Support » Plugin: Enable Media Replace » Changelog not mentioning nagging admin notice

  • Resolved Philipp Bammes

    (@tyrannous)


    @mungobbq,
    disappointed to notice you released v3.2 which added yet another nagging admine notice. Ok, you need to earn money but please have the guts to mention this in the changelog. Currently it only says

    Tested with WP 4.9.4

    There’s no need to release a new version if the Tested up tp tag is all that changed.

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  • Sorry. I don’t think it’s possible to submit updates to current versions, so since the testing was done anyway, the affiliate content came in the same update.

    Thread Starter Philipp Bammes

    (@tyrannous)

    I don’t think it’s possible to submit updates to current versions […]

    WordPress sends out emails to plugin developers with every WordPress release, repeatedly telling devs there’s no need to release a new version after they changed the Tested up to tag.

    “Official” statement here: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/update-plugin-tested-up-to-version-without-triggering-plugin-update-to-users/#post-9668692

    I hear you. Reverting the change now, and trying to make a “nicer” change in the update.

    @mungobbq: I see that you have already reverted the ad from trunk. While technically legal under the plugin guidelines, I urge you to take that paragraph from rule 11 under advisement:

    Advertising within the WordPress dashboard should be avoided, as it is generally ineffective. Users normally only visit settings pages when they’re trying to solve a problem. Making it harder to use a plugin does not generally encourage a good review, and we recommend limiting any ads placed therein. Remember: tracking referrals via those ads is not permitted (see guideline 7) and most third-party systems do not permit back-end advertisements. Abusing the guidelines of an advertising system will result in developers being reported upstream.

    At least for myself, such unrelated ads make it less likely that I will purchase a service.

    @pputzer I agree. I am attempting to find a better way to place the ad, and I apologize for the intrusive placement in the last version.

    Thread Starter Philipp Bammes

    (@tyrannous)

    @shortpixel,

    I’m very disappointed that this plugin gets a nagging admin notice after almost each update, even without mentioning this in the changelog. For me this is a no go.

    I’m afraid I will need to give this plugin a 1 star review and stop using it if this intransparent update policy doesn’t end.

    CC @mungobbq

    Apparently @mungobbq has sold the plugin to @shortpixel some weeks ago, without disclosing the fact publicly. Quite disappointing, all in all 🙁

    @pputzer @tyrannous Correct, I am no longer involved with the plugin development, and Shortpixel has taken over. You can still download earlier versions of the plugin from WordPress, or its Github repo: https://github.com/mansj/enable-media-replace

    @mungobbq Thanks a lot for the effort and work you have taken to provide a very useful plugin!

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