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Transposh - Links on Plugin or Fee Charged (4 posts)

  1. trivum
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Seems that this plugin inserts a link on your site.

    You can choose to remove it, but if you do, they say this is the following condition you must agree to, "You grant the right to the Transposh software and plugin to replace upto 5% of your advertising space and affiliation links with its own referral code."

    Thought this was a no-no for a WordPress plugin in the Directory.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/transposh-translation-filter-for-wordpress/

  2. Ofer Wald
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello There,

    Thank you for the rating for the plugin, and for your insightful comment, however - nothing is hidden, the code is out there, the terms are clearly there, and I must say that you are really under no obligation whatsoever to use it.

    Since you thought it is a no-no, and I believe you are wrong, you are free to find any evidence to base your claims. I am quite certain that none will be found.

    If you think that trying to support this development effort is a bad thing, you have every right to your opinion, although I won't share this one with you.

    Good luck in the future.

    PS. Your title is misleading, no charge from the user, just revenue split from additional income (on ads on translated pages that otherwise would not exist)

  3. trivum
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    "The plugin must not embed external links on the public site (like a "powered by" link) without explicitly asking the user's permission."

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/

    Does this plugin explicitly ask for permission? I would say no. I'm guessing you would say yes.

    So there you are.

    p.s. You're right. My title is misleading. It shouldn't say charges a fee.

  4. Ofer Wald
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    I actually agree with you here, The plugin does not explicitly ask you for your permission. However you do have to take some actions, such as adding the widget and ignore the option to remove the link in order for said link to appear.

    The plugin will fully function if you add links to languages by yourself, so you are not obliged to use the widget.

    I don't think this kind of behaviour is a stranger to the wordpress world and I am not sure that constitutes a complete no-no, however, if any wordpress official decides that I am wrong here, I have no problem of reversing the default settings. However it is my believe that the rules should be relaxed on that point.

    I also hope that the plugin helps users in some way, and that they will agree to return the favour, since the code is out there, there's really nothing for me to do if someone opposes this. You can read the comment at the code.

    Have a great weekend.

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