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What do you use or carry with you in your "toolbelt" when approaching an existing WordPress site that you've got to extend or maintain? Is there a good Windows debugger? Are there essential addons you install, things you FTP right away?

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I use xdebug for php debugging, couldn't live without it.

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xDebug and Webgrind is very usefull for an great work; but maybe you will read more as example in this post.

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Core Control plugin is essential. Mostly for cron tasks overview, but at times other functions (like HTTP logging) are also uniquely useful.

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