Building a WordPress Toolset

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Code

  • CMB2 – WebDevStudios – For the creation of meta boxes and custom fields.
  • CPT_Core – WebDevStudios -For the creation of custom post types and taxonomies.
  • WDS-Shortcodes – WebDevStudios – For the creation of shortcodes.
  • WordPress Plugin Boilerplate – Tom McFarlin.

Other Software

IDE

  • phpStorm – JetBrains
  • Notepad++

Developer Plugins

  • Developer – Automattic
  • Debug Bar
  • Theme Check
  • Monster Widget
  • RTL Tester

Developer Themes

  • Underscores (_s)

Browser Extensions

  • Chrome Developer Tools

Developer Sites

  • GenerateWP
  • Roots – Trellis, Bedrock, and Sage

Testing

  • Browserstack
  • WP Safe Updates – In cases where a host doesn’t offer a staging environment, WP Safe Updates create a sandbox environment so that plugins can be tested before upgrading.

Dev Environment

Cheat a Little

  • Custom Post Type UI – WebDevStudios – Allows one to create custom post types and taxonomies.