Support » Plugin: Permalink Manager Lite » Very disappointed, very tricky plugin !!

  • aberniz

    (@aberniz)


    I usually don’t do reviews, but in this case I need to do it, because I feel very disappointed for 2 reasons:

    1 – The first days the plugins works, and you feel happy. After some days, the plugins stops some functionalities and suggests you to purchase the Pro version. I will be more specific: the first days you can manually change your permalinks in your posts, but after some days the plugins tells you that that option is only in the Pro version.

    2 – After having changed with the plugin hundreds of permalinks, as you want to still be able to manage manually your permalinks in your post editor, you decide to disable the plugin. SURPRISE!: If you disable the plugin you loose all the your permalink changes done with this plugin.

    In conclusion, after using this plugin, you can’t disable it because you have now hundred of posts with the new permalinks, and as you need to still manage manually some posts, you get forced to purchase the Pro version.

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  • Plugin Author Maciej Bis

    (@mbis)

    Hi @aberniz,

    all the features available in the free version of plugin (eg. possibility to bulk edit or individually change the custom permalinks) will never be removed/blocked/restricted in any way.

    All the features available in free & paid version are explicitly stated in the plugin description:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/permalink-manager/

    I am not certain what exactly happened, but this could be a bug. If you provide me with more details, I can try to fix it. If possible, please let me know what exactly worked before and was blocked after some days.

    When it comes to the second argument. I also wrote about it in the FAQ:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/permalink-manager/#can%20i%20delete%2Fdisable%20permalink%20manager%20after%20the%20permalinks%20are%20updated%3F

    Basically, my plugin stores the custom URIs in a serialized array and uses the unique function to compare the requested URL with the entries in the array.
    https://permalinkmanager.pro/docs/faq/how-the-custom-uris-and-redirects-are-stored/

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to recreate this algorithm with vanilla version of WordPress. If you would like to deactivate my plugin and still use the custom permalinks you set before, you will need to copy two filters from my plugin:

    • first, that replaces the native permalinks with the ones stored in the array with custom permalinks (saved, controlled only by my plugin)
    • second, that detects the custom permalinks and loads actual post or term

    Best regards,
    Maciej

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by  Maciej Bis.
    • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by  Maciej Bis.
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