If you’re a freelance creative or working within a development agency environment and looking for an integrated tool for project management, collaboration or support, these four free and premium plugin options are a great place to start.
Available free from the WordPress plugin directory, WP Collab is designed to make project management easier with a user-friendly client area right within your WordPress site. Ideal for sharing and collaborating, this popular plugin allows you to discuss projects with your colleagues and keep your clients informed about current project status.
WP Collab removes the hassle of registration – instead allowing you to simply share a project link and access key with relevant clients to provide them with the information they need.
WP-Client is designed to be a complete web portal management solution, easily used by administrators of all technical knowledge to create:
- Client Areas
- Client Management Portals
- Client Estimates & Invoices
- Client File Upload Areas
- Private Staff Pages
In addition, clients can upload and download secure files. WP-Client is available in Basic, Plus, Developer and White Label license fee increments, starting from $59, to meet your needs.
WP-Client Lite designed to provide an introduction to the basic components of a client portal, and is available free via the WordPress Theme Directory
WP Customer Area
WP Customer Area is a free client area solution focused on managing private content and file sharing. Current features include:
- Secure customer area, with user access via log in
- Private pages and files that can be assigned to particular users, and are only listed in the customer area
- Private file grouping by category and year
- Comments on private files and pages
- Plugin appearance customization using your own themes and templates
- Protect post types, to make external content private
- Advanced custom fields integration to harness the power of ACF
- Owner restrictions for enhanced publishing permissions and control
- Conversations for private messaging
- Managed groups for user groups run by managers
Advanced Client Manager for WordPress
Advanced Client Manager is designed to be a powerful yet easy-to-use plugin that meets your needs as a small business or freelancer. Available via CodeCanyon, it offers all the essential features to manage customers and their contacts, projects and invoices. Key features include project management, multiple task and time tracking, professional invoice generation and more.
Advanced Client Manager is available for a regular license fee of $20.