How to Whitelist wikiHow on an Ad Blocker

Six Methods:Using Adblock Plus (Web)Using Adblock (Web)Using Adblock Plus (Mobile)Using uBlock OriginUsing HTTPS EverywhereUsing 1Blocker

wikiHow is a site that gets help from advertisements to stay up and running. Though you may not want to disable your ad blocker completely, disabling it on a trustworthy site like wikiHow goes a long way towards making it possible for us to keep bringing you the content you want - and keep our mission of teaching everyone on the planet to do anything thriving.

Method 1
Using Adblock Plus (Web)

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    Open a web browser with Adblock plus installed. If you have Adblock Plus, that means you're using Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, or Internet Explorer.
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    Go to a wikiHow.com webpage. Oh, hey, you're already here.
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    Click on the Adblock Plus icon. This will cause AdBlock's current status to display. The icon is a red octagon containing the letters "ABP". Depending on the browser you're using, the icon will be located in slightly different places.
    • On Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, the icon is located to the right of your address bar at the top of your browser window.
    • On Safari, the icon is located to the left of your address bar at the top of the browser window.
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    Click "Enabled on this site." You'll see the text change to "Disabled on this site," allowing ads to run on the wikiHow domain page. Nice!
    • In Chrome, if the Adblock Plus icon doesn't show up next to your address bar, go to chrome://extensions/ in your address bar, click on "Options" next to Adblock Plus, click on the "Whitelisted domains" tab, type "wikihow.com/" into the top text field and click "Add domain."

Method 2
Using Adblock (Web)

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    Open a web browser with Adblock installed.
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    Go to a wikiHow.com webpage. Nice to see you!
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    Click on the Adblock icon. This will cause AdBlock's current status to display. The icon is a red octagon containing a white palm. Depending on the browser you're using, the icon will be located in slightly different places.
    • On Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, the icon is located to the right of your address bar at the top of your browser window.
    • On Safari, the icon is located to the left of your address bar at the top of the browser window.
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    Click "Don't run on pages on this domain." A new window will open, asking you to confirm what webpages you would like to be allowed to run ads. Make sure the window you're doing this in has a wikiHow page open.
    • On Mozilla Firefox, all you have to do here is click "disable on wikihow.com" in the menu that appears. Way ahead of the game!
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    Click and drag both sliders to the far left. The menu that appears will attempt to understand the range that you'd like to disable Adblock on more accurately. You want it to say "www.wikihow.com/*".
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    Click "Exclude" at the bottom-right corner of the window. This will disable AdBlock solely on pages with the www.wikiHow.com/ domain name. Thank you for your support!

Method 3
Using Adblock Plus (Mobile)

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    Open the Adblock Plus app. This method works on both Android and iOS
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    Tap the x at the bottom of the screen. You may land on a page that offers to show you how to use Adblock. If this happens, exit the page so that you are on the app's main menu.
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    Tap "Whitelisted Websites." You'll be brought to a menu that allows you to enter the names of websites that you'd like to allow ads to display on.
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    Type "wikiHow.com" into the box under "Add Website to Whitelist." You'll need to tap on the box first to do this.
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    Tap the "+" button on the right side of this box. wikiHow will now be allowed to display ads on your mobile browser!

Method 4
Using uBlock Origin

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    Open a web browser with uBlock Origin installed. This method works with both uBlock Origin and uBlock Origin+.
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    Go to a wikiHow.com webpage. Well, hello there! You're already here.
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    Click on the uBlock Origin icon. This will cause uBlock Origin's current status to display. The icon is a maroon shield containing the letters "UO," and will be next to your address bar.
    • If you don't see the icon, you'll need to navigate to your browser's plugins/extensions and click on the icon when it appears there.
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    Click on the blue power button. This will disable the ad blocker on the site you're browsing on, and add it to the app's whitelist. Quick and painless!

Method 5
Using HTTPS Everywhere

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    Open a web browser with HTTPS Everywhere installed. This method only works on Google Chrome.
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    Go to a wikiHow.com webpage. Well, that was quick.
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    Click on the HTTPS Everywhere icon. This will allow you to view a list of options. The icon is a blue square containing the letter "S," and will be to the right of your address bar.
    • If you don't see the icon, that's because it's hidden and you'll need to add it manually:
    • Click on the menu bar, which is the three dots (or three horizontal lines on older versions of Chrome) to the right of your address bar.
    • Click on the HTTPS Everywhere extension. It'll now display next to your address bar.
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    Uncheck the "Enable HTTPS Everywhere" box. The plugin will be disabled on wikiHow. Phew!

Method 6
Using 1Blocker

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    Open the 1Blocker app. From your home screen, tap on the app's icon once to open it.
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    Tap on the "Whitelist" link. It's located in the section called "Configurable," and will allow you to add the names of sites you trust.
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    Tap the text field under the "Domain" heading. A cursor will display.
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    Type "wikihow.com" into the text field. Exclude the quotation marks.
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    Tap "Save" in the upper-right corner of the screen. wikiHow will be added to your whitelist. Awesome!

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