Debug / development

For WordPress Birmingham Kirsty Burgoigne asked which plugins people use during development.

The top 4 recommended by UK slack members match the top 4 in the table below. I use oik-bwtrace. It’s not popular but it works everywhere: front-end, admin, AJAX, REST and in batch ( WP-CLI).

Total plugins: 59704

Position Plugin Total downloads Active Star Rating Tested up to
70 Regenerate Thumbnails 20955474 1000000 4.6 6.3.3
126 Query Monitor 10622021 200000 4.9 6.4.3
257 WP Crontrol 4248075 200000 4.5 6.4.3
318 User Switching 3503139 200000 4.9 6.4.3
631 Debug Bar 1475101 30000 4.2 6.1.5
1269 Advanced Cron Manager 534682 30000 4.8 6.3.3
2361 Debug Bar Console 196423 1000 5 3.4.2
2763 Debug Bar Extender 151821 900 4.6 3.2.1
2887 Debug This 140690 3000 4.8 6.3.3
3215 Debug Bar Cron 115328 800 5 trunk
3583 Debug Bar Actions and Filters Addon 94892 700 4.5 6.0.7
3658 Debug Info 91714 6000 4.6 6.1.5
3919 Debug 81307 3000 4.6 6.0.7
4652 Debug Bar Slow Actions 61438 300 4.8 4.9.25
4710 Timber Debug Bar 60184 1000 0 5.8.9
5136 Debug Queries 51897 20 3.8 4.3.33
5539 Debug Bar List Script & Style Dependencies 45889 300 5 4.7.28
5590 Debug Bar Rewrite Rules 45298 1000 5 5.7.0
6812 Debug Bar Constants 32203 80 5 4.9.25
7030 Debug Bar Post Types 30428 100 4 4.9.25
7674 Debug Bar Transients 25813 80 5 4.7.28
7951 Cron Logger 24278 2000 4.6 6.2.4
7968 Debug Bar Shortcodes 24190 80 5 4.4.32
8280 Debug Bar Remote Requests 22435 60 5 3.9.40
8877 WP Cron HTTP Auth 19837 900 5 6.4.3
8902 Debug Log Viewer & Toggle Tool 19739 2000 5 6.4.3
9591 Debug Log Manager 17270 2000 5 6.4.3
10768 Cron Jobs 14047 1000 4.8 5.9.9
10778 Get URL Cron 14017 2000 5 6.4.3
11265 Debug Bar – Enable WP_DEBUG from admin dashboard 13002 300 1.8
11402 WP Cron Cleaner 12730 500 3.5 6.4.3
11951 utopia38/U-CRON – Easy Pseudo Cron Jobbys for WordPress 11721 30 0 2.5
13221 WPX Cron Manager Light 9761 100 4 5.8.9
13976 Debug Bar Rewrite rules 8857 60 0 5.0.21
14024 Debug wp_redirect() 8797 200 4.8 6.1.5
14785 WordPress Debug 8070 10 0 4.4.32
14906 Improved Cron 7956 300 4.3 4.3.33
15218 Formitable Development Kit 7646 2000 5 6.1.5
15369 Debug Toolkit 7532 100 5 5.1.18
15941 Debug Bar Taxonomies 7080 50 0 4.9.25
16244 amr cron manager 6839 400 5 5.5.14
17121 Local Development 6241 100 5 6.3.3
17754 wp pear debug 5858 10 0 4.3.33
18356 Debug MO Translations 5530 10 5 6.1.5
18420 Debug Bar Screen Info 5490 30 5 4.5.31
19346 Debug Bar Post Meta 5001 20 5 3.4.2
20014 Debug Bar Post Meta 4705 40 5 5.5.14
20067 Debug Meta Data 4681 50 5 5.4.0
20075 Development Theme 2 4678 60 3.2 3.7.41
20095 Mail Debug for WooCommerce 4669 300 5 6.1.5
20344 WooCommerce Debug Bar 4559 20 1 3.4.2
20557 Debug Bar Cache Lookup 4478 10 3 4.5.31
21375 WP Debug Logger 4155 10 0 4.7.28
21500 Debug Bar Query Tracer 4110 10 1 3.2.1
22123 Debug Bar bbPress 3905 10 5 3.5.2
22177 Debug Bar Super Globals 3887 20 5 3.4.2
22229 Advanced Cron Scheduler 3868 100 5 6.3.3
22321 Debug Elementor 3834 100 5 5.2.20
22579 Mail Debug 3747 10 0 2.7.1
22589 WP E-Mail Debug 3744 70 5 4.3.33
22656 Admin Enable Debug DZS 3723 400 5 6.1.5
22850 Disable Admin WP Cron Notice For UpdraftPlus 3659 100 0 6.4.3
23438 Debug Media 3480 40 5 4.7.0
23495 Cron Developers Demo 3465 10 0
23504 Debug Bar Roles and Capabilities 3463 10 5 3.9.40
23641 Simple Debug 3431 10 3.7 3.5.2
23784 Hit an External Cron 3396 10 0 4.6-alpha
23914 Debug Bar Localization 3356 20 5 4.5.31
