[wp-hackers] selling a premium plugin
andycharrington at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 10:19:20 UTC 2011
I think there is a lot more to it the more you think about it. For example how will you provide updates to the plugin? I really struggle with the concept of sharing my source code with the world because of the potential for people to share it without paying me. After thrashing it out on here a few months back I think the general consensus is that you can never really protect it from determined thieves!
The only way I could think of protecting my source code whilst staying within the gpl was to write the functionality separate to wp and provide an api. Then the actual plugin is simply a bunch of api calls to your bespoke and now protected code.
Hope my ramblings are in some way useful to you!
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On 1 Mar 2011, at 10:10, Baki Goxhaj <banago at gmail.com> wrote:
> Having free versions on your plugin in the repo is not something very
> acceptalbe. All you have to do is built a great plugin, market it and allow
> people a way to download with with payment processing. There are many very
> successful premium (only) pluigns out there and to name a few: Gravity
> Forms, Shopp, E-Commerce Plugin, Event Espresso and many more.
> Good luck.
> Baki Goxhaj
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> On 1 March 2011 11:03, aditya sharma <sharmaaditya333 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hope these links may help..
>> Warm Regards
>> Aditya Sharma
>> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Ryan Bilesky <rbilesky at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Ok dirty if this is off topic but I was wondering if anyone here haas
>>> developed premium plugins for wordpress? Any tips for how to sell it,
>>> besides the obvious have a basic free version on the plugin repo.
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