Welcome to Pluginize! We are extremely excited to be here!
Pluginize was created to share, sell, and educate on the latest WebDevStudios products. At WDS, we work with big name clients who desire a high level of customization in their site tools, and after creating so many custom plugins, extensions, and more, we realized that we wanted to share the cool stuff with all of you, too!
All of the products will be built, maintained, and supported by the WDS team, and will be delivering the same high quality you’ve come to expect from us, both in the projects we create and our contributions to the WordPress community.
Along with this announcement, we’d like to take a moment to tell you a little bit more about our first release, CPTUI Extended. Custom Post Type UI is currently the most popular WebDevStudios plugin; in July of last year, it became our first plugin to hit over one million downloads. Since then, it has continued to serve non-devs and devs alike in their quest to create their own custom post types with ease. Right now, it’s at about 300,000+ active installs!
If you aren’t familiar with CPTUI, here’s a breakdown on what it does from Michael, one of our superstar devs that has worked with this plugin extensively:
In case you are not familiar with what Custom Post Type UI does, it provides a user interface that someone can use to easily provide settings and labels to be used for registering custom post types and custom taxonomies for their install. The plugin then takes those values and does the actual registration, allowing users to start using them right away. Other features as of the 1.1.0 release include import, export, “get code”, and settings listing functionality. The import and export area helps port the plugin’s settings between installs. The “get code” facilitates moving where the post type and taxonomy registration occurs, while the settings listing acts as a quick view of all your settings with our plugin.
It really takes the pain out of having to type out all the necessary code to register post types or taxonomies and helps non-coders to get a start with extending their sites content. It’s the ease of use and aid to which I attribute its success.
While CPTUI helps solve the problem of creating custom post types, displaying the data gleaned from them can be a whole new challenge–which is why we decided to take it one step further and create CPTUI Extended.
We’ve made it simple to add data from your custom post types directly inside your pages and posts by creating a new shortcode builder. This doesn’t just work with post types you create–data from any post type on your site can be displayed using the shortcode builder. For example, you can use the shortcode to display products from popular ecommerce plugins like WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads, making building out your store and advertising your wares super simple.
You’ll want to keep an eye on this space; the intrepid Ryan has written an amazing tutorial on how to use CPTUI Extended, as well as an indepth look at the shortcode builder, and you’ll find those in this space over the next couple of days.
We are so excited to make this announcement and that we get to share this with you! Give CPTUI Extended a try, and tell us what you think.