domination 2.0 you know that it doesn’t work with WordPress version 3.3. Rather than patch 2.0 for you they’ve tried to pressure you into a premium upgrade.
One of my friends went so far as to contact support to see if there was a workaround and the best they could do was to advise her to purchase 3.0 at the retail price now.
Give me a break.
We can fix this… I’ll show you how!
I understand charging for upgrades… but not for serious bug fixes… and not in the first couple weeks that the prior paid-for-version goes out of being current. Six months perhaps, maybe… a month or less? Tacky.
Anyways, I digress…
It turns out its actually relatively easy to get PopUp Domination 2.0 working with WordPress 3.3 by making a simple tiny code change.
You don’t even have to log in via FTP but can access the plugin code by going to Dashboard -> Left Sidebar -> Plugins -> Editor (it’s in the popout menu). Once your in there, select the plugin from the drop-down in the upper right and then you will see the file list to pick from in the right margin.
Make PopUp Domination 2.0 Work With WordPress 3.3
The solution to fix it comes from Paul who shares that we simply need to first click on the file named popup-domination.php. That’s the file we’re going to edit to make PopUp Domination work with WordPress 3.3.
Then search for the line that reads:
wp_admin_css( 'theme-editor' );
here, add 2 // characters before it. You will make it look like this:
// wp_admin_css( 'theme-editor' );
This comments out the line – which tells WordPress to skip over (ignore) it.
Then click the “update file” button.
That’s all you need to do.
Be very careful while editing this file because even a minor typo can cause your blog to have issues and you to need to fix it from the hosting level. There are some other disclaimers shared in Paul’s post you may want to look at if you have a moment too.
So there ya go… now you’ve got Popup Domination v 2.0 working on WordPress 3.3!
Are you using PopUp Domination? What’s your favorite feature?
~ Kim ~
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