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WordPress plugin licensing: Setup Eclipse for Google App Engine development

Having chosen Google App Engine and Java as the target for initial development it’s time to setup a development environment. Google provides a plugin to Eclipse that makes this easy. They do a great job explaining how to setup the environment at this URL: http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/java/tools/eclipse.html Setup problems One hang up I had was an error when first trying to install the plugin in eclipse. It complained about “An error occurred while collecting items to be installed”. Several files came back saying “Unable to read repository” and “Read timed out”. It was possible to......

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wordpress plugin licensing initial design sketch

The market for premium wordpress plugins is very active these days. Despite the disagreement over GPL specifics, there are an increasing number of extremely skilled software developers that create high quality plugins for WordPress. One problem that they all have is a licensing mechanism that will allow them to distribute their software plugin freely, but restrict its use to those who have paid. In some cases it is desirable to provide a free limited time trail. In this series of articles I’m going to show you how I develop a licensing system for......

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