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A plugin is a kind of a software which contains a group of functions and can be added to a WordPress site to do some specific job. It is a tool which expands the functionality of the website by adding different features. They are created using PHP language and integrate with WordPress easily.

Custom WordPress plugin is a unique tool with a set of features created specifically in accordance with your needs. You get a total freedom to customize your website and receive any functionality required for your work.

o create a self hosted WordPress site, you need web hosting to store your files. Every website on the internet needs hosting. This is your website’s home on the internet.

There are different hosting plans available for all kind of websites. You need to pick one that suits your requirements and fits your budget.

Next, you will need a domain name. This will be your website’s address on the internet, and this is what your users will type in the browser to reach your website (example, wpbeginner.com or google.com).

With WordPress, there are tons of free website templates available that you can use. However, if you want something more advanced / custom, then you can purchase a premium template or have one custom made which will raise the cost.

There are 54,000+ free plugins for WordPress. These are apps and extensions for your websites. Think features like contact form, gallery, etc.

So while you can build a website with just the hosting and domain cost, based on your situation, you may end up paying for additional tools and services. That’s why it’s often confusing for people to find out the real cost of a WordPress website.

Lots of articles online discuss the ‘sexy’ side of development, such as coding strategies, framework choices, and other ‘fun’ elements. The more practical side of planning and developing WordPress solutions is less on display, although it can be just as interesting (and is absolutely vital).

For example, honing and refining an idea into a laser-focused concept can often be very rewarding – especially when you discover how much this can benefit your actual coding. In addition, while many of the rote tasks involved in plugin development can seem unnecessary at first glance, putting in the work upfront can result in a project completed more quickly than usual.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the requirements for developing a WordPress plugin, focusing on the key practical elements.  Let’s get started!

A Brief Overview of the Development Process as You Already Know It

As we alluded to above, you’ll find that many resources on plugin development simply talk about the coding aspect. However, this is only one element in a fairly complex process. In fact, you may find that the actual coding is the least time-intensive task you’ll carry out. This is especially true if you’re already an experienced developer.

Even so, you may want a refresher, or simply a look at how we’ve covered plugin development in the past. With that in mind, here’s a selection of the pieces you can refer to when coding your plugin: