New image features broken on my site

#3
It's happened again today. They have added a feature whereby images are hotlinked from ali. If you disable the ali plugin for any reason then the images won't show. Not only is this vendor lockin it has broken my site through 404's etc.

Cowboy coding sorry guys but this is really not thinking this through.
Really frustrating as I am operating on a very low budget. Lost weekend sales as my site is un-useable until I understand how to fix the images issue.

Thanks for your input DWS.

PLEASE ADDRESS WHATEVER YOU DID GUYS.
 
#4
My media manager is full of dead empty image slots when the plugin is deactivated.
Here is an example of a dead image link
Code:
https://site.com/wp-content/uploads/https:/ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1cXN4aODxK1RjSsphq6zHrpXa9/Portable-6oz-Hip-Flask-Gold-Plated-Gradient-Color-Rainbow-Colored-Stainless-Steel-Flask-Screw-Cap-Whiskey.jpg_100x100.jpg
 
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