[closed] What a kick in the teeth (36 posts)

  1. Rob Roy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you don't want to upgrade to the handicapped restricted free version, download the last stable full version here: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/adrotate.

    Then go to your theme's functions.php file and add this code anywhere. It disables the update notification for the AdRotate plugin:

    function filter_plugin_updates( $value ) {
    unset( $value->response['adrotate/adrotate.php'] );
    return $value;
    add_filter( 'site_transient_update_plugins', 'filter_plugin_updates' );

  2. mayuxi
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, danetidwell! Very useful. I'm still using the old one.

  3. Daedalon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    A quote from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/guidelines/ that this plugin change appears to violate (emphasis mine):

    5. Trialware is not allowed in the repository. It's perfectly fine to attempt to upsell the user on other products and features, but a) not in an annoying manner and b) not by disabling functionality after some time period. Similarly, you cannot "cripple" functionality in the plugin and then ask for payment or provide a code to unlock the functionality. All code hosted by WordPress.org servers must be free and fully-functional. If you want to sell advanced features for a plugin (such as a "pro" version), then you must sell and serve that code from your own site, we will not host it on our servers.

  4. mayuxi
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hm, good point Daedalon. Should we report to Plugin Directory for the violation?

  5. Daedalon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'd be interested in hearing the plugin repository maintainers' opinion on this case.

    Interestingly that document didn't contain instructions on how to notify the repository maintainers of possible violations so that they could take appropriate action eg. by informing the plugin maintainer about ways in which the plugin can be updated to conform to the guidelines.

  6. mayuxi
    Posted 3 years ago #

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