Support » Plugin: sil-dictionary webonary » Worst piece of code I have ever seen

  • Never use this plugin!

    I installed it because I was searching for a dictionary plugin for my blog and wanted to check how it looks in the dashboard. Okay, I checked and deleted the plugin. Before deletion it says:

    You are about to remove the following plugins:
    SIL Dictionary by SIL International(will also delete its data)

    ITS data, not all posts! What in the world is wrong with you? Are you freaking kidding me? Can’t you be more specific or maybe you have no idea how to explain things in English?

    I read the FAQ, I read the documentation on It doesn’t say anywhere that it connects all posts to the plugin!

    For God’s sake, I’m so angry right now.

    You know Silesians thought well of SIL International as you gave us some arguments by listing our language, but this is ridiculous.

    Never install this plugin! Never! You will lose your whole blog!

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  • Plugin Author Webonary


    Dear chlodny,

    Just saw your comment yesterday. We are very sorry what happend to you. To be honest, the plugin was released to early to the public. We have been mainly concentrating on making the plattform a good service and haven’t invested much time in making documentation available for people who want to install the plugin themselves. This is going to change soon.

    As of today we released version 2 which solves the problem you had. It won’t delete any posts when uninstalling the plugin. It now puts the posts in a category “webonary”, so when deleting posts in the plugin area, it will just delete those posts. Nevertheless, Webonary doesn’t work with blog posts (we just added a notice concerning that on the import page). Webonary is not a traditional WordPress plugin, since the dictionary entries are the “blog posts”. You can however create “Pages” if you want additional text on your site. If you want blog posts and a dictionary, you might want to create a multisite WordPress installation.

    Sorry clodny.

    This tool is great for its purpose. I guess it would indeed be helpful to not call it a plug-in. (Except that WordPress does not offer other categories, I believe.)

    It should be explained very prominently (in the list where users go to select their plugins) that this tool will work best in its OWN blog, even under its own domain. This is what I am doing.

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