I love Patreon and was excited to see a plugin that would add its functionality to my website. But this thing broke my website hard. Right after installation I got a fatal error message and my site was completely nonfunctional. Fatal error: Call to undefined function openssl_random_pseudo_bytes() in /usr/home/www/wp-content/plugins/patreon-connect/classes/patreon_routing.php on line 67.
So I had to call my sysadmin. And once he got the fatal error fixed, we discovered that none of my site images worked anymore. After hours of troubleshooting, we figured out that this terrible plugin added an entry to the web site’s root-level .htaccess that broke all images on the site. It didn’t remove that entry when I uninstalled the plugin, and it did NOT provide a warning that I’d need to remove that entry myself.
This plugin does for WordPress sites what methanol does for whiskey.
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