Shipping By Rules for WooCommerce

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Plugin development ceased, all plugins made available freely (GPL)

With great sadness we have to announce that we are ceasing development of all our VirtueMart, WooCommerce and Joomla plugins. Effective immediately, all our plugins -- even those that were paid downloads -- are made available for free from our homepage (GPL license still applies), but we cannot and will not provide any support anymore.

It has been a great pleasure to be part of the thriving development communities of VirtueMart as well as WooCommerce. However, during the last year it became painstakingly clear that in addition to a full-time job, a young family and several other time-consuming hobbies at professional level (like being a professional singer) the plugin development and the support that it requires is not sustainable and is taking its toll. It has been an honor, but it is now time to say good bye!



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Credentials -Unable to access plugin download URL. 30 Sep 2016 00:38 #1

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I purchased a license for Shipping Rules for Woocommerce and under my plugin folder when I enter the order number and the order password that was sent to me with in email after purchase, when i submit the query I get "Unable to access plugin download URL. Please check your credentials.".

I thought that maybe Ithemes security plugin was blocking it so I disabled it. I also checked ModSecurity rules on the server and there was not blocks there. I watched the CSF firewall live logs and there is no indication of a block there either.

** note: I also emailed you directly about this 24 hours ago but I havent received a response.

Please advise.

Credentials -Unable to access plugin download URL. 30 Sep 2016 23:49 #2

Dear Occo,
Thank you for your issue report. I have looked at our server logs, and there does not appear to be any update check in our logs. This means that for some reason the plugin installed on your server cannot reach the URL for the update check on our server. In particular, the plugin should try to download

If that succeeds, then the plugin on your server (i.e. the PHP code of the plugin run on your server itself, not your browser!) should contact the download_url from the just-downloaded update check file to check whether the given order number/password really allows download access.

Technically, the plugin uses Janis Elsts plugin-update-checker.php (See w-shadow.com/ and open-tools.net/documentation/tutorial-automatic-updates.html), which uses the WordPress function wp_remote_get to download these files. Are there any security settings/restrictions on your server that disallow this WordPress function from downloading any files?

Best regards,
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