Developing a WordPress theme just got a whole lot more efficient
Stop hitting your browser refresh button after each small change you make in your WordPress theme.
Simply install the "WordPress Refresh" plugin and start coding.
The plugin monitors your (child) theme in the "wp-content/themes" directory.
As soon as you save a CSS, JS or PHP file, the changes are automagically implemented.
You don't need to refresh your browser.
The plugin optionally opens a second (smaller) screen that refreshes along with the main screen.
This way you can see the changes apply to the mobile and desktop website simultaneously.
Is this real magic?
The WordPress Refresh plugin includes a small JS script in your website.
This script makes an AJAX-call to a PHP script that monitors the files in your theme.
As soon as the content of one of these files changes, the PHP script tells the JS script to refresh the page.
So no, it isn't real magic :)
How is it different from other scripts?
It's easy to install, low-tech and has no dependencies. No repository, no package management, no commandline, no nothing.
Just install it like any other WordPress plugin and you're good to go.
Also, it just works. That's a big plus right there.
Where can I download it?
You just scrolled passed a pretty big download button, how did you miss that?