10 Must Have Plugins for Web Developers

Advanced CSS Editor WordPress Plugin Download

Advanced CSS Editor is a lightweight plugin that lets you write different CSS code for each device (desktop, tablets, and mobile phones) right from the Live Customizer, letting you can see the outcome in real time.

Features:

  • Possibility to add different custom CSS based on the type of deviced
  • Experience live all the changes via Appearance -> Customize
  • Minify your CSS to optimize your site
  • Custom CSS for Phone
  • Custom CSS for Tablet
  • Custom CSS for Desktop
  • Custom CSS for Global purpose
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  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

  • Automated online booking & scheduling for WordPress: fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.

Booking Calendar - WP plugin for online booking & availability checking service Download

Advanced Custom Fields plugin is a perfect solution for any developer looking for a way of building content management system on WordPress easily and fast. It helps you create multiple visual fields and you can select from a wide range of input types like text, textarea, image file, links, post object, radio buttons, date picker, gallery among many more features. This plugin helps you build a CMS without having to code many files; it utilizes native WordPress custom post type and offers a limitless solution for creating flexibility in WordPress.

Use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to take full control of your WordPress edit screens & custom field data.

Add fields on demand. Our field builder allows you to quickly and easily add fields to WP edit screens with only the click of a few buttons!

Add them anywhere. Fields can be added all over WP including posts, users, taxonomy terms, media, comments and even custom options pages!

Show them everywhere. Load and display your custom field values in any theme template file with our hassle free developer friendly functions!

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File Manager provides you features to edit, delete, upload, download, copy and paste files and folders.  You can easily copy, move files folder or any files from one location to another location.
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File Manager provides you features to edit, delete, upload, download, copy and paste files and folders. You can easily copy, move files folder or any files from one location to another location.  Its key features are:

  • Operations: Various operations with files and folders on a remote server (copy, move, upload, create folder/file, rename, edit, delete etc.)
  • Move/Copy: Admin can Move/Copy files with Drag & Drop.
  • Archives: Admin can create/extract files(zip, rar, tar, gzip).
  • File Size: Admin/User can upload any size files.
  • File Type: Control what files can be uploaded and what file can be downloaded.
  • Shortcode: Available only for File Manager Pro Edition
  • Private Folder: Available only for File Manager Pro Edition
  • Multiple Themes: Multiple File Manager Themes Available – New Feature
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Booked - Appointment Booking for WordPress Download

Debug bar is a super useful plugin that adds a debug menu on your WordPress admin bar that displays cache, query, memory usage and important helpful debugging information. A must for developers! I like this plugin since I can tell from a single click the total queries, total queried time and memory usage that is absolutely useful for debugging. Additionally, you can also enable PHP Warnings and Notices to make them easier to find when WP_DEBUG is enabled.  When SAVEQUERIES is enabled the mysql queries are tracked and displayed.

To enable these options, add the following code to your wp-config.phpfile:

define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );
define( 'SAVEQUERIES', true );

There are numerous other add-ons available to get more insight into, for instance, the registered Post Types, Shortcodes, WP Cron, Language file loading, Actions and Filters and so on. Just search the plugin directory for ‘Debug Bar’.

Query Monitor is the Developer Tools panel for WordPress Download

Query Monitor is the Developer Tools panel for WordPress. It includes some advanced features not available in other debugging plugins, including Ajax and REST API debugging, and the ability to narrow down its output by plugin or theme.

Query Monitor focuses heavily on presenting its information in a useful manner. It adds an admin toolbar menu showing an overview of the current page, with complete data shown in a panel once you select an item.

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Event Booking Pro WordPress Plugin PayPal or Offline Download

User Switching plugin can be described as developer best time saver. Ever wondered how to quickly login and logout from your WordPress site in order to view how other viewers see your website? You don’t have to keep logging in and out of your site, you can now use this plugin to switch between different users, saving you a great deal of time.

User Switching 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. After installing the widget, there’s no need to enter usernames and passwords again. 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. When you install and activate, you will see new menu on the WordPress admin bar called Switch off. With a click on a button you can easily and quickly switch WordPress users.  

User Switching plugin is compatible with WordPress, WordPress Multisite, BuddyPress and bbPress.  This plugin also work if you two-factor authentication.  One exception I’m aware of is Duo Security. If you’re using this plugin, you should install the User Switching for Duo Security add-on plugin which will prevent the two-factor authentication prompt from appearing when you switch between users.  Also note that installing the User Switching for Regular Admins plugin is required if you want regular admins on Multi-site to be able to switch accounts.  And if you need to switch users directly from the admin toolbar, you'll need a third party add-on plugin for this: Admin Bar User Switching.

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Simple History shows recent changes made within WordPress, directly on your dashboard or on a separate page. Download

Not only useful for WordPress developers, but for all WordPress users as well. The Simple History plugin displays recent changes made within WordPress directly on the dashboard page.

While working and developing a new WordPress website, a lot of changes are made. With Simple History, you get a quick overview of recent changes – such as which plugins have been activated/deactivated.

Further on Simple History shows information on failed user logins, widgets information or new posts and pages.

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    The log view + it also shows the filter function in use – the log only shows event that are of type post and pages and media (i.e. images & other uploads), and only events intitiated by a specific user.

