Custom developments for WordPress webmasters

Data management

You'll want data management for things like collection dates, electricity usage and expenditure data where the data is held locally.

Development features

  • Show your data alongside other relevant information
  • Data can be stored in your local database or hosted externally
  • Data can be exposed on a custom page ar by using a shortcut.

Data stored in a table

The best place for data is in a directory. Directories can be setup and managed using the Publishing/Directories menu option in the cms. Often the data doesn't mean much on its own, so you can make the directory not live to shield it from users. The data is then exposed through a widget. Use other widgets on the page to explain what the data means and how users can enquire about it.

Data stored externally

For some applications with very large datasets, a directory isn't a suitable place for the data. Direct access to your website's server may not be permitted. Topcode can help setup secondary external hosting for data storage.

What does it look like?

The image shows a widget to expose data stored in a directory. The actual appearance is determined from your site's style sheet.

Example data application widget

See a live example TopCode Waste collection schedule data widget.


Plugins are developed to the customer's requirements, setup and styling. Installation is by TopCode's developer and this requires temporary access for TopCode to parts of your cms. Plugins are installed through the cms and do not alter the cms source code.

After installation, the webmaster uses normal WordPress procedures to configure the plugin using settings.


Requirements vary between customers and systems, so charges are by quotation. Charges include installation and maintenance for 1 year. TopCode is not registered for VAT.

Your licence to use any TopCode code lasts indefinitely. You may modify the code for your own use, but you may not pass it on to third parties.

Interested? contact us