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8 Of The Best WordPress Development Tools

With millions of people now using WordPress, it’s great that there are now lots of WordPress development tools at your disposal.

Some WordPress development tools you need to pay for and some are free and are designed to make life easier when building websites.

Here are 8 of the best WordPress development tools to add to your site:

1: Firefox and Chrome Developer Tools

Firefox and Chrome are the two most popular internet browsers, and they both come with inbuilt WordPress development tools. The purpose of these devices is so that you can view and edit the HTML and CSS of a website, JavaScript or through your browser.

If you want to try out this tool, just right click anywhere on your web page and click on inspect and you will see a box full of code down the right-hand side of the page.

2: Notepad ++ and Subline text

The best coding tool to use is Notepad ++ because it’s easy to use and is a free source code editor. The Auto-completion and Syntax highlighting works well, and many coders use this tool on a daily basis. If you work on Macs, Subline Text is an alternative because it’s free to use

3: Instant WP

Instant WP is a quick plugin that can install WordPress within minutes. This WordPress development tool was originally developed for blogging and for people attending WordPress development classes because it was more convenient to use than Apache and PHP and quicker to use than the FTP.

4: Trello

Trello is a popular project management tool which is used by many blogger and businesses to help them manage their daily workload. In October 2016, an article about Trello on Fortune.com claims that 17 million users had signed up for its service.

5: Dropbox

Dropbox is another popular tool which is perfect for sharing your work with clients and having access to all your files wherever you are in the world. You can be sitting on a beach in Dubai and still be able to access your projects, as long as you have Wifi.

6: XAMPP

XAMPP enables you to create an offline server on your computer and is used for testing your code outside of your main website. You don’t need the internet to use XAMPP. All you need to do is download the app, open XAMPP and start coding. You will be able to see what your site looks like before it goes live. For Macs, you can use MAMP.

7: GenerateWP

GenerateWP is built to help speed up your website and writes WordPress code, so you don’t have to. All you need to do is choose one of their four tools available, fill in one of the user-friendly forms and copy and paste the code to your site.

8: Google Apps

Google apps provide perfect applications for individual and businesses due to their excellent mail service, and you can create documents, spreadsheets and surveys and share them with your associates, friends and work colleagues. If that’s not enough, you can stay on track with Google Calendar or hold video conferences to save time and money on travelling to client meetings.

Conclusion

With more and more people using WordPress to build their websites ranging from teenagers experimenting with blogging to professionals and large worldwide companies the tools available are steadily increasing.

The above list contains just a few WordPress Development tools, so don’t worry about learning every single one. Just try out a few and see what suits you best as everyone is different.

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