• I use a plugin to manage my dashboard admin menu, because it can get messy and unruly from plugins abusing it or not following basic standards for adding menu items to it.

    Many plugins add spammy menu items “Buy Now!” “Upgrade!” “Get Pro!”. I get it – they deserve to make money, but this should be disallowed in the admin menu. Further, certain plugins will repeatedly add the these menu items after they’ve explicitly been hidden. (I’m looking at you MonsterInsights).

    Why does WordPress allow this practice? It is abhorrent. There is enough opportunity to prompt me to upgrade through notices, and plugin’s own admin pages. They should not be allowed to add spammy and random menu items, (especially outside of their own submenus on the top level of the menu) let alone repeatedly replace them when they’ve been hidden.

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  • Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    Many plugins add spammy menu items “Buy Now!” “Upgrade!” “Get Pro!”.

    Please contact the developers of the plugins you are having issue with.

    You can also write a review on plugin’s page about your experience with it.

    Thread Starter KingDingbat

    (@kingdingbat)

    Please contact the developers of the plugins you are having issue with. You can also write a review on plugin’s page about your experience with it.

    Well, indeed. But, this suggestion misses the point. This post is about WordPress devs addressing this very widespread problem. I could give reviews and contact the plugin authors, but they aren’t going to respond to that criticism if they think it is OK to do this in the first place. They will ignore it, not to mention, it would only be a drop in the bucket of all the plugins who abuse this privilege.

    It’s up to WordPress to establish best practices and limits to the experience of WordPress.

    Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    What plugin you having issue with? Where did you acquire this plugin from?

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Just a thought, but you could stop using those plugins entirely.

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