Support » Plugin: WP Maintenance Mode » Inserts spam into your WordPress

  • This plugin’s developer has chosen to place spam and advertismenets completely unrelated to the plugin in the WordPress dashboard. This is worrisome. Without doing a full code audit, I couldn’t guarantee they wouldn’t do other “blackhat” tactics now or in future updates. Because of that, I can’t recommend trusting any plugins from this developer. Keep your site clean and away from this plugin. For the good of your website and its security, only install plugins from developers you know can be trusted.

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  • Plugin Author Designmodo

    (@designmodo)

    Hi, you can remove the informational box by clicking the close button http://take.ms/eOt7Y , please confirm.

    Adrian

    Thread Starter Phil Johnston

    (@johnstonphilip)

    This is not an “informational box” It is unsolicited spam and against the rules of the WordPress plugin repo. These responses do nothing to build confidence in your development practices.

    Thread Starter Phil Johnston

    (@johnstonphilip)

    Having a button to hide the spam does not make it legitimate. That’s like saying that because your email has a delete button, none of the spam emails are spam.

    Totally agree with your comment. Same thing on several wp for me.

    Couldn’t agree more, Phil. Well said.

    Agreed! Google has a problem with this plugin…my brand new site is now blocked from Google for “Deceptive Content” and there is literally no content what so ever on the site yet.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Agreed! Google has a problem with this plugin

    *Looks*

    No, it doesn’t.

    *Drinks more coffee*

    I’ve installed and activated this plugin on a test site. There’s nothing on the site that Google would have any issue with.

    The original complaint was about the admin dashboard and that’s not something any search engine will see. If you want to leave your own factual review then please do. But don’t chime in and complain about something this plugin does not do.

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