How to enable debugging in WordPress

By Prem Tiwari in WordPress, WordPress Beginners, WordPress Snippets. Updated on


Debugging is the important part of any programming languages. By debugging you will find out the errors and warnings in your code and you have chance to fixed that. In today’s tutorial i will explain how to enable debugging in WordPress websites.

To enable the debugging in your WordPress website, go to the root directory and open wp-config.php file. In wp-config.php file find define( 'WP_DEBUG', false ); and replace the with this code define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );.

wordpress enable debugging

Note. Don’t use the true and false values in single or double comma because they are Boolean (true/false) values.

Enable debugging using wp-config.php file

Copy paste below code in your wp-config.php for enable debugging in your WordPress website. In the below I have also added the define( 'SCRIPT_DEBUG', true ); to enable errors in the versions of core JS and CSS files (If you have made changes in the core JS&CSS files).

How to enable debugging using plugin

There are several WordPress plugin to enable debugging in your websites. Below is the some of example:

1) Query Monitor

2) Debug Bar

3) Log Deprecated Notices

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Prem Tiwari

An engineer by profession and a passionate blogger by heart. Founder of FreeWebMentor.com (A Programming blog for beginners), Tech Speaker at various forums. A part from this he is an open source enthusiast, WordPress Lover, Blogger, SEO, and Growth Strategic.

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