GD Press Tools Pro is a collection of various features and tools for enhancing WordPress with backup, debugger, events logging, cleanup, and much more.
The plugin is based around the addons architecture, and most of the plugin features are available as built-in addons.
The plugin includes daily and weekly digest notifications system for sending information about logged events.
The core of the plugin is a powerful event log that can log various information about the website as they happen.
To get the server and system information, plugin features various info panels for server, PHP, MySQL and more.
The plugin is made for multisite in mind, and most controls are on the network level with various features available on sites too.
The plugin implements a storage system in the core that can be used by the backup addon to offload the backup files.
Developed for Multisite
The whole plugin is developed with multisite in mind, and a lot of features are multisite based
In the multisite mode, the plugin’s main control is inside the Network admin. Some features and addons can be controlled through Network administration, and some can be set for individual blogs in the multisite.
One very much unique feature in GD Press Tools Pro is a feature called: Overload added as a second top-level menu in network admin. This mode allows you to control blog-specific features from one place for all blogs in the network.
What does this mean for the plugin setup? Take the Tweaks for instance. There are 60+ tweaks you can set, most of them are for blogs and not the whole network. So, you need to go through the Tweaks panel for each blog in the network and set (usually) all the same tweaks. Well, with Overload this is no longer the case. In the Overload Tweaks panel, you can set some tweaks, mark them for Overload and they are applied to all blogs in the Network! And, they will not be available for use on the blog Tweaks panel.
The plugin includes a powerful debugger system that is integrated with events log and opens in the popup without messing with the page content.
The debugger is displayed in the popup, using the tabbed navigation to switch between different content.
Errors and Warnings
Debugger integrates into PHP error handling and it can capture all errors and warnings and display them with details.
The plugin can get all SQL queries run on-page, format them and filter them according by different criteria.
Events log support
And, it can send all captured errors, warnings and HTTP API Calls into the GD Press Tools Pro events log.
Debug Print Function
To show complex objects in a readable way, the plugin has special print function that works using PHP reflection classes.
Debugger popup is fully responsive, and it works great on small screens with drop-down used instead of the tabs.
The plugin includes a Backup addon that can backup database or the whole website and offload the backups to external storages.
The plugin has two different backup engines, it supports files and database backups and use of tasks scheduler.
All backups are listed in the Backup log panel from where you can download the backup, review logs and more.
Once the backup is created, the plugin can upload it to the external storage. FTP support is built into the plugin.
Tweaks for WordPress
The plugin contains addon called Tweaks, including 70+ tweaks for various things in WordPress.
Tweaks in the plugin are part of the Tweaks addon, and some tweaks are made for the network level in the multisite mode. Plugin version 5.9 has 70+ tweaks available. All tweaks are split into categories, and on the tweaks panel, you can filter tweaks by activity and category.
This tweaks collection includes tweaks related to HTTP API Requests arguments, WordPress Update control, WordPress administration, Rewrite Rules, Page Header elements, Toolbar/Adminbar control, and much more.
More features as addons
The rest of the plugin features are implemented as built-in addons.
Easy way to integrate Google Analytics with a wide range of options to control events tracking, dimensions and more.
If you don’t want to allow access to it until you finish making changes. Supports templates, timer, and different restrictions.
Set of tools for database maintenance include tools for cleanup of unused and orphaned data from all WordPress tables.
This addon list all the database tables with additional tools to repair and optimize individual or all tables
This addon can disable various RSS feeds with optional redirection to the parents (posts, home or comments).
List all registered CRON jobs, with source identification and run arguments, and controls to run, delete or ban jobs.
Control access to the website admin side with customizable redirect URL’s. Prevent access to visitors too with exceptions.
Show detailed information for the OPCache PHP extension with an optional tool to clear OPCache (if possible).
A simple tool to copy an existing post or page into a new post or page. Includes options to control metadata, terms and more.
Very easy to use system to auto-generate short URL’s for posts and terms using URL prefix and post and term ID’s
Modify email sender and reply to information. Set custom SMTP server to use for sending emails, with a testing tool.
The plugin can integrate into WordPress top toolbar and add own menu with quick links to various plugin panels.
The plugin adds several new widgets to the WordPress dashboard to show drafts, scheduled and published posts.
Options to control the way WordPress runs heartbeat API. Limit admin and front end execution, change heartbeat time.
REST API Control
The plugin includes additional control over the WP REST API to force SSL use, disable REST API or some of the endpoints.
Quick Features Overview
Here is the quick overview of all plugin features
- Addons based architecture
- Includes 18 built-in addons
- Support for external addons
- Powerful Events Log
- External storages manager
- Detailed system information panels
- Core multisite network support
- Overload settings for individual sites
- Email Test Tool
- Addon: Access Control
- Addon: Backup
- Addon: Cleanup Tools
- Addon: CRON Control
- Addon: Database Information
- Addon: Debugger
- Addon: Google Analytics
- Addon: Feeds Control
- Addon: Maintenance Mode
- Addon: OPCache Information
- Addon: Post Duplicator
- Addon: Short URL
- Addon: SMTP Tools
- Addon: Tweaks
- Addon: Dashboard Widgets
- Addon: Heartbeat Control
- Addon: REST API Control
- Addon: Toolbar Menu
Knowledge Base and Support
If you need help with the plugin or to report problems, use support forums.Support Forum
Plugin's basic language is English. The plugin is translation ready, with empty POT file with all the string included in the plugin directory.
The plugin also includes full or partial translations for:
Dansk (Danish), Deutsch (German), Deutsch Schweiz (German, Switzerland), Español (Spanish, Spain), Español de Argentina (Spanish, Argentina), Español de México (Spanish, Mexico), Français (French), Français de Belgique (French, Belgium), Français du Canada (French, Canada), Italiano (Italian), Nederlands (Dutch), Polski (Polish), Português (Portuguese, Portugal), Português do Brasil (Portuguese, Brazil), Русский (Russian), Српски (Serbian).
It is possible that plugin has some minor spelling issues, mistypes words and other issues. Please, report any problems you find, and they will be fixed, and POT file updated when needed.
You can join the translations project for this plugin, and help with translating it to your native language. You can read more about it here: Plugin Translations.Translations on Dev4Press.com
Plugin Accessibility Status
Admin Side: Yes
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Keep in mind that there still might be some accessibility issue with the plugin, and if you find any, please report them via support forum, and such report will be given highest priority, and issue will be fixed as soon as possible.
Settings Import and Export
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All Dev4Press premium plugins are constantly developed and will receive regular updates to fix reported bugs, fix any security issues, enhance and improve every aspect of plugins. And using our Updater plugin you can update directly from WordPress.
All Dev4Press free and lite plugins have a WordPress standard PO/MO translation system implemented, making it easy to translate into any language. Depending on the plugin, translations can be split into two or more files for easier translations handling.
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