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Adopting Existing WordPress Plugins - Why & How

Adopting Existing WordPress Plugins - Why & How

WordPress offers adopting existing plugins.

Liton Arefin

July 31, 2023
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  1. HELLO!
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  2. Adopting Existing WordPress
    Plugins - Why & How

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  3. Reasons for abandonment

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  4. Reasons for abandonment
    ⦿ The developer doesn’t have the time to work on it
    ⦿ No longer interested in it
    ⦿ Supporting a free plugin is difficult
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  5. Why Adopt Existing Plugins?

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  6. Why Adopt Existing Plugins?
    ⦿ Review Time: New Plugin may take 1 month or more
    ⦿ Time-Saving: No need to build from scratch
    ⦿ Cost-Effective: Free or reasonably priced
    ⦿ Proven Reliability: Tested and used by the community
    ⦿ Regular Updates: Security patches and new features
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  7. Consider Before Adopting

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  8. Consider Before Adopting
    ⦿ Compatibility: Latest WordPress versions, complexity of codes
    ⦿ Support & Reviews: Ensure active support and positive reviews
    ⦿ Code Quality: Review the code for efficiency and security
    ⦿ Last Update: Avoid plugins with long periods of inactivity
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  9. How to Find Plugins for Adoption

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  10. How to Find Plugins for Adoption
    ⦿ Research: Shortlist from wp.org repo
    ⦿ Review: Evaluate & Test plugin
    ⦿ Integration: Customize the plugin to suit your business
    ⦿ Maintenance: Take the responsibility for Support & Updates
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  11. How to Find Plugins for Adoption
    https:/
    /wordpress.org/plugins/tags/adopt-me/
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  12. Risks & Challenges !

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  13. Risks & Challenges !
    ⦿ Abandoned Plugins: No longer maintained or supported
    ⦿ Compatibility Issues: May conflict with other plugins or themes
    ⦿ Security Concerns: Vulnerabilities in outdated plugins
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  14. Available your plugin for Adoption?

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  15. Available your plugin for Adoption?
    Add "adopt-me" tag to the readme.txt
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  16. Final Steps
    ⦿ Contact with Developer: Website, Email, Twitter, Facebook etc.
    ⦿ Developer Agreed: Transfer to you with (conditions apply)
    ⦿ Support Thread: Leaving a comment on the plugin support page
    ⦿ Github: Opening a GitHub issue
    ⦿ Email with contact proof: [email protected]
    ⦿ Wait for the response - it may take 15 - 2 months
    ⦿ Send updated codes(Downloadable Link) via email
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  17. Final Steps - What if no respond ?
    ⦿ Email: [email protected]
    ⦿ [Plugin Adoption] in the subject line
    ⦿ Explain why you want to adopt the plugin
    ⦿ Caution: I just want to takeover will not work!
    ⦿ Email with contact proof: [email protected]
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  18. Adoption Approved, Congratulations !

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  19. Adoption Approved - next steps
    ⦿ Credit the original authors in your readme
    ⦿ Update the copyright information and add yours (you cannot
    remove theirs)
    ⦿ Add Original Developer as Contributor
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  20. Denied Adoption?

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  21. Denied Adoption?
    ⦿ Original developer not agreed
    ⦿ Developer does not have the experience
    ⦿ Plugin is deemed high-risk
    ⦿ The existing developer is a company or legal entity
    ⦿ Legal issues preventing from any transfers
    ⦿ Developer has multiple guideline violations
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  22. THANKS!
    Any questions?
    You can find me at:
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    ⦿ [email protected]
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