When debug mode is enabled in WordPress, it allows developers and site administrators to see detailed information about errors and warnings that occur on their website. This can be very useful when troubleshooting issues with themes, plugins, or other components of the site.
Step 1 – Setup:
Login to your website
Ensure WP Extended / WP Extended Pro is installed and activated
Navigate to the WP Extended menu item
Locate the Debug Mode Module
Switch the module on
Step 1 – How to use:
Here are some of the things that happen when debug mode is enabled:
- Error messages become visible: WordPress will display error messages on the screen that would otherwise be hidden from view. These error messages can help developers identify and fix issues with their code.
- Debugging information is logged: WordPress will also log debugging information to a file on the server. This information can be used to diagnose problems that occur on the site, even if they don’t show up on the screen.
- Plugin and theme conflicts become more apparent: Debug mode can reveal conflicts between plugins or themes that may not have been obvious otherwise. By identifying these conflicts, developers can take steps to resolve them and improve the performance and stability of the site.
It’s important to note that debug mode should only be enabled on a development or staging site, and not on a live production site. This is because the debugging information that is revealed can potentially expose sensitive information about your site, such as database credentials or file paths. Additionally, leaving debug mode enabled on a live site can negatively impact performance and potentially expose security vulnerabilities.