WPDirectory is a web service which allows regex searching all code in the WordPress Plugin and Theme Directories. It replaces a lengthy and
WordPress is Huge
The WordPress Plugin and Theme Directories have over 70,000 live plugins/themes containing over 2 million text files. Performing regex searches on this many files is a significant task, involving first downloading all 30GB of files (using tools like the excellent WordPress Directory Slurper) before using a local tool like grep, ag or
You can read more about how WPDirectory works here.
- No local downloads – No need to download all 30GB of plugins and themes locally.
- No lengthy searches – No need to wait for 15-60 minutes for local searches.
- Easy collaboration – A URL is all you need to share results between people.
- Endless Possibilities – What you can do with WPDirectory is only limited by regex ability.
DreamHost sponsorship provides the powerful hosting required by WPDirectory on their DreamCompute platform, allowing it to search over 2 million files in seconds. This secures the services long-term position in the WordPress community, allowing users to be confident that the tool will be there when they need it.
If you have any feedback and/or questions you can let me know though issues on Github. I plan to continue maintaining WPDirectory and have many plans for improving it in the future. Ideas for improvements are especially welcome.