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AdblockDetector for RapidWeaver

Advertisements on some websites are extremely annoying, they can envelope occasional pages like a swarm of locusts. No wonder then that regular web users install ad-blockers. This is, of course, can be aggravating if you rely on advertisements as a source of income.

If you're an ad-blocker, you're bound to have seen messages informing you that a page can't be displayed because you have an ad-blocker active; you may even have been whisked away to a completely different page, or you may have seen a polite request to deactivate your ad-blocker.

Jeroen's AdblockDetector stack allows Weavers who rely on ads to display a LightboxMe lightbox with any content they please when an active adblocker is detected; it can display a floating text message; it can display the content of a child stack at the top of your page or it can whisk your visitor away to a different page entirely. The latter solution might sound a little harsh, but if you're offering free content and rely on ads to finance that content, you can usher your adblocked visitor to a page with paid content.

I personally don't have the LightboxMe stack from Marathia's Stacks, so I was unable to test this solution. This left me slightly disappointed that the 'Redirect' function wouldn't accept a javascript to allow me to activate one of my many other lightbox stacks. I'm hoping that this is simply an oversight. EDIT: Jeroen has, in the meantime, added a further option "Simulate a Link Click" which will allow you to run a javascript and open a 3rd party lightbox.

The redirect solution works as expected when an URL is entered and redirects almost instantaneously to your page with the paid content. The child stack displaces your page content to display whatever content you've added to it.

AdblockDetector – Marathia's Stacks
The AdblockDetector's 'Generic Alert' displays a page overlay with a text message of your choice alongside a 'close' button. A not unattractive solution if you don't have Marathia's LightboxMe.

AdblockDetector is not your run-of-the-mill 'pimp-my-page' stack that adds bells here and whistles there, it is an extremely useful stack for those Weavers that actually display advertisements to finance their publications. As such, I would classify it as a 'specialised' stack and recommend that you grab it as quickly as possible — before the price goes up!

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Restricted Content in RapidWeaver

A major concern for many website developers is content protection. We want our website to be accessible to the general public, but we don't want them to copy our content without our permission. There are a couple of solutions available to Weavers that involve disabling the right mouse-click and/or the drag and the copy function. One Little Designer has a new solution for you.

Restrict Content is a stack that automatically converts sections of your page into images, thus restricting their availability. The converted sections do not appear within the HTML or CSS code, but can be accessed by the administrator or users with explicit rights.
Restrict Content can reduce the quality of an image that's displayed on your page by blurring it (even to the point of the image being unrecognisable), it can add password protection to an image or a section (appears when the image/section is hovered), it can add a gradient to an image or section so that the lower portion is invisible, and/or it can overlay content with a stack of your choice.

Restrict Content – 1LD

Restrict Content uses PHP to hide your content from the HTML page. This works perfectly for text content, but currently does not hide images from the page's resources.
You may choose to allow access to choice visitors by supplying them with a password (after subscribing to your page perhaps) and once access has been granted, images can be displayed in a lightbox.
Restrict Content – 1LD

Stack settings
Content Type – Convert to image, Convert to image and add blur, Convert to image and fade out, Convert to image and add watermark
Enable Call To Action – Add stacks of your choice
Allow Access – Never, With password, With confirmation button
Password
Allowed Attempts
Placeholder Text
Invalid Text
Failed Text
Field Position – Centre, Top, Bottom, Above, Below
Show Password Field On Hover
Enable Lightbox

Restrict Content is currently the best solution for restricting access to single elements on a web page. It's a shame that images aren't (as yet?) removed from the page resources, but 99% of regular users won't be able to access them anyway.

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Restricted Content in RapidWeaver

A major concern for many website developers is content protection. We want our website to be accessible to the general public, but we don't want them to copy our content without our permission. There are a couple of solutions available to Weavers that involve disabling the right mouse-click and/or the drag and the copy function. One Little Designer has a new solution for you.

Restrict Content is a stack that automatically converts sections of your page into images, thus restricting their availability. The converted sections do not appear within the HTML or CSS code, but can be accessed by the administrator or users with explicit rights.
Restrict Content can reduce the quality of an image that's displayed on your page by blurring it (even to the point of the image being unrecognisable), it can add password protection to an image or a section (appears when the image/section is hovered), it can add a gradient to an image or section so that the lower portion is invisible, and/or it can overlay content with a stack of your choice.

Restrict Content – 1LD

Restrict Content uses PHP to hide your content from the HTML page. This works perfectly for text content, but currently does not hide images from the page's resources.
You may choose to allow access to choice visitors by supplying them with a password (after subscribing to your page perhaps) and once access has been granted, images can be displayed in a lightbox.
Restrict Content – 1LD

Stack settings
Content Type – Convert to image, Convert to image and add blur, Convert to image and fade out, Convert to image and add watermark
Enable Call To Action – Add stacks of your choice
Allow Access – Never, With password, With confirmation button
Password
Allowed Attempts
Placeholder Text
Invalid Text
Failed Text
Field Position – Centre, Top, Bottom, Above, Below
Show Password Field On Hover
Enable Lightbox

Restrict Content is currently the best solution for restricting access to single elements on a web page. It's a shame that images aren't (as yet?) removed from the page resources, but 99% of regular users won't be able to access them anyway.

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