Pricing tables are a key component of your business that promotes your products and helps users choose between different services you have. Most modern commercial WordPress themes provide built in Pricing Tables. There are also plenty of free and commercial pricing table plugins for WordPress. This tutorial is intended to provide knowledge to WordPress developers on creating a plugin from scratch which enables customization in different projects.
Every web design is trying to accomplish responsive features which enable better look and feel on any kind of device. The pricing tables created with this plugin will work on all kinds of devices such as mobiles and tablets as well. So let’s get started.
You can take a look at the final design of the pricing table on the following screen.
Planning the Pricing Table Plugin
Planning is the difficult part in any project. It’s better to plan how we are going to develop the pricing table and what techniques we are going to use before doing any coding. Basically the pricing table will have the following components:
- Pricing Table – is a collection of different kinds of packages available for your product or service. Since we are planning to create multiple pricing tables, it’s better to choose a Custom Post Type called
- Pricing Package – is a collection of features in your product which varies across different packages. Since pricing tables can contain multiple packages, a Custom Post Type called
pricing_packageswill be used.
- Package Features – are a collection of unique elements of your product or service. Features will be added dynamically using custom fields in the process of creating a pricing package.
- Pricing Table Design – we can choose either a page template or shortcode to display the pricing tables. We will be using a shortcode in this plugin.