Support » Plugin: Social Link Pages » Rogue Plugin (AVOID THIS PLUGIN)

  • This WILD plugin installs files like maintenance and other things that will break your WordPress installation if you don’t complete it’s setup. It will leave your site forever redirecting to an under maintenance page without the ability to access dashboard.

    If your WordPress installation is broken due to this plugin, DELETE the following over FTP/SFTP:
    .maintenance
    /wp-content/maintenance (entire folder)
    /wp-content/social-link-pages (entire folder)

    Your WordPress will be back to normal.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by yanike.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by yanike.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by yanike.
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  • Plugin Author gelform

    (@gelform)

    @yanike Hey, there!

    A couple of things seem wrong here.

    – .maintenance is installed by WordPress during updates, not by this or any plugin
    – There’s no setup for this plugin, it just works
    – The plugin doesn’t install anything. You can see the code here: https://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/browser/social-link-pages/trunk

    So it sounds like something went wrong during installation. When that does happen, to delete the plugin files, delete the entire folder at:
    /wp-content/plugins/social-link-pages (note the plugins dir in the middle of that path).

    The one listed in the above review is wrong.

    I’m sorry you had a bad experience!

    Thread Starter yanike

    (@yanike)

    @gelform it must have been bad timing or bad installation. I’ve read more here that’s close to what I was seeing -> https://kinsta.com/knowledgebase/wordpress-stuck-in-maintenance-mode/

    I installed other plugins just fine, but when I got to the setup part where your plugin installs the page for the plugin that’s when my installation went into maintenance mode.

    Plugin Author gelform

    (@gelform)

    If you can, I’d really appreciate it if you tried again. I’d love to determine if the issue was timing, or if there’s actually an issue with the plugin.

    Thanks!

    Corey

    Plugin Author gelform

    (@gelform)

    @yanike Just following up. Did you get a chance to retest the plugin? I’d love to know if there’s something I need to fix.

    Thanks!

    Corey

    Thread Starter yanike

    (@yanike)

    @gelform sorry. I’ve launched my project and haven’t had time to retest in a sandbox environment.

    Plugin Author gelform

    (@gelform)

    No worries. Would you reconsider the 1-star review? I’m pretty convinced this plugin is not the cause. You can always re-add it once you’ve retested. 🙂

    Thanks!

    Corey

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