Best WordPress Development Plugins

There are many development plugins available that help the developer to develop. After the activation of plugin below, it will enable the features that can ease the development process. Here is the list of Best WordPress Development Plugins


1. PIKLIST | Rapid development framework

Piklist is the most powerful framework available for WordPress. Easy for beginners built for developers.  Piklist is a rapid development framework for WordPress that will let you concentrate on the main focus of your plugin or theme, and let Piklist handle everything else.

WordPress Development Plugin by PIKLIST

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2. 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.

WordPress Development Plugin by Developer

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3. Debug Bar

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.

WordPress Development Plugin by Debug Bar

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4. Admin Columns

Manage and organize columns in the posts, users, comments and media lists in the WordPress admin panel. Transform the WordPress admin screens into beautiful, clear overviews. All of the new columns support sorting on all screens, and many of them support filtering. Another great feature is direct editing: it allows you to directly edit all types of data (including titles, featured images, custom fields and taxonomies) directly from the posts overview.

WordPress Development Plugin by Admin Columns

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5. User Switching

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 administrators who need to switch between multiple accounts.

WordPress Development Pluginby user switching

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6. P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)

This plugin creates a profile of your WordPress site’s plugins’ performance by measuring their impact on your site’s load time. Often times, WordPress sites load slowly because of poorly configured plugins or because there are so many of them. By using the P3 plugin, you can narrow down anything causing slowness on your site.

WordPress Development Plugin by P3

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7. Theme Check

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.

WordPress Development Plugin by theme check

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8. Log Deprecated Notices

This plugin logs the usage of deprecated files, functions, and function arguments. It identifies where the deprecated functionality is being used and offers the alternative if available. This is a plugin for developers. WP_DEBUG is not needed, though its general usage is strongly recommended. Deprecated notices normally exposed by WP_DEBUG will be logged instead.

WordPress Development Plugin by Log deprecated Notice

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9. Query Monitor

Query Monitor is a debugging plugin for anyone developing with WordPress. It has some advanced features not available in other debugging plugins, including debugging of AJAX calls, REST API requests, redirects, and the ability to narrow down its output by plugin or theme. Filtering queries by component or calling function makes it easy to see which plugins, themes, or functions on your site are making the most (or the slowest) database queries.

WordPress Development Plugin by Query Monitor

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10. Monster Widget

Provides a quick and easy method of adding all core widgets to a sidebar for testing purposes.

WordPress Development Plugin by Monster Widget

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11. RTL Tester

This plugin adds a button to the admin bar that allow admins to switch the text direction of the site. It can be used to test WordPress themes and plugins with Right To Left (RTL) text direction.

WordPress Development Plugin by RTL tester

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12. WordPress Reset

Resets the WordPress database back to its defaults. Deletes all customizations and content. Does not modify files only resets the database. If the admin user exists and has level_10 permissions it will be recreated with its current password and email address.

WordPress Development Plugin by WordPress Reset

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Which development tool do you use for the WordPress Development works?

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