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Debug-Bar-Extender

Extends the debug-bar plugin with additional tabs to measure runtimes between checkpoints and lookup variable content.

Requirements

This plugin requires the debug-bar plugin >0.5 and a developers' brain to work correctly.

Usage

Usage example to debug the loop of a theme

Add your checkpoints in the index.php or any other template file as shown below.

<?php if (have_posts()) : ?>

<?php Debug_Bar_Extender::instance()->checkpoint('loop start'); ?>

<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

<?php Debug_Bar_Extender::instance()->trace_var( $post ); ?>

<?php Debug_Bar_Extender::instance()->checkpoint('loop1'); ?>

<div <?php post_class() ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
<?php //before_post(); ?>
<h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="<?php printf(__('Permanent Link to %s', 'kubrick'), the_title_attribute('echo=0')); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
<small><?php the_time(get_option('date_format')) ?> by <?php the_author() ?></small>
<div class="entry">
<?php the_content(__('Read the rest of this entry &raquo;', 'kubrick')); ?>
</div>
<p class="postmetadata"><?php the_tags(__('Tags:', 'kubrick') . ' ', ', ', '<br />'); ?> <?php printf(__('Posted in %s', 'kubrick'), get_the_category_list(', ')); ?> | <?php edit_post_link(__('Edit', 'kubrick'), '', ' | '); ?> <?php comments_popup_link(__('No Comments »', 'kubrick'), __('1 Comment »', 'kubrick'), __('% Comments »', 'kubrick')); ?></p>
<?php after_post(); ?>
</div>

<?php Debug_Bar_Extender::instance()->checkpoint('loop2'); ?>

<?php endwhile; ?>

<?php Debug_Bar_Extender::instance()->checkpoint('loop end'); ?>

<div class="navigation">
<div class="alignleft"><?php next_posts_link(__('&laquo; Older Entries', 'kubrick')) ?></div>
<div class="alignright"><?php previous_posts_link(__('Newer Entries &raquo;', 'kubrick')) ?></div>
</div>
<?php else : ?>

Advanced usage

Looking at the source of the debug-bar-extender.php you will notice that there are various filters to control the default settings. This is useful when you are working on a multisite install and want to use the debug bar without having to adjust the settings every time. Here's an example of how settings enforced by a php file in mu-plugins/ could look like

add_filter( 'debugbarextender_default_settings', 'my_debug_bar_extender_settings' );
// enforce debug bar settings
function my_debug_bar_extender_settings( $default_settings ) {
    $default_settings = array(
            'enable_profiler'             => 1,
            'enable_variable_lookup'      => 1,
            'track_default_vars'          => 0,
            'add_default_checkpoints'     => 1,
            'savequeries_debugmode_enable'    => 1,
            'use_error_log'                   => 0,
            'allow_url_settings'          => 1,
            'enable_admin_bar_menu'           => 1,
    );
    return $default_settings;
}

add_filter( 'debugbarextender_default_checkpoint_actions', 'my_debug_bar_extender_checkpoints' );
// initiate some default checkpoints
function my_debug_bar_extender_checkpoints( $default_checkpoints ) {
    $default_checkpoints = array(
                    'muplugins_loaded',
                    'wp_head',
                    'wp_footer',
                    'loop_start',
                    'loop_end',
                    'shutdown',
    );
    return $default_checkpoints;
}

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Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.2.1
Last Updated: 2011-9-2
Downloads: 23,926

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