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Uninstalling and Pro Version (8 posts)

  1. thatryan
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    If I want to remove this plugin, what is the proper way? I have it mu activated presently. Do I need to "reset" anything? Do I just delete the directories to deactivate and uninstall? After that, should I clean up database or anything?

    Thank you.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-menu-editor/

  2. Janis Elsts
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    If it's installed in mu-plugins, you'll need to delete the file "admin-menu-editor-mu.php" and the plugin directory, and manually clean up the database.

    In particular, you'll need to remove these database entries (some of them might not be present in your case):

    • Remove the ws_menu_editor_pro option from all wp_options tables.
    • Remove the ws_menu_editor_pro, ame_pro_external_updates and ws_abe_admin_bar_settings options from wp_sitemeta.
    • Remove ame_show_hints from wp_usermeta.

    (Normally the plugin would do most of that automatically, but the uninstaller script doesn't get called when deleting a mu-plugin.)

  3. bernardberry646
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Can you please tell me why / how I have the pro version and have set it up to NOT allow admin and below to view the plugin.

    I have another plugin that shows all backend changes from all roles and is showing an admin has accessed this: "ame_pro_external_updates"

  4. Janis Elsts
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Can you please tell me why / how I have the pro version and have set it up to NOT allow admin and below to view the plugin.

    Sorry, I'm not sure I'm understanding you correctly. Are you really asking why you have the Pro version of this plugin? Well, someone probably bought it and installed it on your site.

    If your site was made by a web development firm of some sort, chances are they did it. Other than that, anyone else with admin access could also have installed the plugin.

    As for why it's configured to disallow admins - I could not possibly know. It's something you should ask whoever installed it.

    I have another plugin that shows all backend changes from all roles and is showing an admin has accessed this: "ame_pro_external_updates"

    That's normal. The Pro version stores it's plugin update information in that option.

  5. bernardberry646
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Sorry about that, i am the dev and am using the pro version on client site. I have set it to not show this plugin in menu for admin and below, which is actually "All" except for specific user = "Me".

    But yet another plugin is showing me that an admin is still making changes with your plugin, this plugin shows me that admin user is accessing settings via "ame_pro_external_updates".

    How is that possible? When I have set to hide the plugin AND have even hidden it on the menu!

  6. Janis Elsts
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Ah, I see. Thank you for the explanation.

    But yet another plugin is showing me that an admin is still making changes with your plugin, this plugin shows me that admin user is accessing settings via "ame_pro_external_updates".

    Are they actually making visible changes to the plugin settings, or is it just the ame_pro_external_updates option that seems to get updated now and then?

    As I mentioned before, AME uses this option to store update information. It will automatically check for updates once or twice per day and store the results in that option. Are you sure you're not just seeing these automatic updates?

  7. bernardberry646
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hmmm, maybe that is it. Was never even aware of anything updating in the background with ANY plugin or even WP itself without having options / settings somewhere to control that or even be made aware of it.

    Thanks for teaching me something new.

    Now I'm wondering why it would report this update under a user's ID / Name versus being identified as a WP background or WP Plugin background activity? I'll do some reading / google to learn more about it.. but should you have a link for me to read about it please by all means link me.

    Once again thanks for the insight!

  8. Janis Elsts
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Was never even aware of anything updating in the background with ANY plugin or even WP itself without having options / settings somewhere to control that or even be made aware of it.

    WordPress itself runs background update checks for all plugins and themes. It also checks for WP core updates. Most commercial plugins and themes have their own, custom update checkers that usually (but not always) run in the background.

    Now I'm wondering why it would report this update under a user's ID / Name versus being identified as a WP background or WP Plugin background activity?

    The AME update checker has a fallback mechanism that might cause something like that. If it detects that the last background update was more than 12 hours ago, it will automatically check for updates the next time someone (anyone) loads an admin page. I guess that could get recorded as user activity even though the user did nothing special.

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