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Simba Plugin Updates Manager

Provides a facility for distributing updates and handling licences and renewal reminders for your own WordPress plugins

This plugin enables you to host updates for your own plugins from your own WordPress site.

i.e. It provides a service for the availability and download of WordPress plugin updates - just like the wordpress.org plugin repository. This can be for free plugins, or licensed plugins - it includes a full licence manager.

It is a free, cleaned-up version of the plugin updates server that has been providing plugin updates to thousands of users of the paid versions of the UpdraftPlus backup/restore/clone WordPress plugin since 2013 (and users of various Simba Hosting plugins).

A paid connector for WooCommerce is also available, allowing WordPress to automatically assign and renew licences when purchases are made; plus other features for coupons and renewal emails (including pre-filled carts); follow this link for more information.

The best way to get a feel for its features is to take a look at the available screenshots.

Features

  • Manage multiple plugins, both free and paid

  • Manage user licences - create, renew and delete licence entitlements for non-free plugins

  • Send renewal reminder emails for licensed plugins

  • Have multiple different zips (i.e. different plugin versions) available for your plugins

  • Have sophisticated rules for which zip a particular user gets delivered (e.g. send them an older version if they are on an old version of WordPress or PHP)

  • Counts plugin downloads, by version - calculate how many active users you have

  • Shortcode provided for showing users on your website what plugins are available

This is the full version of the plugin, beginning from the 1.5 series. (Versions up to 1.4 were a cut-down version that had no licence or renewal management features).

Running an updates and an licensing server are two important parts of providing plugin updates to your users. You will also need to add code in your plugin to point towards that updates server. A popular class used for this purpose with free plugins, that requires you to do nothing more than include it and tell it the updates URL, is available here: https://github.com/YahnisElsts/plugin-update-checker . For licenced plugins, a compatible class is available here: https://github.com/DavidAnderson684/simba-plugin-manager-updater .

Other information

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.3
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Active Installs: 500+

Ratings

5 out of 5 stars

Support

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