Essential Sublime Text Plugins for WordPress Development

Despite the recent Coda 2 update, I find myself doing almost all of my web coding in Sublime Text 2, an excellent and extensible editor for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Specifically for WordPress development, I’ve found at least three tools worth installing. (If you’re new to Sublime Text, I recommend installing the Sublime Package Control extension first).

  1. WordPress Package, based on the TextMate bundle. Provides useful autocompletions for functions and some snippets. This one is a huge time saver, and along with the ZenCoding Emmet plugin, couldn’t imagine going without it.
  2. Search WordPress Codex. Does what it says, especially useful for directly looking up a function definition.
  3. SublimePhpTidy, helps format PHP code to conform to WordPress Coding Standards.

Nettuts provides more great tips on using Sublime Text.

I’d be glad to hear of any other useful plugins/hints!
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