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Inspiration for Your First Craft Plugin

by Ryan Irelan

This is a part of an interview with Craft Plugin Development author Ben Croker. Ben had a lot of great stuff to share; this is the third part. Read Part 1 and Part 2.

Can you recommend a couple existing Craft plugins that someone could look at to get inspired as to what’s possible?

For a beautiful UI and wonderful use of dashboard widgets take a look at Dukt’s Analytics plugin.

For a feature packed maps plugin check out Smart Map by Double Secret Agency.

For a solution to simple payments in Craft check out Charge by SquareBit.

For a plugin that you can learn plugin development from, check out the free Entry Count plugin that accompanies the Craft Plugin Development video course.

You can find a full list of Craft plugins on StraightUpCraft.

Is anyone creating plugins to sell?

Yes, there are many commercial plugins already available, including two of my own. Here are just a few sites that are selling plugins:

Ready to develop your first Craft plugin?

Ben’s Craft Plugin Development course is 90+ minutes, broken up into several videos for easier learning and reference. Ben will get you from not knowing how to develop plugins to having your first plugin done and working!

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