WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License

Creative Commons License
WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License by MakerBlock is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at makerblock.com.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://makerblock.com/2012/02/wordpress-plugin-easy-cc-license/.

I’ve written a new WordPress plugin!  It uses the Creative Commons API to grab the appropriate license based on your license choices.  While there’s still room to improve the plugin, I’m pretty happy with the way it’s turned out.  I’ve made a conscious effort to use best plugin programming practices – and learned a lot in the process. 1

You can download this Creative Commons WordPress plugin here!

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5 Responses to “WordPress Plugin: Easy CC License”

  1. Damian Duchamps says:

    Like the idea of you plugin but for me it’s not working. Can’t figure out what exactly it is. There’s some error in line 163 my WordPress says. Reloading the page makes the error messages disappear but no licence is displayed. Same in the settings where as I understood a preview of the chosen licence is displayed. I use the latest WordPress.

    Errors displayed:

    Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /kunden/69286_57462/cc/wp-content/plugins/easy-cc-license/ez_cc_license.php on line 163

    Warning: file_get_contents(http://api.creativecommons.org/rest/1.5/license/standard/get?&commercial=y&derivatives=y&jurisdiction=DE&type=&title=&attribution_name=&attribution_url=&source-url=&more_permissions_url=) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /kunden/69286_57462/cc/wp-content/plugins/easy-cc-license/ez_cc_license.php on line 163

    Warning: DOMDocument::loadXML() [domdocument.loadxml]: Empty string supplied as input in /kunden/69286_57462/cc/wp-content/plugins/easy-cc-license/ez_cc_license.php on line 165

    In the source of the website I can see that your plugin inserts some code but nothing shows up on the website.

    Perhaps you’ve got some idea, what’s wrong.

    Sincerely,
    Damian

  2. MakerBlock says:

    @Damian,
    It looks to me like your server isn’t configured to allow certain necessary PHP5 commands – “file_get_contents()” is critical to the operation of this plugin. That’s what allows your server to submit your options to the CC server and retrieve the necessary license information. Since that command is disabled, the plugin can’t perform the necessary next steps, which explains the third “Warning” on line 165. I believe, you’ll need to edit your “php.ini” file to allow the relevant commands. I hope this helps!

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  4. Great work! Works fine for me without any installing-issues.
    BUUUUUUUT: There seems to be no way of displaying share alike-licenses. In my case I need a by-nc-sa license but only get a by-nc displayed. Can you fix this?
    Anyway, thanx for the good work!

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