Using Komodo’s calltips with WordPress

Can you remember all the function parameters of the various WordPress API/actions and functions? Are you a regular visitor of the Codex for looking up the vaults of the zillion possibilities WordPress is giving you to code your plugins?

Well this will never change, I’m afraid, but you can make your life much easier if you’re coding your plugins with ActiveState’s Komodo Edit because it’s got the facility to extend the standard calltips with your own calltips, in this case the WordPress function calls:

Store the latest WordPress distribution on your machine. You do not need a web server being installed or any other second party software. Simply download the file and extract them into a directory.

Add the directory path to Komodo Edit: Edit/Preferences/Languages/PHP


In this case I inserted <code>z:/www/wp25</code>.

If you now enter a WordPress function (in this example add_action) Komodo will show you some informative inforamtion about it:


Great, that was easy, wasn’t it?