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  • This guy sends misleading promos such as ‘Surprise Gift from WPBeginner’ going on to say ‘You’re going to think that I’m crazy but I want to give you a free gift

    The ‘free gift’ is the lite version of the form that anyone can download here.

    To achieve anything useful you have to sign up for $199 per year.

    If you sign up for newsletters on WordPress they are nothing more than advertisements for his premium chargeable plug-ins.

    My opinion – A CON!

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  bdbrown. Reason: Title changed to reflect review
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  amcmo.
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  • Plugin Author Syed Balkhi

    (@smub)

    That’s quite a big accusation.

    WPBeginner is a 100% FREE WordPress resource site with 2000+ written tutorials and 500+ free video tutorials.

    You got the newsletter email because you signed up to get updates from us. You don’t need to signup for the newsletter to read any of our written tutorials or watch our videos on YouTube. People signup to the newsletter because we send out weekly updates with new articles and blog posts.

    Since many users are new to WordPress, we have a series of automation emails that share helpful resources to get started and build the website.

    Yes, we do promote the WPForms free plugin there which helps you create a contact form that’s sufficient for most beginners, and it does a pretty job at that (hence over 600+ five star reviews).

    If you’re unhappy with WPBeginner’s newsletter, then you can easily unsubscribe using the link in the footer of our emails.

    Having that said, if you have any constructive criticism on the plugin and it’s quality, I’d be happy to listen and try to improve based on your feedback.

    Syed Balkhi
    Founder of WPBeginner
    Co-Founder of WPForms

    Yes and every ‘free’ newsletter has a plug to spend money on your site. My main issue is the ‘I’m crazy – free gift’. It’s no gift it’s free on WordPress.org and your own site. A gift would be if you are giving something that would normally be a paid item.

    And yes I did unsubscribe

    After saving I feel compelled to add further. The free version does the very basics that any number do. If you’re a new struggling site that wants to try subsidise costs through the occasional donation or a charity the pro version probably works though you have to give the first $199 to you before your very first donation and each and every year. All the useful functions require that exorbitant expenditure up front. Thankfully there appear to be any number of alternatives less focussed on gouging.

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