This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WP Breathe


As a developer, it can sometimes get confusing flipping back and forth between production and development sites. This plugin offers a gentle and anthropomorphic reminder that you are logged into a production site while still allowing unobstructive use.


See .gif (Actual animation is much smoother)


Download and activate plugin. No configuration required.

Animation Requirements

  • Must be logged in as admin
  • Cannot be a .dev domain (plugin ignores them)
  • Browser must support css animations

Browser Support

  • IE 10+
  • Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • iOS Safari
  • Android Browser
  • Chrome for Android


Contributions are welcome on GitHub.


  1. Upload ‘wp-breathe’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. If not a .dev site, watch site start to ‘breathe’

Contributors & Developers

“WP Breathe” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Update readme


  • Initial release