Support » Plugin: Theme My Login » Bait & Switch, Greedy cash grab, horrible business ethics

  • UPDATE: I have went back to the old version of this plugin. I do have a support question that I am going to ask in the support forums. Depending on how this support question is answered it very well may drastically change my review here, as the old version does still do what it always has and works well.

    So this was at one time an amazing plugin. “at one time” are the key words here. It seems the developer as changed the function of the plugin so that in order to do EXACTLY what it used to do no requires a very expensive subscription. Of course the developer will respond that the free version now still does the same thing as it did once before. Watch, it will be the next comment. However this is NOT TRUE! Beware to everyone on this plugin. It does not do what it once did for free. I totally understand a developer wanting some reimbursement for their work. That isn’t the problem here. The problem is the DRASTIC change in what is free and what isn’t any longer. The problem is the use of a subscription oriented process which is not consumer friendly or affordable for most non profits or other sites such as mine that contain no ads and make no money. Aside from that, the developer has suddenly taken on a very condescending, greedy, un-compassionate, defensive tone to all the recent bad reviews. Had the developer responded to the negative reviews of the latest version in a different manner, I would imagine many less people would feel the need to give it a bad review. In fact, I was going to let by gones be by gones and find a new plugin myself without leaving a review. But upon reading the tone and attitude of the developer towards the negative reception of the latest version… I decided I should write a review of my own.

    TLDR: Developer has turned greedy and down right nasty/mean. The plugin no longer does for free what it once did. Time to look for a new and better solution

    • This topic was modified 8 months, 3 weeks ago by  jstuts5797. Reason: Update
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  • Plugin Author Jeff Farthing


    Of course it doesn’t do EVERYTHING that it once did, as we have clearly stated in many different places. What it does do is what it’s name implies it does, and more. It still gives you your login, registration and password recovery experience within your theme.

    Could you be so kind as to link me to some of the reviews where I was “nasty” and/or “mean”?

    Plugin Author Jeff Farthing


    @jstuts5797 Just following up on how that support request went…

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