WordPress theme development is possible with just a text editor and graphics package, but modern toolsets can revolutionize your workflow. So In this post I`ve collected 20 Useful WordPress Theme Development Tools that will speed up your theme development without much hassles.
Sage is a WordPress starter theme with a modern development workflow.
Timber helps you create fully-customized WordPress themes faster with more sustainable code. With Timber, you write your HTML using the Twig Template Engine separate from your PHP files.
WP-CLI is the command-line interface for WordPress. You can update plugins, configure multisite installations and much more, without using a web browser.
Search Replace DB
A PHP search replace tool for quickly modifying a string throughout a database. Useful for changing the base URL when migrating a WordPress site from development to production.
CMB2 is a developer’s toolkit for building metaboxes, custom fields, and forms for WordPress that will blow your mind.
Combining the best of both worlds, VersionPress is a user-friendly versioning solution for WordPress powered by Git.
All the power of Pug, Sass, Coffeescript and WebPack in your WordPress theme. Stop writing themes like it’s 1998.
Want to perform cross browser testing of your WordPress posts or pages? If yes, LambdaTest Screenshots Plugin for WordPress is a solution.
Creating WordPress pages should be fast & easy. Brizy is a new and innovative way of building WordPress pages visually. No designer or developer skills required. The only tools you`ll need to master are clicks and drags.
A modern WordPress stack built with Composer. It simplifies the fuzziness around WordPress development.
Query Monitor is the developer tools panel for WordPress. It enables debugging of database queries, PHP errors, hooks and actions, block editor blocks, enqueued scripts and stylesheets, HTTP API calls, and more.
BugFu Console Debugger
A build system designed to automate your WordPress development workflow.
Code Snippets is an easy, clean and simple way to run PHP code snippets on your site. It removes the need to add custom snippets to your theme theme`s functions.php file.
The easiest and fastest way to create custom and high quality code for your WordPress project using the latest WordPress coding standards and API’s.
Whenever you create a new Theme or Plugin you will always need to create custom data to test whether your plugin is working or not, and as Developers ourselves we had this problem quite alot.
Adds a debug menu to the admin bar that shows query, cache, and other helpful debugging information.
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.
Simply Show Hooks
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.
Search Regex adds a powerful set of search and replace functions to WordPress. These go beyond the standard searching capabilities, and allow you to search and replace almost any data stored on your site. In addition to simple searches you have the full power of PHP`s regular expressions at your disposal.