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[Plugin: WP Auto Tagger] This modifys your blogroll to advertise their own website (8 posts)

  1. Indeedle
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I refer to my thread over here where I found one of my plugins kept adding a link to WordPressSupplies to my blogroll automatically.

    After searching my plugin code, I found this one does in fact check to see if their link is in your blogroll and then adds it. I saw no mention of this anywhere in the install page, if you're going to add links to my website I'd appreciate knowing about it.

    From what I can tell, themes and plugins from WordPressSupplies do this as well, so I'd be wary of using anything from there.

    Line #143 of auto-tagger.php contains the following code.

    if($wpdb->get_var("SELECT COUNT(link_id) FROM $wpdb->links WHERE link_url='http://wordpresssupplies.com/'")==0)
    wp_insert_link(array('link_name' => 'WordPress Themes', 'link_url' => 'http://wordpresssupplies.com/', 'link_description' => 'Download Free WordPress Themes and Plugins' ));
  2. Josh Leuze
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I tried out the WP Auto Tagger plugin, and it added a link to my blogroll as well...

  3. copperblade
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is there a way to report this developer's plugins? I really think this needs to be banned from WordPress site.

  4. yasinakgun
    Posted 6 years ago #


  5. Bizzare. The add link code is still there...

  6. Samuel B

    Posted 6 years ago #

    security at wordpress dot org
    seems to get attention

  7. That's good to know. I just sent them an e-mail on this, hopefully this will get resolved.

    (BTW I don't have a problem with plugin developers giving the users the option to add them to the blogroll. This plugin sneaks it in and that is not above board behavior.)

  8. Samuel B

    Posted 6 years ago #

    no disagreements here

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