WP Console – WordPress PHP Console powered by PsySH


WP Console brings the famous PsySH on your browser. PsySH is a runtime developer console, interactive debugger and REPL for PHP.

Write your code in code editor, press Cmd-Enter(mac) or Ctrl-Enter(win/linux) and get your output in your browser.

You can also use PsySH with wp-cli with the command wp shell. wp-cli has built-in support for psysh already. You need to just activate WP Console to use this.


  • Powerful code editor powered by Ace Editor.
  • PHP core and WordPress functions live autocompletion with placeholders.
  • _dump as the alternative to var_dump which uses Symfony VarDumper.
  • Get debug.log contents and clear them right from your browser.
  • Advanced shell powered by psySH for wp shell.
  • Custom code snippet. Supports VS Code supported code snippets. For example you can use this WooCommerce snippets.

Please note that, currently PsySH commands like ls, doc, show etc and Magic variables like $_, $__class etc are not supported in browser console.

👉 WP Console uses Gutenberg packages and components for its UI/UX. Checkout the GitHub repo here ediamin/wp-console.

Security Concern

WP Console explicitly checks for manage_options permission to display the UI and perform other actions. Yet, this plugin should not be used in production server.


  • Basic input output
  • _dump command
  • Vertical splitted window
  • Live Autocompletion
  • Autocompletion with placeholder
  • Display errors
  • wp shell command
  • Get debug.log contents
  • Clear debug.log
  • Add/Edit custom snippets
  • Custom snippets in action


Mijdar 26, 2021
Super useful for testing functionality and inspecting WordPress data.
Nîsan 21, 2021
Very useful tool, thank's a lot! Many things easier to do with code, with no plugins and that is perfect tool for this. Very good!
Çile 15, 2021
php artisan tink... Wait, it's a WordPress project. :/ WP Console aka wp shell to the rescue! Love it!
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Console – WordPress PHP Console powered by PsySH” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



2.3.1 – July 31, 2022
* Update script version of ace.

2.3.0 – July 27, 2022
* Add code execution time in console output panel.
* Use ace.js with custom namespace to avoid conflict with other ace.js source.
* Fix snippet manager module style.
* Use verticle split as default in console panel.
* Fix error handling for PHP v5.6.
* Fix some UI issues in different WordPress versions.
* Add wp-env and e2e testing with Jest using wp-scripts for developing the plugin.

2.2.0 – November 22, 2020
* Add custom code snippet support. You can use VS Code supported PHP code snippets now.
* Add Copy Output button.
* Enqueue scripts only for manage_options capability owners.
* Improve handling uncaught fatal errors.
* Add Twenty Twenty theme compatibility.
* Set default values for user Console settings in REST API.
* Fix horizontal output scolling issue for vertically split console.
* Fix close button get disappear in WooCommerce admin pages.
* Fix error line no in console editor.

2.1.0 – April 14, 2020
* Lazy load React components to improve performance.
* Use a single store source for all components.
* Reset console responses after close app window.
* Fix navigation button icon css for WP v5.4.
* Resize editor screen after toggle split mode.

2.0.0 – December 11, 2019
* Revamp UI/UX.
* Add Ace editor as code editor plugin. Remove CodeMirror.
* Live autocompletion with placeholders.
* Option to vertically split editor and output window.
* Add ability to clear debug.log.
* Restrict plugin UI and REST APIs for users who have manage_options capability.

1.5.0 – November 07, 2019
* Tweak – Change dump function name to _dump to resolve conflict with wp-erp.

1.4.0 – November 02, 2019
* New – Save code editor history in localStorage.
* Tweak – Use wp-scripts for assets build process.

1.3.0 – October 26, 2019
* New – Fetch debug.log contents.
* Tweak – Support PHP version 5.6.

1.2.0 – July 27, 2019
* New – Add autocompletion data(WP functions, PHP booleans, constants, functions, keywords).
* New – Add codemirror closebrackets, matchbrackets addon scripts.
* New – Show error stacktrace.

1.1.0 – June 25, 2019
* New – Use output buffer handler.
* New – Add build process.
* Tweak – Remove unnecessary code.

1.0.0 – June 21, 2019
Initial release.