WORDPRESS PLUG-IN DEVELOPERS
What Are WordPress Plug-Ins
And Why Do We Build Them?
WordPress Plug-ins can extend the functionality of your WordPress website. Many are free and simple, others are premium and require a small fee from the developer. They can be downloaded from the backend of your WordPress admin dashboard and can do everything from help add eCommerce to your website to customize your log-in screen.
Others add dynamic forms, hide your admin bar, and even activate Membership capabilities to allow you to sell your content or implement a "freemium model."
Data Driven Design's team has built and managed custom WordPress website's since 2007, before the company's inception. We know the landscape of what's available from a WordPress theme and plug-in standpoint.
While more than 50,000 WordPress.org plug-ins exist, there is always a situation in which you can't quite find one that does exactly what you're looking for, and may need a development team like ours to make a custom one for you.
The reason we prefer to build custom WordPress Plug-ins is three fold.
1. Safety - building a custom plug-in that makes your site do more is safer than customizing the actual code within your functions.php file. Custom plug-ins allow you to safely update your WordPress theme, WP Core versions and PHP versions all while testing your plug-in on your staging server or live environment without making permanent changes to your website or interrupting your website's core functionality.
A great example of a WordPress Plug-in that works on any WordPress website is The Voice Designer, by Data Driven Design. It Voice-Enables any WordPress website for Alexa and Google Assistant.
2. Scalability - Investing in a Custom Plug-in means you can use it on any WordPress website, not just the one it was originally intended for. This can be extremely useful for many businesses.
3. Extensions of pre-existing Plug-ins - Popular WordPress plug-ins like Gravity Forms, WooCommerce, MemberPress, BuddyBoss and more, allow you plug-in developers like Data Driven Design to build extensions that don't necessarily exist. These can include pretty much whatever you can dream up, from custom checkout pages, custom registration forms, the ability to visualize graphs and charts and more.
(A GRAVITY FORMS EXTENSION)
Gravity Forms is one of the most popular WordPress Plug-ins, and far and away the best way to build dynamic forms. We use Gravity Forms on all of our client's websites. On the WordPress.org plug-in directory, there are more than 41 Pages of Gravity Forms Extensions. Meaning the core plug-in can do WAY more than you think. Cool right? Yes, but there was one thing we found it couldn't quite do - build live reports and cumulative, aggregating data visualizations based on Gravity Forms form submissions.
So, we build Wave Graph. Want a demo? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Wave Graph Demo" in the Subject Line.