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[resolved] Is this code legal in a plugin? (4 posts)

  1. franzblog
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I found a plugin containing the following code:
    <div style="display:none;"><a href="http://www.24wn.com">news and information</a><a href="http://www.forum1000.com">business,health,entertainment,technology</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://news365online.com">automotive,business,crime,health,life,politics,science,technology,travel</a></div><div style="clear:both;"></div>';

    I don't think this is legal. It can lead to google site penalization. How can I say to WordPress?

  2. hedronist
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's not "illegal", but it certainly is not very nice. So go ahead and delete the code in the plugin. There are worse things out there than a few "display:none" links, but in general you should always take a look at themes and plugins you get before just blindly activating them on your site.

    BTW, you don't say what plugin contains the code shown or where you downloaded it from -- both are useful to help other people avoid this type of thing.

  3. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To report a plugin, I believe you can just send the details to: plugins@wordpress.org

  4. franzblog
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Many thanks to both for your kindness.

    Up to yesterday that code was present in two plugins. Same plugins were updated tonight and the code deleted. So I don't think it is correct to report them.

    It seems someone understood it was not a fair way of doing. :)))))

    Thanks a lot for your answers!

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