Local Development


Places development notice for plugins or themes that are in local development. Notices are placed on the plugins page and the themes page. Prevents updating of selected plugins and themes. Allows for using a local file server and bypassing the WordPress 5.2 WSOD Shutdown Handler.

Pull Requests are welcome against the develop branch on GitHub.

Requires PHP 5.6 or greater.


  • Plugin Settings
  • Plugins Page
  • Themes Page
  • Multisite Themes Page


September 3, 2016
Did everything it said it would. Will be a good tool.
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2.4.1 / 2019-05-09

  • a11y updates for settings tabs

2.4.0 / 2019-01-30

  • remove language pack updates for selected plugins/themes
  • only add WSOD bypass when appropriate

2.3.0 / 2019-01-22

  • add bypass for WordPress 5.2 WSOD Shutdown Handler
  • move loading hooks out of constructors
  • pass saved options to class constructors

2.2.0 / 2018-11-25

  • use composer for dependencies and autoloader

2.1.0 / 2018-10-01

  • updated error handling in Singleton factory
  • added class Bootstrap to allow for easier time with main plugin file


  • refactored to have each group in its own class, much more OOPy 😉
  • use wpcs codesniffer
  • removed checkboxes and delete links for checked plugins/themes

1.6.0 / 2018-05-26

  • added ability to use local file server on LAN during development
  • refactored hiding of update row to use jQuery and remove row, not CSS dislay none
  • update to PSR-2


  • stopped creation of generic global variables

1.4.0 / 2017-04-16

  • redesigned Settings to put checkbox in front of plugin/theme name
  • updated screenshots

1.3.1 / 2017-04-13

  • move Autoloader to new location
  • cleanup

1.3.0 / 2016-11-06

  • fixed PHP notice on settings page
  • correctly load translations
  • added our own PHP version check


  • cast self::$themes as array when empty, fixes PHP notice


  • fixed saving on single install when nothing selected


  • fix PHP notices on initial install and no saved settings


  • fix PHP notice


  • add hiding of update messages for GitHub Updater


  • specify admin_head-settings_page_local-development to add styles


  • rebrand as Local Development


  • hide update nag for selected repositories to prevent updating


  • initial release