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  1. This looks great. I tried it out and it works well. I would love to see this reference data be made available via an API of sorts. Then it could be integrated directly into IDE’s and other WP help apps

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    1. It goes without saying that all of this information is coming directly from the WordPress source code. We’re literally parsing the information out into a code reference.

      Most modern IDE’s are already privy to most of this information, though some of the specialized things, like hook documentation, may be a little ways off. I believe PhpStorm 8 will be shipping with some integrated WordPress functionality.

      All that said, both the WP-Parser plugin and theme are open source.

      You can find and contribute to WP-Parser here: https://github.com/rmccue/WP-Parser
      And you can find a basic copy of the theme here: https://github.com/rarst/wporg-developer , though development has moved to meta.trac.wordpress.org.

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  2. This is an awesome tool for developers… Really great way to quickly search core and find the info you are looking for. I feel like 9 times out of 10 the full codex page is overkill for me. I’m usually just looking to see if a function already exists, or how to modify it. I also think this will help developers discover new functionality in WordPress because of the results a simple search returns. In the long run this will definitely contribute to better written code by plugin & theme authors.

    I didn’t even know I wanted this, and I already can’t live without it.

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