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[resolved] Paying for free stuff? (5 posts)

  1. Ruben.cc
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I tried various forum plugins on my testsite, among which the free Mingle Forum plugin. To my surprise, categories and forums I created in the FREE Mingle Forum plugin also appeared in this "Forum Server" plugin. As a matter of fact, the entire look and feel was so very similar, I was somehow confused a bit and thought I re-enabled the Mingle Forum plugin by mistake (but it was uninstalled).

    So, seems like a bit of a scam to release a commercial plugin that has a totally similar free basis. It kinda sucks actually.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/forum-server/

  2. klynnn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hmm..also glitches on their sister site (footer) and the vagueness of plugin owner/operator/author info. not sure what to think.

  3. EffortlessEnglishClubPl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I think this IS mingle. The mingle plugin hasn't been updated in over 200days and this one just recently.

    I also had the Mingle plugin and it stopped working. I kicked all the db files and attempted to reinstall it and it didn't reinstall and db files.

    I don't mind paying for something if it's kept updated but it does disturb me when a developer isn't open about what they are doing. Surely doesn't bode well for the 'trust' factor.

    Also if you'll note the dev on his 'new' page still has a bunch of "Lorem Ipsum..."

  4. cartpauj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This isn't Mingle, Mingle Forum has been updated more recently than 200 days ... for some reason the WordPress plugin repository doesn't track the update dates correctly any more. Mingle Forum and Forum Server are both off-shoots of the old WP-FORUM plugin. Mingle Forum will always be free.

    EffortlessEnglishClubPl - you need to also delete the forum options row (wpf_options) in the wp_options table. The forum will not re-install the tables until you do.

  5. lucidcrew
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    so sorry - something happened with SVN - some files were deleted and we weren't notified! It is now all fixed with ForumServer 1.7.3

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