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  • Rather than have someone load it up just to see a pay-to-see screen.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

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    I’m not a plugin reviewer, but in my opinion that’s actually pretty ballsy and really offends my sense of fair play. The plugin page does NOT state that you need to pay to use it. That’s bait and switch and not cool at all.

    I have nothing against commercial GPL’ed plugins, and that stats page look awfully good and well designed.

    I honestly want WordPress plugin, theme, and core developers to become wildly successful and make boat loads of cash and be rewarded for their efforts. If/when that happens, I think that’s right and proper.

    But the plugin repository here is not a commercial market place and the author shouldn’t have pulled that stunt.

    Fortunately the code is GPL’ed (as are all plugins in the WordPress.ORG repository) so looking at the source I think I see a way to enable the features. In fact the comment in the code indicates that this is encouraged by the author.

    /* # Activate premium.
    ————————————————————– */
    // No special checks. This is open source, you could hack around it easily (if your time is less valuable than â¬2).

    So here goes: make a backup copy of your theme’s functions.php file and add this one line to it around the top.

    update_option( 'word_stats_premium', 3 );

    Now visit your WordPress URL, that will ensure that the functions.php file is read and executed.

    Once that’s done, visit the Word Stats dashboard and the premium stats should be working. You can put back the original functions.php back.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    No need to email, however. I’ll take a look-see. *sigh*

    BTW, you can also put this in your URL:

    That runs the same command.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    +1 for that solution.

    That’s much easier and doing it that way means you don’t have to update the options yourself via functions.php. Just let the plugin update it’s own option for you.

    Plugin Author Fran Ontanaya


    The code has been removed. The plugin is now all free.

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