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[Plugin: GD Star Rating] Collecting Site URL when displaying upgrade infos ??? (2 posts)

  1. Michel - xiligroup dev
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When checking plugin upgrade infos, in plugins list, you display a pretty red message.
    When analyzing how you do that with the
    function plugin_check_version($file, $plugin_data)
    we discover that code send to your server (info.dev4press.com/update/) the home url (get_option('home')) of the site which use gd-star-rating plugin

    $url = gdFunctionsGDSR::get_update_url($this->o, get_option('home'));
                    $update = wp_remote_fopen($url);
                    if ($update != "") {
                        echo '<td colspan="'.$columns.'" class="gdr-plugin-update"><div class="gdr-plugin-update-message">';
                        echo $update;
                        echo '</div></td>';
                    }

    Do you think it is really useful ? Are you using that for more precise statistics ? What do you do with these website infos ?

    Congratulations for your plugin.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gd-star-rating/

  2. Milan Petrovic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    GD Star Rating 1.7.0 will have options that will allow to disable sending such data.

    But, all data is only for statistical purposes to analyze usage of different WordPress versions, plugin versions and to see if blogs are performing regular updates. Plugin has very complicated database structure and sometimes upgrades can cause problems if the update is performed from very old versions. Data is not use for anything other that statistics.

    For instance, this data hep me decide to drop support for WP 2.5 and WP 2.6 because less than 2% of blogs were using these WP versions and GD Star Rating plugin.

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