What You Need To Know Before Working With a WordPress Plugin Developer

The world of WordPress plugins is a big one. With so many developers to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the fray. If you’re looking for a developer who can help take your plugin idea and transform it into something spectacular, then this guide will tell you everything you need to know before embarking on your journey. I’ll explain why having a project manager involved in development is important, what goes into building a plugin, what documentation will be provided after your project is complete, and more!

Why should a project manager be involved in the development of your plugin?

While project management is a critical and often underestimated part of the development process, it’s also not something that should be taken lightly. A great WordPress developer will be able to provide you with a good estimate of how much time and money it will take to develop your plugin. The problem with this approach is that the estimates are based on their own experience with the project without taking into account all of the specific details of what you’re trying to achieve.

A better approach would be to work with someone who has experience in both development and project management – this way they can manage your expectations from both perspectives as well as keep everything on track throughout the process.

What is the development process like?

The process of developing a plugin is a long one, and there are many different stages that your developer may need to go through.

The first step is conceptualization: this involves brainstorming and coming up with ideas for the plugin. After that, they will write down the requirements and specifications for what you want your new plugin to do. Then they get coding! (Or maybe not… more on that in a minute.)

After all of this work, there’s still plenty more work left to do: testing, debugging and making any necessary changes based on feedback from users or beta testers before submitting the final version to the WordPress directory.

Finding a developer that matches your needs

The first thing to consider is how you will find a developer. The best place for this is often through your network—if there are any developers in your circles, reach out and ask them if they know of anyone who could help you with your project. If that doesn’t yield any results, check out the WordPress forums; or even local meetups where people get together at least once per week to talk about all things WordPress. You can also look into hiring remote freelancers on sites like Upwork and Freelancer (but don’t forget that working with people online can be tricky!).

Once you’ve found someone, it’s important to assess whether they’re right for the job based on their portfolio, communication style, and timeline/cost estimates (since these three aspects all influence one another).

What documentation will you have after your project is complete?

Documentation is your golden ticket to a successful project. It’s what allows you to understand how the plugin works, and it’s what allows your customers to understand how the plugin works. However, the documentation doesn’t just have one purpose—it has multiple uses in different scenarios.

If you have ever worked with a developer before, then chances are that they provided detailed documentation for their plugin or theme. This documentation can be used for a variety of purposes:

  • To help you learn how the code works and what each piece does
  • To help your client understand exactly what they are buying from you
  • To allow other developers who want to modify or use parts of your plugin to know how it’s built

Working with a WordPress plugin developer should be exciting and productive

Working with a WordPress plugin developer should be exciting and productive. It’s a chance to work with someone who knows the platform inside and out and is dedicated to your success.

Here are some things to consider when looking for an experienced WordPress plugin developer:

  • They have experience with your target audience in mind.
  • They offer regular updates or ongoing support.
  • Their portfolio includes plugins that are similar to what you’re looking for (or even better). If they do, it means they have been able to solve other problems like yours successfully before!


If you’re considering hiring a WordPress developer to help your business grow and expand, then you should know that finding the right person can be tricky. There are so many different aspects that go into developing a plugin, but these are just some of the things that we think are important when choosing someone to work with. I hope this article has helped clarify some of those details and will help you on your journey toward working with an expert developer who can help build your next WordPress plugin!

Kaan Guner
Senior Wordpress Developer & SEO Expert

I have developed countless software and websites using ASP.NET C# and PHP. I have designed and created extensions and plugins for Joomla and WordPress; online reservation system, course/student management interface, API scraper/dynamic page builder and much more. I have worked with and managed entire teams of programmers and SEO specialists from many different countries and cultures. I am the proud owner of Polar Mass since 2011.