Plugin Info Extraction for WordPress Online Tool Launched

Oct 30, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   WordPress  //  9 Comments

drillEver needed a list of your plugins for pasting it into an email or a document? Or into an (Excel or Word or OpenOffice) table? I did, and with all the plugins I have installed, I concluded that writing it all down manually would seriously suck.

I did a bit of research, but found no plugins that do just that. Sure, there are plugins that can insert a plugin list into a post or a widget, but even if I could live with their output,1 the whole procedure» would be absolute overkill.

So I decided to implement this little tool right here on this website:

The WordPress PlugIn List / Table Generator

It is super-simple to use. Just visit the tool’s page and follow the instructions there.

Have fun!

installing the plugin, creating a post with a shortcode/tag where the plugin infos would be inserted, previewing the post, selecting the text and copying it to the clipboardPowered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
  1. which I really couldn’t for my purpose []


  • “…would seriously suck.” Boy you got that right. I love your work, your perspective, and your humor. πŸ˜€

    • Haha, DLKeur, thanks! I do have my moments πŸ˜‰

  • I came back to update my sites’ list, created with two of your lovely addons. Noticed this tools is not in your “I implemented” list, where it should be! πŸ™‚

    • Hey, thanks Gravity! πŸ™‚

  • Great idea. Strangely, didn’t work for me; gave an error of “Supplied text does not seem to contain WordPress plugin information.”.

    I use google chrome, so select-all might perhaps take text elements which your input did not expect.

    • I’m checking it out, Gravity. Thanks for your input. πŸ™‚

    • Should be fixed now πŸ™‚

  • just to let you know, the “plugin central” plugin provides similar lists of used/installed plugins πŸ™‚

    • Ovidiu, I know “Plugin Central”. I used it prior to WP 2.8. But thanks anyway. πŸ™‚

      The thing is, (a) it only provides a simple list, and (b), I’d hate to install a plugin only to obtain the list every now and than. It would be sitting there consuming resources for nothing 98% of the time. That’s why I figured an external tool would be the right answer.

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