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[Resolved] The plugin includes advertising automatically when page is crawled

  • With Google Webmaster Tools I have seen that was including advertising links on the bottom of the page.

    I have reviewed the code and I find in the file wp-content\plugins\ ultimate-tinymce\includes\dev_credit.php the following piece of code.

    if (jwl_is_bot()) {
    //echo “bot”;
    $output = @file_get_contents(“https://s3.amazonaws.com/UltimateMCE/ultimatetinymce.txt”);
    $str = “”;
    if ($output === false ) {
    $str= “<!– Awesome Content Generated using the UltimateTinyMCE WP Plugin –>\n”;
    } else {
    $str = $output;
    }
    echo jwl_dev_credit_link($str);
    }else{
    echo “<!– Awesome Content Generated using the UltimateTinyMCE WP Plugin –>\n”;
    }

    I don’t know if it’s legal, but I think it is very dirty.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ultimate-tinymce/

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  • Plugin Author Marventus

    @marventus

    Hello, servev.

    I don’t know if it’s legal, but I think it is very dirty.

    Whaich aspect do you think is “dirty”? It is just a link to support the authors. Not only can it be disabled at any moment from the Admin Options panel, but it is also off by default when you first install the plugin, so, it is a completely opt-in feature in lines with the plugin guidelines.
    If you are referring to the fact that the link is only visible to search engines, that is because we did not want to unnecessarily bother users. However, the setting explicitly mentions this in its description:

    Gives credit to the developer in form of a hidden link.

    If you don’t wish to support us, you can simply disable the option if you already enabled it. We won’t mind at all! 🙂
    Let us know if there’s anything else you need.
    Thanks!

    Ok, it can be disabled.
    Thanks a lot!

    But, with “Gives credit to the developer in form of a hidden link.”, I don’t assumed that the link was to a web related with online casinos.

    Plugin Author Josh

    @josh401

    Moderator and Editor Customizer

    Hello @serdev,

    I understand. And I hope by being able to disable the code from executing, we have not lost you as a valued user.

    Would you mind if I marked this thread as resolved?

    Of course, marked as resolved.

    Plugin Author Josh

    @josh401

    Moderator and Editor Customizer

    Thanks, my friend!

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