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Adding a Free Plugin

You can add a free plugin using Appsero. Here are the steps.

Basic Information

To add a new plugin, click on the Add New button. There you will find two options “Add Plugin” and “Add Theme“. Click on the “Add Plugin” button.

Add New Plugin

As you are adding a free plugin, click on the “No,it’s Free Plugin” button.

Select premium plugin or theme

If you have the plugin on the WordPress repository already, just add the Slug/URL of that plugin. Click on Submit to finish. Appsero will automatically fetch all the information.

But, there is also an alternative way. Hit the Manual Entry button to enter all the details manually.

Submit the slug of the plugin

Next, there two things. If you add the slug of your plugin then Appsero will automatically fetch all the details from WordPress.org.

But, if you hit the Manual Entry button, then you will have to enter all the details by yourself.

Details of the plugin

Here are the fields that need to be fulfilled.

Available Fields

NameRequiredDescription
Plugin NameYesThe name of the plugin.
SlugYesThe slug of the plugin. It will be generated automatically but you can change it. Note that you will not be able to update it later.
VersionYesThe version of the plugin. You will be able to add a new version at the time of release.
Requires PHP VersionYesRequires PHP Version for the plugins.
Requires WordPress VersionYesWordPress version requires for the plugin.
Tested up toYesThe maximum version of WordPress the plugin has been tested.
Homepage URLNoWebsite URL of the plugin. Put Website URL based on the hosted store. Put WordPress.org URL of the plugin, if it is hosted on WordPress.org.
Demo URLNoDemo site URL of the plugin.
DescriptionNoGive a description of the plugin. This field is markdown supported.

Licensing

Now onto the Licensing part. You can connect your Github/Bitbucket account. If you want to push updates from your Git account, it’s recommended to connect these accounts with Appsero.

  • GitHub
  • BitBucket
  • Gitlab (Upcoming)

You can choose to connect your account with GitHub or Bitbucket.

Connect your GIt account

When you click on the Github’s “Connect“, you will get a pop-up. There you can Enable push to Deploy, and fill up your Git Repository and the Branch.

Pop up window for Github

In the next step, Appsero will offer you to connect your WordPress.org account.

Connect your WordPress.org account

You are done with your Licensing.

If you skip or forget to connect to any of these platforms, you can easily do that from the Integrations section.

Get Started

After, Adding a plugin and Licensing now it is your turn to get started.

You will find an Installation Method section. You need to install an Appsero-Client plugin. You can do that in two ways.

  • Composer
  • Manual Installation

In the case of Composer, you need to use these below commands.

In the case of Composer, you need to use these below commands.

Composer Install

But in the case of Manual Installation, you need to clone the Appsero Client to your project folder.

Manual Installation

Download/clone the repo from Github to your root plugin folder.

Download Appsero-client

Lastly, copy the Code Snippet into your main plugin file. Click Done to finish.

Code Snippet

In the end, you will find your plugin in the Plugins section.

Plugin section

You have added a free plugin!

Congratulations 🎉 the plugin has been successfully added to Appsero. Read more about the Appsero Client documentation

Lastly, you can read the Push to Deploy documentation to deploy your plugin directly from your command line.

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