• I activated this plugin when I started to build my site. It looked good, it seemed to do the job I wanted, so it floated around on my sidebar from the early days of development. Months later I’m getting fed up with the constant bugging on many different screens, about leaving feedback…my site isn’t quite ready and I don’t need windows appearing everywhere while I’m trying to finish it. As I also had concerns by that point, about the slow loading speeds it was causing, I decided to disable it and that was when the fun really started. Every time I would try to disable the plugin, I would get slammed with error messages on the site. After a period of misery, wondering what on earth was happening, it was explained by the plugin developers…they suppress error warnings when you use their plugin (which is why they only showed up when I disabled it)…a worrying sign to begin with…why would they need to do that, is their software that buggy?! But it’s not just about their plugin. Anyone developing a site, needs to see if issues arise when using certain plugins or software. By suppressing the warning all this time, there are now thousands of past and present issues which may have caused my site problems. No one knows what they are now, too much time has passed. The hosts, software developers and theme writers are all just happy to put the blame on each other. Now if I had seen an error back when it happened, I may still have a workable site. Instead, I’m left with errors no one an solve and am looking at the possibility of a total re-write. If plugin or software developers choose to hide error messages, they can (and have!!) cause all kinds of damage. This, in my opinion, should be stated as a warning, in big bold neon letters, before you even attempt to use their software. Well..ironically, it was all the bugging for a review that got me annoyed enough to disable the plugin in the first place – so here it is. I hope you think seriously about warning people in future, or removing your disabling of errors…thanks to your plugin, I have no site left.

Viewing 3 replies - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • Plugin Author socialdude

    (@socialdude)

    Thanks for reporting this, we’ll have a look at it with the developers on Monday.

    Plugin Author socialdude

    (@socialdude)

    Update on our investigations:

    – By default on installations of wordpress the debug mode (error reporting) is set to “off” in the wp-config: define(‘WP_DEBUG’, false);

    – You seem to have set it to “on”, and by activating our plugin they got hidden. You are correct that this shouldn’t be the case. We will give the option to users in the future. We are working on a plugin update.

    – The developers say that the error messages which get hidden should not be criticial (that’s probably also the reason why wordpress puts it to off by default). Could you please let us know what exact issues got hidden with that, and what resulting issues this caused?

    I would suggest also to take this to the support forum. Could you please open a new thread here https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/ultimate-social-media-icons? Thank you!

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by socialdude.
    Plugin Author socialdude

    (@socialdude)

    Update: we now don’t turn it on by default, but instead give the user the option to do so (in the latest plugin version).

    Could you please respond regarding the error messages which got hidden which you say were very important?

Viewing 3 replies - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
  • The topic ‘WARNING!!’ is closed to new replies.