Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#2053 closed task (fixed)

[wordpress] Review usage of non-free plugins

Reported by: strk Owned by: webcom@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: WebSite Keywords:
Cc: jive


It looks like a non-free plugin is in use: "Advanced Custom Fields PRO". Admin page reports it being outdated but cannot be updated without a license key. Was there any specification for GetInteractive about only using free software for the website ?

Change History (9)

comment:1 by strk, 6 years ago

Summary: [wordpress] Review usage of Advanced Custom Fields PRO[wordpress] Review usage of non-free plugins

comment:2 by strk, 6 years ago

"WP All Import Pro" is another such plugin

comment:3 by jive, 6 years ago

Please see #2056 which is a request for another non-free plugin.

Last edited 6 years ago by jive (previous) (diff)

comment:4 by jive, 6 years ago

Please note that the contract expression of interest, and resulting proposals, were all clear about their use of non-free plugins. The focus was making best use of resources available etc...

Due to some miss communications SAC did not have an active representative during the early stages of this website project; I would not like to see the website deployment delayed due to a new requirement.

comment:5 by robe, 5 years ago

Okay I think we really just got to by "Advance Custom Fields PRO". We are using it and I can't upgrade it without purchase -- Purchase page here - Can we just all agree to by.

As far as WP All Import Pro -- we don't need that. I think that was needed for the conversion from our Contractor. Right now I have the whole wordpress container copied over to osgeo4 and snapshotted nightly too so we can always go back at least 30 days back in case anything goes wrong.

comment:6 by wildintellect, 5 years ago

What's the Cost and Term (per year)?

comment:7 by robe, 5 years ago

It's a one time cost -- of $25 for one site, or $100 for developer (which I guess allows you to install on multiple sites)

See the words "Lifetime updates"

comment:8 by jive, 4 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Review complete, we have one non-free plugin which we have now paid for (see

Decision to use this plugin was made by wordpress consultant and noted as part of rebranding proposal. Doing a bit more research I see why the technology was chosen as it gives some cross-linking ability which was noted as one of our requirements (to link service providers and geoforall labs to projects etc...)

comment:9 by strk, 4 years ago

We should ideally write down this information in a public wiki page reachable from -- right now there's no such page describing what components are active and how to perform common maintainance tasks (like upgrading the system)

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