Javelin Email Marketing
[Plugin: WP Autoresponder And Newsletter Plugin] How to remove the predefined hyperlink "Email (22 posts)

  1. tosswing
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello Raj,

    Really sorry to bother you about minor matter at this moment, is there any way to remove/rename the predefined hyperlink "Email Marketing by WP Autoresponder" shown below the subscription form? Please kindly advise.

    Many thx,

  2. neo4evr
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I also have the same question. It's not cool to have that message right below the SUBMIT button. How do I remove that?

  3. rajaito
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is a great plugin. I wrote Raj an email asking him this same very question. Sadly, he didn't even auto respond. Must be a busy guy.

    But that's ok, cause I figured it out on my own. Instead of using the built in widget, after you create your form it gives you a bunch of html code. I just placed that inside a text widget and it worked.

  4. rajaito
    Posted 5 years ago #

    To Raj's credit, he did eventually respond to my direct email. But he was not very nice. In fact he specifically refused to tell me how to remove the link, even though it is required by wordpress in order to host the plugin in their repository.

    quoted email from: Raja Sekharan

    "...I am not going to tell you how to remove the link. I couldn't care less if you don't use the plugin."

    But since then, I have discovered this:


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

  5. rajasekharan
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The last in a series of inflamatory emails that "Raja" sent me is this one:

    Hey Raj,

    Even though it is everything I need and hoped for, it looks like I am going to have to abandon your auto responder newsletter plugin. I wrote you an email asking how to remove the link from the widget and you didn't even auto respond to question. I'd be even down to make a financial contribution, but if you can't even respond to an email from one of your users then it is likely that you wouldn't respond to support requests either. Good luck then.

    - Raja

    Not how he starts the email by saying, "It is everything I hoped for..". Please note the entitlement in the email? I get atleast 2 emails like this EVERY SINGLE DAY. EVERY SINGLE DAY. Here's my reply:

    Raja, you see.. if I put away one rupee of MY money for every time someone promised me a donation for helping them, I would be buying Calvin Klein briefs every month. I hear they are very comfortable to wear.

    You make "making a financial contribution" sound like a concession that you are making for me. I've created and made available to you for free a very valuable piece of software that you would otherwise have to pay $600+ per year for. All this entitlement for a software you downloaded for free. Perfect.

    You see, I have to make a living off a job. We have to make money, we have to keep a roof over our heads and put food on our tables. Have I, by releasing free software, given everyone around the world free claim over my time and effort? Have I promised to make myself available to everyone and anyone around the world? Have I promised to ignore my family and their needs for random strangers who BADLY want my work?

    And no. I am not going to tell you how to remove the link. I couldn't care less if you don't use the plugin.

    You see, I don't suffer idiots gladly. I get 40-50 emails a day every single day requesting/demanding support for the plugin. I can't afford to quit my job, sit at my house, eat cardboard, and answer every single email AND develop AND test AND document AND provide support.

    I do my best to support as many people as I can. I try to spend time to help as many people as I can provided I am able to spare time. I've never helped anyone hoping they would make a donation.

    I've found that people who promise a donation provided I help them predictably absolutely NEVER make donations after I help them. I know this but help them anyway.

    People who have made donations to me on the otherhand do it without me asking for it or anything. Just like that.

    Immense amount of effort goes into making a every single release. Every single release is a HUGE investment of time and energy. So much testing has to be done just to be sure that nothing goes wrong when someone upgrades the plugin when the update becomes available.

    Nonsense like this erodes my motivation to continue work on the plugin.

    Please note: The plugin is licensed under GPL. Read it here: http://is.gd/VkEw8h

    Read the section on warranty.

    About that rule:

    It applies to plugins which force a link on your website immediately on activation without an option to remove. With WP Autorespodner, you are NOT forced to use the subscription form widget. You have the option of not using it. There are other ways to do it too.

