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Jul 8, 2017 6:54 AM

WARNING:  DO NOT TRUST WORDPRESS!!!

I want you all to know that I was using Wordpress for my landing page in my advertising campaign, and they suspended my page for unknown reasons, an unspecified "violation of terms of service" with absolutely no warning at all, and no notification.  Just today I went to check my stats page after maybe a 2-3 months of not looking at it, and discovered this.

 

That means my page was inaccessible for possibly up to 3 months, and I have an ongoing advertising campaign that cost me money.  It worked fine for over a year, so I just neglected to check it thinking all was fine.  So, they have cost me who knows how much in lost sales and lost potential readers...could have been thousands of dollar easily.

 

I had noticed a major drop off in sales, and at first didn't think of this possibility. 

 

I'm extremely angry.  My page never changed once, and I can't even imagine how a simple landing page describing a book and its author would violate anything, can you?  This is not pornography, not libelous, ...it is a book about foreign language..competely academic, in fact.

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.

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1. Jul 8, 2017 8:33 AM in response to: Bruce_M.
Re: WARNING:  DO NOT TRUST WORDPRESS!!!

Do you know of anyone that may have complained?  Sadly, sometimes this will happen based on a single complaint and the host will not even look into it.

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3. Jul 9, 2017 9:04 AM in response to: Bruce_M.
Re: WARNING:  DO NOT TRUST WORDPRESS!!!

Wordpress is notorious for sites being hacked and utilized for free hosting without the original host noticing. Often secondary sites are setup within the allowed space without modifying the original and these sites break the terms of service. If you had not checked the site in months there is a good chance that this or something similar happened to you and that they shut down the site as "someone" was using it to break the TOC.

 

I always suggest that if someone wants to utilize WP for a website they do it on their own hosting server and make sure that it is constantly backed up and all updates for the WP backend and any plugins are done immediately as it is constantly riddled with security holes that cause a lot of headache.

 

 

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5. Jul 16, 2017 3:26 PM in response to: Bruce_M.
Re: WARNING:  DO NOT TRUST WORDPRESS!!!

Definitely noted,

 

Wordpress is known for its cheap hosting fees, but at the end it comes with a price.

 

A well designed website goes hand-in-hand with realiable hosting. Although outages may still happen from time to time, other services out there are more robust and better equipped to deal with such threats; and will even notify you when your website is down or under attack.

 

May you be interested on reliable hosting and sophisticated design for your landing page, check out:

 

https://tudomain.com/website-design

 

Wish you the best of success,

 

-tudomain

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7. Jul 17, 2017 3:03 PM in response to: Bruce_M.
Re: WARNING:  DO NOT TRUST WORDPRESS!!!

Do you have a free wordpress site? I believe you're not allowed to put ads on a free wordpress site. And there are restricions for the commercial site. (wordpress.com) https://en.support.wordpress.com/monetize-your-site/

The only way to get around is, is getting your own url and let the host put wordpress on it.

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8. Jul 18, 2017 4:00 AM in response to: JacB21
Re: WARNING:  DO NOT TRUST WORDPRESS!!!

Yes agreed. This is the reason many still are on other cms platforms

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