Sorry to those who are still waiting for a fix for the issue of Sponsored posts showing/ etc.

to those who are still waiting for a fix for the issue of Sponsored posts showing/ etc. Unfortunately my dad got very ill and sadly passed away, so this has greatly impacted my ability to work on this project recently, so I’ve been taking a break to try and deal with this.
I did manage to release 2 updates but after he died, i didnt get round to writing the release notes etc. for them.
Basically the latest available version of FBP now is v33.4
Fixed in this version are Hiding the “Stories” box, Hiding the “Rooms” box. New options for hiding the “Events” and “News” buttons in the top nav(igation) bar. It also fixes hiding some “Sponsored Posts” that were getting through for some people (but not all). I still do not have the facebook update that completely breaks FBP, so it is still working fine on my newsfeed at hiding the Sponsored Posts etc. I am still working on getting a fix for the people with the big change, but its difficult to do until Faceobok actually release the code change to my Facebook account.
Another problem is unfortunately v33.4 of the FBP extension is not available for Firefox, due to unknown reasons (theres been no official explanation from Firefox) Apparently there is a massive hold up in the approval queue for extension updates, so it may be some weeks (its impossible to say how long) before v33.4 will become available as a Firefox extension. A couple of workarounds for this 1) Install the Tampermonkey extension, then install the GM script version of FBP. 2) Use a Chrome(ium) based browser (such as Opera or Brave for example) and install the relevant FBP extension for that browser.
I’ve not yet updated the documentation on the FBP website with the new version number for FBP, as the Firefox version is lagging behind, due to problems at Mozilla. Will get round to that soon hopefully.
Please be patient while I work through things.
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33 Responses to Sorry to those who are still waiting for a fix for the issue of Sponsored posts showing/ etc.

  1. Alastair Torrance says:

    So sorry to hear your bad news. You have no reason to apologize to the users of FBP. What you do is amazing, and I would have got rid of Facebook a long time ago if it hadn’t been for F.B.Purity.

  2. Mark Neudorff says:


    Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I hope that you look towards God for comfort and wisdom as you go through the grieving process. There is nothing more significant than His constant love for your father and you.

  3. Dave Angood says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss, RIP.

  4. Karen Milton says:

    I send you my deepest condolences. Losing a parent really forces a person to take another look at one’s values. I don’t know you, but I know losing a parent. It sucks. Good luck during the adjustment period.
    Karen Milton

  5. Louis Pellegrino says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  6. Sasha Lubetkin says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear about the death of your father.

  7. Don Mooney says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your father, my sincere condolences and sympathies at this time.

    sincerely, Don Mooney –

  8. Stefan says:

    Sorry for your loss Steve sending my condolences.

  9. LinuxOpa says:

    sincere condolences!
    the family comes first, the break is necessary.

  10. ROBERT ASKEY says:

    Steve, your father’s death has doubtless impacted you greatly. You will need time to get over your loss. I am sure that we recipients of F.B. Purity will wait until a better time for you comes along.

    Bob Askey
    Longmont, CO

  11. Rebekah Gronowski says:

    Dear Steve,

    So sorry to hear of your sad loss. I send you my condolences.

    May your Father’s Name be a Blessing and May You Have Long Life!

    You need time to grieve and to recover yourself. Please do not worry about us for the time being – work can and should wait.

    Kind regards,


  12. Hashmaster9000 says:

    Hey Steve,

    Very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Please know that he has a son that he should be very proud of, and I’m certain he was. Please take time for yourself, your grief, and your mental health. You do this only for donations, and are entitled to a break for such a major life trauma.

    We support you and thank you for your work!


  13. Iain Tennent says:

    Sorry to hear your sad news Steve.
    Over here in Scotland UK, my news feed is once again infested with ‘Sponsored’ adverts …… it’s amazing how much I just took your brilliant FBP app for granted. (and Yes, I have contributed financially to it on several occasions.)
    Keep up the good work ……. without your app I would have abandoned Facebroke years ago.
    Best wishes

  14. Leslie says:

    Condolences on the loss of your dad. Keep up the great work!

  15. Don Whitney says:

    My condolences to you and your family. I know how really difficult it is to deal with such a loss. Only the passage of time and the realization that he is waiting for you in a better place seems to help.
    Don Whitney

  16. Regis says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your father. I hope you have wonderful memories to help you get through this difficult time.

  17. Valerie says:

    Family comes first, I’m so sorry for your loss.
    FBP can wait.

  18. John Kelly says:

    Please take your time. You need to sort through your emotions and that is more important than Facebook inconvenience. Know that your dad is watching over you and will guide you in his own way. I know mine is.

  19. Nate Silverman says:

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s illness and passing.
    Everyone understands that family and loved ones come first.
    Take your time and take care of yourself and yours.

  20. Nate says:

    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s illness and passing.
    Everyone understands that family and loved ones come first.
    Take your time and take care of yourself and yours.

  21. becky chance says:

    So so sorry for your sadness.
    Love all you do when u do it.

  22. Linda F Laurelin says:

    Condolences on the death of your father. I know from experience how many things there are to take care of while coping with your grief. I’m so sorry to learn of this and my heart goes out to you. For me it was a very stressful experience and my usual life had to be put completely on hold for some weeks. Take all the time you need. We will all still be here when you get back to work. Thank you for all you do. It’s greatly appreciated by one and all. Hugs…. Linda.

  23. Marie Ybarra says:

    Prayers for you and your family, Steve. Please don’t fret over FB

    Marie Ybarra

  24. Colleen Kelly says:

    I am sorry for your loss and leave you with a wish for peace and loving acceptance in your soul. Having lost both of my parents I certainly understand what you are going through! Huggs

  25. Pitrell says:

    I’m sorry you lost your father.

  26. Kathleen Alvarado says:

    Condolences for your loss. Please take the time you need to do what you need to for yourself, as your well being is most important. My FB Purity is stll mostly functional.

  27. Michael Fleischer says:

    My deepest condolences

  28. Artyom says:

    sorry for your loss
    my sincere condolences

  29. CJ Wolfe says:

    Getting a ”Sorry, something went wrong” post where the newsfeed should be. Using latest version of FF. Read through some responses, deselected the ‘Most Recent’ button and tried again, which was the bug that other users were reporting. Saved and quit FF, restarted and reloaded Facebook… and the problem is still there. Any ideas? Not wild about having to slog through a ton of ads, or three-week old posts. Any ideas?

    • admin says:

      The “most recent” version of the newsfeed has a specific URL, which is and as long as your browser has that page loaded, no matter what fbp setting is selected or even whether you have fbp enabled or installed, facebook will try and load the “most recent” version of the page. if you load the plain URL facebook will revert back to showing “Top Posts”

  30. Steven Smith says:

    I’m so sorry you lost your dad this month, Steve. I think FB is paying attention because they’re taking advantage of your time of grieving to make changes that break your extension.
    I’m going to push back against them and send you a token of gratitude. Thanks for what you do.

  31. Random H. User says:


    I have used your extension for many years. PLEASE PLEASE take as much time as you need to be with your thoughts and emotions for your father. Anyone who says else-wise does not have their priorities where they should be. Thank you for your excellent software.

    Random user

  32. D. Aaron Sawyer says:

    Take the time to deal with your Dad’s death, and whatever else is in your life priority queue. FBP (& its users) will wait, can wait. Thanks for keeping us posted.

    Remember your Dad fondly, all his choices in this life have been made, and YOU were one of them!

    RIP, Dad

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