Support » Plugin: Ad Blocking Detector » Error when creating new shortcodes

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  • Sorry for the delay in response.

    I am unable to replicate this behavior, but that error message is a catch-all error thrown by the WordPress Settings API, which Ad Blocking Detector uses extensively.

    Unfortunately, the most common cause of this error is not the cause now (or it would happen for everybody), so it will be extremely difficult to debug.

    One suggestion I have that might work is to uninstall and reinstall Ad Blocking Detector if you have not already. I doubt that will resolve the problem, but it might.


    If reinstalling does not work, then I do not have a quick solution, unfortunately. I will look into it, but the Settings API, and this plugin’s code used to interact with it is complex and difficult to debug, so it will likely take me a while.

    I apologize for the inconvenience.

    It seems that there was a plugin creating a conflict with ABD. I tried deactivating all my installed plugins and then creating a shortcode and it worked. I can’t say exactly which plugin was because I have some of then and didn’t tried one by one, but was a conflict with another plugin for sure.

    I can give you a list of them if that helps yo to investigate.

    PS: no, the reinstall didn’t worked.

    Aha! Evidence! Yay! A list of plugins would help immensely. If you are uncomfortable posting what plugins you run publicly, you can email them to me using the contact form on the plugin’s website:

    Sure, I don’t have any problems with posting here my plugins. This thread could be helpful for people with the same problem.

    Here is a list of my plugins, all of them updated and running:

    Ad Blocking Detector
    Ad Injection
    All in one Favicon
    Anti-Malware and Brute-Force Security by ELI
    Better WordPress Minify
    Contact Form 7
    Cookie Law Info
    Jetpack por
    Monarch Plugin
    Really Simple CAPTCHA
    Revolution Slider
    W3 Total Cache
    Wordfence Security
    WP Last Modified
    WP Lightbox 2
    WP Smush
    WP-Table Reloaded
    Yoast SEO
    Тоp 10

    As you can see, it’s quite a long list, that’s why I couldn’t test them one by one.

    Thank you for the list!

    Several of those plugins I use on a regular basis, and can likely rule out. The others I will install on my dev website and see what happens at my earliest opportunity.

    I too had the “ERROR: couldn’t find options page.” error appear when trying to create a shortcode.

    The culprit for me is W3 Total Cache. Not sure what setting is the problem, but to create the shortcodes I had to disable W3. Once the shortcodes were created I re-enabled W3. Everything appears to be working so far.

    Im having the same problem.
    disabled w3 total cache but didn´t solve it!

    any ideas?

    Same issue here, but disabling W3 worked.

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