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Wordpress Custom Module Development

Knowledge to Power Your Website

Importance of Custom WordPress Plugin Development

To create a result-oriented website, the majority of web developers use WordPress. It’s a high-performing blogging and website Content Management System (CMS) that features a template system and powerful plugin architecture. The software is free and easy to use and designed for everyone who wishes to own a scintillating online presence.

 Any WP website can be made more feature-rich by installing plugins, which further helps in creating a user-friendly and lead-magnetizing website. As plugins contribute to making a website more valuable, lately WordPress custom plugin development services have become quite popular.

About WordPress Plugins

Plugins are pieces of software that can be integrated with a WordPress powered website to expand its features and functionalities. Plugins are written in PHP by pro-coders so as to let users tailor their website as they dream.

Plugins can be developed in accordance with the functionality of the website and can be used in the future to make changes without touching the original source code. These plugins allow users to add more engaging elements & functionalities to the website in a quick and economical way.

Five Steps for Create a Custom Plugin

FTP into your site

The first step, you’ll need to do is access your site via FTP using the FTP program of your choice.

Create the main PHP file for your plugin

Next, you’ll need to create the main file for your plugin. To do so, create a PHP file within your new plugin folder and give it the same name such as my-first-plugin.php. After you’ve done that, open your plugin’s main file and get ready to do some editing.

Navigate to the WordPress plugins folder

Once you’ve accessed your site via FTP, you’ll need to navigate to the WordPress plugins folder. That folder is almost always located at /wp-content/plugins.

Setup your plugin's information

Finally, copy and paste the plugin information on your main plugin file. Make sure to edit the details such Plugin Name and Plugin URI as they pertain to your plugin.

Create a new folder for your plugin

Create a folder for yours! Go ahead and create a new folder, giving it a unique name using lowercase letters and dashes such as my-first-plugin. Once you’ve done that, enter your new folder and move on to the next step.