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Posted on 2016-07-19
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This is a general question just for my own edification. As a moderate/novice developer how long would you "guestimate" it should take to create a Wordpress plugin that has a date picker that will export three Wordpress table fields to an excel spreadsheet.
1. Create Plugin
2. Query three fields by date
3. Export as Excel.

Just a ballpark.  I want to make sure I am thinking about this the right way and realistically.  Thanks in advance.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Any estimate we might make would be colored by knowing whether you have developed other WP plugins, and therefore understand the process.  Also, have you ever done this outside of WP (so you have the PHP and SQL knowledge down pat)?  "Export as Excel" is practically implemented by writing a CSV file (CSV is almost universally associated with Excel).

My sense is that an experienced WP developer could knock this out in less than a day, including unit tests and publication on GitHub or similar.  YMMV, depending on experience and need for experimentation to get the test cases right.
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by:rgranlund
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I have done it once.  It took me a few days to work out all of the bugs and test. About three days.
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In that case, my estimate would be "about three days."
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