Less than 2 weeks after releasing about the damaged user experience of the previous Dark Mode plugin being relabelled and repurposed, another plugin advancement business chose to do the very same. The agreement appears to be that this is a bad concept. The ProfilePress Group relabelled and repurposed the WP User Avatar plugin.
Rather of an easy, single-purpose custom-made avatar service, it is a full-fledged user registration, login, profile, and subscription management plugin.
It is now called ProfilePress. Let’s call it ProfilePress Lite since there is a business element where you can update to the real ProfilePress premium plugin. We require to distinguish the 2. Plus, the plugin itself utilizes that term, a minimum of as soon as, in the admin.
The distinction in between the Dark Mode switcheroo and this one is that WP User Avatar has more than 400,000 active installs, and users are voting with their feet. And their rankings. In the previous two days, the plugin has actually gotten an incredible 60+ one-star evaluations– and counting. The WordPress.org assistance group has actually currently needed to close 2 online forumsubjects. An evaluation entitled “Unanticipated modifications, anticipated responses” summarize the scenario.
Over 400,000 users can do a great deal of damage in a bit of time.
A portion of a portion of a portion of those 400,000 users can knock a reputable 4.4 ranking to 3.6 in 2 days.
When nobody from the business reacts to any of the 60+ evaluations, it appears like you have something to conceal. Those are 60+ chances to a minimum of effort to smooth things over.
Pre-3.0, WP User Avatar was an easy plugin for handling how avatars were dealt with on the website and enabling custom-made image submits on a per-user basis. In the plugin’s eight-year history, users had actually pertained to anticipate a strong plugin that managed something and managed it well.