I want to use Google Adsense code snippets in my blog posts, so in my single.php. However, when I do so, then my RSS feed becomes invalid because of the javascript code in the content and the feed won't be updated anymore.

Is there ANY way to fix this?

I still have the Google Adsense code in the sidebar where it's not causing any issues.

I've seen lots of blogs that have Google ads in their blog posts and a functioning RSS feed, so it seems to be possible, but how? Or rather, why is it causing problems in my case?

I've done a looooooooot of research, but couldn't find ANY information about this issue. I think that means that it's not a very common problem. I really hope somebody can help me with this BIG problem.

Would something like this work? http://chaosinacan.com/programming/adsense-without-blocking/

For reference, here's my website: http://zoomingjapan.com/

Here's my feed: http://zoomingjapan.com/feed/

Thanks a lot in advance!

  • How do you add the adsense code to the blog posts?
    – fuxia
    Commented Nov 10, 2012 at 4:00
  • @toscho Well, because I didn't want to lose the validity of my feed, I took all the codes out again, but I did put every single code in directly into each post as I was still experimenting a lot. Later on I wanted to place a code snippet into the single.php instead, but that would be essentially the same thing, right?
    – japanworm
    Commented Nov 10, 2012 at 16:28
  • @toscho I assume your question means that there are different ways to implement the code to your blog posts. Could you enlighten me, please?
    – japanworm
    Commented Nov 12, 2012 at 4:27
  • Well, I guess, it is a filter for the_content, but I really have to see that to give answer.
    – fuxia
    Commented Nov 12, 2012 at 4:39
  • @toscho Sure! Let me know what exactly you need to see and I'll provide the code :)
    – japanworm
    Commented Nov 12, 2012 at 9:12

1 Answer 1


Do not paste the Adsense code into the blog posts. Use a plugin instead.

Sample Plugin:

/* Plugin Name: Zoomingjapan Adsense */

add_filter( 'the_content', 'zoomingjapan_adsense' );

function zoomingjapan_adsense( $content )
    if ( is_feed() or ! is_singular() )
        return $content;

    $adsense = '<adense code, replace that!>';

    // remove all existing script elements
    $content = preg_replace("~<script[^>]*>.+</script[^>]*>~i", '', $content );

    return $content . $adsense;


  • Change the content of the variable $adsense to whatever you need.
  • Put the file into wp-content/plugins/.
  • Activate it in wp-admin/plugins.php.

That’s all.

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    See this answer for the where (plugin, not theme!). And, please, ignore that terrible tutorial. They are doing it wrong. It hurts just to look at that, ah, it huuuurtssss …
    – fuxia
    Commented Nov 12, 2012 at 15:59
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    Remove the BOM
    – fuxia
    Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 14:22
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    This function is a filter you have to pass some content to it. The plugin does that automatically.
    – fuxia
    Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 17:23
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    Sorry, this thread crossed the too localized line long ago, and I really don’t have the time for further support or a probably long chat session.
    – fuxia
    Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 8:48
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    That's okay. I'll mark your answer as accepted for now as it did help. It's not your fault that I'm too much of a beginner to know how to solve things by myself. Thanks.
    – japanworm
    Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 9:03

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