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WARNING - this is not newsletter pro - DO NOT UPDATE (9 posts)

  1. Maeve Lander
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is not Newsletter Pro by Stefano. DO NOT UPDATE because it will overwrite everything!

    @thewprush (developer)
    You need to take action ASAP to remove plugin under this name because users are getting confused and your plugin will unfortunately receive lots of negative feedback and ratings really fast as a result...

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/newsletter-pro/

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The "original" Newsletter Pro plugin does not appear to have ever been hosted in the Plugin Repository. Whilst the name clash is unfortunate, this is not grounds for removing or renaming a plugin in the Plugin Repository. I would therefore suggest that the "original" plugin should change its name in its readme.txt file to avoid this issue.

  3. KillerWhale
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And I would suggest you avoid using the name of a respected and widely used plugin that has been around for years so that you would not receive tons of 1-star and "broken" ratings by angry legit NL-Pro users like me.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You? Neither plugin has anything to do with me. I have simply pointed out that a name clash alone is not grounds for removing a plugin from the Repository. Please check your facts before posting comments.

  5. KillerWhale
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ouch, I dearly apologize for the confusion. I am sorry for having vented on you with no reason, then.

    You are perfectly right, of course, on the fact that only repository plugins can "reserve" their name. However, if this plugin's author has some sense, s/he will change his own to avoid looking like someone who's taking a cheap opportunity for stealing users.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    FWIW, I have flagged this issue up for the attention of the WPORG Plugin team. Not specifically because of the name clash but more because of the version numbering which I find... strange. If this new plugin is doing something naughty, they will take appropriate action.

    But, purely on the name clash problem, I'm only surprised that this hasn't happened before.

  7. KillerWhale
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Very true. That seems strange that this one is flagged as 3.+ while the legit NL-Pro just so happens to be at 2.+...

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Right now, I think we have to give the new plugin dev the benefit of the doubt and assume that this is all just an unfortunate set of coincidences. But this will all be checked thoroughly.

  9. The plugin review team did a secondary deep review and there's nothing at all related (code wise) between the two. This is an honest to goodness case of two plugins using the same name.

    Since the 'original' plugin with this name is hosted off our repository, we have no control over it, nor responsibility. When you self-host your plugins, this is a known risk, and always has been.

    My suggestion to the other dev was to put in a check on his plugin to prevent WP from upgrading it (in theory this can be done, I don't know off the top of my head).

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