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Warning: five Reasons Not to Buy WordPress Plugins And What to Do Instead


Warning: five Reasons Not to Buy WordPress Plugins And What to Do Instead


WordPress is a tremendous platform and highly customizable with plugins. They do all forms of things, from building your listing to retaining your site without you having a whole lot to do with it.

That’s if you trust all of the income letters. I would recommend you now not to.

Here are my studies from the past couple of years. Plugin marketplace is warm, and it is a wild west, so the chances are, I have not been the simplest one with these reports… Have I?

This first plugin slows down my web site to the point in which logging in takes five mins. Yep, you heard proper; it is ‘logging in.’

Case #1

I don’t sincerely have that awful lot to enjoy with plugins, so I’m sort of ‘tolerating’ it for some time, although it worries me. In reality, I also do not recognize who to invite; however, ultimately, I contact my web hosting company. This definitely first-rate guy has the same opinion to take a look and tells me the news: Ditch the plugin. It’s rotten.

I touch the big-name marketer who bought it. It turns out I missed some days from my 30-day cash-again guarantee, so they do not want to go back my money. This man advertises how properly he is doing (he talks about making millions in his videos). Still, it sounds to me greater like his business would possibly pass bankrupt if he lost a few bucks within the technique of returning my cash. Maybe that is how he makes his money although, selling rubbish to dumbasses like me.

I’m told they’re ‘operating on it so that it’d paintings.’ About a yr later, I’m testing it; however, by way of that point, it nonetheless doesn’t.

Case #2

Unfortunately, I have not gotten any wiser from that first spherical with plugins, and they have me fooled again. This time I get a plugin that collides with my WordPress theme.

I have also forgotten that I have to test it right away, so I discover this out after the money-back assurance period is over. You already realize what happens then.

Case #3

Being plenty wiser now, I do test my new plugin the day I buy it. It doesn’t work so I ask for my money lower back. The dealer sincerely ignores all the requests.

I’m disputing the sale on PayPal, but that doesn’t do any precisely because it’s not a bodily item.

Next, I’m contacting the associate community he uses. However, they can not do something. Except allow to cheat and steal from other oldsters. But of course, they’re not accountable. Yep, why could they be…

Case #4

I purchase a PLR plugin to provide a way to my peeps. The concept at the back of it is first-rate, and it has to work on posts and pages. It turns out that, as a minimum, on my web page, it doesn’t. My wager is it’s due to the theme. However, I do not truly understand. They inquire from me to test, but pretty frankly, I don’t have time for it at that factor.

I become giving my peeps a heads up about that, knowing they would probably apply it to their blogs if everywhere. Later, when I test, I don’t locate it in use, and I don’t truely blame them. Even though plugins are easy to put in, it takes time to position them in use. That’s all wasted time if it’s no longer running.

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Later I recognize it is not operating on mobile websites, either, so this is that then.

Case #5

Speaking of wasting time…

I’m spending some hours (again) creating a campaign. This plugin I’ve were given, this time, became an advantage, so I did not have to invest in it, and it’s a critical part of what I actually have in thoughts.

After four days of corresponding with the customer support, I discover it’s now not running without any other pretty heavy system in the background. It’s the product I bought. However, I didn’t need to put it at the identical site with my weblog for a couple of reasons.

After the method, I locate the information, but it’s not on the equal web page as the download. It’s at the income web page, but because I didn’t purchase the plugin, why on this planet would I move there and examine the closing line?

I’m quite indignant because I just wasted more than an afternoon of my time, plus I need to re-configure the whole campaign.

The problem with plugins appears to be that those who design them don’t really do testing that a whole lot. It’s clearly the same as with the producers who make laundry machines and dishwashers: Let the purchaser do the trying out.

Samuel J. Morales

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