We all know that WordPress is powerful and versatile. Anything can be accomplished with the right WordPress developer and designer. We utilize WordPress for most of our clients because of these two facts. WordPress is also search engine friendly but we will save that for another blog post!
Anyway, back to point of the article here. I have to apologize because when WordPress is involved, I can talk for hours. CQuinnDesign, LLC recently completed a WordPress development project for a company in Cincinnati, Oh – www.svncincinnati.com, commercial real estate investors. This project started as any web development project starts, as an idea. We are very honored that the client has chose to work with CQuinnDesign, LLC and we really appreciate each and every one of our clients.
The client needed to add “auction” functionality to their website, and they needed it in a timely manner. This was not something discussed in the original web design plan, but it’s something we knew we could do. We looked at two WordPress Auction plugins while analyzing the clients needs. The client wished to sell, or auction, commercial real estate properties on their website. What we then found out was that the client had two types of auctions that both had separate needs. Lets look at the auction plugins:
Sitemile Auction Plugin: Sitemile provides many different products for WordPress including the auction plugin we are talking about now. To me, out of the two plugins I am going to discuss, this one was more versatile then the WP-Auction plugin we also tried. Sitemile has generously provided a YouTube Video showcasing their plugin.
The Sitemile Auction Plugin has many features that make it a complete plugin for any auction site. It’s very versatile and modifying it to fit your needs is very simple.
WP-Auction Plugin: Although Sitemile’s auction plugin was a better fit for SVNCincinnati.com, we did have a chance to try another plugin. This auction plugin, developed by wpauctions.com is also a great product. It’s best to compare the features of the two plugins before you decide which one is right for you.
So we discussed the auction plugins for WordPress and what about the other type of “auction” SVNCincinnati.com provides. Well this is reffered to as an Absolute Auction, which basically means it takes place in person. It’s more or less an event and thats how we treated it. By using WP-Events Plugin we were able to achieve the clients need. This plugin is even more versatile than any other WordPress Plugin I have ever seen. This was developed by programmers that truly understand how to create dynamic code that can be utilized in almost every fashion. Their documentation is very complete and provides examples, how-to’s and more! This is definitely worth the money upgrading to the professional version.
Well there you have it! If you are looking for an Auction / Event Manager plugin for WordPress, these are definitely worth taking a look. We develop all types of custom web design including Auction web sites, Commercial Real Estate company web sites and more. With WordPress and the right developer anything is possible.