Support » Plugin: Anti-spam » Please remove unrelated ads stuffed the dashboard.

  • Really disappointed to see that the plugin author is shoving ads for unrelated plugins into the WP dashboard. Totally not cool.

    I get that the author of a free plugin might want to monetize, but this absolutely the wrong way to do it. Dashboard notifications are for important alerts, not spamming ads.

    Please remove and don’t repeat.

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  • An anti-spam plugin that spams the dashboard.

    I’m disabling it until it’s fixed. I don’t need my thousands of users seeing this notice every time they log in.

    Plugin Contributor webvitalii

    (@webvitaly)

    Hi @thompsonpaul and @tommcgee.

    Yes, I agree the ad is a bit annoying. But maintaining the plugins and fixing the issues takes a lot of time. I am doing this for free for years. Unfortunately people almost don’t support plugins they like. So I had to add the banner to cover some expenses on the free plugins maintenance.

    And you have few options to choose from:

    • You can close the banner and you will not see it anymore.
    • You can try the Pro version of the plugin which does not contain banner.
    • You can fork the plugin and create new version of the plugin without the banner. Open Source is awesome and gives everyone this freedom to modify and distribute the existing code. Keep in mind that you need to maintain it with every new version of WordPress and fix the issues you might have.
    • You can find an alternative which will work better and free of charge and does not contain any ads. (I was not able to find it for myself and that is why I created this plugin for myself and shared it with everyone for free.)
    Phil

    (@philclothier)

    I don’t necessarily think you should remove the ad, however you may wish to reconsider the method. The current version is very spammy, which is ironic considering the point of this plugin.

    Either way, I appreciate your work on the plugin. Thanks for your time @webvitaly!

    Plugin Contributor webvitalii

    (@webvitaly)

    Hi @philclothier

    Thank you for your feedback. Yes, I will try to reconsider the approach in the future updates.

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