Support » Plugin: Child Theme Creator by Orbisius » Not good, ads, confusing functionality

  • I used to recommend this plugin but now they have added intrusive ads when you activate the plugin and there is a useless settings page with one sentence of help text and then more ads. Shame to see a previously good plugin be exploited like this.

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  • Plugin Author Svetoslav Marinov


    Hey Stanislav,

    Which ads you referring to?
    Do you have any suggestions how to recoup the time investment to create & support the plugin?


    There is ads for your services and plugins in the notifications when you activate the plugins and littered everywhere in the sidebar of the plugins options pages. There also seems to be some sort of cloud functionality for storing “snippets” and “license keys”. What that has got to do with creating child themes is not clear.

    I don’t oppose ads per se, and you are free to do whatever you want with your plugin, but it makes me depressed to see what used to be a small, clean utility plugin become a monster full of ads and intrusive behaviour.

    Plugin Author Svetoslav Marinov


    The notification disappears 24h after plugin activation.
    It’s meant for first time users.

    Cloud library
    The cloud library is a service that allows people to store snippets, license keys etc.
    It should save lots of time to people.

    Let’s say you have snippets that you always use when you customize a theme.
    This could be a footer that dynamically outputs the year & adds your company name, some widgets, tracking pixels etc.

    You also could store license keys for popular paid plugins that you use.
    Think of it as Evernote but in the context of WordPress.

    Badmouthing the whole plugin just because you don’t like the sidebar information makes me sad but you’re entitled to your own opinion.

    Did you rate other popular plugins with 1 star because of their sidebar information?

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