[Plugin: Automatic WordPress Backup] Plugin Adds Link without Permission, Breaks Repository Guidelin
This plugin, Automatic WordPress Backup, breaks the WordPress Plugin Repository Guidelines. Restriction #4 is:
The plugin must not embed external links on the public site (like a “powered by” link) without explicitly asking the user’s permission.
This plugin automatically adds a link to the footer of the public-facing website with a link to the Web Design Company:
There is an option to turn off the link (rather coyly), but by default, the plugin places the link in the footer of the public site. The plugin file with the link is /automatic-wordpress-backup/wdc/wdc.class.php.
I really like this plugin, but it is doing something wrong.
Btw, why doesn’t WordPress search the entire plugins archive for “Powered by”. That might get rid of some of these plugins.
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