Last night, I got a message from Tom in Ottawa asking me if I could help out someone with a WordPress issue. They wanted to send eCards, but the plugins for WordPress were all out of date, and most of them didn’t meet the full needs of the client.
After a few minutes of looking around, I decided that the eCard plugins were all garbage and decided to use Gravity Forms, my favourite data management plugin for WordPress (if you haven’t bought the developer license yet and you work with WordPress, you are crazy!). I created a form that allowed people to select the card they wanted to send, and tested it out.
I had a few issues, but they were all because I was moving too fast to really think before I acted, as sometimes happens when inspiration hits on a project. Thankfully the Rocket Genius team were considerate, and helped me stop being an idiot.
I got the whole thing running within two and a half hours, and so far, it seems to look and work really well.
Now if only I could speak and write French…