BlackBox is a plugin for plugin and theme developers. It collects and displays useful debug information (errors, executed queries, globals, profiler)
|Author:||Grzegorz Winiarski (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.0.0|
|WordPress version tested:||3.5.1|
|Added to WordPress repository:||02-02-2011|
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
|Total downloads:||17 932|
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BlackBox is symfony like unobstrusive debug bar attached to the top of the browser window.
How can it help you with development: 1. instantly inspect global variables (GET, POST, COOKIE, SERVER) 2. debug both frontend and admin area 3. executed MySQL queries and time it took to execute each query (useful for finding slow queries) 4. profiler for measuring performance of your plugins and themes 5. errors occurred when loading WordPress page
Glabal variables foramted using var_export() function, syntax coloring using awesome highlight.js library (75% zoom)
Profiler tab. Displays checkpoint name, time passed since profiler start and current memory usage (75% zoom)
SQL tab. Displays each query execution time and the executed queries. Syntax highlighting using highlight.js library (75% zoom)
Errors tab. Displays error type and the error message. If the error occured more then once its type is displayed as "Notice (X)" where X is the number of error occurances.