Most of us make edits to our plugins and themes codes from within WordPress. You don’t necessarily need a sophisticated IDE to make changes to your code. But plugins such as WPide make your job as a developer easier. This is a cool plugin that offers WordPress and PHP functions with reference, syntax highlighting, tabbed editing, and many other useful features.
WPide makes editing scripts and making changes to your themes and plugins much easier. The tabbed editing feature is pretty neat. You also get syntax highlighting and line numbers to track your code more effectively. This even auto-completes your code and backs up every file that you edit. Want to fold code snippets? WPide has that covered as well.
WPide adds a pretty decent code editor to WordPress. It is highly useful for those of you who love playing around with theme/plugin codes.