How to Use Ghostery to Find Trackers Added by WordPress Plugins

December 20, 2013
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Howdy Ghostery Users!

We came across a great article about encouraging WordPress plugin developers to be more transparent about trackers they apply to your website via their extensions.

“Let’s hunt trackers!

Since plugin authors may not always be transparent about what kinds of trackers their plugins install, especially if they’re not hosted on WordPress.org, site owners need some way to sniff these out. That’s where a free tool like Ghostery comes in handy for finding out what services might be communicating to and from a website.”

Read the full article here.Ghostystars

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11 Responses to How to Use Ghostery to Find Trackers Added by WordPress Plugins

  1. Nick Micalone on January 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    The Ghostery icon has disappeared from the upper right corner. Please advise. n.

    • J.M. van Aggelen on January 16, 2014 at 10:57 am

      het pictogram is verdwenen uit de rechter bovenhoek

    • Pete on January 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks for using Ghostery Nick!

      Try using your browsers customize toolbar feature and drag Ghosty back in.

      Hope that helps!

  2. joe on January 24, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Please take a look at https://www.woopra.com/
    It’s an online analytics service
    Thanks

    • Pete on January 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks for using Ghostery Joe!

      Thanks for the information! We’ll take a look.

  3. Jones on April 29, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    ghostery doesn’t work with this website: http://rtl-now.rtl.de

    • Pete on April 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks for using Ghostery Joe! What exactly isn’t working? Which browser and version of Ghosetyer are you using? you can also email me directly at pete@ghostery.com

  4. ginger boykin on July 25, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Someone has taken control of my labtop, cell phone & my tablet. Can you tell me who? I habe his facebook name

    • Pete on July 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      No way for us to know that. Sorry. Good luck!

  5. P M Kanth on November 25, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Don’t know if I’m in the right place to report this but,,,, In the lower right box, “ShareLink” was not crossed off. I bet it’s hard to keep up with all the new companies.

    Thanks…

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