Updating your information

Before you go public with any product, whether it is the code, the documentation, the python package or the QGIS plugin, make sure you update a few key pieces of information throughout the code.

First of all, there are the variables in the file package_variables.py, like the plugin name, author, email, …:

short_name = 'python-package'
qgis_plugin_name = 'Create QGIS Plugin'
read_the_docs_name = 'CreateQGISPlugin'
sphinx_title = 'How to create a QGIS plugin'

author = 'Ann Crabbé'
author_email = 'acrabbe.foss@gmail.com'
author_copyright = '© 2020 by Ann Crabbé'
short_version = '1.0'
long_version = '1.0.1'


Also make sure you update all the code headers and replace our copyright and contact information with your own:

| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Date                : October 2020
| Copyright           : © 2020 by Ann Crabbé
| Email               : acrabbe.foss@gmail.com
| Acknowledgements    : Based on 'Create A QGIS Plugin' [https://bitbucket.org/kul-reseco/create-qgis-plugin]
|                       Crabbé Ann and Somers Ben; funded by BELSPO STEREO III (Project LUMOS - SR/01/321)
| This file is part of the [INSERT PLUGIN NAME] plugin and [INSERT PYTHON PACKAGE NAME] python package.
| This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public
| License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.
| This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied
| warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.
| You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License (COPYING.txt). If not see www.gnu.org/licenses.
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You will find todo statements all over the project. These indicated parts of the code or documentation that should be updated by you. To locate all of them easily, check the todo tab in PyCharm: