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Questions about the Craft CMS license and how it's enforced on both dev-sounding and public domains.

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Pro license on new install

I'm starting an existing CraftCMS site from scratch, but I will be using the same pro license I already own. Can I install that in the new install? Or dow I just transfer that license when I relaunch ...
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How do I renew Craft CMS license?

When I go to Updates in my home Dashboard, I see there are "5 updates available!" I click "Go to Updates" and a big orange ribbon pops up that reads: Your license has expired! ...
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Newbie: Migrating Craft website to new host questions

I've no experience of Craft but do have 'historic' (pre Gutenberg) experience of front-end Wordpress. From the Dashboard they seem very different. Am investigating migrating to new host as we are ...
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CraftCMS Documentation Site License

We stumbled upon the documentation site while looking at VuePress example sites. We couldn't find any license information on the documentation Github project page (https://github.com/craftcms/docs). ...
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The license located at config/license.key belongs to X

I have an error appearing on my site: This site is the production version of the site - before hand there was a staging version and a test version. The test version (hosted on the same server, does ...
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How long to wait until license modal stops appearing?

I recently setup a pre-production environment of my fully purchased Craft site license, but Craft license management didn't think the sub-domain I was using was "dev-sounding" enough. Now ...
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Does "preprod" count as a dev sounding sub-domain?

I would like to avoid the licensing error modal on a preproduction environment. Would preprod.random.domain work?
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Is there a way to force Craft to notice a new license key?

We are rebuilding a site from scratch using the existing license key (same domain) for the new Craft install. The new install was initially running as a Pro Trial, but Craft isn't seeing that we've ...
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Assigning the right license to the right subdomain

My client has 3 licenses, one for each of 3 subdomains. Let's call them A, B and C. C has been derived from B, so has inherited B's license.key. How should I assign the correct license to C? Or does ...
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Freeform license -

A site I built a couple years ago has transitioned to a new owner and the Freeform Lite plugin requires a license renewal. When the new owner attempted to renew it he received a fairle generic error ...
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License alerts in sandbox site

I just deployed a site (still under work) on a sandbox subdomain (https://sandbox.site-name.org/) and I am getting license problems alerts. Also, the site is user/password protected (Apache basic auth,...
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Craft and Plugins are licensed, but I'm still seeing warnings on Production

In my production environment, I have administrative changes disabled, so I see the following messages: * You’re running Craft Pro with a Craft Solo license. Please fix on an environment where ...
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Questions about Craft 4 release and licenses

Being busy rethinking an existing website to rebuild in Craft I just found out Craft 4 was announced september last year. Some of the new features, like nestable Matrix fields in particular, are very ...
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How to attach a plugin license to a CMS license?

I have a Craft license that is not attached to a Craft CMS license and cannot figure out where/how to attach it to one in my Craft ID account so that I can use it in a Craft CMS installation.
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Craft CMS development licensing issues

I have a Craft CMS installed in a development environment thewebsite.test. I can't get it to trial paid plugins and Craft Pro. It appears Craft doesn't recognise it's in a development ...
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What is the correct method for getting a client to purchase a Craft license?

What is the recommended way from P&T to get a client to purchase a license for Craft CMS? It doesn't actually say how on the website. If you give a user literally all the permissions Craft has, ...
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Install license key for plugin

can someone explain how I can install the license of a plugin in my installation? concretelly I have the craftql license key in https://id.craftcms.com/licenses/plugins and I want to setup that into ...
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Plugin license key is lost every time I update Craft CMS

I have licensed the Verbb Navigation plugin, but every time I update Craft I get a notice that the license needs attention. The key field on the Plugins page is empty after the update. Is this a bug, ...
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Craft Licensing and Multiple Environments on Different Domains

It isn't currently clear how licences work with dev, staging and live environments or to be clearer how it works with different domains. I have the following domains setup for different environments. ...
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"The license located at config/license.key belongs to gridserver.com"

Getting this notification at the top of the control panel. This is a solo/free license version of Craft. It happened after I updated my client's domain's DNS to point to my server. When I ...
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Pro licence error - Craft is unable to purchase an edition upgrade at this time

I'm trying to purchase a pro license for Craft 2. The site was on a staging server which is now uploaded to the live server. At first, there were 2 warning messages. First saying running Craft Pro on ...
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How to find my Craft ID account details

I am developing a website on Craft CMS and now I need to change the domain for my Craft account. Because it's giving me an error "The license located at config/license.key belongs to...." I do not ...
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Convert CMS from SOLO version to PRO

I've had to continue with a Craft CMS install somebody else did, now trying to make sense of it. A client bought a PRO licence, but the CMS seems to still have a SOLO installed. Is there anyway to ...
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Commercial Plugins and Solo Licensing?

