WordPress.com Stats plugin - drops a smiley face on all webpages. I thought my site was hacked. Um wow. Thanks for abusing my trust and my API key WordPress!
**** The smiley does not show up for me when I view my website from the computer I installed the plugin from - it only shows up for visitors and when viewed from other computers on another network - this sure seems like an effort to hide this - why? ****
Is there an explanation why this plugin drops a Smiley Face below the footer of all webpages? And why no mention of it or ability to control?When I first noticed I thought my site had been hacked - no code apparently generating the Smiley, a noticeable delay for it to draw (obviously from an external source). Wow, just wow...
Since the WordPress authors make no mention of this "feature", and allow no control over this I thought I'd share a screenshot in case others haven't noticed the Smiley at the base of their footer.
Screenshot of the Smiley added by this plug-in
Removal Plug-in - out of date?
How to remove the Smiley by editing your CSS