Show Hooks

Description

A sequential and visual representation of WordPess action and filter hooks. Up until now the way theme and plugin developers find where to hook into with their add_action() and add_filter() functions is either to search through the WordPress code base, or find find a reference to the hook in the codex.

What Show Hooks does is give you a simpler way to see these hooks by displaying them in-line on the page that you are on. All that’s left to do then is copy the hook you need, and paste it in to your add_action and add_filter functions like this:
add_action( ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘my_enqueue_scripts_action’ );
add_filter( ‘the_title’, ‘my_the_title_filter’ );

I made this plugin so I could find WordPress hooks quicker and I use it all the time, so I thought I’d share it and see if it could help others.

Enjoy!

Please note that in odd cases, due to the nature of actions and filters, the plugin may display a hook in place that disrupts the display of your site – in which case we always display the ‘Hide Hooks’ button so you can switch it back off. This won’t disrupt the look of you site to anyone but you so don’t worry.

Screenshots

  • Here you can see how you can quickly find any action hook by using Show Hooks while you're on any WordPress wp-admin page.
  • Here you can see Show Hooks doing it's thing on any page of your website.

Installation

  1. Install either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Once the plugin is activated you will see ‘Show Hooks’ in the Admin Bar at the top of your site or admin pages.
  4. Clicking the ‘Show Hooks’ button will start showing you all the action hooks in the page you’re on.
  5. You can continue to navigate around until you’ve found the action hook you’re looking for, then switch off by clicking ‘Hide Hooks’.
  6. Simple but effective. Enjoy!

Reviews

April 23, 2021
Super vielen dank für das geile Tool, hat mir Stunden an an Hook Recherche erspart
March 14, 2021
This plugin alongside 'ACF', 'wordpress classic editor' and 'show current template' are my go to plugins for developing in WordPress. A few glitches with the display here and there but I am not using it for cosmetic purposes - it has all the information that I need at my finger tips!
December 29, 2020
A bit overwhelming interface, but still got a majority of the information that I needed. Thanks!
November 29, 2020
This is wonderful! It even shows my theme and plugin hooks. I'll be using this constantly from now on. Thank you!!!
November 15, 2020
There's a lot of plugins that I find frustrating or underwhelming, but am very pleased with this plugin works great and a very helpful utility for locating hooks. Thanks for your work.
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Contributors & Developers

“Show Hooks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

0.1.4

  • Fix – JS error in browser console

0.1.3

  • Check – WordPess 5.6 compatibility
  • Remove – Show Showing Hooks notification bar from top-right corner

0.1.2

  • Add – Hooks linked to WordPress Codex

0.1.1

  • Improve – Visual element mapping on page

0.1.0

  • Beta release.