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WordPress Theme Toolkit Plugin

If you ever edited WordPress theme with build in theme editor you probably know how uncomfortable it is. Default theme editor not only do not have syntax highlighting but also (and i think it is even worse) every time you save file textarea scrolls to the top, so when you need to make further changes in file you need to again find lines which you were editing.

This were two main reasons why i decided to create Theme Toolkit, my idea was to create theme editor which would:

  • built in syntax highlighting (HTML, CSS, PHP)
  • line numbering
  • quick save with (ctrl+s) shortcut
  • resizable editor window

Two first goals were achived with a help of CodePress, online real time syntax editor, (however i had to make some changes to make it feet my needs 🙂 ). The rest i implemented by myself.

As for now editor is 100% compatibile with FireFox 3.0, 95% compatibile with IE and was not tested with Safari and Opera. I also tested it with WordPress 2.6 and 2.5 so plugin should work correctly with them


  • Upload ‘theme-toolkit’ directory to ‘wp-content/plugins’ directory
  • Activate

To run Theme Toolkit go to: Design -> Theme Toolkit.


1. CSS highlighting

2. Hidden theme files, php and html code highlighting


Theme Toolkit version 0.1

To Do

Next feature i want to implement is code completion for wordpress templates tags, but this will be added somewhere in the future.

If you have some ideas that you would like to be implemented, or just want to tell me that this plugin sucks 🙂 , please post in comments.

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