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: 59883

Position Plugin Total downloads Active Star Rating Tested up to
75 Regenerate Thumbnails 21319457 1000000 4.6 6.3.4
121 Query Monitor 12043120 200000 4.9 6.5.4
255 WP Crontrol 4733929 200000 4.5 6.5.4
308 User Switching 3785276 200000 4.9 6.4.4
617 Debug Bar 1584192 30000 4.2 6.5.4
1170 Advanced Cron Manager 630751 30000 4.6 6.5.4
2369 Debug Bar Console 197312 1000 5 3.4.2
2775 Debug Bar Extender 152157 800 4.6 3.2.1
2856 Debug This 143086 3000 4.8 6.5.4
3156 Debug Bar Cron 119209 700 5
3429 Debug Bar Actions and Filters Addon 102985 600 4.5 6.0.8
3796 Debug 86195 3000 4.6 6.4.4
4353 Debug Bar Slow Actions 68446 300 4.8 4.9.25
4647 Timber Debug Bar 61189 900 0 5.8.9
5113 Debug Bar List Script & Style Dependencies 51591 300 5 4.7.28
5450 Debug Bar Rewrite Rules 46724 1000 5 5.7.0
6353 Debug Bar Constants 35849 70 5 4.9.25
6857 Debug Bar Post Types 31278 100 4 4.9.25
7227 Cron Logger 28099 2000 4.6 6.5.0
7282 Debug Log Manager 27704 4000 5 6.4.4
7314 Debug Log Helper 27453 2000 4.7 6.5.4
7501 Debug Bar Transients 26344 80 5 4.7.28
7808 Debug Bar Shortcodes 24606 70 5 4.4.32
8075 Debug Bar Remote Requests 23119 50 5 3.9.40
8430 WP Cron HTTP Auth 21375 900 5 6.5.4
10224 Get URL Cron 15239 2000 5 6.5.4
10449 Cron Jobs 14658 1000 4.8 5.9.9
10793 Debug Bar – Enable WP_DEBUG from admin dashboard 13841 300 1.8
10998 WP Cron Cleaner 13369 600 3.3 6.5.4
11849 utopia38/U-CRON – Easy Pseudo Cron Jobbys for WordPress 11765 30 0 2.5
12900 WPX Cron Manager Light 10123 100 4 6.5.4
13694 Debug wp_redirect() 9165 100 4.8 6.1.6
13916 Debug Bar Rewrite rules 8923 60 0 5.0.21
14140 WordPress Debug 8672 10 0 4.4.32
14791 Improved Cron 8046 300 4.3 4.3.33
15182 Debug Toolkit 7665 90 5 5.1.18
15401 Debug Bar Taxonomies 7491 40 0 4.9.25
15565 amr cron manager 7366 400 5 5.5.14
16331 Local Development 6794 100 5 6.3.4
17765 wp pear debug 5902 10 0 4.3.33
18117 Debug MO Translations 5700 10 5 6.5.0
18368 Debug Bar Screen Info 5545 20 5 4.5.31
18781 Admin Enable Debug DZS 5311 600 5 6.1.6
19303 Debug Bar Post Meta 5056 20 5 3.4.2
19882 Mail Debug for WooCommerce 4790 300 5 6.1.6
19907 Debug Bar Post Meta 4783 30 5 5.5.14
20003 Advanced Cron Scheduler 4744 100 5 6.4.4
20021 Debug Meta Data 4736 50 5 5.4.0
20062 Development Theme 2 4722 50 3.2 3.7.41
20102 Debug Bar Cache Lookup 4706 10 3 4.5.31
20306 WooCommerce Debug Bar 4614 20 1 3.4.2
21163 WP Debug Logger 4287 10 0 4.7.28
21518 Developer Debug Tools 4157 60 5 6.5.4
21534 Debug Bar Query Tracer 4154 10 1 3.2.1
22175 Debug Bar Super Globals 3931 20 5 3.4.2
22343 Debug Elementor 3878 100 5 5.2.20
22369 Disable Admin WP Cron Notice For UpdraftPlus 3869 100 0 6.5.4
22496 WP E-Mail Debug 3833 70 5 4.3.33
22580 Mail Debug 3802 10 0 2.7.1
23350 Debug Media 3569 30 5 4.7.0
23494 Debug Bar Roles and Capabilities 3530 10 5 3.9.40
23570 Cron Developers Demo 3509 10 0
23657 Simple Debug 3486 10 3.7 3.5.2
23740 Hit an External Cron 3462 10 0 4.6.28
23926 Debug Bar Localization 3411 10 5 4.5.31
24134 Debug Bar – Sidebars & Widgets 3354 10 0 3.9.40
24570 Debug Bar Widgets 3237 10 0 6.0.8
25110 Scrape and Debug 3112 100 0 5.8.9
25603 Debug Bar Plugin Activation 3003 10 5 4.5.31
