Elgg Development Tools v1.5.0

Release Notes

This plugin has the following functionality:

  • Integrates FirePHP
  • Quick option to turn off view caching
  • Copies other useful dev settings to one place

Integrates FirePHP

The package includes the latest distribution of FirePHP. When you enable FirePHP in the admin control panel under the Dev tools option, you can now use the FirePHP functionality in your plugins. Sometimes coders remember to turn off the functionality later, but forget to remove all of the FirePHP calls. A mock FB class is created to handle this - it basically accepts any method call and logs an error in the error log that you still have that line in there.

Turn off View Caching

Normally, you have to either run the update.php script or enable/disable your plugin. During development, this got super irritating. Instead, enable this option. It will make the site run a bit slower, but you won’t have to keep enabling/disabling the plugin when you add new views.

Other Useful Dev Settings

I always forgot where simple cache options were. I copied the setting to the plugin as well. It basically does the same thing as under site admin. I find it useful to have all of these settings in one place.

Check back often for more updates.


  • Category: Uncategorized
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2014-11-17
  • Downloads: 1994
  • Recommendations: 1

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