Enable debug mode

Version Available
Personal Blog (free) Yes
Commercial / School / Non-profit (premium) No
Properties Value
Group Miscellaneous
Mandatory No

Setting description

When checked and if WordPress debugging has been enabled as well the plugin will write debugging information to the debug.log file in the root of the wp-content directory.

Usage / Example(s)

If you want to better understand why the plugin is not working, it may be a good idea to enable (debug) logging. To do so, you first need to enable logging in WordPress. You can do this by changing the following line in the wp-config file

define( 'WP_DEBUG', false );


define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );

and by adding the following lines:

define( 'WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', false);
define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true );


You should find the WordPress debug.log in the wp-content directory but this may be redirected to the default PHP log by your hosting provider.

Once everything is working correctly you should turn this logging of because the file quickly grows and nobody wants a server running out of diskspace.