custom wordpress plugin development

WordPress Plugin Development

iDigLocal WordPress plugin development Service will allow you to have a website that will fulfil your businesses bespoke needs. As we don’t rely on off the shelf themes our WordPress developers we can create WordPress plugins for any purpose.

WordPress is a great content management system, it makes it very easy for you to manage existing content on your website and add new pages. However, the power of WordPress goes much further than this. WordPress is built in a way that allows you to add new functionality to your website in a modular way by adding plugins. There are lots of plugins for wordpress, most of which are free to download and install, that can add functionality like turning your website into an e-commerce site, helping you SEO your website, adding new types of bespoke page types like products or events to make it even easier to add and manage different content types to your website.

Types of Plugins

Data import

One of the commonest requests we have is moving the content from an old website to a new WordPress website. We have used these skills to import product data to populate e-commerce websites, using suppliers supplied databases or simply the old website’s database. It doesn’t matter what the old CMS is or whether the data is in a database or in a spreadsheet.

We can also automate this process so you can schedule product imports and updates so your website can keep up with your inventory.

Adding new Block types

We can also develop WordPress plugins that include New Block types that, when included in posts or pages, allow you to easily add formatted content to your posts from the back end. WordPress now uses Gutenberg Blocks which makes it easier to add content via admin. We can create new custom block types and create new Blocks styles.

It becomes very powerful when used in conjunction with custom post types. The simplest example would be creating a custom post type for testimonials and then creating a custom block to easily add testimonials where you want them on your page.

Create custom post types

Another common reason for WordPress plugin development is to add unique content types like gigs, events or testimonials to your website. This type of plugin adds what is called a custom post type. From the admin area of WordPress you can then add a new “Gig” and fill out fields specific to a “Gig” like location, time etc… These fields are then presented on the front end in a specific manner for instance the location information could be turned into a QR code.

Custom Widgets

We have also developed WordPress Plugins that can also be used to add new WordPress widgets to your theme, perhaps a bespoke search widget or a image slider widget. The possibilities are endless.

So what ever your need, we can build a WordPress plugin for it. Custom development of WordPress makes it easy for you to manage the content on your website and offers a means to add custom functionality and bespoke presentation of business specific content.

Examples of some of the plugins that we have developed

If you are interested in the plugins listed above or in our bespoke WordPress plugin development services why not contact iDigLocal and we can try and make your life easier.

Also, please note that due to our comprehensive knowledge of PHP and the architecture of other CMS systems like Magento, Opencart and Prestashop we are also able to develop plugins for other CMSs.