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[resolved] CAUTION, avoid this Plugin (26 posts)

  1. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    the wordpress plugin "Theme my login" trashed my entire theme, and replaced all the original wordpress install files with files Plastered with BY FROSTY.
    In addition to not working, the plugin caused my links to stop working, I was not able to click on anything, including the nav bar page menu items.

    Tried to log back in and get this big ugly great log in box/screen, and again it says powered by Frosty, or something stupid like that.

    with a rating of around 80%,, which I belive all to be fake, again I say AVOID this plugin, it replaces all your admin .php files with "powered by frostey" garbage, and the only way to correct this vandalism is by reinstalling wordpress.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-my-login/

  2. Jeff Farthing
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wow, that is unbelievable. I assure you, whatever your woes, Theme My Login did not cause them. I urge you, and anybody who believes this nonsense, to review the code for yourself: http://svn.wp-plugins.org/theme-my-login/

    And PLEASE, know what you are talking about before posting such garbage for the world to see.

  3. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ Jeff
    Hi, im sorry, but thats what Happened, I even tried it on the plain new install of twenty ten, using the latest version of wordpress.

    The plugin sounds great, but it totally screwed up my installation of twenty ten. And im not a novice when it comes to wordpress themes and plugins.

    When was the last time you downloaded and installed the plugin? Please try it, on a new install of wordpress 3.2.2 and theme twenty ten.

    If I get board I could try it again on a test server, but honestly, Why does it have to have so many files?

  4. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Correction on the last post, I screwed up the WordPress installation,
    replacing the theme did not undo the damage it did.

    Please try the theme on the newest version of wordpress. with twenty ten.

  5. pkiula
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    By Frosty is not from this plugin, it's from WP SEO.

    And even that does not write anything in the theme, except a few HTML comments.

    It seems your theme itself is broken. Get a new theme, and start over.

  6. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just received an Email containing the following:

    pkiula wrote:

    By Frosty is not from this plugin, it's from WP SEO.
    And even that does not write anything in the theme, except a few HTML comments.
    It seems your theme itself is broken. Get a new theme, and start over.

    The message on the pages said something like @thefrostey or something like that, I didnt really care to note it, since I was more concerned with removing the plugin.

    It could not have been from SEO, and the theme was not broken, It was a NEW install of wordpress, and an original install of the twenty ten theme.

    All I know is I was not able to undo the install by deactivating the plugin, and ended up reinstalling wordpress completely.

  7. pkiula
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I install a fresh WordPress every day or so. Neither WP SEO nor this plugin does what you mention.

    Sorry mate, you need to air your disgruntlement elsewhere. A plugin written in PHP that doesn't have this functionality written in it will not somehow magically create havoc only on your server. As you know. So the problem is something else and if you wish to avoid it in the future, you might want to root-cause the actual problem.

  8. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    pkiula wrote:

    I install a fresh WordPress every day or so. Neither WP SEO nor this plugin does what you mention.
    Sorry mate, you need to air your disgruntlement elsewhere. A plugin written in PHP that doesn't have this functionality written in it will not somehow magically create havoc only on your server. As you know. So the problem is something else and if you wish to avoid it in the future, you might want to root-cause the actual problem.

    You just said in a previous Email that "it's from WP SEO."

    I didnt say it, you did, I have no idea why it happened, I just know that it was a fresh install of both WP3.2.2 and the Twenty Ten theme.

    The plugin sounded great, just what I was looking for, but for whatever reason it did not work.

    Im sorry Pkiula who ever you are, if I offended you!

  9. pkiula
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This should solve your mystery:

    thefrosty.com

    You probably have a theme or plugin from them. Those are the guys to stay away from if their code breaks your WordPress.

    I'm just a guy who passionately loved WordPress. I just started using Theme My Login plugin, and while it's not ideal (as my other question in this forum should tell you), it still is quite a simple and useful plugin.

  10. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    pkiula wrote:

    This should solve your mystery:
    thefrosty.com
    You probably have a theme or plugin from them.
    I'm just a guy who passionately loved WordPress. I just started using Theme My Login plugin, and while it's not ideal (as my other question in this forum should tell you), it still is quite a simple and useful plugin.

    Thanks for the reply, and yes, that could very well be the cause, since I was trying out two other LOGIN related plugins at the time.

    And Yes, it was a mystery, since I could not see why I was getting the thefrostry message on several pages.

    The other plugins were quickly deactivated, and so I assumed they were.

    My apologies, to Jeff Farthing, as I will go ahead and create another install of wordpress, just to test his plugin again.
    thanks

  11. sardarjaf
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just installed this plugin, it actually does what I was looking for, it seems very good compared to all other loging/registration plugin I tried. More importantly, my site is warm and not FROSTY at all :).

    SO, Thanks for the developers. I have one question, how can I apply my theme css to this plugin style,

    Thanks

  12. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, New install of wordpress 3.2.2, using Twenty Ten theme.
    Installed the plugin "Theme My Login"
    First thing I did before testing anything is configured redirects to send all users to the home page. I logged out, and am not able to log back in at all. Getting this error message every time I try.

    Notice: get_userdatabylogin is deprecated since version 3.3! Use get_user_by('login') instead. in /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3467

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php:3467) in /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/theme-my-login/includes/class-theme-my-login.php on line 336

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php:3467) in /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 669

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php:3467) in /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 670

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php:3467) in /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 671

    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php:3467) in /home/public_html/demo/wordpress/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 866

    So, no, the plugin is not what caused the @thefrostey messages plastered all over the page, but it still is not working for me.

