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Freemium plugins

Freemium plugins offer some features at no cost in addition to paid features. The reasons for implementing this model can be different, from helping you attract new users, or simply making some profit without going fully paid.

How does it look for users?

Users will see an explanatory note under the Get button that informs them about paid features.

An example of how the tag looks like

Starting from 213.* version of IDE, such plugins are marked with the Freemium tag and the “Install a version with limited functionality for free or activate the 30-day trial for full access” note:

Freemium tag in IDE

How to make your plugin freemium?

  1. Submit the request and create a product code

    Submit a request by using the Apply to JetBrains Marketplace form. After that, you will be contacted by our vendor success team via email with further steps. One of these steps is to create a Product Code and provide it in the reply.

  2. Prepare your plugin

    Make the following changes to your code to prepare your plugin for publishing:

  3. Upload and Release

    The process of publishing is the same as for paid plugins. Please refer to this guide on how to upload and release your plugin.

Last modified: 01 July 2024