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I for one am glad that Wordpress doesn't behave like the App Store, yanking apps willy-nilly with no warning, and little recourse.

Wordpress development is for developers, not consumers. They don't require the same level of hand-holding. When things like this occur, devs can make the choice to remove the plugin on sites they maintain.

For prospective users, every plugin page has a "reviews" section that tells them exactly if the plugin does anything shady. Yoast isn't a monopoly and thanks to how the plugin ecosystem has evolved over time, WP devs usually have a second or third option to go with, should their #1 pick no longer meet their needs.

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