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    The Post Quick Diff feature will make it quick and easy for a user of a site to see what updates other users have done to posts and pages.

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    When users are created or changed you can see details on what have changed.

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    Events have context with extra details – Each logged event can include useful rich formatted extra information. For example: a plugin install can contain author info and a the url to the plugin, and an uploaded image can contain a thumbnail of the image.

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    Click on the IP address of an entry to view the location of for example a failed login attempt.

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    See even more details about a logged event (by clicking on the date and time of the event).

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    A chart with some quick statistics is available, so you can see the number of events that has been logged each day. A simple way to see any uncommon activity, for example an increased number of logins or similar.

ravelo - Travel/Tour/Car Rental/Cruise Booking WordPress Theme Download

The Monster Widget allows you to check if the widget that you've installed will show correctly on your theme.  It consolidates all 13 core widgets into a single widget enabling theme developers to create multiple instances with ease. It has been created to save time during theme development and review by minimizing the steps needed to populate a sidebar with widgets.

The Monster widget is not designed for use in production but for testing purposes.  If you. like me, install a lot of add-on widgets for WooCommerce be sure to check out the WooCommerce Monster Widget plugin which does exactly the same thing for WooCommerce.

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WP phpMyAdmin  plugin installs phpMyAdmin in Admin Dashboard so you no longer need to manually login PhpMyAdmin.
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Have you ever been stuck waiting for your client to give you access to their database during crucial time rushing to finish before deadline...and never respond back in time? I have! It no longer is the case, thanks to WP phpMyAdmin plugin that will let you gain access to the MySQL database.  Like the name says it, you gain access to its phpMyAdmin and you can start editing/importing/exporting database right away or any other actions you required to do with the database alone.

Installing WP phpMyAdmin plugin  is a quick fastest way of changing things for your WordPress database and it is recommended for all WP developer out there.  Be sure to backup or export that original database before you make any changes! And always have this plugin TURN OFF when you're not using it, for security reasons!

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UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin Download

UpdraftPlus simplifies backups and restoration. It is the world’s highest ranking and most popular scheduled backup plugin, with over a million currently-active installs. Backup your files and database backups into the cloud and restore with a single click!

Backup into the cloud directly to Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 (or compatible), UpdraftVault, Rackspace Cloud, FTP, DreamObjects, Openstack Swift, and email. The paid version also backs up to Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2, SFTP, SCP, and WebDAV.

HOW UPDRAFTPLUS COMPARES WITH OTHER BACKUP PLUGINS:

UpdraftPlus is the most highly-rated and popular plugin out there – and for good reason. Not only is it comprehensive in terms of its features, but it’s aso easy and intuitive to use. And because it has such a vast user base, it’s tried and tested in a whole range of different situations and scenarios.

Unlike many other plugins, UpdraftPlus:

  • Restores, as well as backing up
  • Backs up to more cloud options than any others
  • Allows you to set up automatic backup schedules, for the ultimate in convenience
  • Is faster, using up fewer server resources
  • Has been tested on over 1 million sites

On our website, we’ve got a whole page dedicated to how our Premium version compares with the competition here

UPDRAFTPLUS PREMIUM

The free version of UpdraftPlus works just fine, but if you need more features and options you can purchase our Premium version. Here are some of the many features of UpdraftPlus Premium:

  • Easily duplicates or migrates websites (with Migrator)
  • Multisite/multi-network compatible
  • Backs up non WP files and databases to multiple remote destinations
  • Free dedicated expert support

Find out more on our comparison page. UpdraftPlus Premium is available for purchase here

MANAGING MULTIPLE WEBSITE BACKUPS

We’ve also developed a brilliant new plugin that allows you to backup, update and manage all of your websites remotely from one central location. It’s called UpdraftCentral, and it comes in 2 different forms:

  • UpdraftCentral (free, self-hosted)
  • UpdraftCentral Premium (fully-hosted and “ready-to-go”, cloud version also available)

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Honorable Mention

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. Download

On certain updates, the WordPress team will deprecate a file, function, or function argument.  However, your theme or plugins may still be using these deprecated items, which can cause errors on your site.  This Log Deprecated Notices plugin will scan your site and look for any deprecated items.  Furthermore, it will notify you if a function is not being used correctly.

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.  This plugin is great for knowing if the theme or website you are building has the strongest code possible.

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Honorable Mention

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. Download

Warning! This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress. Use it at your own risk!

Up until now the way theme and plugin developers find where to hook into with their add_action() and add_filter() functions is either to search through the WordPress code base, or find find a reference to the hook in the codex.

What Simply Show Hooks does is give you a simpler way to see these hooks by displaying them in-line on the page that you are on. All that’s left to do then is copy the hook you need, and paste it in to your add_action and add_filter functions like this:
add_action( ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘my_enqueue_scripts_action’ );
add_filter( ‘the_title’, ‘my_the_title_filter’ );

Please note that in odd cases, due to the nature of actions and filters, the plugin may display a hook in place that disrupts the display of your site – in which case we always display the ‘Hide Hooks’ button so you can switch it back off. This won’t disrupt the look of you site to anyone but you so don’t worry.

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