    WP Autoresponder doesn't force a link on your website. You have the option of not using the widget. WP Autoresponder is not the only plugin to do this. WPR is not the only plugin that does this. Many top plugins do this too.

    If you still find it unacceptable. You have the option of not using the plugin too.

    Forget the repository rules and legalities. It is ALWAYS a good idea not to trample on the toes and piss off the platform owner whose work you are using and whose cooperation you are trying to get.

    I for one wouldn't want to tick off the WordPress core developers by suddenly encrypting the source code and charging per-server license for the plugin or something.

    Should I continue support? Do you want to help continue work on the plugin? Do you want me to remove bugs? Do you want me to implement new features? Do you want me to create translation support? Do you want to support creating more documentation and the developer's API?

    Use the Subscription form Widget. Don't remove the link. It isn't much to ask for compared to what you are getting from the plugin.

  6. rajaito
    Posted 5 years ago #

    LOL. I didn't send you a "series of inflammatory emails. I sent you one email, you responded hastily and I sent you a followup email apologizing for making you so angry at me.

    I do like your plugin a lot. It is obvious you have put a lot of hard work into it. But you seem a little sensitive about the link removal question.

    Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    subject Re: question about autoresponder newsletter plugin

    Raj, please do not be offended. I do appreciate you putting your hard work into your plugin. Like I said, it seems exactly what I need for the site I am building for my friends also for free. I was only asking to remove the link to offer them an unbranded site. I would never remove your credits from the code. I make no claim to writing the script. I certainly am not skilled enough with php to do such a thing on my own. Please do not be upset. I realize your plugin is an offering to the wordpress community. I was only offering to pay to remove the link because I know some plugin authors require such a thing. My biggest concern is if I put your plugin on a production site, that you would offer support if something went wrong. I fear that now I have offended you so much, you would never like to help me, should I ask. Again, my apologies for offending you. I wish you and your family the best.

  7. rajaito
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Throughout all of this, I have been very supportive of your work and the quality of this plugin. Again, I apologize for making you so angry. Good luck in all that you do.

  8. Geoffd99
    Posted 5 years ago #

    this link to WPR is a file called


    you can edit that and ftp it back up again. There are a few other files therein, and the php is also there. If you make a backup, you can hack away to experiment.

    Raj is too busy to support 1000s on newbies.

    I also do free software, it is a lot of free work.

    Companies like Facebook and Google are not 'free' they are massively funded and take your souls for advertising (either directly, or from other large companies). This is fine of course, just don't expect volunteers to kiss your ass.

    Support free software and plugins, stop moaning. Just poke about a bit - you might learn something.

    If you want support etc, buy some software instead.

  9. Geoffd99
    Posted 5 years ago #

    php is not 'there' it is up a bit - just look for it.

  10. Geoffd99
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Of course this is for Raj which is fine, you can brand that page, since it is a plain text page. Links are for all - the more the better to legit people - like those who make the stuff.

    If you are building (assembling, you mean, like lego) a site for others, I suppose you will put in a link to your own 'top web services' - but not the people who wrote the software!

    That is a laugh!

  11. moniemonet
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Go to line 498 in forms.php

    Remove this line:

    <?php if ($enableForm) { echo base64_decode("PGEgc3R5bGU9ImZvbnQtZmFtaWx5OlZlcmRhbmEsIEdlbmV2YSwgc2Fucy1zZXJpZjtmb250LXNpemU6IDlweDsiIGhyZWY9Imh0dHA6Ly93d3cud3ByZXNwb25kZXIuY29tIj5FbWFpbCBNYXJrZXRpbmcgYnkgV1AgQXV0b3Jlc3BvbmRlcjwvYT4="); } ?>

  12. Silviu
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks moniemonet!

  13. BennoH
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello guys,
    could anybody advise me on how to sent a notification e-mail to my e-mail address once people have clicked the sign-up button. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks,

  14. kindaa
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi !

