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10 Developer Chrome Extensions I Use

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This is day 5 of my WordPress Developer Advent Calendar.

I use Chrome when developing websites, whether it’s javascript or WordPress plugins. And I use a handful of Chrome Extensions daily to help me out along the way. Here are some extensions I use that you might also find useful:

Postman - REST Client

Website | Install | Github Repo

Postman has to be the best Chrome extension in existance. I cannot stress enough how useful this tool is. I use it daily to test my REST API responses. If you write API’s you need this tool!

 

postman_chrome_extension

Window Resizer

Install

When developing plugins or themes in the “Responsive Age”, you need to easily test how your design will adapt to different screen sizes. Store the screen sizes you use test the most, and easily switch between sizes with this very handy extension.

window_resizer_chrome_extension

 

Xdebug Helper

Install

A must have extension for any PHP developer that uses XDebug to profile, trace and step-through code. I use this every day to toggle debugging on or off for my WordPress plugins.

xdebug_chrome_extension

User-Agent Switcher

Install

Want to know how a site will respond to a different user-agent string? Look no further than this plugin. Change to an iPhone or Tablet with 2 clicks.

user_agent_chrome_extension

Encoder / Decoder

Install | Github Repo

Dealing with URL’s and HTML in web dev is a daily task. This is my own little extension that makes it a breeze to encode or decode both URL’s and HTML content.

EncoderDecoder-chrome_extension

Query String Values

Install

Easily inspect the current query string values of a site. Used in conjuction with my Encode / Decoder can save a lot of time.

query_string_values_chrome_extensions

 

JSONView

Install

View your JSON documents in an accessible and syntax highlighted format. Mmmmm, pretty JSON.

jsoneview_chrome_extension

Edit This Cookie

Install

Manage all cookies for a website with ease. You can add, delete, edit, search, protect and block cookies.

edit_this_cookie_chrome_extension

 

DummyText

Install

A small lorem ipsum text generator so you can quickly fill a demo site with arbitrary content.

dummy_text_chrome_extension

ColorZilla

Install

Eyedropper, color picker and CSS gradient generator. I mainly use it to get a color reading from an element within a site I am visiting.

colorzilla_chrome_extension