10+ Great Plugins For Debugging And Development

October 2nd, 2012

WordPress Console

Adds an interactive PHP console (REPL) to the WordPress admin. You can run arbitrary PHP code and access any function, class or variable defined by WordPress or active plugins. Amazing for debugging and exploration.

Note: At the time of this writing, the plugin directory listing says this plugin is […] Continue Reading…


8 Useful Snippets For Working With WordPress Hooks

September 25th, 2012

Add your hook before or after another hook
Sometimes you need to ensure your function will get executed before or after another function that’s attached to the same hook (e.g. to fix a plugin conflict). The most reliable way to do this is to use has_action() to get the priority […] Continue Reading…


Top 100 WordPress Plugin Authors (Updated)

September 17th, 2012

I had some free time this weekend, so I built an automatically updated list of Top 100 WordPress plugin developers. The rankings are based on the number of times each developers’ plugins have been downloaded from the WordPress.org plugin directory. A short PHP script updates the list several times […] Continue Reading…


How To Remove Anonymous Object And Anonymous Function Hooks

September 11th, 2012

If you’re at all familiar with WordPress development, you already know how to remove a normal hook: just call remove_action or remove_filter and pass it the hook name, the name of the hook callback you want to remove and the priority. But what if the callback has no fixed […] Continue Reading…


20+ Useful But Often Overlooked Utility Functions In WordPress

September 4th, 2012

Today I bring you 20+ handy built-in WordPress functions. Some of them you may already know and use every day, while others you’ve probably never heard of as they’re usually not mentioned in WP tutorials or even the WordPress Codex. Being aware of these functions and knowing how to […] Continue Reading…