Support » Plugin: SG Optimizer » Getting Better but Still Updated Without Warning

  • Brent.FM

    (@wowtech)


    This plugin is being updated without using the standard WordPress Update process. We can’t give 4 or 5 stars to plugins that don’t give us the option to update when we want to update. 3 stars because of the dramatic improvements over the last year. But it could be a nightmare and we wouldn’t know since we don’t see any change log. We just get a security warning to let us our clients know the plugin has been updated. We cannot use the plugin on website for industries that have regulatory or compliance requirements.

    Will update our review when the unauthorized updates have stopped.

    Can’t really tell if it works better than other caching plugins. Memcache doesn’t seem to work (.htaccess) without this plugin.

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  • Plugin Author Hristo Pandjarov

    (@hristo-sg)

    SiteGround Representative

    The plugin is updating like any other plugin in the WordPress repository. The changelog is well maintained and you can see it in the development section of the plugin’s page. The only time we have forced an update on all our customers is 5.0.13 which was a security update (https://blog.sucuri.net/2019/03/vulnerability-disclosure-siteground-optimizer-caldera-forms.html) we considered serious enough to force such update. Bear in mind, that the standard WordPress update process does the same for security issues in plugins and core that are considered serious enough. However, that update did not introduce anything but the security fix and couple of bugs.

    Memcached does not use .htaccess rules in any way but a dropin in the wp-content folder named object-cache.php. We have custom implementation ( the only shared hosting provider I am aware of doing it ) that starts separate instance of the object cache just for your account for security purposes. This requires custom port to be used for the memcached connection which the plugin supports. If ou want to check whether the object caching is working, you can use the Debug Bar plugin which now has an object caching tab showing what’s stored and fetched from the memcached memory pool.

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