WordPress Developer Toolset

General

Tools That Needed Their Own Pages

The tooling available to developers these days can be quite extensive. Some of the shorter lists of tools remain on this package but for the longer ones we’ve created separate sub-ages to detail with specific categories of tool in-depth.

Static Code Analysis

PHP CodeSniffer w/WordPress ruleset.

PHPStan w/WordPress configuration.

CLI

Code

WordPress Plugins for Developers

Starter Themes Themes

Browser Extensions

  • Chrome Developer Tools
  • Firefox Developer Tools

Multi Tool Resources

  • Roots – Trellis, Bedrock, and Sage

Deployment

Scaling

Generators

Continuous Integration / Deployment (CI/CD)

  • Tom McFarlin. WordPress-Focused Continuous Integration with CircleCI. 2017.
    • A very basic introduction to CI and CircleCI with some reference to GrumPHP.

Version Control

See Helen Hou-Sandi’s post On WordPress + Git (2018) regarding the future of Git/SVN for WP code.

Git

Task Runners

Gulp

Grunt

Other