While there are seemingly endless options for WordPress plugins available in the directory, what happens when the plugin you need isn’t available? In these cases, it’s likely that a custom WordPress plugin will be the only option you have available to you. Before deciding to work with a developer to create your custom WordPress plugin, here are some steps you should consider first.
1. Double Check the Plugin Directory
You know better than anyone else what functionality you are looking for; however, the way that you word your search may not be how a developer has. To ensure you aren’t overlooking a plugin that is already available, make a list of keywords to help improve your search. If you find plugins that are similar to what you are looking for and they have a free or trial version, download them and test them to see if they will work for your needs.
2. Search Outside of WordPress
Sometimes the custom WordPress plugin you are looking for has already been created but isn’t available inside of the directory due to approval reasons. Search for premium plugins that are designed to provide the functionality that you are hoping to achieve. If you find something close, don’t be afraid to ask the developer if they may be able to modify it for you to make it work to suit your needs. Unless you have a highly specialized need, this will typically be the best approach.
3. Contact a Developer
If you have completed the steps above but still aren’t finding a suitable option to meet your functionality needs, it may be time to contact a developer to get started on a custom WordPress plugin. In some cases, the development process may be expensive; however, you will receive future-proof software that will continue to benefit you for years to come. To start your free custom WordPress plugin quote, please contact us to let us know what functionality you are looking for.
Why Skynet Solutions for Custom Development?
Skynet Solutions is at the leading edge of software development and innovation. We continually create new web and desktop software to better the lives of our customers. Our products can help you run your online business by managing product invoicing, mail, inventory, and much more. If you are in the market for custom software or a custom plugin for your WordPress website, the software development team at Skynet Solutions would love to hear from you.