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WordPress Advanced Hook Sniffer

The WordPress Hook Sniffer plugin is a tool for plugin developers that helps determine the sequence in which action and filter functions are fired.

Why can't I run this on my production site?

As mentioned in the Installation section of this readme file, this plugin should not be installed on an active WordPress-based site (a production site). There will be no support for broken production sites. You have been warned! Of course, you can technically install this plugin on your production site if you wish to provide your site's users with a screen full of text output that will confuse them!

I don't see anything? Where's the output?

If you've selected To Screen in the Output Location settings section, then look for the output to begin just below your theme's footer. If you've selected the To File output option, then look for the text file "wp-hook-sniff.txt" in the "hook-sniff-report" folder of the wordpress-hook-sniffer directory.

I don't understand what this plugin does?

To appreciate the value of this plugin, you must first have an understanding of WordPress action hooks and filter hooks. Also, experience in tying into hooks and modifying function output via action functions and filter functions is desirable. Once you have a solid working knowledge of WordPress' Plugin API, you should then read my article, WordPress Hooks, Barbs, and Snags.

Where do I report issues or provide suggestions on the WordPress Hook Sniffer plugin?

You are welcome to report issues or provide suggestions by adding a comment to this blog post. However, you are encouraged to participate in the plugin's official support forum, hosted on BuddyPress.org.

Requires: WP 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: WP 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 10+


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