I installed a plugin named "Contact Form With Captcha" via the Admin's back-end, and as soon as I activated and configured it, my entire customized theme disappeared!
Because my last backup was from yesterday night, I ended up losing many precious hours of customizations... But before trying to re-do the work I lost, I need to know:
- Do WordPress plugins have permissions to delete entire directories? (it's a Linux based host)
- Is there a quality control process for plugins before they enter the WordPress official repository?
I am using the latest WordPress 3.3.1 version.
Update: After making sure that I have a backup of the most recent changes, I tried installing that "Contact Form With Captcha" plugin again and... it didn't delete anything! Moreover, it works beautifully. How the first installation lead to theme directory deletion will probably remain a mystery for me.