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DO NOT USE THIS PLUGIN! (3 posts)

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  1. tpalmieri65
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    DO NOT USE THIS PLUGIN. It creates tables in the WP database that will wreak havoc with your instance if they are removed (even after the plugin had been properly uninstalled).

    It's also a trojan horse for the "paid" version. Knowing what I know now, I'd invest the time to learn Google's map API and code a plugin myself before I would use this one.

    Truly AWFUL!

  2. If you feel that strongly about it then why did you leave a 5 star review...?

    It's also a trojan horse for the "paid" version.

    What does that mean?

  3. WPGMaps
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi tpalmier

    This is in now way a "trojan horse". Please explain what you mean by this?

    The plugin is built on the "freemium" model which in all fairness, provides you with basic mapping functionality for those who don't know how to program and work with the Google Maps API. If you do, then you don't need this plugin. If you would like advanced functionality like using Fusion tables and directions, etc this is when you can upgrade to the "Pro" plan - this is not forced on you at all and does not limit you from using the basic plugin.

    Furthermore, no one has ever mentioned the tables causing "havoc" once the plugin has been removed - please can you elaborate on this problem? When the plugin is deactivated or deleted, the tables remain in your DB. This is to ensure that when you deactivate and reactivate the plugin, your markers and maps are not lost.

    Please let me know if you have any more questions or concerns?

    Kind regards
    Nick

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