(Fixed) Wired.com still asks me to disable AdBlock although the site is whitelisted

Update April 17, 2017:

This bug is fixed in AdBlock for Chrome 3.10.0. If you're still seeing the behavior described below, the issue is with Wired.com, not AdBlock. Their admins have been notified that some users are still getting the request to disable their ad blockers even if they don't have an ad blocker installed.

Note: If you have whitelisted a website or paused AdBlock but the site still thinks you're blocking ads, please see this article for more information and troubleshooting tips.

Have you whitelisted Wired.com, but the site still asks you to disable AdBlock? The first thing to check is did you get to Wired.com by clicking a link on a different site, such as Facebook or Twitter or in an email?

There is a bug in AdBlock that disables whitelisting when you visit Wired.com by way of a redirected link (that is, a link to Wired.com from elsewhere). The bug will be fixed in the next release of AdBlock for Chrome. It does not affect other browsers.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are grateful for your patience!


Until it's fixed, here's a workaround suggested by one of our users (big shoutout to @chrisoff!): Try removing the redirect parameter from the URL. That's the part that looks like "?med=twitter" (for instance, if the link was in a tweet), and is found at the end of the URL after the "wired.com" part of the address. If you're not sure what this is, just try deleting everything from "?med=" to the end of the URL.

By the way, here's how to whitelist Wired.com (or any site or YouTube channel).

Rhana is the author of this solution article.

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