On Sunday at WordCamp Phoenix I led an unconference session with a few awesome WordPress developers to find out what tools we all use. The list is impressive and so I compiled it here.


  • Nginx
  • Lighttpd
  • Apache A The recommendation from, well, just about all developers is to drop Apache as soon as possible for one of the other web servers

Text Editors


Command Line Tools

Development Environments

Support Tickets

Version Control

Freelancer Billing Tools

Online Tools


CSS Tools


Many thanks to everyone who attended the session and contributed to this list. Sound off in the comments if we missed something that makes your WordPress development life easier.

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    1. Thanks for throwing it out there! It seemed from the discussion that most of us, for day to day commands ended up using the command line.

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