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EditionGuard eBook Sales with DRM


NOTICE: This plugin is no longer supported. However, you may use its source code as a base for build your own solution. Our officially supported solution for the WooCommerce plugin can be found here

This plugin is a complete eBook sales solution, which is fully integrated with our cost-effective EditionGuard DRM service.

By following just a few simple steps, you can immediately start selling your eBooks on your WordPress site using Paypal, with industry standard eBook DRM protection.
Click here to watch intro screencast on Youtube

  1. Login to your admin interface and install the plugin.
  2. Enter your EditionGuard, Paypal credentials through the admin interface.
  3. Upload your eBooks through the admin interface.
  4. Easily generate and place short codes into your posts.
  5. Start making money!

Once your customers select one of your eBooks and make payment for it through either Paypal, they’ll automatically receive instructions for securely downloading the eBook through email. To test the system, you can set Paypal to test mode through the admin interface. This will make the plugin only use the test facilities of the payment provider.

For more information about our EditionGuard DRM Service, please visit


  • General settings page and plugin menu.
  • eBooks management
  • Shortcode Addition Popup displays when the small "e" icon in the editor is clicked
  • Shortcode Added in the post/page editor
  • User view of a post/page with eBook shortcode
  • Order reporting page


Click here to watch installation screencast on Youtube

  1. Download the plugin
  2. Unzip the file and upload the editionguard directory to the /wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the plugins menu in WordPress.
  4. Start selling!


What is EditionGuard?

EditionGuard is a secure and robust eBook DRM (digital rights management) service, based on the industry standard Adobe Content Server.

The aim of our service is to provide publishers of all sizes with a cost-effective and easy to use DRM system without the usually large capital and time investments required.

Why would I need to use EditionGuard?

Typically, eBook DRM systems have very high capital and operational costs associated with them. Not only would you have to pay for costly server software licenses, you would also need to setup and manage your own IT infrastructure consisting of various expensive server hardware and software software.

Also, the software components of a DRM system are usually quite complex and low-level. What this means is that you’re expected to develop and integrate your own management and business logic layers on top of the DRM system to utilize it comprehensively. While this structure allows for lots of flexibility, we found that most of our clients really want to perform some simple tasks easily, without having to dabble in all the technical details involved.

These are the main reasons we created EditionGuard. We want to provide you with a cost-effective and easy to manage DRM system, while still maintaining the robust and flexible infrastructure present in its core by basing the system on industry standard technologies.

Who is using EditionGuard?

Our service is being used by a wide range of eBook publishers, distributors and authors. Examples of some of our client profiles are as follows;

  • Bookstore chains who wish to offer eBooks securely to their clients through the web,
  • Self publishers who want to put up their eBooks on their blogs securely,
  • E-Commerce sites with a wide range of products wanting to include eBooks in their product range,
  • Publishing Houses of all sizes wanting to publish and distribute their titles online,
  • Government institutions with a desire to sell their publications digitally through their portals
More questions?

Please visit the our official FAQ or feel free to contact us.

Contributors & Developers

“EditionGuard eBook Sales with DRM” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Forced shipping to be $0 for users who have fixed shipping setting in PayPal.
Moneybookers is no longer supported as a payment gateway.
We recommend using our plugins for WooCommerce or WP E-commerce for more complex solutions with more payment gateways.


Fixed a bug that caused more than one ebook shortcode to break the page.


Added the ability to select an existing eBook uploaded on your EditionGuard account.


Fixed a bug that caused payment buttons to not redirect to payment providers.


Added support for using shortcodes in pages and static front pages.


Changed Paypal class name to avoid conflicts with other plugins.


Removed checkout page requirement. Only need to use [ebook] shortcode now.


Added .epub format support


Initial Version