• If I could give this plugin less than 1 star I would. Setting up my first giveaway was fairly easy and I had high hopes for this plugin. Unfortunately, as soon as I published the giveaway my site crashed and all posts disappeared.

    I have been working with my hosting company to try and recover my site. Although they said the database was corrupted, I determined that it only became disconnected from the site.

    While I cannot begin to imagine how a plugin could destroy an entire site, but the fact is that it did. Fortunately, I was able to recover from a prior backup. Be very careful if you use this plugin.

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by davidschwartzer. Reason: Corrected prior information
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  • Plugin Author Igor Benic


    Hi @davidschwartzer, sorry to hear what happened to you.

    The plugin does not have anything to do with removing tables from databases and such. When publishing a giveaway it is the same as publishing a regular post since it is saving the data the same way.

    The major interactions with the database (to create custom tables for storing entries) is on activation. So publishing a giveaway does not have any major interactions with databases. I am using it on my own site and also on wpsimplegiveaways.com where I published a giveaway a few days ago without issues.

    I am wondering what do you mean by corrupted database and how it crashed. Did the site not work entirely? Or only some parts of it? There could be numerous parts that could corrupt the database. Experienced it myself with various setups (plugins, server configuration and such).

    If you want, we can try it together again, maybe on a staging site to see what is going on.

    Even though it could be something else or something I did not see, but I would recommend you make a malware scan on your site just to be sure that you weren’t a victim of an attack recently.


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