Support » Plugin: Heartbeat Control » No longer spams wp-admin with donate message

  • Update #2 Aug 2018:
    Plugin author updated the plugin within a week to remove the nag (see below) and is very responsive to reviews. Can’t ask much more than that from a free plugin. Updating to 5 stars to reflect current functionality of the plugin. Appreciate your work and candor, Jeff.

    Aug 2018 Update:
    Donation nag appears to be gone without any update to the plugin. I guess it is programmed with the nag for so many days after update (rather than until dismiss). Either way, I no longer trust this plugin for a production environment.

    Original Review:
    Removing this from all my client sites after the latest update spams every page of the dashboard with an unremovable donate beg. You shouldn’t have to edit the plugin to remove the nag. Seems the “bug” keeps reoccurring every few updates. Functionally, this is a 5 star plugin, but is intolerable with all the nags.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  sprucelydesigned. Reason: Update 5 days later
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  sprucelydesigned. Reason: Plugin updated. Issue corrected
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  sprucelydesigned.
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  • Agreed! Are you aware of a decent alternative?

    Donation or no donation – there isn’t any way to kill off the notification as far as I can tell other than editing the plugin!!

    Plugin Author JeffMatson

    (@jeffmatson)

    It should dismiss without an issue, and I can’t seem to replicate what you’re seeing.

    As of version 1.2.5, I’ve added a filter to completely disable it. Just return true to hbc_disable_notice and it’ll prevent it from displaying.

    Could you also send me details on your environment (PHP version, WordPress version, plugins/themes active, etc.) so that I can try to replicate what you’re seeing?

    Plugin Author JeffMatson

    (@jeffmatson)

    From what @sprucelydesigned is saying in his update, it sounds like it might be a caching issue somewhere.

    Code-wise, it simply checks if an update notice should be fired (based on the plugin actually being updated or installed), and displays the notice. Upon dismissing it, it removes that value. Nothing sketchy going on here at all or anything time-based. As soon as you dismiss it, it should immediately dismiss it (until a new update is released).

    Plugin Author JeffMatson

    (@jeffmatson)

    @sprucelydesigned Would you mind changing your review? Based on it, you mentioned the plugin is worth 5 stars, but the message dismissal is what led you to leave a 1-star rating. As the issue appears to be cache-related and completely unrelated to the plugin itself, I’d appreciate it. Thanks!

    @jeffmatson done. Appreciate the update and your time. Hope you find a good method for monetization. As for environments, I saw the issue on all my sites on Siteground using their standard stack of caching: page, dynamic, memcached. WP 4.9.8, php 7.2, on either Flatsome or Divi themes.

    Plugin Author JeffMatson

    (@jeffmatson)

    @sprucelydesigned Thanks so much! I’ll do some digging to see what I can find related to the caching issues. In the meantime, feel free to use the hook I mentioned to completely disable it if you need to.

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