WordPress Gear


WPGear.org is a compendium of useful developer tools for working with WordPress.


WordPress-Gear is meant to be community driven, please feel free to jump in and add/remove any useful information via GitHub.

The easiest way to contribute is to have a GitHub account then click index.md, then click edit. This will automatically fork this project to your account so you can make changes, then submit a pull request. There are additional instruction if you want to clone this locally in the readme.


Please refrain from submitting any commercial products or themes. Links must allow for code browsing (github/bitbucket/svn..etc).

Base Tools


Compressed format (.zip or .tar.gz)
Revision control (stable) - These builds roll the latest commits.
Revision control (develop) - These repositories contain source code, tools, and tests.

Unit tests

Unit Testing and profiling

Command line fu

Build scripts

IDE bundles

WordPress snippets and auto-completions

Code sniffers & fixing


Debug Tools

Plugins that help with debugging

Debug Bar
Debug Bar extensions
Debug Bar plugin specific extensions
Query Monitor and extensions

Query Monitor also transparently supports all Debug Bar add-on plugins.

Debug plugins
Profiling plugins
SQL debug

PHP Boilerplate

PHP bits

Most of these are PHP classes
Framework stuff

Meta Fields

Meta data stuff (custom fields, meta fields, meta boxes, etc)

Theme Stuff

Theme tools and boilerplate

If you are looking for theme option frameworks, look above under “Framework stuff”.

Internationalization & Localization Stuff

Helper plugins