Sunday, October 25, 2020

How To Create Your Own WordPress Plugin And Distribute It Online

How To Create Your Own WordPress Plugin And Distribute It Online

Creating your own WordPress plugin takes a little bit of programming background, though nothing that you really have to pay an arm and a leg for. Most of the how to can be found online. But once you create your WordPress plugin, you’ve got to get it out there, so that it starts to bring out the results you are looking for. For that you will need to focus on distribution, but let’s take it one step at a time.

First, you must determine what it is about your WordPress blog that is lacking. Brainstorm a list of functions that you would like to be able to include on your blog. Once you have the concrete details in place, it is time to learn the PHP language for creating a WordPress plugin. What you will want to do is create one or several files that bear the commands you have given to your plugin in the PHP language. In order to teach yourself PHP, it will take a considerable amount more time and space than can be provided here, but it is recommended that you run Google searches for “learn PHP” or “understand PHP language.” Once you’ve read up on how the formatting operates, you should be prepared to write the code for the plugin itself.

Taking your ideas, and the PHP translation of those ideas, you can easily and effectively incorporate them into the blog by a simple copy and paste into the body of the code. If you are not creating the plugin for yourself but for other WordPress users, then you may want to create an additional txt file and submit to the plugin directory. Getting the word out on your plugin creation will generate more interest, and if it is something that you charge for, it will lead to more money as well.

But exposure is key and to do that you will have to not only get your WordPress plugin seen, but also promoted. Promoting your plugin is simple, but work intensive. There are a number of traditional marketing tactics that you may wish to use, but one of the most dynamic is social media, because things have the potential to go viral much more quickly. If you have a product that is viable and that others find of interest, it could be that you attract thousands of users without ever spending one dime on marketing promotion.

Learning the tools of the WordPress trade will give you more power for functionality on your own blog, and it could help you generate interest in your site or products increasing their earning potential in the process. If you’re ready to take your plugin to the next level, then create and distribute wisely.

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