5 Awesome Plugins for WordPress Developers

May 30th, 2014

There is no doubt that WordPress is the most loved CMS out there. One of the reasons for its popularity is the availability of thousands of plugins. They just improve the functionality of WordPress ten folds. We have compiled a list of the most popular plugins for all you aspiring WordPress Developers. Check them out right here:

1] Debug Bar: This plugin adds a debug menu to the admin bar that displays cache, total queries, total queried time, and memory usage that will be very useful in the debugging process. This makes it a must have plugin for all WordPress developers. In addition to this if the function WP_DEBUG is enabled then it also helps to track PHP warnings and Notices to make them easier to find.

2] Theme Check: If you’re a WordPress theme developer then this plugin is a must have. It measures your theme against the current WordPress coding standards and best practices. Your theme also needs to be checked for required elements such as licenses, author information and screenshot which this plugin does with ease.

3] User Switching: If you want to swap quickly between multiple user accounts in WordPress then User Switching is the plugin to get. This allows you to quickly move from one user account to the other with the click of a button.  This comes in super handy for test environments where you regularly have to log out and in between different accounts or for administrators who have to switch between multiple accounts.

4] WordPress Beta Tester: This plugin lets you update to the latest Nightly version or the Release Candidate at the click of the button using the built in upgrader. This comes in handy especially when you want to test the compatibility of your plugin or theme with the upcoming WordPress versions.

5] Query Monitor: Query Monitor adds a new toolbar at the WordPress admin bar and shows query data such as HTTP Requests, Ajax Call, Redirects, Hooks, Transients and PHP Errors. This is a very good pick since a lot of the features included in this plugin have not been found with other debugging plugins.

So if you are game to become the next best WordPress theme or plugin developer, don’t forget to give these masterpieces a try.

Do leave a comment below if you have any similar WordPress plugin that you wish to share with us.

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