Plugins Needed for WordPress Developers

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WordPress plugins for Developers

 

A must have set of WordPress plugins used to help and speed-up the development of WordPress themes and WordPress plugins. Every developer should have these plugins installed!

The Monster Widget

Easily populate the sidebar with all the 13 WordPress core widgets.

The Monster widget consolidates all 13 core widgets into a single widget enabling theme developers to create multiple instances with ease. It has been created to save time during theme development and review by minimizing the steps needed to populate a sidebar with widgets.

WP Example Content

Quickly add and remove example post content.

With the options provided, you can add and remove example post content to assist you in designing and developing new and current themes. After activating the plugin, simply access the plugin in the admin panel navigation (usually the last item). Choose to “Add Bundle of Sample Posts”, or “Remove All Sample Posts” added by the plugin.

Theme-Check

Easy way to test your theme for all the latest WordPress standards and practices. A must have plugin for theme developers.

The theme check plugin is an easy way to test your theme and make sure it’s up to spec with the latest theme review standards. With it, you can run all the same automated testing tools on your theme that WordPress.org uses for theme submissions.

Developer

A plugin, which helps WordPress developers develop.

This plugin will help you optimize your development environment by making sure that you have all the essential tools and plugins installed.

Debug Bar

Adds a debug menu to the admin bar that shows helpful debugging information.

Adds a debug menu to the admin bar that shows query, cache, and other helpful debugging information. When WP_DEBUG is enabled it also tracks PHP Warnings and Notices to make them easier to find.

Theme Test Drive

Safely test drive any theme as an Administrator, while visitors use the default one.

Theme Test Drive WordPress plugin allows you to safely test drive any theme on your blog as administrator, while visitors still use the default one. It happens completely transparent and they will not even notice you run a different theme for yourself. Best part is you can even set the testing theme options (if it has them) in the Admin panel while you are testing the theme.

WordPress Theme Demo Bar

Allows any wordpress theme to be previewed without activating it.

WordPress Theme Demo Bar is a plugin for wordpress that allows any wordpress theme to be previewed without activating it. A demo bar would be shown on top of page, allow users to preview another theme. The demo bar is customisable at admin panel. More than 1 extra CSS files can be loaded too.

User Switching

Instant switching between user accounts in WordPress.

This plugin allows you to quickly swap between user accounts in WordPress at the click of a button. You’ll be instantly logged out and logged in as your desired user. This is handy for test environments where you regularly log out and in between different accounts, or for adminstrators of sites who need to switch between multiple accounts.

WordPress Reset

Resets the WordPress database back to it’s defaults.

Resets the WordPress database back to it’s defaults. Deletes all customizations and content. Does not modify files only resets the database. This plugin is very helpful for plugin and theme developers.

WP Database Cleaner

Quickly cleanup and optimize the database of WordPress websites.

WP Database Cleaner is a easy to use WordPress plugin that allow users to quickly cleanup and optimize the WordPress database by removing all spam comments, trash comments, unused tags, post revisions, auto drafts, and much more.

Codestyling Localization

You can manage and edit all gettext translation files (*.po/*.mo) directly out of WordPress Admin Center without any need of an external editor.

You can manage and edit all gettext translation files (.po/.mo) directly out of your WordPress Admin Center without any need of an external editor. It automatically detects the gettext ready components like WordPress itself or any Plugin / Theme supporting gettext, is able to scan the related source files and can assists you using Google Translate API or Microsoft Translator API during translation.