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Newest Update: Stop tracking! Where? (6 posts)

  1. mdidesign
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hello,

    for your latest update you wrote in your changelog "we're tracking the PHP version for our users now, so we can see whether we, at some point, might drop PHP 5.2 support before WordPress does"

    Where can I completly deactivate such "tracking"? I donĀ“t allow plugins "call home". So tell us, where to deactivate this.

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

  2. mrppp
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    yeah should we not have option to stop this?

  3. mdidesign
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I guess he will answer after days or weeks, when he already got enough collected data. And yes: We SHOULD have an option to stopy this of course. But I guess, this Yoast boy is kind of arrogant and does not care at all about this.

  4. tizz
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @all - I don't think that tracking is allowed by default. I guess you can allow it only by checking the option: look in your SEO dashboard.
    But I may be wrong.

  5. mrppp
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I think that relates to
    To maintain a plugin as big as WordPress SEO, we need to know what we're dealing with: what kinds of other plugins our users are using, what themes, etc. Please allow us to track that data from your install. It will not track any user details, so your security and privacy are safe with us.

    But the update specifies "we're tracking the PHP version for our users now, so we can see whether we, at some point, might drop PHP 5.2 support before WordPress does"

  6. chriscct7
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    This is an opt-in feature:
    Per the comment in the tracking file:

    NOTE: this functionality is opt-in. Disabling the tracking in the settings or saying no when asked will cause this file to not even be loaded.

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