WordPress has numerous tools that enrich its capabilities, which have turned WordPress into a fully-fledged ecommerce platform. What started as a blogging platform now powers 30 percent of the web, all because of the tools that help it run.
You can make your website anything you want with just a few additions.
Below are some essential and handy tools for WordPress to make the job easier of developers.
Log Deprecated Notices
When most functions in WordPress are no longer recommended for use, the Log Deprecated Notices is a tool that will list all the series of the depreciated functions even give alternatives.
The Debug Bar is a tool that adds a menu called Debug on the admin dashboard bar. On clicking the menu, it will display info like cache, total queries, and memory usage that will be useful during the debugging process. In addition, there is also ability to see PHP error Warnings and Notices which occurs when WP_DEBUG is enabled.
This tool is useful in terms of setting the size of your thumbnail images. Regenerate Thumbnails allows the regeneration of all the thumbnail images in the library to be viewed in the new size needed with just a single click. The process might take a while, however, it depends on the quantity of the images – most especially when it is running on a live site.
Monster Widget is designed for developers of WordPress themes. It contains all 13 WordPress Core widgets like Text Widget, Category Widget, and Tag Cloud etc. combined in a single widget. It is very easy to use, it saves time a lot and also ensures nice presentations in themes. Most web development company provides web development services to makes use of this handy tool to achieve a nice and functional theme design.
For WordPress users who read and write from right-to-left (RTL), this tools helps in testing theme or plugins in RTL mode. When RTL Tester is Installed, a new button is added to the admin dashboard bar which enables the switching between the right and left text direction.
Simply Show IDs
This tool will add a new column at the right side of the WordPress table and displays data entry IDs. With this, it will be easy for developers to obtain IDs of various entry which includes Posts, Pages, Categories, Media, Links, and Tags.
Theme Check is a must-have tool for WordPress theme developers. This tool is able to measure the WordPress theme against WordPress coding standards. It is also used to check for required elements that are needed to feature in the theme such as theme screenshot, author information and licenses.
This tool is a plugin that allows the resetting of WordPress to an initial state. It will uninstall or eliminate any previous contents, additions, and customizations from the WordPress database. Better still, it does not remove the files that have been previously uploaded.
With User Switching tool, developers are able to switch between registered users without having to enter usernames and passwords repeatedly. Once this tool is activated, a new menu called Switch off will be displayed the admin dashboard. This tool will create a new role with a set of new features.
Query Monitor tool is a plugin that adds a new toolbar to the WordPress admin dashboard and shows query data alongside a bunch of other new features that are not seen in other debugging plugins. This is a very helpful and useful tool in the debugging process. Its features includes showing HTTP Requests, Redirects, Transients, Hooks, Ajax Call, and PHP Errors.