Tips Every WordPress Plugin Developer should follow
There are a few good, simple rules and tips that any developer trying to create a WordPress Plugin. Whether you are a veteran or someone just starting out, these tips should get you through safely to creating an attractive, useful plugin.
1) Have a good strategy- a basic strategy of what to do and what to expect is the first thing to remember when creating a WordPress Plugin. You could check whether your plugin was for every day or whether it could be usable for a fun and demonstrative aspect. Checking time constraints, reach in society and the uniqueness of the plugins are also important considerations.
2) Use the official Ideas forum- If you need a good, concrete idea for your WordPress Plugin, this is the place to go to, with thousands of new ideas for plugins coming in at every moment.
3) Making a good readme.txt file- this is a wise investment. A readme file is the backbone of any good plugin and reaps rich rewards later. Good descriptions, installation instructions and screenshots help in catching downloaders’ eyes. Having a good readme file also has another immense advantage. When your plugin becomes popular, a good readme file helps in answering a number of support questions that would otherwise take up time and block more important support issues.
4) Provide Top-Notch Security- Discounting the need to make your plugin secure or relegating it for later is a grave error that can cost you a lot. Check with your coders to ensure that each and every aspect of your plugin’s input and output data are secure by sanitizing and using nonces, which are very useful
5) Speed up the development with Ubiquity-A cutting-edge add-on for Firefox, Ubiquity allows you to search WordPress and PHP documentation in an instant. It is also a mixture of a number of interesting creative ideas, any one of which would be very fitting for a WordPress Plugin.
6) Handle your Freelance works well the best way to start off is to create a couple of WordPress plugins, publish them in the WordPress directory and then to promote them. Parties interested in custom development will then probably approach you. Pick your hourly rates, choose your market and stick to your original goals. Be careful to investigate the veracity and intentions of interested parties carefully before you delegate work to them.
7) Promote your Plugin- Almost as important as making it. If the buyers don’t know your plugin, you’re not going to be able to make much out of it. To ensure maximum exposure you could head to the “WordPress Plugins and Hacks Forum” and do such things as start a new topic, use a simple but informative template to describe your product, visit the Weblog Tools Collection Forum and start a similar topic there, adding your plugin to wp-plugins.net and the WordPress Plugin Compatibility List. Announcing your plugin on your blog and promoting that is also an excellent idea.