New Feature: Editable Add-Ons for Developers
December 2, 2009
by Ryan Masuga
Developers are now able to update their own add-ons on devot:ee, including everything from the tags, summary, and description–to links, images and more. Entry ownership is a huge step towards more complete and up-to-date content, and our first step towards selling add-ons.
How to Edit Your Add-OnsFirst of all, you have to be "hooked up", meaning your member account has to be associated with an entry in the Developer channel, which is, in turn, associated with all your add-ons. That part of the process is manual, and you'll need to request that we enable this relationship for you. If you are a registered member of devot:ee, and are also a developer with add-ons in the devot:ee library, just email us with your username and the developer entry to which you should be associated. Once this has been enabled, there are two ways to get to the Edit pages:
- If you are on an add-on page and are allowed to edit it, you'll see a yellow box at the upper left with an Edit link.
- If you click on "My Account" to visit your main account page, you'll see a list of Edit links for all your add-ons
Why This is Most ExcellentExpanding the content-creator base by leaps and bounds means the content on devot:ee will be more relevant and useful than ever. But that's also just the start. There must be something in the air. Lately we have had quite a few requests and suggestions regarding setting up a marketplace at devot:ee for purchasing commercial ExpressionEngine add-ons. We've been tossing that idea around recently ourselves, but all the interest from various developers has gotten us motivated to make this happen. Allowing entry ownership is the first step towards creating this marketplace. We can't find much wrong with the following:
- Create an awesome commercial add-on for ExpressionEngine
- Make add-on page at devot:ee and upload your file(s)