    Any ideas?

  13. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, deleted the plugin (since I was not able to log in to deactivate it). Logged in the normal way. reinstalled the plugin, this time I did NOT change any of the default settings. Logged out, tried to log back in,, still same error messages, and I'm still not able to log in.

    Ill keep messing with it to figure out why, but one thing I did notice, is the plugin modified the standard WordPress Meta widget, by removing everything but "Login/Logout".

    I really dont like it when plugins make changes to wordpress core files.

  14. BigDogSF
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Jeff, major issues with the plugin. First, it is not compatible with wp 3.3.2. When I installed it I started getting an error on my admin login screen which I ignored. This morning, I was locked out of my site because of "too many failed login attempts".

    After chatting with tech support at my host and then checking the wp org forums I found that the issue was the Theme My Login plugin. After removing the files, everything works great.

    I would not recommend this plugin to anyone until you have tested and made sure it is compatible with wp 3.3.2.

    Thanks
    Will

  15. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did find one other un-explainable issue. For what ever reason I keep getting two occurrences of the LOGIN nav bar menu item Tab. (my home page gets replaced with another login page).

    I just read the previous post, and I am also starting to wonder if theme-my-login of not compatible with wp 3.2.2

    The plugin has a 80% review rating, so obviously its working for some people. Then again, I am not one to let even the minor issues go un noticed. Other than that, Im still pretty bugged that the plugin modifies the default Meta widget, and makes me wonder how many other wp core files.

  16. Jeff Farthing
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @vehicros: The plugin DOES NOT Modify any files.

    @BigDogSF: The plugin has been tested with 3.3 and works great.

    Both of you disable all other plugins and try with the default theme. If it doesn't work then, please let me know.

  17. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Jeff,
    if you read any of my previous posts, you will see the test platform was a new, fresh install of WP 3.2.2 using an the Twenty Ten theme, version 1.2 and no other plugins were installed.

    Today, tried again on a different server. Here are the details.
    Linux, Apache 2.2.15 PHP 5.2.13 MySql 5.0.92
    WP 3.1 Twenty Ten 1.2 And guess what, NO errors. Not even the double Login Tab error. The one thing I did different on the other installs was to first upgrade to WP 3.2.2 before installing the Theme-My-Login plugin. And also clicked on the visit settings page, and saved the settings. All things considered, your plugin does not seem to be the cause. And why both previous installations seem to result in missing links on the Meta widget. Which I cannot explain, especially since your plugin was the only one installed on the 3rd completely clean installation.

    The previous non Fantasico installs were immediately upgraded to WP 3.2.2 and I do not have a record of what version of WP was first installed, but they were new fresh installs, from a ZIP file.

    Also, the previous server was recently updated with all the most recent versions of everything. So at this point I really don't know what to think. I just know that 2 of 3 installations on the previous server had odd results. The main difference being Fantasico was used for 2 of the four installs, its the only thing I can think of.

    In either case, I do apologize, as this remains unsolved and the issues are minor. I suggest this post be closed.

  18. DotcomdeZign
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had a problem with the "Log In" tab occasionally appearing more than once on the Nav Bar also. But other than that the plugin seems to work fine.

  19. Bradley A.
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @vehicros - Your problem might be the Fantastico installation. It can be very unstable sometimes and cause all kinds of problems. Try re-installing an updated copy of WP manually.

    I've used this plugin on 3 different sites, and everything is working perfectly on them. My main site, however, won't show the Log In tab on the nav bar at all. :(

    I absolutely HATE having to use the Meta widget, but unfortunately it's my only option right now.

    I guess I should note that when using the Meta widget Login,the theming works fine. I just can't get the Login button up on the nav bar.

    Plugin IS turned on, so if you want to take a look it's at:
    http://www.latchkey-productions.com/testingground/index.php
    WordPress version 3.4.2
    Plugin Version 6.2.3

    @Jeff Farthing - If it would help, I can set you up as an admin user on my blog so you can go in and look around. I'm sure it would be a lot easier for you. Maybe these are related, maybe not. I don't know enough about PHP and similar to really be able to tell anything, based on what I'm seeing. The code looks peachy-keen to me and, like I said, I've used it on 3 other blogs and it works just fine. - Brad

  20. Jeff Farthing
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    This thread was 4 months old.

  21. mymbox
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,
    I'm getting blank page after installing your plugin. Please help. Cannot login to wp-admin.

  22. vehicros
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What exactly happens when you try?

    -V-

  23. Jeff Farthing
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Why would you post that in this old thread? Moderators, please?

  24. bubazoo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    after reading this review, not sure if I want to install "theme my login" now. Are there any other plugins out there similar to this one that have better reviews?

    I used to use one years ago, but the developer abandoned the project. It basically wrapped your login, register, lost password, etc pages within your current theme, but I have not seen such a plugin since WP 3.0 series was released so. I mean it just scares people off to be taken to an admin area I've been told that before, discouraging users from wanting to register.

    thanks

  25. schwarzgrau
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    you seriously ask for a alternative to theme my login in a theme my login thread, which is 9 month old by the way. And you could get an answer by just googling.

    I wish I could say what I'm thinking.

  26. Jeff Farthing
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not to mention the fact that you apprently didn't read the whole thread. If you did, you would know that what the original poster posted is entirely incorrect.

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