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Gravity Forms Placeholder Add-On

This plugin adds Placeholder support to gravity forms

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No real improvement on Gravity Forms - Placeholders add-on
By , for WP 3.9

"Gravity Forms - Placeholders add-on" is a great plugin. The advantages supposedly added to that by this plugin, i.e. adding quasi-placeholder support for drop down menus, is a great idea but is implemented badly and doesn't function properly on many browsers. Better to not have it than to have it working badly; stick with the original, well written and reliable plugin.

Ripoff, goes against the Open Source philosophy.
By ,


I'm terribly dissapointed to see this plugin "came to life" the way it did.

This code is a complete ripoff of a plugin I built 2 years ago when I found myself constantly building this feature over and over again for our clients. I abstracted the code, packaged it and published it to the WordPress plugin repository with the goal of helping people with the same issues.

This plugin lives as open source code at GitHub, where people can freely fork it and use and modify it however they want. As long as the credits remain.

Sadly, William Wilkerson and Able Engine decided that changing a few variable names, functions and removing all traces of my name on the code was the way to go.

Granted, I did see a 13 lines of JavaScript to handle select tags, but this is not the way free software and open source projects work.

This deeply saddens me and makes pity all other open source authors who might have go through the same experience.

I wish the authors would reconsider and at the very least give the proper credits for this plugin.

Sincerely yours,
Joan Piedra
Author of Gravity Forms - Placeholders add-on.

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