Must Have WordPress Plugins For Developers
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Must Have WordPress Plugins For Developers

August 12, 2019

Here are 10 WordPress plugins for developers
that will improve any development workflow and the best part is that they are all FREE! I know that some plugins might be a matter of personal preference, but certain plugins are really a must-have. Even if you are just getting started with
WordPress development or you already have some experience, let me know in the comments
which one is your favorite. Advanced Custom Fields allows you to easily
add custom fields to your site with custom meta boxes that your users can effortlessly
input data into. This plugin comprises of a visual drag and
drop interface for building your custom meta boxes. The user has a huge selection of field types
to choose from, such as an image uploader, date selector, and easy editor. Fields can be added all over WP including
posts, users, taxonomy terms, media, comments and even custom options pages! What makes Advanced Custom Fields even more
user-friendly is it’s extensive documentation, allowing for an easy integration into your
site. Debug Bar is a simple plugin that adds a debugging
menu to the admin bar. The debug menu can be used to show useful debugging information such as details pertaining to query and cache. Debug Bar can keep track of your MySQL queries as well as PHP error notices. You should use Debug Bar if you need a solution that makes it easier to find PHP notices and warnings, and other queries. Much like Debug Bar, Query Monitor is a debugging plugin too, for WordPress coders. However, it goes way beyond Debug Bar and offers a lot more than just that. Query Monitor lets you view all the ongoing database queries, as well as the rows being affected. You can also view rewrite rules, hooks fired on the current request, PHP errors and warning and even template filenames and parts.ohn
Blackbourn & contributors Note that if you just need basic details about PHP errors and warnings, Query Monitor might prove to be an overkill. Styleguide lets you customize fonts and colors in WordPress themes directly from the Customizer itself. If you wish to make appearance-related changes to your website without having to dig deeper in code, Styleguide is the perfect plugin
for you. Styleguide lets you choose from Google Fonts, and different character sets and colors for customizing your website. You should use Styleguide if you require a
simple solution for changing fonts and colors in the Customizer. Even more so, you should consider adding support for your themes, so that your end users or clients can make simple changes by themselves. Quite possibly a theme developer’s best
friend, Theme Check is a very popular and useful plugin in its field. It lets you test your WordPress themes according
to the latest coding standards and practices. Thus, you can review and verify that your
WordPress theme meets the theme review guidelines, before submitting it to the repository. This way, you can reduce the chances of your
theme being rejected, and also adhere to the best coding practices. Theme Check helps you make sure your WordPress
themes are up to the mark. User Switching lets you switch between user
accounts in WordPress with a single click. This is especially useful if your workflow
requires you to manage multiple accounts, or you wish to test and debug user privileges
and roles. All you need to do is click “Switch To”
in the Users menu. You can switch back to the original account
as well, and none of this requires passwords or special privileges. Of course, your original account needs to
have administration privileges for this fancy switching to work. Advanced CSS Editor is a WordPress plugin
for developers that lets you write CSS code for different devices right from the Customizer
itself. You might be wondering: what is the big deal
about CSS code? Jetpack too lets you add custom CSS anyway! But this is where it gets interesting: Advanced
CSS Editor lets you add different CSS code for different devices. Thus, you can have a different CSS styling
for tablets, another one for smartphones, and still another one for laptops and desktops. This way, your website can look and behave differently across devices, without having to resort to a number of separate plugins. This is a very handy and important plugin
to have if you work with custom CSS often. Regenerate Thumbnails is a simple plugin that lets you regenerate the thumbnails for your image attachments. This is especially useful if you have recently changed the thumbnail dimensions for your theme. There are several other plugins for developers out there that serve the same purpose, but hardly any of them is as popular as Regenerate Thumbnails, which has over a million downloads. So if you are looking for a plugin of this
nature, Regenerate Thumbnail is a wiser bet. If like most developers, you too wish to stay away from obsolete and deprecated coding practices, Log Deprecated Notices is the plugin meant
for you. Log Deprecated Notices keeps track of the usage of deprecated files, functions, and arguments. It can also offer alternatives to deprecated
and incorrectly used functions. As the name suggests, RTL Tester lets you test your WordPress themes and plugins in RTL mode. This plugin allows you to switch the text
direction of your website. Thus, you can preview your WordPress themes and plugins with right to left text direction. This will help you ensure that everything
looks in order. You should use RTL Tester if you work frequently with right to left text, such as Arabic, Urdu or Hebrew, and need to verify its appearance in your themes and plugins. Did I miss any plugins that developers use? Let me know in the comments! In the meantime, make sure you check our latest videos and if you enjoyed them, subscribe! I will see you in the next one.

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  1. Check the TOP VOTED NON-OBVIOUS plugins:

  2. Sir, please teach us the followings in a new video.

    1 – How to make our Login and Registeration forms Beautiful with nice color Background and in a small size window shape at top right or top left corner of screen.

    2 – As a Admin of a website. How to Manage users at backend, how to Approve or disapprove their profiles, How to first check user profile photo then approve or Decline user profile request

    3 – For a Paid Member, how to check in user Admin that for which payment plan a user has paid me online through stripe ? Like AdminLTE, BOOT STRAP. Free Admin panel with NO Coding requirments.

    Thank you

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