Support » Plugin: NEX-Forms - Ultimate Form Builder » this is a SCAM – forces you to buy Envato licence

  • I don’t even understand how the admins allow this plugin in the WP directory.

    Some premium plugins have a “lite” version in WP directory, with reduced functionality, but that works out of the box and have the possibility of upgrading or buying addons.
    Other plugins connect to paid services, but the plugin itself is fully functional – and won’t do anything unless you have the paid service, but that’s clearly stated on the description.

    This one takes things to a whole new level: it does not state anywhere in the description that you have to pay to use the plugin – although there are references about premium addons – but when you install it you are faced with a popup that allows you to either insert the Envato purchase code or use a 7 DAY TRIAL.
    Pure SCAM.

    To the devs: Guys, if you want to advertise your “premium only” plugins, then use envato services or buy some adwords/fbadds. Just don’t pollute the WP directory with scammy schemes.

    To the WP directory admins: please take a moment to view this. I think that, by using the envato mixed licence instead of GPL, the plugin is directly violating the TOS. But, if not, maybe you should review the TOS, to prevent stuff like this from happening.

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    *Installs plugin. Oh yeah, that’s bad.*

    Oh. That’s not cool. I installed the plugin and the first thing I see is an ad. OK that’s dismissible but this next part isn’t.

    This is a form plugin. This isn’t software as a service and that pop up is basically extortion. It’s trialware and that’s not allowed per the plugin guidelines.

    https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-org/detailed-plugin-guidelines/

    See #5? This plugin’s popup is misleading and designed to get people to buy their Codecanyon plugin. Not good. Upselling is OK but this is too far and this plugin is being reported to the plugins team via plugins@wordpress.org

    thanks jan

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