{eac}SoftwareRegistry Custom Hooks

{eac}SoftwareRegistry custom hooks - Add PHP code for the many hooks (filters and actions) available in the Software Registration Server.

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Homepage:https://swregistry.earthasylum.com/software-registry-hooks/ Author:EarthAsylum Consulting Current Version:2.0.11 Last Updated:15-Apr-2024 Requires WordPress Version:5.5.0 Compatible up to:6.5 Requires PHP Version:7.2 Contributors:kevinburkholder License:GPLv3 or later License URI:https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html Tags:software registration, software registry, software license, license manager, registration hooks, {eac}SoftwareRegistry GitHub URI:https://github.com/EarthAsylum/eacSoftwaReregistry-custom-hooks


{eac}SoftwareRegistry Custom Hooks is an extension plugin to {eac}SoftwareRegistry Software Registration Server.

Using the many hooks available in the Software Registration Server, you can customize the registration server options, incoming API requests, outgoing API responses, and client emails and notifications.

{eac}SoftwareRegistry Custom Hooks allow you to write PHP code for any of the available filters. Through these hooks, you can customize your registration server, validate and/or modify API request and response data, or trigger other actions or functions.

Although this extension includes some pre-built customizations, the main purpose is to allow you (or your programmer) to further customize the Software Registration Server. The extensions included provide all of the ground-work needed so you only need to focus on the actual customizations you need to make.

This custom hooks extension is a developer-level extension which uses your PHP code. To add customizations beyond what is provided requires PHP programming knowledge and basic understanding of WordPress actions and filters.

Implementing Custom Hooks

To implement your customizations:

  1. Copy the /eacSoftwareRegistry/Customhooks folder from this plugin folder to your development environment.
  2. Modify the appropriate extension(s) [custom_hooks_*.extension.php] found in the Customhooks folder.
  3. Upload the /eacSoftwareRegistry/Customhooks folder from your development environment to your WordPress theme folder (preferably a child theme - see: Child Themes).

Example directory structure


The only code changes needed are in the appropriate method(s), within the try...catch block.

For example, if you wanted to customize the assignment of a new registration key, you would modify custom_hooks_new_registration.extension.php; find the new_registry_key() method, and make your changes where you see /* custom code here */:

 * new_registry_key handler
 * @param string $newRegistrationKey The key value (uuid) assigned to a new registration
 * @return string
public function new_registry_key(string $newRegistrationKey): string
    global $wp, $wpdb;

    try {
        /* custom code here */
        return $newRegistrationKey;
    } catch (\Throwable $e) {$this->plugin->logError($e);return $newRegistrationKey;}

In some cases, default code is provided as both example and preference. If not needed, defaults should be removed or disabled.

WordPress Administration

From the administrator settings screen (found at Software Registry » Settings » Hooks), you may enable or disable each hook independently or as a group (by each extension).

  • Each extension is disabled by default and must be enabled from the settings screen.
  • For each filter that is customized, the individual hook must be enabled from the settings screen.

For example, after modifying the new_registry_key() method (above), you must go to the settings screen, enable the New Registration Hooks extension and then enable the New Registration Key hook.

{eac}SoftwareRegistry New Registration

List of Available Hooks

Administrator settings eacSoftwareRegistry/Customhooks/custom_hooks_admin_options.extension.php


API Requests eacSoftwareRegistry/Customhooks/custom_hooks_api_request.extension.php

'eacSoftwareRegistry_api_request_parameters'        // pre-coded to log the api request parameters

API Responses eacSoftwareRegistry/Customhooks/custom_hooks_api_response.extension.php

'eacSoftwareRegistry_api_registration_values'       // pre-coded to log the api response values

Client Message Hooks eacSoftwareRegistry/Customhooks/custom_hooks_client_messages.extension.php

'eacSoftwareRegistry_client_registry_translate'     // pre-coded to remove certain values passed to the client

New registration eacSoftwareRegistry/Customhooks/custom_hooks_new_registration.extension.php


Custom Hook Method Arguments

$newRegistrationKey     // The key value (uuid) assigned to a new registration

$requestParams          // The parameter array passed through the API. May include:
    'registry_key'          => string       //  UUID,
    'registry_status'       => string,      //  'pending', 'trial', 'active', 'inactive', 'expired', 'terminated', 'invalid'
    'registry_effective'    => string,      //  effective date
    'registry_expires'      => string,      //  expiration date
    'registry_name'         => string,      //  registrant's full name
    'registry_email'        => string,      //  registrant's email address
    'registry_company'      => string,      //  registrant's company/organization name
    'registry_address'      => string,      //  registrant's full address (textarea)
    'registry_phone'        => string,      //  registrant's telephone
    'registry_product'      => string,      //  your product name/id ((your_productid))
    'registry_title'        => string,      //  your product title
    'registry_description'  => string,      //  your product description
    'registry_version'      => string,      //  your product version (when registered)
    'registry_license'      => string,      // 'L1'(Lite), 'L2'(Basic), 'L3'(Standard), 'L4'(Professional), 'L5'(Enterprise), 'LD'(Developer)
    'registry_count'        => int,         //  number of licenses (users/seats/devices)
    'registry_variations'   => array,       //  associative array of name/value pairs
    'registry_options'      => array,       //  indexed array of registry options
    'registry_domains'      => array,       //  array of valid/registered domains
    'registry_sites'        => array,       //  array of valid/registered sites/uris
    'registry_transid'      => string,      //  external transaction id
    'registry_timezone'     => string,      //  standard timezone string (client timezone)
    'registry_paydue'       => float,       //  amount to be paid/billed,
    'registry_payamount'    => float,       //  amount paid,
    'registry_paydate'      => string,      //  date paid
    'registry_payid'        => string,      //  transaction id/check #, etc.
    'registry_nextpay'      => string,      //  next payment/renewal date

