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Setting up IDE for WordPress Development

  • Hello,

    I have a question about something that has baffled me for a while. I want to set up an IDE for developing wordpress plugins, etc. However, I cannot get things set up the way I want.

    First, a little background…

    I have developed a considerable amount of software using Visual Studio, as well as xCode and Eclipse JDT… All of these tools allow me to drill down into my code base starting from the top-down. In other words, I can start at a base file, then click on a function and drill down into it. Then inside that file, I can drill down into that function. Also, I am able to view variable declarations as well.

    I have eclipse set up with PHP Development tools and a MAMP server on my system that I am using to do test development of my wordpress website. However, I cannot do any of those things that I should be able to do in a bona fide IDE.

    I am sure those who program wordpress know how to do what I want to see done, but I have yet to see any documentation on how to go about setting it all up.

    Can anyone here point me in a direction? Your help is much appreciated.

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