Our company, DevriX, is a European-based technical WordPress development agency. We have been providing customers with WordPress multi-sites and technical architecture that help enterprises and organizations grow in their businesses.
When it comes to the CMS world, WordPress is the most popular which covers almost 24% of the internet in the globe. WordPress started as a small simple blogging platform. Now, it has been developed as a flexible content management system.
What are Plug-ins?
Plugins can help you optimize your site. They can give more functionality or can add new features to your WordPress websites. This is very convenient especially to those non-technical users. They can also make it easy for users to add features to their website without having them to know complicated codes.
Our company has developed Invoicing platforms, LMS platforms, CRM systems, user managers, credit calculators and WordPress multi-site level access controllers and better solutions. We have already produced a large number of plugins suited to give efficiency to WordPress for the public to use. Plugins for our projects, including extensible premium WordPress plugin platforms. We also contribute back to Open Source plugins and collaborate with other authors.
Aside from that, we also offer a starter plugin, a plugin skeleton called DX Plugin Base. This follows the WordPress code quality guidelines. You can use it to make and author your own WordPress plugins. Trainers of DevriX have taught developers how to use those produced plugins and to craft better and effective solutions while following the WordPress conventions.
If you want a plugin that can enable you to customize your own desired plugins for WordPress, that integrates a proprietary system, we offer in building it for you. The company’s staff has already proven their skill and maturity in the field, having more than six years of experience in WordPress plugin development experience. The company also incorporated our solutions in large numbers of SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions, large multi-sites, bank software applications, corporate websites, company catalogs, and many more. No matter where you stand and you prefer, we can provide WordPress Core contributions that know their niche and implement the best practices on the market.
Here is the one of the FREE plugin that we provide which can be used for you and your company and organizations!
What is DX Plugin Base?
The DX Plugin Base is one kind of plugin that creates an outline for the best practices using the existing and given code snippets, (a small region of a re-usable source code or text that is inserted in a code file). This enables you to create and modify your own WordPress plugin in a way that is easier and more convenient.
Using the plugin, the customer does not have to exert an effort. It is almost automatic. What you only have to do is just to install the software and that is just it! It automatically works! You can also give it to someone, remove or alter existing snippets and fine tune it to make your own.
You can also use given snippets. All you have to do is to copy it on your new plugin and it would be readied for future use. The ways are all up to you.
Features and Snippets
If you want to customize and alter the style of your WordPress, you have to have access to the following: (1) admin updates. These are for plugin settings pages or general dashboard overhaul) and (2) frontend updates – to be used for your components which can be seen on the top of the existing WorPress theme.
However, for you to complete the said tasks, you have to enqueue your style callback functions to the front-end or back-end hooks.
Registering Menu Pages
In registering the menu pages, there are several way to choose. The main and most used way will require you hooking on your callback to admin_menu. You can then add the top level or submenu pages to the customer’s dashboard menu.
Like what we have said, the ways are all up to you. You can decide what the exact hook to have and use and what are the capabilities required by your users – the sample syntax that you would need. The pages are defined via a callback at the end of the function parameters list. With this, you can use either a simple HTML or PHP, or you can also try loading an external file including your logic.
When you want to group content entries by criteria, you can do it with Categories and Tags in a default WordPress install. We can also create Custom Taxonomy entries like Number of bedrooms, Colors Cities, or other entries. Again, hooking up with init is what we should do. Second step is the registering of the custom taxonomy by the callback and binding it.
Registering Post Types
When you want to create a new content type in WordPress, the process just requires you a small amount of effort. What you only need to do is just to register new post types for each data collection. In registering this, you need to have it with the init hook.
You also have to know that the function that is responsible for the registration has plenty of choices. This includes the labels, capabilities, visibility control and others.
Adding Meta Boxes
The custom Post types can have additional boxes on the Add/Edit admin screen. This will make you enable to display data or embed custom forms for additional data. Example is a Price, n Address or others.
You can register those as Custom Fields added to Meta Boxes – sections visible in the Add/Edit Posts screen. There is an add_meta_boxes hook to start with. Our callback methods will then register the metaboxes that. This will then be connected to a post type and be listed in the position.
The callback of our add_meta_box call has everything that needs to be seen in our new admin section. This can be any kinds of message or input fields. We could also save our post and get those data in the WordPress database.
Saving custom field values
When you want to save a post, the save_post action can be used. We can hook as well as verify our custom fields, and store them in the _postmeta database table for the current post entry ID.
Making Plugin Translatable
You can access The WordPress Plugin Handbook which can provide answers on How to Internationalize Your Plugin, It gives you even the list of functions you need to use for your numbers and your literals. It also translates your plugin to its core.
We load the text domain with the function: load_plugin_textdomain here at DX Plugin Base. We also attached them to the plugins_loaded hook.
We create a dxabase domain that makes us easy to bundle the whole plugins, generate a.po file and translate it accordingly. You can replace them with your text domain and make a translatable file.
Creating a Custom Shortcode
What are shortcodes? These are bits of code that you can put in your posts and pages. You can build column interfaces, loop posts, or introduce other bits of complex markup or dynamic code that would work to make complicated work simple for your customers.
A shortcode callback is added to the init hook and registered with the add_shortcode function. The shortcode callback can interact with WordPress and all underlying APIs and return HTML as a result. You can then pass various arguments and these rguments are available in the first argument of the callback.
Creating a Custom Widget
WordPress websites really need great and effective custom widget. You can build these or drag these inside of a widget area. This needs an – Appearance – Widgets and Customizer.
What to Think in Choosing the Best Plugins?
You have to take note that there are many free plugins available online. However, it is very crucial for you to choose the plugins from reliable sources because they come with tech support. By this, it is important to be very cautious in adding and installing plugins to your computer, as they can also harm your device. Even of others come from a reliable source, it is also important to take note of the quality a specific company or organization offers. To evaluate, you can ask questions like, “How long has it been since it was updated?” “Is it compatible with the latest version of WordPress?” “Are people getting answers to their support questions? What type of rating does it have?”. So, in choosing the right and free plugins, it is important to be critical. Choose the brand that you think can provide you with a lot of benefits and trending features.