Support » Plugin: WordPress Zero Spam » Used to be great

  • Before the “complete rewrite”, this was a great plugin. It took down a few sites recently during update, and now doesn’t work with Gravity Forms (ajax specifically, spinner just spins). This, combined with the unnecessary top-level menu with statistics that nobody wants, has me ready to say goodbye. A great lesson in “simple is better”.

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  • Plugin Author Ben Marshall

    (@bmarshall511)

    Sorry, you feel that way. As for the GF issue, there was a bug & has now been fixed in the latest version v4.4.1. Feel free to submit any issues/feature requests here: https://github.com/bmarshall511/wordpress-zero-spam/issues

    Thread Starter jayhughes

    (@jayhughes)

    @bmarshall511 I’ll try out the latest version to see if the Gravity Forms issue is resolved and report via Github if the issue persists. Even if it’s resolved, i still feel the plugin was better without top level menu and statistic bloat. Just block spam.

    Plugin Author Ben Marshall

    (@bmarshall511)

    Understand, I myself find additional top-level menus annoying unless there’s a good reason. The latest update adds some more features and admin page & why I went with the top-level menu. I will however look into adding an option to move it into the WP settings menu instead. Totally get where you’re coming from.

    Thread Starter jayhughes

    (@jayhughes)

    If I were in your shoes, i’d poll my users and ask if the changes are desired and/or liked. Ask yourself the honest question – would you ever look at the logging/ statistics you’re adding to the dashboard? Im one of those people that wants to install your plugin and forget about it. Now i can’t because it’s screaming for me to notice it in the top-level menu. I think you can achieve what you have with a tabbed layout in the Settings screen. You mentioned an option for that – that would be great.

    I’m just one of a ton of people using your plugin with an opinion – i’m sure it gets tired. You do you.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by jayhughes.
    Plugin Author Ben Marshall

    (@bmarshall511)

    Yeah, I’ve actually heard a lot of people find it useful, including me. And I do regularly check it, especially with the amount of traffic some of the sites I work on get. Allows me to easily see what IPs/countries are trying to spam and set blocks for them. It’s the reason I put those pages in place, because of user feedback.

    Same concerns here, just haven’t left a review yet. We downgraded to 3.1.1 until this update frequency normalizes.

    I’d also like to see the top level menu removed.

    It looks like it may be great again and it is nice to see the plugin getting some love.

    You can count me as another who would like it better if it was not a top level menu item.

    Thread Starter jayhughes

    (@jayhughes)

    Unfortunately, the Gravity forms issues are not fixed. A client had transactions go through multiple times and now i’m having to refund the client for fees incurred for refunding their clients.

    Really frustrating situation given that this plugin worked PERFECTLY FINE before all of the updates. Now it’s costing me money…

    Plugin Author Ben Marshall

    (@bmarshall511)

    Well, WPZS has nothing to do with transactions, payment processing and doesn’t even submit forms. Only does a check, nothing more, nothing less. My guess you’ve got another problem, but by all means, delete the plugin if you think that’s your problem. Would hate for you to be frustrated, life is short.

    Thread Starter jayhughes

    (@jayhughes)

    But you do integrate with Gravity Forms, and WPZS 100% was the source of the issue, killing the page after the charge.

    Plugin deactivated and problem solved. Absolutely no other changes.

    Plugin Author Ben Marshall

    (@bmarshall511)

    Ah good, glad you got it figured out.

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