[wp-hackers] Child plugins (add-ons) (Dino Termini)

peter baylies pbaylies at semperfiwebdesign.com
Sat Feb 16 20:24:36 UTC 2013


It sounds like you've already written this code, but... here's a handy
add-on for doing plugin updates from an external source -- Plugin Update
Checker by Janis Elsts: https://github.com/YahnisElsts/plugin-update-checker


 -- Peter

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 3:19 PM, Dino Termini <dino at duechiacchiere.it>wrote:

> David and Marko,
> paid add-ons are exactly what I’m planning to do with my plugin. At first I
> had taken the same route as David’s, but then I realized it was an awful
> lot of code to write, both for the store and the management part, and
> that’s when I started looking at existing solutions like CodeCanyon or
> WpXtreme as the channels to distribute those premium add-ons. But I would
> still like to have a way to alert premium users when a new version of a
> given add-on is available on one of those platforms, and that’s where I
> might be able to reuse portions of David’s code (see? APIs once again would
> encourage collaboration!). Which, by the way, doesn't seem ‘weird’ to me at
> all ;)
> I know this topic has been discussed many times, but maybe the time is ripe
> to actually do something about it?
> David, I will get in touch with you, thank you for sharing your thoughts!
> Dino
> *From:* Marko Heijnen <mailing at markoheijnen.nl>
> *Sent:* February 16, 2013 2:46 PM
> *To:* wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> *Subject:* Re: [wp-hackers] Child plugins (add-ons) (Dino Termini)
> Hey David,
> Thats seems weird to me. I have the same plan for a plugin and I'm writing
> the add-ons right now. I don't need to touch the free plugin on
> WordPress.org since it has the right filters already.
> When you need to change the main plugin to enable paid extensions then your
> main plugin is wrong coded. In your case you don't even need to manipulate
> the main plugin.
> I could however understand that you would have a main paid plugin that
> takes care username+password and the updates for the extension.
> Marko
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