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Update checking

If desired, you can hook into our update checker system by following the below documentation.

As an outline, you will need to use the following filters:

  • osdxp_dashboard_plugin_update_checker_list filter to register your plugin slug;

  • osdxp_dashboard_plugin_file_{MODULE_SLUG} filter to return the absolute path to your main plugin file;

  • osdxp_dashboard_plugin_update_metadata_url_{MODULE_SLUG} filter to register the URL to the plugin update meta.

The URL endpoint should provide the module update metadata as a JSON adhering to the format outlined in this document: Plugin Update Checker JSON API reference.

Registering the Updater

The osdxp_dashboard_plugin_update_checker_list filter is used to register plugins to the osDXP update checker system.

It is applied in wp-content/plugins/osdxp-dashboard/includes/licensing.php, inside the init_update_checker method.

Filter Parameters

  1. An array containing plugin slugs (array)

Filter Return Value

The filter callbacks need to return an array of plugin slugs.

Example Code


add_filter(
'osdxp_dashboard_plugin_update_checker_list',
function ()
{
if (!is_array($plugins)) {
$plugins = [];
}
if (!in_array('example-module', $plugins, true)) {
$plugins[] = 'example-module';
}
return $plugins;
}
);

Registering the Module File

The osdxp_dashboard_plugin_file_{MODULE_SLUG} filter is used to register the full path to your main plugin file. This is necessary for the plugin update checker to work.

The filter is applied in wp-content/plugins/osdxp-dashboard/includes/class-licenseapi.php, inside the initUpdateChecker method.

{MODULE_SLUG} is your module folder name or file name if your plugin is only 1 file and stays in the root of /wp-content/plugins/.

Filter Parameters

  1. The full path to your modules main plugin file (string)

Filter Return Value

The filter callback needs to return the full path to your main plugin file as a string.

Example Code


add_filter(
'osdxp_dashboard_plugin_file_example-module',
function ()
{
return '/full/path/to/wp-content/plugins/example-module/example-module.php';
}
);

Registering the Update Endpoint

The osdxp_dashboard_plugin_update_metadata_url_{MODULE_SLUG} filter is used to register the URL to the plugin update meta.

The URL endpoint should provide the module update metadata as a JSON adhering to the format outlined in this document: Plugin Update Checker JSON API reference.

The method used to query the metadata URL is POST. Please make sure your endpoint is set up this way if you would like to use our updater.

The filter is applied in wp-content/plugins/osdxp-dashboard/includes/class-licenseapi.php, inside the initUpdateChecker method.

{MODULE_SLUG} is your module folder name or file name if your plugin is only 1 file and stays in the root of /wp-content/plugins/.

Filter Parameters

  1. URL to the plugin update meta (string)

Filter Return Value

The filter callback needs to return the URL to the plugin update meta as a string.

Example Code


add_filter(
'osdxp_dashboard_plugin_update_metadata_url_example-module',
function ()
{
return 'https://web.site/url-to-plugin-update-meta.json';
}
);

Update Checker Class

If desired, your module can use the Update Checker class on its own.

The class is located in wp-content/plugins/osdxp-dashboard/includes/dependencies/plugin-update-checker/class-osdxp-module-update-checker.php.

Below is an example use case.

Example Code


add_action('plugins_loaded', function () {
new OSDXP_DashboardOsdxpModuleUpdateChecker(
‘https://myupdateurl.com/update-info.json’,
‘my-plugin/my-plugin.php’,
‘my-plugin’
);
});

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