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

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Sat Feb 16 23:54:30 UTC 2013

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 5:24 PM, Mike Schinkel <mike at newclarity.net> wrote:
> OTOH would you mind clarifying "No sending executable code via third-party systems?"  It sounds like that would disallow the downloading of an add-on because that's sending executable code via a third party system?

Yes, it would and does disallow exactly that. However, the method I
described would not have code in the .org repository that does that.

You'd sell your add-on plugin on some other site, and have the user
install it manually. WordPress has a built in ZIP file uploader for
plugins that should make that relatively easy. Sell the user a ZIP
file, give them instructions on where to upload it on their site (no
need for FTP in most cases), and they can easily install that add-on

The guidelines only apply to plugins hosted on WordPress.org. If
you're selling code from your own site, then that's not on wp.org.


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