I don’t like to write posts like this one but now Yoast and its WordPress SEO plugin (which I use) are making me very angry.
Today I was updating a number of plugins on my site an I got this warning:
which is licit, both the plugins (Header and Footer and WordPress SEO) can add some open graph meta tags. But inviting to deactivate my plugin, where it’s main work is to add some hand configured code in the header and footer and on top and bottom of posts is TOO MUCH.
The Open Graph feature of Header and Footer is DISABLED by default, and if kept disabled there is not conflict with WordPress SEO. They could suggest to disable it eventually checking if it is enabled.
At least they should contact me to ask for a little collaboration or better take the time to look into my plugin: a note has been added time ago with a specific mention of WordPress SEO, where I’m advising to not use the Open Graph feature if another plugin is dealing with it:
Millions of downloads don’t mean you can tell blogger that they should get rid of other plugins!
A user, commenting my post, wrote:
They must not consider your plugin worth the hassle of contacting you.
Of course, but it is worth the hassle to write the code to detect it and inject a notice in the WordPress panel to invite to remove the plugin, spreading doubts and panic to Header and Footer users which have a lot of code and working configuration in my plugin and cannot remove it… producing requests of support to which I need to reply… They should have written: since you’re using Header and Footer remember to deactivate the open graph option since it’s manage by WordPress SEO.