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While I am learning to create a python plugin in QGIS 2.4.0, I have followed the procedure explained in "https://qgis.readthedocs.org/en/latest/docs/pyqgis_developer_cookbook/13_plugins.html#developing-plugins".

When I initiated QGIS, and opened the Plugin manager, it says under the "Invalid" tab,

This plugin is incompatible with this version of QGIS Plugin designed for QGIS 1.8 - 1.9 This plugin is experimental HelloWorld This is a plugin for greeting the (going multiline) world

Can anybody help in describing the correct procedure?

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    Did you change the qgisMaximumVersion to 2.4 instead of 1.9 as mentioned in the document? – Joseph Sep 25 '14 at 14:27
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    I suggest you use the Plugin Builder plugin to generate a working template for you to start from... – gsherman Sep 25 '14 at 16:56
  • Yes, I have changed "qgisMaximumVersion to 2.4" in metadat.txt but the problem remained.... – Sesu Sep 26 '14 at 6:47
  • Then it may be best for you to follow @gsherman's suggestion which should avoid the compatibility issue. – Joseph Sep 30 '14 at 11:17
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You could try to follow these steps: http://anitagraser.com/2014/04/26/getting-started-writing-qgis-2-x-plugins/ With this combination of Winpython, Plugin-Builder and Plugin-Reloader you should be able to get a good basic Plugin to fill with the functionality you are trying to implement.

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On 2.4 to recent versions, you can use the Plugin builder to help making a basic structure : https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/pluginbuilder/

It seems the minimum QGIS version is 2.0 so it should work even on an old version.

However, i guess after QGIS gets to 3, there might be some compatibility problems.

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