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[resolved] Where's the option to remove the link? (3 posts)

  1. Sorry, I may have missed it in the plugin's readme.txt file or even in the admin page, but where is the option in the WordPress repository copy of your plugin to disable the inclusion of this links?

    <li>I'm using <a href="http://www.adrotateplugin.com/" target="_blank" title="AdRotate">AdRotate</a></li>

    I can't find the menu option to disable it. I believe that mandatory non opt-in links on the user's blog page in plugins is against the plugin guidelines here.

    Although commenting out line 532 in adrotate-output.php like so

    function adrotate_meta() {
            // echo "<li>". __('I\'m using', 'adrotate') ." <a href=\"http://www.adrotateplugin.com/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"AdRotate\">AdRotate</a></li>\n";
    }

    Does seem to do the job.

  2. Jonathan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Feature was removed without warning. Not very cool. I don't mind giving credit if it's optional and I can control where it appears, but this really bothered me.

    Anyway, a better option that does not require editing the plugin core (which will be overwritten when the plugin updates) is to add this to your functions.php file in your theme:

    // Remove AdRotate Plugin Hi-jacking wp_meta
    remove_action('wp_meta', 'adrotate_meta');

  3. Jonathan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    "Trialware is not allowed in the repository. It's perfectly fine to attempt to upsell the user on other products and features, but a) not in an annoying manner and b) not by disabling functionality after some time period. Similarly, you cannot "cripple" functionality in the plugin and then ask for payment or provide a code to unlock the functionality. All code hosted by WordPress.org servers must be free and fully-functional. If you want to sell advanced features for a plugin (such as a "pro" version), then you must sell and serve that code from your own site, we will not host it on our servers."

    "The plugin must not embed external links on the public site (like a "powered by" link) without explicitly asking the user's permission. Any such options in the plugin must default to NOT show the link."

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