Today is the official one-year anniversary of the first release of this plugin on the WordPress Plugin Repository. I feel really positive about how far this plugin has come in the last year. I am also very proud of how many people that my plugin has helped. I've got a lot of plans for improving this plugin so I want to thank those who have made a donation and ask all those who have not yet donated to contribute now. Donations to this project support me making time to work on it and make it better. So don't just use it, support it!Aloha,
Well, this Plugin has been out for three months now and has been downloaded over 7,200 times. I've received loads of great comments and email about how well it has done removing real threats from people's servers. However, some people have had trouble getting it to do a large scan on servers without much memory. I have tried many different way of around this but there seems to be no easy way around this problem on some servers.
So, I have decided to take a different approach. I have started rewriting the scan engine and breaking down the scanning process into multiple executions of smaller processes. This will make for a more accurate progress bar, allow for better error handling, and run more efficiently on servers without much memory. So far I have stayed clear of charging out right for this plugin but, to be perfectly honest, I need to start getting more financial support for all the work I am putting into this project. I don't want to turn anyone who need help away because of their inability to pay. However, I have a family to support and this project doesn't pay the bills (but I believe it can). If everyone who has registered donated $12 dollars then I could devote myself to this project full-time and everyone will benefit from better protection for their site. I know some of you cannot do this but others can donate even more. Think of how much this plugin is worth to you and donate accordingly.
I will be contacting all of you who have registered, asking for your support, over the next month or so. I feel certain we can make this project a success without blocking access to those who don't have the means to pay. I've already gotten a fair few donations from ecstatic voluntary donors. One such donor I'd like to mention is Graeme Morris of socialidentitydesign.com who not only gave a generous donation but also designed my new Gravatar/Logo. He said: "Your plugin really saved my site, I really want you to develop it more."
Thank you all for your generous support!Aloha,