Activate your license

Difficulty: Easy | Updated: November 2, 2019

When you activate your plugin for the first you may be asked to activate a license. This system is put in place to provide better support and automatic updates for people who actually bought the plugin and to combat pirated copies.

You’re notified with a dashboard notification like this:
Activate License

When you activate the license you are eligible for premium support and will receive automatic updates via your dashboard.
If the plugin you bought is AdRotate Professional, you also get access to AdRotate Geo for Geo Targeting.
AdRotate Geo is exclusively available to AdRotate Professional users with a valid license.

How to activate

When you purchase a plugin you’ll receive an email confirming your purchase. Included in this email is a License key and license email. This makes up the license.

You can find the activation form in the plugin settings. Fill in the license key and email and click activate. The form is simple and may look like something like this.
Activate License Dashboard

Renewing a license

Licenses expire one year after purchase. This means that if you want to receive Premium Support and Updates after that you’ll need a new license.
Starting a week before the license expires you’ll be notified via email that the license is expiring soon.
In those emails you’re also offered a renewal option.

A renewal is not so much a renewal, but a new license. As such you are not tricked into an automated process and getting a new year of updates and support is a conscious choice.
After you’ve bought your new license you get a new license key. This key replaces the current one on your website.

To replace a license key you go into Settings > License and click De-Activate License.

When the license is de-activated, you activate your new license key as described above.
If there has been an update since you may be prompted to update the plugin.

Development setups

If you have a development site, for example on your localhost server or a subdomain on your primary domain, you can install the plugin on there and simply not register it. The functioning of the plugin is not limited by not registering.

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