This is the second post searching for a dev for an unbelievably laughable budget. You’re searching in completely the wrong place.
There are already a huge number of fantastic WordPress plugins out there so when you have an idea, often you find other authors already have a similar product.
There’s plenty of room for a similar product, especially if it’s an improvement over something that already exists but my concern is just how similar a plugin is.
I’ve seen a free version and a premium version of a plugin very similar to my idea.
Quite simply the free version has a terrible interface and the paid version (completely different author, just shares similarities in terms of functionality) is great but doesn’t go far enough in my opinion. I’ve been developing this plugin for just over 2 weeks now and have been thrilled with the results. I intend to upload it very shortly when I’ve finished a few tweaks and written the documentation.
After going through the code of the premium version I’ve noticed a lot of similarities in some areas (setting up menus, basic plugin stuff really). The actual functionality of the plugin differs in a lot of ways but the similarities in the setup are starting to worry me. I don’t want to get a rejection for similar code (is that even possible?) but at the same time I don’t want to completely change it as I ended up with the code by following good practices.
Have any other plugin authors been in a similar situation?
Haha should have elaborated more. I was able to solve it anyway.
I was doing a plugin that has the user type in an email address and it checks if their is a user registered with that email and if so, brings up details about them. It also included a shortcode to display a form on the front end.
I can’t imagine why such a tool would be necessary but a request is a request.
I came to the conclusion WP was deciding to format the username if it showed an email address when displayed through a shortcode. In the end it was just a mistake in retrieving the details. I was using nicename instead of display name.
I’m creating a shortcode at the moment and have a filtering problem. The shortcode fetches an email address but is displayed with no @ etc.
Does anyone have a solution to get it to display properly?
I don’t have a clue in CM but I’m 6’4
So far I have used two pieces of software for my PHP work, Dreamweaver CS3 and Notepad++ has been my favourite since it’s quick to load and a less cluttered interface.
Now I’m interested in finding something that will allow me to save pieces of code and select for re-use later. I have some code that I constantly find myself reusing in WP so having it available from within the editor would be perfect. Does anything like this exist?
What tools do you find useful (Windows)?
$15?? I hope that’s not a real budget. Expect absolute junk for even 10x that.
Difficulty is relevant to your personal skill-set but no matter what you pick, it’s isn’t going to be easy.