• UPDATE: Based on the promise of the developer that they will never add notification ads for other products again, I think this plugin is worthy of a review change. I have used it for years and have really liked it.

    While this plugin has been very beneficial and I know they are improving it, adding rather large notification ads in 2.2.6 for other plugins that are completely unrelated on the dashboard is a bit frustrating.

    I know the standard response is “click the dismiss button” but when you are running it on multiple sites it is a bit in of a pain. Also, I would like to remind you of this in the Plugin Guidelines…

    Advertising within the WordPress dashboard should be avoided, as it is generally ineffective. Users normally only visit settings pages when they’re trying to solve a problem. Making it harder to use a plugin does not generally encourage a good review, and we recommend limiting any ads placed therein. Remember: tracking referrals via those ads is not permitted (see guideline 7) and most third-party systems do not permit back-end advertisements. Abusing the guidelines of an advertising system will result in developers being reported upstream.

    It would be nice if “Added display ads to dashboard notifications” was listed in the change log. I would have thought twice about updating.

    • This topic was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by clickharder.
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  • Plugin Author Collins Agbonghama


    Sorry about this. For now, dismiss and it won’t show up EVER AGAIN.

    As in, there won’t be any ads posing as notification in the future? If you make me that promise, it is worthy of a review change.

    Plugin Author Collins Agbonghama


    Yes. That’s a promise.

    We are the developers of MailOptin hence the ad and we recently acquired this plugin to enhance it.

    Currently hard at work building a frontend login, signup and edit profile form builder which I am sure a lot of you folks will appreciate.

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