Support » Plugin: Quick Adsense » Dumped the plugin

  • guenni

    (@guenni)


    Liked the plugin, because it was slim and easy to handle. But after the recent update (February 16, 2018), VI was introduced (the author claims to receive some share from VI revenue). This was the first unfriendly move. The other: I was no more able to configure my ADs – only the first AD could be assigned – all other adds were gone/not configurable.

    So I spend a few hours to move my ADs (was a multi site WP install) to another plugin and dumped Quick Adsense.

    • This topic was modified 3 months ago by  guenni.
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  • Plugin Author quickadsense

    (@quickadsense)

    Hi, it looks like you misunderstood notifications. The plugin is still free and we do not take your revenue. Please, see this FAQ for the details: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/important-update-2-1-faq/

    guenni

    (@guenni)

    Ok, I misinterpreted some things. Here are the facts:

    1. after updating the plugin, my ADs has gone. Checking the settings showed that the AD code still was there, but only the first AD was still configured, all other options was unchecked (with several multi site blogs this isn’t a joy to check all settings, if that’s the only issue).
    2. the checkboxes for the 2nd, 3rd etc. AD has been shown dimmed (which suggested to me, that the option is no longer configurable – it was my fault). The dim will be removed, after you checked the option, that was the first time, I’ve seen such a GUI implemenation. That’s what I found out later, so I was able to check the option and re-assign the ADs again.
    3. Due to the fact, that the VI introduction is displayed, a lot of other options are hidden – need to click ‘Show all’ button to view these options again.

    Just to mention: That was after a simple plugin update, where I haven’t time to read some faqs (which wasn’t present at that time).

    First I thought, try to click the ‘Reset to Default Settings’ – guess what’s happended? Stupid, I know, but at least a warning ‘are you sure to delete all your ADs’ would be appreciated.

    If I install a plugin the first time, I could (maybe) accept this behavior. But hey, it was a simple update! If all plugin updates will behave in such a way, I would be nailed to process n plugins in m multisite blogs to amend things, the plugin author thought ‘that’s good for the user’.

    Also another remark: I checked the VI offer in another attempt, to understand your decision. Including auto start videos into blog is the most annoying thing, a blog author can do. It’s just a thing to encourage site visitors to use Ad blockers. And I’m not sure, whether sites using VI are violating the new Google rules to fit with the ‘Coalition for better ads’ requirements.

    I understand your motivation. I’m not the expert to weight the reason, why you was in need to remove legacy code. But, if I sum it up in a friendly way, I would say ‘the update was an unfortunate move’.

    If I use a plugin, I strongly need to trust the plugin author, that he knows what he do (the plugin is sitting in the core of a WP install). We have seen to many plugins that has been made strange moves, sell plugins to hijackers or doing other uncommon things. So I’ve dumped a couple of other plugins in the past for such reasons.

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    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  guenni. Reason: amend typos
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    Plugin Author quickadsense

    (@quickadsense)

    Hi, thanks for the feedback.
    This was a very big update. The plugin was almost completely rewritten to comply with current WordPress policies and standards. The plugin has some bugs, but we are working on fixing them.
    Sorry for any inconvenience.

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