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Adds a hidden link to his website in the footer of every (7 posts)

  1. mintydog
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    FYI, this plugin adds a hidden link "display:none" to the footer of every page of your website.

    $OUT .= '<a href="http://solariz.de/highslide-wordpress-reloaded" title="Highslide for WordPress Plugin" style="display:none">Highslide for WordPress Plugin</a>'."\n";

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/highslide-4-wordpress-reloaded/

  2. hakaner
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I deleted

    $OUT .= '<a href="http://solariz.de/highslide-wordpress-reloaded" title="Highslide for WordPress Plugin" style="display:none">Highslide for WordPress Plugin</a>'."\n";

    this strings from: highslide-4-wordpress-reloaded/functions.hs4wp.php

    and its gone..

  3. rediris
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Plugin also adds more referral spam to your site in the header.

    delete this:

    $OUT .= '<a href="http://ucardo.com" title="The Smart QR Code on your Business Card" style="display:none">QR Code Business Card</a>'."\n";

    from highslide-4-wordpress-reloaded/functions.hs4wp.php

  4. hakaner
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks rediris. Although most plugins are free of charge, but users should be informed about these hidden ads. This is my opinion..

  5. sweetrobot
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I JUST noticed this!? WTF!

    @kazancexpert - exactly. that's the only way to go about it.

    @rediris- thanks.

  6. Andreas Beer
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Funny. On my sites it's this

    <a
    href="http://ucardo.com"title="The Smart QR Code on your Business Card"style="display:none">

    and I just exchanged it against this`
    <a
    href="http://smmp.de"title="SMMP"style="display:none">`

  7. TourAbsurd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just found out about this through an article about the Penguin update from Google: Google Penguin Targeted Many WordPress Blogs With Hidden Links In Plugins/Themes

    Didn't find the QR Code bit, but I did find the other link. Thanks for the info here. Saved me a lot of time, since I'm not much of a code jockey.

    Cheers.

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