Support » Fixing WordPress » Plugin added a list of entries to admin dashboard. Is that normal, allowed?

  • Hello!

    A quick question, if someone would know, please.

    I recently found I had a new block of entries added to my blog’s dashboard, here is a screenshot:

    https://imgur.com/a/0FjuR

    After a brief moment of panic (WTF, hack, ohgodno), I finally found this came shipped with a plugin I added, https://wordpress.org/plugins/user-activity-log/

    So, well, I come to ask, are plugins *allowed* to add any kind of block they want to the blog admin?!?
    I get it that sometimes it may be relevant with a plugin or two, such as information about blocked spam.
    But in the present case, this is clearly irrelevant at all to the blog, the blog’s activities, or the added benefit brought by the plugin. It’s only commercial and promotional links related to a company I never heard about before.
    Can you imagine if, seduced by the traffic opportunities, every wordpress plugin starts adding its own list of entries made of promotional material to the blog admin? *_*

    Which is why I have doubts. Maybe, as it is, it is not allowed?
    Thanks if someone knows!

    • This topic was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by  Sabinooo.
    • This topic was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by  Sabinooo.
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