[wp-hackers] Advertising on plugin pages

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Sun Mar 1 18:05:58 GMT 2009

On 1 Mar 2009, at 16:43, Joost de Valk wrote:

> Hey,
> In my ever ongoing quest to find a way to make some money with all  
> my plugins while still keeping them under the GPL and not charge for  
> them, I was wondering how the "community" (as in you hackers and the  
> ppl from Automattic) would react to advertising on plugins settings  
> pages. I'm talking about adding one 125x125 ad spot to the top right  
> of my plugins settings pages. Any thoughts?

Dynamic advertising on a page within the admin sounds like a bad idea,  
you are injecting html/javascript from a third party into the trusted  
area of the system.

Better to just write something nice about donations and make it easy  
for people to donate - and give them the opportunity to make there  
donation public (e.g. a thank you section on the home page for your  

Peter Westwood
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