Matt's Developer Tools


This plugin is a collection of tools useful that come in handy developing WordPress plugins.

It can also be used to help third parties debug your website without granting them wp-admin access.

The current features incude:

  1. overview of most important WordPress settings, environment variables and server config
  2. complete phpinfo()
  3. overview of branches for git tracked plugins and themes
  4. catch & debug “unexpected output during plugin activation”

Every report can be exported to a text or html file.


  • The System Report
  • phpinfo()
  • Git branches overview
  • Sample System Report text export


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the “Matt’s Dev Tools” menu to access the features


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Contributors & Developers

“Matt's Developer Tools” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added “unexpected output during activation” debugger
  • Redesigned UI
  • Big refactoring aiming ant more modular code


  • Added the git capability


  • Original release