• Resolved Thomas M


    The plugin is phoning home which is against the plugin guidelines.
    I don’t remember to have signed up for this neither is there an opt out.

    The url called is http://mothership.caseproof.com/license_keys/a/MY_URL/

    I don’t have a license for anything and hence no need to check with another url that at the time I am writing this is also down which is probably not helping my site either.

    For me, this is the end of using Pretty Links, but I wanted to give you a fair chance to fix it.


    • This topic was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by Thomas M. Reason: grammar
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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad


    This seems to be defined in this file.


    *Looks more, sets up localhost logging proxy just to capture that*

    Oh yeah. It does that when you visit any link in your dashboard. That is not cool and does violated item #7. My test installation isn’t well visited and I’ve already sent out 9 requests in less that 10 minutes.

    *Disables plugin*


    I’ve reported this to the plugins team via plugins@wordpress.org and in the future if you can provide details like this you can too.

    Plugin Author cartpauj


    Thanks for the heads up guys, this looks like a bug in our new 2.0 release’s maybe_activate() method. We’ll get a fix out for this soon. Definitely shouldn’t be calling home in the Lite version!

    Plugin Author Blair Williams


    Thomas & Jan, Thanks for the heads up … it was definitely not our intention to have the plugin hitting this url on admin_init in the lite edition (or in any edition of our plugin with this frequency). We just issued a commit for a version 2.0.2 that resolves this issue. We completely removed the ‘admin_init’ actions that were being called.

    Thread Starter Thomas M


    Thank you Blair for fixing it so quickly.
    Thank you Jan for investigating further. The Query Monitor plugin helped me to spot it.


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