    I use WP Autoresponder plugin and appreciate Raj Shekaran for the great software. Of-course, regulations of Repository implies that there should be an option to un-check and get rid of " Link back " to Author. 90 % of the plugins don't have such option. Nothing wrong with Raj Shekaran's plugin though. He is not forcing us to keep the link with encrypted code and you have alternate choices as he suggested

    So nothing to worry about the link back. Appreciate @rajaito's apologies and hope @rajasekharan the 'Apologies'

    Companies like Facebook and Google are not 'free' they are massively funded and take your souls for advertising (either directly, or from other large companies).

    Agree ! You made some good points.

    I also do free software, it is a lot of free work.

    This is fine of course, just don't expect volunteers to kiss your ass.


    Can you please let me know what software did you develop yet? The terminology you use here is pretty offensive and the points you made are not relevant. Ofcourse , Your profile posts state you are a novice to forums and you ought to learn how to write on forums. Please avoid offensive terms on public forums

  15. Geoffd99
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Raja et al

    'kiss your ass' is not very offensive, perhaps that is vernacular, rather than Proper English, I should have said

    "don't expect volunteers [free software writers] to do special support services for you."

    I meant that if you do free work for people (ie, make free software) the users of that free software should not expect special updates, personal support etc. I was responding to users who expect special support, and then complain if they don't get it:
    >>>rajaito quoted an email from: Raja Sekharan
    "...I am not going to tell you how to remove the link. I couldn't care less if you don't use the plugin."<<<

    Novice? Thanks, ppl think I am young looking too! I started in computing in 1980 (COBOL). My free software is a Win/Mac desktop app called Story Lite available for free with tons of supporting materials from
    With several new versions out in Nov 2011 (ie, soon).

    Vernacular is much used, it was invented by Shakespeare.

    Thanks for excellent WP Autoresponder!

  16. csavello
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Was anyone able to answer BennoH's post:
    "could anybody advise me on how to sent a notification e-mail to my e-mail address once people have clicked the sign-up button."

    Having same issue and cannot find solution in another forum or plug-in site??


  17. johnpent
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So everyone here is getting something for nothing, and the price is too high. It is absurd to think that this developer owes you support for a free plugin. I am incredibly impressed with the development. You can bet he will be pulling this out of the free system soon and selling this for a lot of money.

    I tried this about a year or two back, and it was not ready for prime time. Now it is.

    I came here like the rest of you trying to get rid of that pesky link. I am impressed at how well he hid it from all of us. It is actually hilarious how well it is hidden. I now just want to know so I can use that method elsewhere.

    Thanks for Raj for this great plugin. Those that are ungrateful, shame on you. Likely you are in that "99%" of people that the world has not treated fairly.

  18. John Parris
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nice plugin, and the author is clearly and understandable irritated at the request and volume of requests.

    But, to be fair, he might be violating a few of the guidelines for inclusion in the directory according to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/guidelines/

    The code that links back to his site is both obfuscated and enabled by default on the front end. Numbers 4 and 10 of the guidelines seem to suggest he shouldn't be doing this.

  19. RandyKing
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am most interested in the energy of the author of WP plugins - it speaks volumes about how they created the software and what they may do with it going forward.

    What transpired here speaks volumes, and I am most grateful to have found this out before going down this path.

  20. Kimantis_Creative_Group
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you really want to remove the credits, function wp_credits () { } blank out between the brackets!

    Not really recommended.

  21. lekkim
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How do I put five follow up emails, so every new subscriber automatically receives five email with seven days between each?
    I've written five posts on my blog.
    I have created the category: e-mail marketing during the Post series.
    But I'm stuck between point 2 and 3 (Manage Post Series). What do I do? Do you have a video where setup of follow-up e-mail is displayed?


  22. Yusri Mathews
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, anyone subscribing to my newsletter doesn't recieve a confirmation email? Anyone know what the problem could be?

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