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Updated by Bob Dunn on May 13, 2018
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Online Tools That Help Me In a Pinch

There are a lot of tools out there on the internet. And it's amazing what you can find. I would like to share with you some tools online that I use in a pinch: for those little tasks or gathering some quick info. Some are directly related to WordPress while others are not. But I promise you, they are all very handy.


BuiltWith - Web Technology Profiler

Find out the technology behind websites. If you want to know more than just the theme or plugin, this is a pretty cool tool!

Common WordPress Host Status

Maintainn has this handy status tool on popular WordPress hosts to show you if your host is up or down. It does not always reflect real-time data, but it is a good first step.

Devoth‘s HEX 2 RGBA Color Calculator

HEX to RGBA, RGB and R G B Calculator. What this is specifically handy for is it will give you the value for any HEX value with opacity applied.

Facebook Image Debugger

Have you ever put the wrong featured image or left it out of a post and updated it with a new image? But when you post on Facebook it's still the old image or no image. Run this debugger on your post URL and chances are it will be fixed.

Gravatar Check

If you need to double check quickly which gravatar is assigned to a specific email address, this is perfect.


Iconfinder provides beautiful icons to millions of designers and developers. Iconfinder now hosts the worlds largest collection of premium icons.

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

Both a handy and fun tool. This internet archive has billions of screenshots of web pages saved over time. Great way to check out what your own or another site looked like in the past.

PageSpeed Insights

This is a great tool from Google for testing your page speed. 

Proportional Scale Calculator

If you have even needed to proportionately resize a video or embeded image in a post or page via html, and need to know the scaled size, this one can be handy. by Ookla - Ookla Speedtest Mini

Test your Internet connection bandwidth to locations around the world with this interactive broadband speed test from Ookla

Sucuri Security Free Website Malware and Security Scanner

Need a quick scan of your site to see if it's been hacked. This free tool at Sucuri will help you.
#security #WordPress

Time Converter & World Clock

Effortless time conversion and world time. Schedule conference calls, webinars & online meetings, plan travel and track flight arrival time across time zones.

Time Sheet Calculator

Easily calculate and sum hours using natural or abbreviated time notation. This is particularly handy is you were keeping a random list of times that needed to be added up.

What WordPress Theme Is That?

Have you ever wondered what WordPress theme a specific site is using? Or if it's even WordPress. This tool let's check just that. It will also detect plugins that a site uses.. not all of them, but most of them.
#WordPress #themes

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