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WordPress WordPress Customizer API Native WordPress Customizer Settings Site Title and Tagline

John Dugan
John Dugan
Courses Plus Student 13,165 Points

var_dump formatting and syntax highlighting

Howdy Zac,

Are you using a browser extension or a WordPress plugin to allow formatting and syntax highlighting on your var_dump($wp_customize)?

I am having to echo out pre tags - but that doesn't give me syntax highlighting :-/

    echo '<pre>';
    var_dump($wp_customize); // debug entire object
    // var_dump($wp_customize->panels()); // debug panels
    // var_dump($wp_customize->sections()); // debug sections
    // var_dump($wp_customize->controls());  // debug controls
    echo '</pre>'; 

1 Answer

John Dugan
John Dugan
Courses Plus Student 13,165 Points

Found the solution for anyone else viewing this question.

Installing the XDEBUG extension for PHP did the trick. They have a nice wizard that will help you properly update your php.ini file.

Hat tip to this forum thread as well: https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/vardump-unformatted-output