{eac}SoftwareRegistry WooCommerce Webhook Endpoints

Description

{eac}SoftwareRegistry Webhook Endpoints is an extension plugin to {eac}SoftwareRegistry Software Registration Server.

WooCommerce Webhooks are used to create or update a software registration in {eac}SoftwareRegistry when a WooCommerce order is created or updated.

A Webhook is an event notification sent to a URL of your choice. Users can configure them to trigger events on one site to invoke behavior on another.

The Software Registration Webhooks use the same internal methods as the Software Registry API (see Implementing the Software Registry SDK).

We use webhooks so that you may sell your software on a different site then where you register your software. When an order is created or updated on your WooCommerce site, that order information is sent to your registration server via a webhook so that the registration server may create or update the registration.

WooCommerce Webhooks are created by going to: WooCommerce → Settings → Advanced → Webhooks from the dashboard of your WooCommerce shop site.

To get to the settings for this extension, go to Software Registry → Settings → Woocommerce from the dashboard of your software registration server.

On your WooCommerce site, use the Webhook Secret and Order Delivery URL defined by this extension when creating your webhooks. The Webhook Secret is used to authenticate the webhook and the Delivery URL is the webhook end-point (your registration server).

You should create a WooCommerce Webhook for Order created and Order updated, and you may optionally create webhooks for Order deleted and Order restored if your want registrations to be terminated or reactivated when an order is moved to the trash or restored.

* See Subscriptions below.

On your registration server, select the appropriate Webhook Endpoints in this extension based on the WooCommerce webhooks created.

Product Variations and Registry Values

On your shop site, you may create a variable product with a product attribute (‘Used for variations’ checked), like:

registry_license    ->  'Lite' | 'Basic' | 'Standard' | 'Professional' | 'Enterprise' | 'Developer'

— and/or —

registry_count      ->  '1-User' | '10-Users' | '50-Users' | '100-Users' | 'Unlimited Users'

Then configure (or remove) each of the variations accordingly.
This produces a product variation for each license level (or user count) and passes registry_license (or registry_count) through the webhook overriding the default registration server settings.

As well, you may create an attribute and variation like:

registry_expires    ->  '14 Days' | '30 Days' | '6 Months' | '1 Year'

To override the default registration term.

These variations may be combined to create a large number of variable products, each passing the given registry values through the webhooks. For example, one variable product may have a variation combination of 'Basic', '10-users', '6 Months'

Item Mapping

On your registration server, you may specify the items (SKUs) that are to be registered in the Registration Item Mapping as:

item_sku=package_name or `item_sku=package_name1,package_name2` (to create a bundle).

Even if the item sku is the product to be registered, enter item_sku=item_sku.

Items that don’t match these SKU(s) will be ignored.

Since WooCommerce won’t allow duplicate SKUs, regular expressions may be used for “item_sku” matching. For example: MyItemSku*=MyPackage Will match any SKU in the order beginning with “MyItemSku” (e.g. “MyItemSku_1”, “MyItemSku_2”) and map (register) it as “MyPackage”.

Subscriptions

By adding {eac}SoftwareRegistry Subscriptions for WooCommerce to your WooCommerce store site, subscription orders and updates, as well as product meta data, may also be passed to your registration server.

{eac}SoftwareRegistry Subscriptions for WooCommerce is a plugin, installed on your WooCommerce site, that adds a custom Webhook topic for subscription updates to the WooCommerrce webhooks, and adds subscription and product data to WooCommerce order webhooks.

On your WooCommerce site, add a new Webhook using {eac}SoftwareRegistry Subscription updated for the topic, the same Webhook Secret used for the order webhooks, and the Subscription Delivery URL rather than the Order Delivery URL.

With this plugin enabled, not only can you update registrations by order updates, but also by subscription updates, including renewals, expirations, and cancelations, making it easy to keep your registrations in sync with your subscriptions.

In addition, this plugin will add product meta data to the orders and subscriptions passed through the webhooks so that you may define registry values as custom fields at the product level.

For example, rather than needing to create variable products, you can simply add custom fields:

registry_license    ->  'Basic'
registry_count      ->  '10-Users'
registry_expires    ->  '6 Months'

And, rather than relying on the item_sku list in the Registration Item Mapping, you can add a custom field…

registry_product    ->  'package_name'

…that will register or update any subscription for the given item as package_name regardless of the item’s SKU or the Registration Item Mapping list.

If all of your orders are subscriptions…

With this plugin enabled on your shop site, there’s a high probability you don’t need to use the “order” webhooks. Your subscriptions will be updated more efficiently from the shop subscription records.

When a new (or renewal) subscription order is created, it will trigger the “Order created”, “Order updated” (payment processed) and the “Subscription updated” webhooks when all you need is the subscription to create or update the registration.

On the other hand, since this plugin adds an array of subscription records to the orders passed through the webhooks, you may prefer to use only the order webhooks and not the subscription webhook.

See Also

Copyright

Copyright © 2019-2022, EarthAsylum Consulting, distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should receive a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Screenshots

  • Software Registry → Settings → WooCommerce

  • WooCommerce → Settings → Advanced → Webhooks

Installation

{eac}SoftwareRegistry Webhook Endpoints is an extension plugin to and requires installation and registration of {eac}SoftwareRegistry.

Automatic Plugin Installation

This plugin is available from the WordPress Plugin Repository and can be installed from the WordPress Dashboard » Plugins » Add New page. Search for ‘EarthAsylum’, click the plugin’s [Install] button and, once installed, click [Activate].

See Managing Plugins -> Automatic Plugin Installation

Upload via WordPress Dashboard

Installation of this plugin can be managed from the WordPress Dashboard » Plugins » Add New page. Click the [Upload Plugin] button, then select the eacsoftwareregistry-webhook-endpoints.zip file from your computer.

See Managing Plugins -> Upload via WordPress Admin

Manual Plugin Installation

You can install the plugin manually by extracting the eacsoftwareregistry-webhook-endpoints.zip file and uploading the ‘eacsoftwareregistry-webhook-endpoints’ folder to the ‘wp-content/plugins’ folder on your WordPress server.

See Managing Plugins -> Manual Plugin Installation

Settings

Options for this extension will be added to the Software Registry → Settings → Woocommerce tab.

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Contributors & Developers

“{eac}SoftwareRegistry WooCommerce Webhook Endpoints” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

Version 1.0.7 – September 24, 2022

  • Fixed potential PHP notice on load (plugin_action_links_).

Version 1.0.6 – September 13, 2022

  • Added upgrade notice trait for plugins page.
  • Added expiration grace period for subscriptions.
  • Reworked dashboard options screen.

Version 1.0.5 – August 28, 2022

  • Updated to / Requires {eac}Doojigger 1.2.0
  • Added ‘Settings’, ‘Docs’ and ‘Support’ links on plugins page.

Version 1.0.4 – July 12, 2022

  • Removed excessive debugging log statements.
  • Cosmetic changes for WordPress submission.

Version 1.0.3 – May 20, 2022

  • Support (strip) variation attributes with “pa_” prefix.
  • Clear next pay date when cancelled.

Version 1.0.2 – May 4, 2022

  • Fixes for dates and schedules, minor enhancements.

Version 1.0.1 – April 22, 2022

  • Added subscription support.

Version 1.0.0 – April 15, 2022

  • Initial release.