A core tenet of any platform extension developer should be “prevent unnecessary customization.” You should consider if the functionality can be achieved with a plugin that already exists for free, or for a license. Purchasing a plugin license, even if it costs $100-$500, is still cheaper than hiring a developer to build it, both in the short term and long term.
There are nearly 50k plugins available for WordPress built by developers around the world. You can search for them here
. If you can’t find a plugin that does exactly what you need to accomplish, many times existing plugins can be leveraged together, or work in unison with a custom plugin to reduce development costs. If you don’t know if a custom plugin is right for your WordPress website, technology consulting with Next Galaxy Studio is a great place to start!
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