25707 Debug Bar Query Count Alert 2982 10 5 3.7.41
25781 Simple Cron 2966 20 2.3 3.5.2
25933 DP Debug Menu 2934 300 5 5.6.13
25935 Debug Bar Hook Log 2933 10 4 4.0.38
26165 Debug Log 2887 200 5 4.5.31
27425 Debug Robot 2649 10 0 3.4.2
28969 Debug Bar Custom Info 2394 10 5 3.9.40
29279 Simple Debug Info Panel 2345 60 5 6.2.5
30302 MultiSite System Cron 2196 10 5 4.2.37
30797 Admin’s Debug Tool 2126 10 0 4.2.37
30816 Cron Debug Log 2124 10 0 3.5.2
30900 Development Mode for Jetpack 2112 30 0 5.5.14
31141 SM Debug Bar 2078 10 0 3.3.2
31160 Cron Tasks Viewer 2076 60 5 4.0.38
32208 WP Development Utilities 1947 0 0 2.6.3
32267 Cron Tasks Viewer 1939 100 5 6.5.4
32429 WP Cron Pixie 1919 10 5 6.5.4
33039 Debug Status Display Footer 1850 80 5 6.3.4
34381 Theme Development Preview 1716 10 3 4.5.31
35489 Debug Tool 1614 10 0 4.9.25
36240 Easy Debug Info 1551 10 5 4.0.38
36370 Debug Assistant 1541 30 0 6.5.4
37065 Development Environment 1485 0 5 5.0.21
37137 Environment & Debug Bar 1479 10 0 6.5.4
37394 Debug Bar Toggle 1459 10 5 3.5.2
38014 Consolari Debug Logger 1412 0 0 4.1.40
38155 Clear Debug.log Cron 1401 20 0 3.5.2
38655 Pretty Debug 1368 10 5 3.5.2
38774 Manual cron 1359 10 0 4.4.32
39185 DGAshu Cron Job Mail Setup For User Role – DGAshu 1332 0 5 6.0.8
39850 Change WP Cron Request URL 1286 20 0 5.5.14
40490 WP Live Debug 1246 50 0 4.9.25
40557 Development Debug Backtraces 1242 0 0 4.2.37
40589 Change Debug Log Location 1239 10 0 6.5.4
40779 Development Environment Notification 1227 10 5 3.9.40
40889 FDP Debug 1220 10 5 6.5.4
41019 Multisite Postie CRON Creator 1212 10 0 6.4.4
41061 Debug Log Parser 1209 10 3 3.9.40
41193 Debug tools 1201 10 5 3.7.41
41372 Scripts Styles Debug Bar 1188 10 0 4.1.40
41991 TIVWP-DM Development Manager 1150 10 0 4.0.38
42551 DeMomentSomTres Debug 1119 0 0 5.1.18
43040 KL Debug 1091 20 5 6.0.8
43231 JK Development Console 1081 10 5 4.0.38
43844 WP Cron Viewer and Manager 1048 10 0 4.9.25
45684 Taylor’s Debug Toggle 952 10 1 4.1.40
46342 Debug Bar for Sophi 921 0 0 6.0.8
46515 Debug Editor 914 10 0 5.3.17
46925 Debug User/Post/Options Meta Data 896 10 5 4.5.31
47987 Arrested Development 846 0 0 4.1.40
48080 SEO Debug Bar 842 0 5 4.8.24
48217 Spot view Cron Job 837 10 5
48654 WP Marvelous Debug 816 10 0 5.3.17
48701 DeMomentSomTres Debug Text Domain 815 0 5 5.1.18
48989 WP Cron per Action 802 10 0 4.6.28
49234 What The Cron 790 10 5 5.3.17
49316 Vimeotheque Debug 787 60 0 6.5.4
49866 WPMS Cron List 763 0 0 4.1.40
50810 Development Mode 722 0 0 4.7.28
51824 Debug with TogetherJS 681 0 0 4.5.31
53232 Mc Lennan Design & Development WOICT Event Search by date Widget 624 0 5 3.5.2
54567 All-in-One Debug Lab 566 0 0 5.4.15
55381 Post Type & Taxonomy Debug 522 10 0 5.2.20
55417 Maras IT Suite : Development Environement 520 0 0 5.2.20
55548 LH Clear Debug Log by Cron 513 10 0 6.0.8
56181 Debug Logger 476 0 0 5.7.11
56652 Gorilla Debug 443 0 0 5.7.11
56797 Zhu Development Tools 432 0 0 5.6.13
56993 Debug Switch 418 0 5 6.3.4
57084 Debug Using Ngrok 408 0 0 5.7.11
57312 NVV Debug Lines 388 0 0 5.7.11
57903 Development Assistant 333 10 1 6.5.4
59462 AB Truncate Debug Log 110 0 0 6.3.4
59597 Debug Activation Errors 2.0 78 0 4 6.5.4
143 TOTALS 45736904