Must have plugins for WordPress Developer

7 Must have plugins for a WordPress Developer, 6th one is the best

plugins for WordPress Developers - 7 Must have plugins for a WordPress Developer, 6th one is the best

Anyone who develope WordPress stuff is a WordPress developer. WordPress Developer may be developed themes or plugins or both. A theme is a piece of code that render frontend of a WordPress site. While plugins are used to extend the functionality of a theme. For example, if theme not provide forms or only provide limited forms, you can use Contact Form 7 plugin.

Here I list out some must-have plugins, that help a WordPress developer a lot. These plugins help in creating codes, finding the error and many more things. So let started.

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Custom Post Type UI

As the name says, this plugin deal with custom post type. If you know WordPress coding then you must know how important custom type is. This plugin not only helps with custom post type, custom taxonomies also. You can even edit predefined post type with Custom Post Type UI.

Now, you might be thought that why this plugin is in the list, because this plugin also provides codes for the stuff that you created. That means you can create custom post and taxonomies with some clicks and copy code and paste it in your code. Looking cool.

Theme Check

If you dealing with themes for, you know about its value. It’s official plugin that check the theme’s requirements to be uploaded on For uploading a theme on, the theme must pass Theme Check Plugin test.

As Theme Check designed for free themes, theme available on, which not allowed custom post type, custom taxonomies etc. So it will show the error if you are using a custom theme. But with this plugin, you can check text-domain for your theme. A good theme is that which have only one text domain and which should be matched with theme name. If the theme name is The Magazine than text-domain must be the-magazine.

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Pig Latin

A theme is not a perfect theme unless its all strings are not translatable. Pig Latin help you to find translate related issues. When you activate this plugin, all strings are shown in latin type text. Now you check strings that should be translate and confirm it. Like in pagination, next and previous text, should be change. If not than check it and correct it.

RTL Tester

RTL stands for Right to Left. Some languages like Urdu, Arabic read and write from right to left. For such language a theme must support RTL. But being a WordPress developer, you are not going to change language and created content for that. RTL Tester will help you for that. When you activate RTL Tester, site will be RTLed. You can check and modify as per requirement.


While developing you have to deal with php variables. And plugin makes debugging quite easy. Also, you can check w3c validation for your page. Debogger list-out all the variables that need to be corrected. So you can easily debug your code and make is error free.

Advanced Custom Fields

If you need to add some meta boxes, Advanced Custom Fields is the best option. You can create almost all kind of meta boxes with it. Premium version provides many extra features. If you are working on a site then Advanced Custom Fields is a blessing. You only have to add some piece of code in theme code. No need to create custom fields with code.

Duplicate Post

Sometime a developer need to create posts for testing. Creating a number of post is quite boring. In such case you use Duplicate Post plugin. With this plugin you can clone any post just in a click. This plugin work for all custom post types.

Recommended Guide:  How to duplicate a page in WordPress

That’s All.


Hope these plugin will help you in WordPress development. This list is not complete, if you have some plugin idea please share it with me.

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Darshan Saroya

Darshan Saroya

A passionate WordPress Theme Developer. I love to create clean and modern themes, using the power of WordPress. Here I provide the tutorials related to WordPress Development, Core PHP and HTML.