How to turn on debug mode in WordPress
There are a few ways to turn on debug mode in WordPress for developers:
- By editing the wp-config.php file: The wp-config.php file is located in the root directory of your WordPress installation. You can open this file in a text editor and add the following line of code just before the line that says “That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging”:
define( ‘WP_DEBUG’, true );
This will turn on debug mode and display any errors or warnings on the front-end of your website.
2. By using a plugin: There are several plugins available that can be used to turn on debug mode in WordPress. One popular plugin is the Debug Bar, which adds a debug menu to the admin bar and allows you to easily turn on and off debugging.
3. By using a function: You can also use a function to turn on debug mode in WordPress. You can add this function to your theme’s functions.php file or a site-specific plugin:
add_filter( ‘debug_mode’, ‘__return_true’ );
4. It’s important to note that when debug mode is turned on, errors and warnings will be displayed on the front-end of your website, so it’s important to turn it off when you’re done debugging or when your website goes live.
Additionally, it’s a good practice to not use debug mode on a live site as it will reveal sensitive information about your setup and it may cause confusion to the end-users. It’s best to use it in a development or staging environment where only developers have access.