Support » Plugin: qTranslate X » Just because of "uninstall"

  • This plugin is amazing to handle your WP in more than one language until you want to remove it, then depending on the size of your site it will be a 10 minute walk or Dante inferno with all 9 circles.

    I’m sorry to see this happening but the author intentionally or not didnt point out this important info, luckily i used my test WP. Any plugin what is dangerous once uninstalled or will leave a WP in a big mess without proper warring deserve low rating and so here is mine: 1/5.

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  • Plugin Author John Clause

    (@johnclause)

    This important information is very well pointed out in the beginning of Startup Guide:

    If you test qTranslate-X for the first time and you are not sure if you will use it later, then do your testing on a test-copy of your site, since after a translated content is added, the site becomes unusable without qTranslate-X. All Raw ML values show up at front end, if the plugin is turned off. Is is safe to turn off/on the plugin though, as well as to change the theme, for testing purposes.

    We are sorry that you missed this information, but it is very unfair to claim that we intentionally hide it.

    Yes, inability of clean uninstall is what we inherited and it has been on lower priority to implement so far, as you can imagine very few people want it and would use it, not to mention that this is not possible to do in a general automated way, since we cannot know what 3rd-party plugins do with ML fields.

    However, the latest, yet unreleased, version of qtx, available from GitHub, already offers a utility tool “Split database file by language” on configuraton page /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=qtranslate-x#import. It requires manual work to dump and then upload back the database, but this is the only way to properly uninstall MLFs. You are welcome to try it.

    It is also unexpected, the least to say, to see a negative review from a person who did not even try asking for help first.

    You may correct your review here or remove it.

    When you will add this information in plugin description here at WP i will change my rating. What will be the new rating i dont know but for sure i will take into account 1 year old statement https://wordpress.org/support/topic/remove-qtranslate-x?replies=10#post-6747552.

    It is not important how long you want to use this plugin if at any given point you want to remove it will end in huge amount of extra work.

    For problems with other plugins i can fully understand and you are 100% right, but to leave traces on every single title, category, menu, etc… i can hardly accept any excuse. On big WP site once this plugin become active you are locked using it all the time or prepare to face the consequences.

    Plugin Author John Clause

    (@johnclause)

    Startup Guide is strongly advised to be read for every new user. There is no reason to change the description in the new release, because the new release has an uninstall tool. I think you severely misunderstand how the community works. We are trying to help each other here as much as we can and nobody is expected to do any work unless they want to. This is not a business, for which you pay a certain amount of money, we do not sell the plugin, we are simply a group of people who want to make this tool better and as useful as possible. You are welcome to join this group. I could not care less if you change the review or not, I just wanted to help you.

    Startup Guide is strongly advised to be read for every new user.

    I did read but still there is no warning in description, after plugin installation (probably the best option) or activation. If you are not hiding this important info then make it clearly visible instead of burying it in FAQ/guide what people usually read AFTER the installation (many not even then). Sorry, like i said before there is no excuse for this. You cant say its ok to have a plugin what will lock your site to permanently use it and in the same time the only info about this is located in some startup guide.

    There is no reason to change the description in the new release, because the new release has an uninstall tool.

    Then i will make another review once the new version is out with proper uninstall option.

    I think you severely misunderstand how the community works.

    I didnt and i have full right to make my opinion especially if is sincere.

    This is not a business, for which you pay a certain amount of money, we do not sell the plugin, we are simply a group of people who want to make this tool better and as useful as possible.

    Then take this topic and many others from the past and finally implement proper uninstall option.

    I could not care less if you change the review or not, I just wanted to help you.

    No need to become passive-aggressive, i made this topic for the same reason. Until you change the approach to this problem i will not change my rating and this is my final decision.

    Plugin Author John Clause

    (@johnclause)

    You do not discuss your problem, you only enjoy discussing the review itself. I told you that there is a way to uninstall it now, and you did not even address that at all. Normal person would say “Ah, great, thank you!” I am resigning from this conversation, especially after I noticed that this is not the first time you are doing review for the sake of review, without wish to help or to be helped: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-is-useless.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    *Drinks last of coffee*

    This plugin is amazing to handle your WP in more than one language

    That’s nice.

    until you want to remove it, then depending on the size of your site it will be a 10 minute walk or Dante inferno with all 9 circles.

    That’s not good.

    *Looks some more*

    And yet the author replied well. The startup guide does say that.

    Until you change the approach to this problem i will not change my rating and this is my final decision.

    No, you really wont. And I personally do not like extortion reviews.

    I’m not going to delete this review at this time but frankly, you’re being unreasonable. I will however close this review from further comments.

    You left a 1 star review, the author replied well and in depth. Hilarity ensued. That all there is to it.

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