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

Abdussamad Abdurrazzaq abdussamad at abdussamad.com
Mon Feb 18 12:43:30 UTC 2013

What happens if the user is on a server with mod_php and can't do 
automatic updates? Can he download the plugin zip file?

On 17/02/13 03:09, David Anderson wrote:
> 8) The add-ons manager is also at this stage telling the user to 
> "follow this link to your updates page to claim your add-on"
> 9) User goes to normal WordPress updates page, and clicks on the link 
> to update the plugin
> 10) WordPress requests the new zip from the shop. The shop constructs 
> it, containing the new add-on, and delivers it to WordPress
> 11) WordPress installs the plugin, now containing the new add-on. The 
> user now has the add-on.
> So from the user's point of view, they:
> 1) Buy add-on from shop
> 2) Install add-ons-manager plugin and enter their shop credentials
> 3) Click on link in add-ons-manager plugin to claim the purchase
> 4) Click on link to perform update to actually receive that purchase 
> on their site
> It was far more code + complexity than I realised when I started! I'm 
> thinking I'll try to clean up and market that lump of code next, it 
> took so long to create! (I've ended up with two plugins - the add-ons 
> manager that the user has; and the shop-side management plugin that 
> does the fancy work at that end).
> David
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