$apiAction              // One of 'create', 'activate', 'revise', 'deactivate', 'verify' or 'update' (non-api)

$registration           // The registration data array with above registry values

$wpPost                 // WP_Post object

$postValues             // Array of values passed to wp_insert_post(), including 'meta_input' array with above registry values

{eac}SoftwareRegistry Custom Hooks is an extension plugin to and requires installation and registration of {eac}SoftwareRegistry.

Automatic Plugin Installation

Due to the nature of this plugin, it is NOT available from the WordPress Plugin Repository and can not be installed from the WordPress Dashboard » Plugins » Add New » Search feature.

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-custom-hooks.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-custom-hooks.zip file and uploading the 'eacsoftwareregistry-custom-hooks' folder to the 'wp-content/plugins' folder on your WordPress server.

See Managing Plugins -> Manual Plugin Installation


Options for this extension will be added to the Software Registry » Settings » Hooks tab.

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  1. {eac}SoftwareRegistry Custom Hooks {eac}SoftwareRegistry Administrator

  2. {eac}SoftwareRegistry Administrator Hooks {eac}SoftwareRegistry Administrator

  3. {eac}SoftwareRegistry API Request Hooks {eac}SoftwareRegistry API Request

  4. {eac}SoftwareRegistry API Response Hooks {eac}SoftwareRegistry API Response

  5. {eac}SoftwareRegistry Client Hooks {eac}SoftwareRegistry Client

  6. {eac}SoftwareRegistry New Registration Hooks {eac}SoftwareRegistry New Registration

Other Notes

See Also


If you are unable to perform the customizations as outlined, yet need your Software Registration Server customized, we are more than happy to discuss and provide a quote to do these customizations for you. You may contact us at support@earthasylum.com

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Change Log

Version 2.0.11 – April 15, 2024

  • Added new/missing filters
    • 'eacSoftwareRegistryclient_email_footer'
    • 'eacSoftwareRegistry_api_renew_registration'
  • Compatible with WordPress 6.5.

Version 2.0.10 – February 15, 2024

  • Update for Github hosting.

Version 2.0.9 – May 1, 2023

  • Renamed classes.
  • Allow 'license_count' to pass in html table.

Version 2.0.8 – April 17, 2023

  • Added 'refresh' api request.
  • Tested with {eac}SoftwareRegistry v1.3, {eac}Doojigger v2.3, and WordPress 6.2.

Version 2.0.7 – April 12, 2023

  • Removed custom code from client_messages.

Version 2.0.6 – April 7, 2023

  • Updated custom_hooks_client_messages.extension for {eac}SoftwaReregistry Software Taxonomy.

Version 2.0.5 – November 15, 2022

  • Updated for {eac}SoftwareRegistry v1.2 and {eac}Doojigger v2.0.
  • Uses 'options_settings_page' action to register options.
  • Moved plugin_actionlinks hook to eacSoftwareRegistry_load_extensions filter.
  • Improved plugin loader and updater.

Version 2.0.4 – September 24, 2022

  • Fixed potential PHP notice on load (plugin_actionlinks).
  • Fixed registry status and license array.
  • Added settings_refresh_intervals filter.

Version 2.0.3 – September 9, 2022

  • Added support for new 'registry_title' value.
  • Added upgrade notice trait for plugins page.

Version 2.0.2 – August 30, 2022

  • Added auto-update with plugin_update trait.

Version 2.0.1 – August 24, 2022

  • Updated to / Requires {eac}Doojigger 1.2
  • Added 'Settings' and 'Docs' links on plugins page.

Version 2.0.0 – July 29, 2022

  • Fundamental change for security. No longer supports online code editing, instead provides functionality and framework for customizations stored in a (child) theme sub-folder.

Version 1.0.2 – July 15, 2022

  • Cosmetic changes for WordPress submission.
  • Updated default hooks.

Version 1.0.1 – June 18, 2022

  • Fix update_registration_post conflict.
  • Updated hooks/filters.

Version 1.0.0 – May 4, 2022

  • Initial public release.
Upgrade Notice

Updating this plugin will overwrite all code in the eacsoftwareregistry-custom-hooks plugin directory. Your customizations should be placed in your (child) theme folder.


This version requires {eac}SoftwareRegistry v1.3+