Brand new Craft user. Second day playing with it, and so far, loving it! I believe the Solo license allows a Freelancer to roll off personal (for her own use) implementations for free -- even if ...
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Multi-Site Licence

We will build two Pages with two different domains. We want to use the multi-site feature of Craft 3 so we only need one backend. I see on YouTube a Video from Mijingo - "Multi-Site in Craft 3" and ...
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Craft is unable to transfer your license to this domain at this time

We have a Craft Pro (Craft CMS 2.6.3004) website that has a number of aliases on the URL. For the purpose of this the main URL is awesome.zone which has an alias of myawesomesite.com. Recently it ...
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Craft CMS solo licence

It mentions developers can use it for personal usage. Does that include commercial usage as well? It seems so, but am not sure. I have a few small personal sideprojects running with some Adsense and ...
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Client License Transition to Solo/Pro

I have a Craft site with a Client license. After the recent license transition to Solo/Pro, a red banner appears along the top that reads "You’re running Craft Client with a Craft Pro license. [...
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How to license Craft for my customer?

As a web design shop we would like to license Craft not for ourselves but for our customers who run and own the future websites. How do we do that?
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How to use license in different environments

We have a very simple development process, and I believe this process has messed up the license. app-client.local.mycompany.com.br => developer environment (intranet only) app-client.qa.mycompany....
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Do I need 2 licenses for staging and production

Or is one pro license enough? We're running a stage environment and a production environment for the same website. Thoughts?
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Two Domains. One Repo. Need Second License

I have two different domains that are both being deployed from the same Github repo. Domain A has a Craft license. Domain B needs a Craft license. I don’t want to transfer from Domain A to Domain B ...
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Noob here. Can I buy a license without installing the software?

I'm not the developer. I have no need for the software on my workstation. I just want to buy the license. Can I buy a license without installing?
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Bulk / Multiple License purchase

Craft CMS Pricing FAQ https://craftcms.com/pricing The FAQ mentions discounts when cost is an issue, presumably non-profit sites. But… is there a discount for bulk purchasing? Example. 10, 50, 100 ...
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Error after downgrading from Pro to Personal

We developed a website under the trail Pro license. But now on the production server, we downgraded Craft to Personal. Since then we can't save entries and get a warning about it. The logfile gives ...
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Local and Staging Environments allow for updates, Live doesn't (and doesn't recognise the license.key)

I'm just in the process of migrating a site from staging to live. I've pushed everything over and have copied/moved a license.key file from a site that we're no longer using to this one. However, when ...
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Will the v3 upgrade be free?

I'm seeing a lot of goodies among the v3 infos, but not much about how licensing will work. So if my client has a paid license will they get v3 for free or as a paid upgrade. If paid will it be a ...
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Subdomain Setup

I am trying to create two subdomain names: townsville.example.com brisbane.example.com All subdomains would share the same database. They would be tied to the Pro license on example.com. What is ...
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Craft CMS License

I want to build a social platform using Craft. The application will be built, hosted and managed by me. Will I need to upgrade the Craft license to Client or Pro before launching the website, or can I ...
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Have I accidentally relicensed my key?

I've just realised that when I duplicate my boilerplate Craft site to start a new client project, I haven't been deleting the license.key file as per the docs here. What are the potential problems ...
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Unknown error when trying to upgrade license

I just pushed a site live, and now when I log in to the control panel and get the message to upgrade my license, when I click "upgrade your license", I get a blank modal and a message that "An Unknown ...
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Can I downgrade my craft version from Client to Personal using the CP?

I have already downgraded from Craft PRO to Craft Client and am wondering if I can downgrade again from Craft Client to Craft Personal as the project I'm working on does not need anything more.
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Issue with Craft license not validating

I've recently built a site on Craft, and while developing it locally I had purchased a license for Craft Client. After publishing the website to the production server the administration panel is ...
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License for multiple domains

My usual development process is to build the site locally, then upload on a staging subdomain for client reviews, going back and fourth between the two environments for updates, before deploying it on ...
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Error when trying to test Craft Pro on .dev

I have a fresh Craft install set up locally at mysite.craft.dev. I would like to start building out the features offered by the pro license, but when I click the "Show me" link in the footer, I get "...
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Craft license and develop a website locally?

Is there any problem with buying a Craft Client account, working on the website locally (on my pc), and when it´s done move it to the server? Is this permitted by the license?
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Craft Personal for portfolio site

Can I use the free version of Craft for a portfolio site? I know the free version of ee is for personal/non-profit sites only. Thanks
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Getting admin to work on a "dev-sounding" subdomain

I am trying to migrate my local dev environment to a staging site, but am receiving You’re running Craft Pro with a Craft Personal license. Initially I tried access the admin at http://project....
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How can we move a Craft-built website to a new web designer?

We have a new website waiting to be published, and we would like to hire a new web design team, who is not a Craft Pro User...Is there anyway to get our website off of Craft or are we stuck with ...
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License alert message for mysite.com, but not www.mysite.com

I have a client website that is reachable at www.mysite.com and mysite.com. Everything on the site functions fine, and the Craft CP can be accessed at either www.mysite.com/admin and mysite.com/admin. ...
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