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  • Resolved Jos Klever

    (@josklever)


    Hi, I got a notification that this plugin has been removed from the WordPress plugin repository. What’s the reason? End of support? Security?

    What alternative would be advised to use?

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  • Good questions, Jos! I have the same queries myself. I am also tyro enough not to know what this removal affects!?!

    Anyone???…

    Plugin Contributor danlester

    (@danlester)

    I am a maintainer (but not the main author) of this plugin, so I will try to find out from WordPress why the plugin appears to have been made private recently.

    I’ll update here if I find anything out…

    Thanks,

    Dan

    Mahalo, Dan!! Appreciated!! 👍🏻

    Plugin Contributor danlester

    (@danlester)

    There was a security alert whereby it appeared a cross-site scripting attack could have been carried out. This was inside a file that was no longer in use so it has just been removed from a new version 2.6.3 that should be released shortly.

    Thanks,

    Dan

    Thanks for sorting that out 🙂 I’ll wait for the update!

    👍🏻 Thanks, Dan!! 😃

    Plugin Contributor danlester

    (@danlester)

    The plugin is now available again as version 2.6.4.

    There were some security concerns around some legacy files that are no longer central to the plugin, so I have removed them and improved general security checks within the plugin. In order to meet the plugin review team’s requirements I simplified some of the plugin functionality rather than attempt to fix the way it works.

    I removed the ability to add and edit profiles – only the default profile can now be edited. I have also removed the ‘g’ icon in the editor so shortcode attributes must be entered manually. Or you can ‘Insert Media’ for appropriate file types to get the basic shortcode inserted directly.

    I am not the original author of this plugin but have attempted to keep it alive as much as possible!

    Especially with major changes coming up in WordPress over the next few months, my advice is to consider the plugin as due for retirement, and ideally to find alternatives. Some suggestions are on the main page of the plugin in the repository. I’ll attempt to update the plugin page with this information at some point soon.

    Thanks,

    Dan

    Mahalo, Dan Lester!! 🙏

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