Podcast Episode

508 – Planning out a WordPress Plugin

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Is there a plugin for that?

With more than 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, it’s hard to find the perfect one. Each week, I will highlight an interesting plugin form the repository.

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Planning out a WordPress Plugin

Let’s think about the steps to create a WordPress polling plugin.

Basically it’s a plugin that has a few simple questions – who will have the most gold medals at the Olympics and will you watch.

The things to think about:

  • Where will you store the data?
  • What data will you collect?
  • What limitations are there to store in the wp_posts table?
  • Is all of that data necessary?
  • Do you want folks to be able to vote more than once? If not, how can you control that?
  • How long do you store the data?