Support » Plugin: Email Address Encoder » Disappointing update

  • I’m disappointed by the latest update. There is not benefit in the added UI, all it does is adding some upsell notices and link to a “page scanner” 🙁

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  • And once you dismiss the page scanner, it starts posting giant ads at the top. I’m going to have to go through and uninstall this everywhere I’m using it. Clients can’t have this junk.

    I wish the subtle ad for page scanner had an X to dismiss it. The only way to get rid of it is to follow the link. That’s bad. The giant ad for other products is completely unacceptable. I reverted back to 1.0.7

    You can go here and scroll down to the bottom to download previous versions.

    You can add this to your theme or a plugin to disable the update notice:

    function filter_plugin_updates( $value ) {
    	if( is_object( $value ) && property_exists( $value, 'response' ) ) {
    		unset( $value->response['email-address-encoder/email-address-encoder.php'] );
    	}
    	return $value;
    }
    add_filter( 'site_transient_update_plugins', 'filter_plugin_updates' );
    Plugin Author Till Krüss

    (@tillkruess)

    @pputzer: I’m sorry to hear that. This plugin was inactive for quite some time and version 1.0.8 is just the first update. I’ll release useful features to the free version over the next weeks/months.

    Before dismissing the page scanner, give it a try, I’ve build it because a lot of people had issues determining whether their addresses are safe or not.

    Plugin Author Till Krüss

    (@tillkruess)

    @swinggraphics: I agree, clients shouldn’t see the banners.

    I’ll release 1.0.9 shortly to hide the promotions from non-admins, make the page scanner notice dismissable and allow both to be disabled programmatically.

    @tillkruess: As is, the admin notices combined with the lack of features in the UI make this update more of a downgrade (also, it’s not “lightweight” anymore).

    I agree that the page scanner is not a bad idea, but the current integration does not add much value. The backend link should at least autofill the site address in the scsanner. Also, scanning one page at a time is pretty tedious, so to be really useful, the scanner would have to follow same-site links to crawl all the pages.

    Clients are also admins. I don’t mind the subtle page scanner one too much, but the big ad for the 3rd party email service is ridiculous. It shows up after you get rid of the page scanner, leading me to believe you are going to keep showing new ads from time to time. I decided to add the update-notice-blocking code to 1.0.7 and just use that version.

    I have loved this plugin, and I think it’s great you’re adding to it, but it needs to sit quietly in the background and do it’s thing; not pester me with ads.

    John

    (@johncharlton)

    Goodbye Email Encoder

    Plugin Author Till Krüss

    (@tillkruess)

    @johncharlton: Goodbye!

    @pputzer: Great suggestions. I’ll make sure the URL is pre-populated in 1.0.9 and will improve the page scanner in the near future.

    @swinggraphics: The cross-promotion is currently (and will always be) dismissed “site-wide”, meaning if you dismiss it, other users won’t see it.

    Those ads are okay on your settings page, but not anywhere else.

    Your update added a plugin without permission. Please fix this.

    Plugin Author Till Krüss

    (@tillkruess)

    I’ll release an update shortly.

    Plugin Author Till Krüss

    (@tillkruess)

    1.0.9 is out. Let me know if I missed anything.

    • Moved cross-promotion to plugin screen
    • Only show “page scanner” notice on Dashboard and made it dismissable
    • Added EAE_DISABLE_NOTICES constant to disable all notices and promotions
    • Pass site URL along to page scanner link
    • Added setting for filter priority

    Thanks for listening to our feedback.

    Agreed. Thank you.

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