Rewrite Rules Inspector

Description

A simple WordPress admin tool for inspecting rewrite rules. View a listing of all your rewrite rules, see which rewrite rules match a given URL (and the priorities they match in), or filter by different sources of rewrite rules. Perform a soft flush of your rewrite rules to regenerate them.

Originally developed for clients hosted at WordPress VIP, we thought it would be useful for development environments, etc. too. Feel free to fork the plugin in GitHub — pull requests are always welcome. Hit us with feedback, questions, bug reports, and feature requests in the GitHub issues.

Screenshots

  • See which rewrite rules match a given URL, and the priorities they match in.

  • An error message appears if rewrite rules are missing in the database

Installation

Install the plugin from within WordPress

  1. Visit the Plugins page from your WordPress dashboard and click “Add New” at the top of the page.
  2. Search for “rewrite-rules-inspector” using the search bar on the right side.
  3. Click “Install Now” to install the plugin.
  4. After it’s installed, click “Activate” to activate the plugin on your site.

Install the plugin manually

  1. Download the plugin from WordPress.org or get the latest release from our Github Releases page.
  2. Unzip the downloaded archive.
  3. Upload the entire rewrite-rules-inspector folder to your /wp-content/plugins directory.
  4. Visit the Plugins page from your WordPress dashboard and look for the newly installed plugin.
  5. Click “Activate” to activate the plugin on your site.

Reviews

25 March 2018
Love the plugin but noticed today, whilst debugging a new plugin I'm writting, that the plugin still uses the depreciated functions: screen_icon() and get_screen_icon(). Both have gone depreciated since 3.8.0 so I reckon a minor update to avoid these errors from popping up in the debug mode is worth the effort 🙂 The fix - with backwards compatibility (do we need that?) - would be to change: <?php screen_icon( 'tools' ); ?> into: <?php if ( function_exists('screen_icon') ) screen_icon( 'tools' ); ?> ___ (!) Notice: screen_icon is deprecated since version 3.8.0 with no alternative available. (!) Notice: get_screen_icon is deprecated since version 3.8.0 with no alternative available. Location ..\rewrite-rules-inspector.php:208
16 September 2017
Added to my short list of essential plugins for dev- and staging-environments.
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Contributors and Developers

“Rewrite Rules Inspector” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Change Log

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