Support » Plugin: WP Pixabay » WARNING: Do not use it

  • I completely changed my mind about this plugin. I was recommending it and now I can say that it is DANGEROUS.

    It only works for post featured images.

    If you INSERT the image in the blog post, it will HOTLINK pixabay, and your photos will disappear from your post after a few days.

    Now I am updating hundreds of posts after all my images are gone.

    Why on hell would you hotlink pixabay? why you do not warn people about it?

    Thanks for making my weekend a pain.

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  • Plugin Author WPClever


    Hi genweb,

    We are so sorry about the issue that happened on your website! It already was described on the plugin’s description but maybe isn’t clear enough. We’ll fix it soon.

    I saw that warning after being forced to remove missing pictures from 200+ posts 🙁

    An average user will never know what you mean with “insert images with original URL”. They can even ban you API key for doing this.

    You should remove the insert button in the free version or show a JS alert saying “this image will be gone in 24? hours”. Any other warning method will be useless.

    Please, tell me after updating it so I can update this review. The plugin is great, but the hotlinking issue was crazy and really dangerous.

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