Debugging for WordPress Developers: Changing Values at Runtime This screencast provides you with everything you need to know on changing values at runtime while debugging and its advantages.

So far, this series has provided a series of screencasts that have provided:

In today’s screencast, I’m going to turn my attention to actually changing values at runtime while debugging. This means that while you’re executing your WordPress theme, plugin, or other web application, you can review and even change the values while the program is running.

Changing Values at Runtime

This is useful not only for debugging but for testing various sections of code that allow us to trace how the code is performing, where it’s branching, and if it’s running exactly as we’d expect.

Changing Values at Runtime

This particular screencast is a bit longer than previous ones; however, this is because the nature of what we’re doing is much more involved than that other videos have provided.

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Additional Resources

As we move into the final section of this series, I’ll be sharing additional resources that I believe will help you become a more skilled and even more marketable WordPress developer.

But to do so, please make sure you’ve kept up with everything that’s been covered in this series thus far. Everything we’re going to review in the upcoming posts is predicated on that, and everything that you can employ in your development environment is built into this series of posts.

For now, though, review the screencasts, practice debugging, and even look at the plugin that I’ve mentioned along with some others that you may find useful and see just how powerful understanding debugging can be.