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A development environment for creating plugins with support for widgets, actions and hooks.

WpPDE is a development environment for WordPress. You can create your own plugins and maintain them using WpPDE.

WpPDE allows you to create plugins that contain:

  • Widgets
  • Actions
  • Hooks

WpPDE integrates with Ace editor to provide a productive development environment.

WpPDE also facilitate easy creation of readme files for your plugins.


Plugin Elements

Use the Plugin Elements box to add different type of items to your plugin. You can add:

  • Actions
  • Filters
  • Widgets (More on this in the next section)


Once a widget element is added to the plugin, you can configure it in the GUI. You can also add form elements to the widget. WpPDE automatically creates the widget form for you including saving of the widget data. You just need to provide the display code (corresponding to widget() method).

Form Elements

You can various kinds of form elements to the widget. These include:

  • Labels (with various styles)
  • Checkbox
  • Text
  • Text Area
  • Radio
  • Dropdown lists

You can also hide/unhide dependent elements using the value of the selected item for checkbox, radio and dropdown items.

External Files

You can add external files (javascript, css, PHP etc.) to your plugin using the External Files box. WpPDE even lets you enqueue(or require) the files automatically.

Readme Generation

WpPDE can generate readme files (in standard wordpress readme format or markdown format for github). Provide the information in About the Plugin box and let WpPDE generate the files for you.

Editor Options

You can change the editor options using the Editor Options box.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: Less than 10


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