WP Console – WordPress PHP Console powered by PsySH


WP Console brings the famous PsySH on your browser. PsySH is a runtime developer console, interactive debugger and REPL for PHP.

Write your code in code editor, press Cmd-Enter(mac) or Ctrl-Enter(win/linux) and get your output in your browser.

You can also use PsySH with wp-cli with the command wp shell. wp-cli has built-in support for psysh already. You need to just activate WP Console to use this.

WP Console requires WordPress v5.0 or later.


  • Powerful code editor powered by Ace Editor.
  • PHP core and WordPress functions live autocompletion with placeholders.
  • _dump as the alternative to var_dump which uses Symfony VarDumper.
  • Get debug.log contents and clear them right from your browser.
  • Advanced shell powered by psySH for wp shell
  • Custom code snippet(coming soon).
  • Change editor theme(coming soon).
  • WordPress function definition docblock(coming soon).
  • Customized editor key bindings(coming soon).

Please note that, currently PsySH commands like ls, doc, show etc and Magic variables like $_, $__class etc are not supported in browser console.

👉 WP Console uses Gutenberg packages and components for its UI/UX. Checkout the GitHub repo here wp-console.

Security Concern

WP Console explicitly checks for manage_options permission to display the UI and perform other actions. Yet, this plugin should not be used in production server.


  • Basic input output
  • _dump command
  • Vertical splitted window
  • Live Autocompletion
  • Autocompletion with placeholder
  • Display errors
  • wp shell command
  • Get debug.log contents
  • Clear debug.log


November 7, 2019
The most appealing feature is reading the debug log without leaving admin panel.
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Console – WordPress PHP Console powered by PsySH” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



2.1.0 – April 14, 2020
* Lazy load React components to improve performance
* Use a single store source for all components
* Reset console responses after close app window
* Fix navigation button icon css for WP v5.4
* Resize editor screen after toggle split mode

2.0.0 – December 11, 2019
* Revamp UI/UX.
* Add Ace editor as code editor plugin. Remove CodeMirror.
* Live autocompletion with placeholders.
* Option to vertically split editor and output window.
* Add ability to clear debug.log.
* Restrict plugin UI and REST APIs for users who have manage_options capability.

1.5.0 – November 07, 2019
* Tweak – Change dump function name to _dump to resolve conflict with wp-erp

1.4.0 – November 02, 2019
* New – Save code editor history in localStorage
* Tweak – Use wp-scripts for assets build process

1.3.0 – October 26, 2019
* New – Fetch debug.log contents
* Tweak – Support PHP version 5.6

1.2.0 – July 27, 2019
* New – Add autocompletion data(WP functions, PHP booleans, constants, functions, keywords)
* New – Add codemirror closebrackets, matchbrackets addon scripts
* New – Show error stacktrace

1.1.0 – June 25, 2019
* New – Use output buffer handler
* New – Add build process
* Tweak – Remove unnecessary code

1.0.0 – June 21, 2019
Initial release