Good idea for a plug-in, how to create it?

by robp12
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Hey Warriors,

I have recently thought of a pretty good idea for a Wordpress plug-in and I'd like to begin creation of it. To my knowledge, the plug-in is a completely unique idea but something that would still be able to assist a variety of Wordpress websites, including my own! As you might expect, I don't have any real coding experience and I'd like to find a developer willing to partner with me to complete the plug-in.

I'm completely new to the plug-in game and at this point, it's only an idea, but what places should I look at for a developer, what resources should I look into, etc. If anyone who has experience creating plug-ins can lead me down the right path, or is interested in hearing my idea, please let me know. I'd appreciate any feedback or comments on the process of creating plug-ins!

Thanks,
Rob
#create #good #idea #plugin
  • Profile picture of the author robp12
    Bumping this one up, any ideas warriors?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendan Carl
    Outsource it.
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  • Profile picture of the author geotargeted
    Have you tried going to some outsourcing sites like odesk?
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  • Profile picture of the author Your Brand Ebooks
    Keep in mind that in addition to outsourcing the creation of your plug-in, you have to maintain it. You may need to update your plug-in for each new WordPress version/subversion release.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I outsource my coding on Elance. They have escrow so the programmer gets paid when/if the job gets done. Post your project and review the bidder's feedback from previous customers. I haven't partnered with anyone ... I just get it coded and then sell it.
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  • Profile picture of the author CodeBotics
    Contact me here and I might be able to help, I won't know for definite until I know what you need doing!
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Be careful about partnering with unknowns. You may want to have a non-compete signed before you give away your idea
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  • Profile picture of the author CodeBotics
    If you're referring to me, I won't sell/use your idea for myself - I will sign something if I need to prove it to you!
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by CodeBotics View Post

      If you're referring to me, I won't sell/use your idea for myself - I will sign something if I need to prove it to you!

      I'm not referring to anyone specifically. Just issuing a warning to the OP so he doesn't get his idea stolen.
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      • Profile picture of the author robp12
        Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

        I'm not referring to anyone specifically. Just issuing a warning to the OP so he doesn't get his idea stolen.
        Thanks for the heads up, still considering all my options and drawing out a plan of action.
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  • Profile picture of the author CodeBotics
    It's a good point - if there's anything you can't prove was yours originally it's an idea!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Mak
    my advice

    - write down all you plan in detail
    - draw the layout of the plugin control panel, name all the function and explain how it work

    example: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9013501/scre...ing%20copy.jpg

    then outsource it on odesk

    you will save a lot of time and money if you have clear instruction and visual drawing.

    beware of the freelancer, they always promise to complete it 100% b4 u confirm them, but normally the project will stuck in middle.
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  • Profile picture of the author saladflorida
    outsource it.
    go to odesk.com or freelancer.com you will find some good coder there
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  • Profile picture of the author msu
    Rob, you might also want to think about posting on the official WordPress job board:
    WordPress Jobs

    Been hired from that a few times, attracts decent clients & developers. Or there's a developers directory on wordpress.org.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMAnthony
    Make a list about your plugin would do, check if some pluging already makes some tasks. Go to rentacoder.com (AKA vworker) and post your project.

    They are not so cheap like in other places but you will get a good work, but before get the coder to work for you state that you will need he makes the updates and you will get the rights to do whatever you want and claim as the author/coder.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinterest01
    simple, go to GAF, posting ur project, describe in details what plugins that u need, choose the best bid and best experience programmer, sell it?

    what do u think?
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  • Profile picture of the author Clintin
    I usually use Freelancer, Scriptlance, or Elance when I need some type of software created.
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