This morning I found out that the Instagrate plugin I use to import my Instagram pictures in my Moblog category, adds an HTML comment with a link to their website in every single post they import. As you might understand, I wasn’t really pleased about that, so I tweeted:
— Coen Jacobs (@CoenJacobs) March 19, 2015
This lead to a rather nice conversation with the developer of the plugin, who immediately pushed out a fix release that no longer adds this HTML comment to the posts. Minutes after, he pushed out another fix release that also removes the HTML comments for all posts it has ever imported.
Thank you Iain for being so kind and for the quick way you dealt with this issue. Instagrate is still the plugin I will recommend for importing Instagram pictures as blog posts.
The number one remark I heard when I launched WPupdatePHP, is that users shouldn’t be bothered with this. In an ideal world, this is true, but in reality this isn’t going to stand for long. Allow me to explain why:
- The core WordPress team can’t get every single hosting company to comply. I admire their intentions, but in reality this is not going to help everybody.
- At the time of this writing, PHP 5.4 is actually already nearing its EOL date and we’re still figuring out how to make PHP 5.2 and 5.3 platforms go away…
- The end user is one of our most important, but underestimated, assets in this battle. They have the strongest voice in this all.
Okay, that’s the tl;dr and now in a bit more detail: Continue reading Updating PHP is everyone’s responsibility