WordPress Safe Mode

  1. Eric Andrew Lewis

    I wish WordPress had safe mode. Maybe even a $_GET variable that could be set ?safe_mode=on, which would not activate any plugins, and maybe some more non-core related pieces would not load as well. How many plugin conflicts cause fatal errors requiring users (who may be novices) to navigate to their FTP and physically delete the problem causing plugin?

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  2. If users aren't ready to FTP into their server and rename the plugins folder (and/or delete a plugin), then they may not be ready to self host.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  3. Knut Sparhell


    Many of the users I have come across doesn't even know what FTP is or how to install or use an FTP client. And if they do, they don't dare renaming anything that seems to part of their site installation, even if they are explicitly told to do so by a peer.

    But they still have managed to install a blog, by their web host, by friends or professionals. You could then say they should go back to them for support, but they come here.

    The the argument that they may not be ready to self host also goes for upgrades. Should anyone be able to upgrade core and plugins by FTP? If so, then why have WordPress made it simpler?

    I really think this is a good idea. It will also make it easier to actually help those users through the support forums.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  4. Uffe Fey

    I made a plugin, partly inspired by this thread - and because it's bascially just a good idea and we need something like this.

    It's not entirely bullet proof and won't handle fatal errors (like PHP parser halts), but it's a start.

    If you're interested, go check out http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/safe-mode/

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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