WordPress Plugins extend and expand the functionality of a core WordPress website.
Being open source means that there are are over 55,000 WordPress plugins available to choose from. Although some of the bigger plugins come at a cost, a lot of great functioning plugins are provided free of charge. In a lot of cases there is a plugin out there to meet your requirements. Why not let us do the research to see if we can find the best cost effective solution for you?
Paid vs Free WordPress Plugins
The decision to go with a paid or free plugin varies case by case. When possible we try to use free plugins to keep the cost down. We research all of these plugins to ensure they are safe and functioning well. Remember, you want your website to function as efficiently as possible.
Due to the constant need for a complex plugin to be kept up to date, some plugins need to be paid for. Those that are out of date with the WordPress core can lead to certain security risks. This small fee means that the developers can cover their update development cost so you don’t have to.
There are plugins that enable you to create complex custom forms, and even some that make it possible to sell items online and process payments. WooCommerce is an example of such a plugin. By installing this onto your website, you are adding to its functionality, turning it into an E-Commerce site. WooCommerce is a free plugin, but some of its extensions need to be purchased. An example for the need of one of these extensions would be if you required complex shipping rules that WooCommerce itself does not cater for.
Advantages of the WordPress Plugins Repository
The main advantage is that plugins can greatly reduce the overall development cost for the functionality your website requires. This is what makes WordPress such an appealing option in contrast to a lot of other content management systems. Even if the plugin needs to be purchased from the repository, and configured for a small fee, it will not come close to the hours and money needed to develop the same functionality from scratch.
Custom Plugin Development
Is the functionality you require for your site so specific that no plugin from the WordPress Plugin Repository will meet all of your needs. Lucky enough for you we have tons of experience developing bespoke plugins that have catered for a wide range of specialised solutions.
Why not get in touch to see what solution meets your demands best!