24101 Debug Bar – Sidebars & Widgets 3310 10 0 3.9.40
24616 Debug Bar Widgets 3171 10 0 6.0.7
25149 Scrape and Debug 3046 100 0 5.8.9
25284 Developer Debug Tools 3015 30 5 6.4.3
25591 Debug Bar Query Count Alert 2949 10 5 3.7.41
25595 Debug Bar Plugin Activation 2948 10 5 4.5.31
25664 Simple Cron 2933 20 2.3 3.5.2
25803 Debug Bar Hook Log 2900 10 4 4.0.38
25955 DP Debug Menu 2868 300 5 5.6.13
26063 Debug Log 2843 200 5 4.5.31
27260 Debug Robot 2616 10 0 3.4.2
28808 Debug Bar Custom Info 2361 10 5 3.9.40
29395 Simple Debug Info Panel 2268 60 5 6.2.4
30240 MultiSite System Cron 2152 10 5 4.2.37
30744 Cron Debug Log 2080 10 0 3.5.2
30884 Admin’s Debug Tool 2060 10 0 4.2.37
30997 Development Mode for Jetpack 2046 30 0 5.5.14
31096 SM Debug Bar 2034 10 0 3.3.2
31112 Cron Tasks Viewer 2032 70 5 4.0.38
31967 WP Development Utilities 1925 0 0 2.6.3
32906 WP Cron Pixie 1816 10 5 6.4.3
33289 Debug Status Display Footer 1773 80 5 6.3.3
34081 Theme Development Preview 1694 10 3 4.5.31
35202 Cron Tasks Viewer 1592 100 5 6.1.5
35440 Debug Tool 1570 10 0 4.9.25
36193 Easy Debug Info 1507 10 5 4.0.38
36714 Debug Assistant 1460 50 0 6.3.3
36837 Development Environment 1452 0 5 5.0.21
37140 Debug Bar Toggle 1426 10 5 3.5.2
38047 Clear Debug.log Cron 1357 20 0 3.5.2
38353 Pretty Debug 1335 10 5 3.5.2
38621 Manual cron 1315 10 0 4.4.32
39751 Change WP Cron Request URL 1242 10 0 5.5.14
40110 Development Debug Backtraces 1220 0 0 4.2.37
40223 WP Live Debug 1213 50 0 4.9.25
40539 Development Environment Notification 1194 10 5 3.9.40
40828 Debug Log Parser 1176 10 3 3.9.40
40966 Debug tools 1168 10 5 3.7.41
40991 Scripts Styles Debug Bar 1166 10 0 4.1.40
41113 Change Debug Log Location 1159 10 0 6.4.3
41629 TIVWP-DM Development Manager 1128 10 0 4.0.38
41768 FDP Debug 1118 10 5 6.4.3
42155 DeMomentSomTres Debug 1097 0 0 5.1.18
43037 JK Development Console 1048 10 5 4.0.38
43048 KL Debug 1047 10 5 6.0.7
43638 WP Cron Viewer and Manager 1015 10 0 4.9.25
44224 Consolari Debug Logger 986 0 0 4.1.40
44349 Environment & Debug Bar 979 0 0 6.4.3
45594 Taylor’s Debug Toggle 919 10 1 4.1.40
45827 DGAshu Cron Job Mail Setup For User Role – DGAshu 908 0 5 6.0.7
46447 Debug Editor 881 10 0 5.3.17
46865 Debug User/Post/Options Meta Data 863 10 5 4.5.31
47045 Debug Bar for Sophi 855 0 0 6.0.7
47855 SEO Debug Bar 820 0 5 4.8.24
47966 Spot view Cron Job 815 10 5
48267 Arrested Development 802 0 0 4.1.40
48483 DeMomentSomTres Debug Text Domain 793 0 5 5.1.18
48628 Multisite Postie CRON Creator 786 10 0 6.4.3
48689 WP Marvelous Debug 783 20 0 5.3.17
48776 WP Cron per Action 780 10 0 4.6.28
49064 What The Cron 768 20 5 5.3.17
49456 WPMS Cron List 752 0 0 4.1.40
49660 Vimeotheque Debug 743 60 0 5.8.9
50980 Development Mode 689 0 0 4.7.28
52004 Debug with TogetherJS 648 0 0 4.5.31
53158 Mc Lennan Design & Development WOICT Event Search by date Widget 602 0 5 3.5.2
54946 All-in-One Debug Lab 522 0 0 5.4.15
55335 Post Type & Taxonomy Debug 500 10 0 5.2.20
55593 Maras IT Suite : Development Environement 487 0 0 5.2.20
55713 LH Clear Debug Log by Cron 480 10 0 6.0.7
56306 Debug Logger 443 0 0 5.7.11
56785 Gorilla Debug 410 0 0 5.7.11
56930 Zhu Development Tools 399 0 0 5.6.13
57240 Debug Using Ngrok 375 0 0 5.7.11
57448 NVV Debug Lines 355 0 0 5.7.11
57497 Debug Switch 352 0 5 6.3.3
59558 AB Truncate Debug Log 55 0 0 6.3.3
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