WordPress Plugin for local community websites – Proposal

We’re beginning to take a lot more overseas queries on our WordPress plugin development capability.

Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the first questions asked is whether we have provided any plugins back to the WordPress user community.

So while we have lots of examples of WordPress plugins developed for our customers that use WordPress – many prospective customers baulk because we don’t have plugins shared with the WordPress community.

That’s why we’re thinking of dedicating some time to the development of a WordPress plugin for for town and local community websites; we’re thinking :

  • easy way for local businesses, clubs and groups to upload information about what they do.
  • classify what they fall under (restaurants, b&bs, pubs, clubs, etc)
  • allow their submission to be moderated by the site owner
  • allow the site owner to easily configure the plugin for site look and feel, form to be filled by the service provider, service categories, etc.
  • display the results on the community site via a nice SEF – e.g www.mycommunity.com/services/restaurants
  • have widget on the site that visitors can easily select service categories.

This is just an early sketch of what might be useful – what do you think?

4 replies
  1. heather
    heather says:

    That sounds like a great idea!

    This might be a useful contribution for groups like OpenCoffee groups too. I know many of them run on WordPress. And they often keep ‘member’ or ‘attendees’ lists. This would make it easier.

    It would be nice if people could manage their own ‘listing’ like that, without the site authors having to update it every time. I like it! ++ from me

  2. Kevin
    Kevin says:


    Still in a sketching out functionality stage, with some early development under way. Like to feed any additional functionality requirements to me ? 🙂

  3. David
    David says:

    Hi, this is exactly what Im looking for, if you ever build it I will translate it to spanish for free.

    I would try to have this pluging integrated with a wordpress google maps plugin, so that you can also easily include your business location.

    I agree with the previous comment: people shoudl be able to manage their own listing. Also to turn on and off other people comments and ratings to their listing.

    It would be nice if you could see how many people have visited some listing, too.

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