[wp-hackers] Need a clarification regarding wordpress.org plugin guidelines for the new version of our plugin

Nicola Peluchetti nicola.peluchetti at gmail.com
Sun Dec 22 14:22:23 UTC 2013

The plugin is http://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/. We
currently have three versions ( lite ( the one hosted on wordpress.org,
standard and pro on our website http://time.ly ). We are currently working
on version 2.0 which will unify the codebase and then we will sell
extensions from our website.

Our plugin provides a calendar for our user’s sites. One of the features we
currently offer in our free version is an ability for users to pull in
events on .ics feeds. This lets them easily populate their calendars with
events. We are working now on a 2.0 version and we would like to remove
this feature and have it available in our paid plugin extension. We feel
this feature is really for people who are using their calendar’s to
aggregate events. These are our event curators, and fit our model for Pro
users. We will be offering a temporary discount for our current users
allowing them to update to 2.0 and reinstall this extension for free.

We are concerned that we do not run afoul of rule number 5 in the plugin
guidelines, specifically- "Similarly, you cannot "cripple" functionality in
the plugin and then ask for payment or provide a code to unlock the

We do not believe this is crippling our plugin, as the core functions of
the calendar all remain, including offering site visitors the ability to
subscribe to events using their personal Google and Apple calendars,
however the term “cripple” is somewhat open to interpretation.

What do you think?Is there someone i could ask directly?

*Nicola Peluchetti - Senior PHP Developer @ Timely*
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