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Avoid the Better Tag Cloud Widget (10 posts)

  1. Amit Agarwal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I installed the plugin and it inserted links to the author page on my blog without asking.

    That's bad behavior.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nktagcloud/

  2. Gestroud
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There is an option to remove the author credits.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nktagcloud/screenshots/

  3. nkuttler
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, the link to the widget page can be removed with a simple click.

  4. The Lucky Ladybug
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Alot of plugins do that. Maybe you should go through your settings before publishing something nasty. I use Better Tag Cloud and like it ALOT!

  5. Jehy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That's really bad to put link to your site by default.
    I didn't notice it in options at first glance.

  6. nkuttler
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Jehy, I disagree. I put hours and hours into this piece of software, and why should I wait for YOU to turn the link to my site ON? Do you think it's wrong that the default WordPress install links to wordpress.org? Do you think it's wrong that free themes come with a link to the designer's website?

  7. nico57
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm with nkuttler on this. Thesis, wordpress and all sorts of plugins do it. I don't think the creator of the plugin can be criticised if we don't go through the options page thoroughly!

  8. Jehy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @nkuttler I am also wordpress plugin developer ;)
    And also spent hours and days for creating my plugins.
    But those don't add any links.

    And yeah, I think that it is wrong for wordpress default installation to come with links to wordpress.org
    Concerning themes - no, I think that those should come with link to author site. That's quite a delicate question ^^

  9. nkuttler
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is ridiculous. WordPress is wrong, plugin developers are wrong, but theme developers are right when they link to themselves?

    I'm out.

  10. zozo219
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is a common request of developers, and I can't think of one, offhand, that does not ask your permission or make the choice very obvious on the settings page.

    It helps no one to rate plugins poorly when users simply haven't read the docs.

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