Change Debug Log Location


Normally, if the debug is active, the file debug.log is included in the folder wp-content, and everybody can read it at

Activating Change Debug Log Location you will find the debug.log file in the main directory, but it will have a name that looks like debug-6583fb9c.log.

So only those who know the name will be able to find it.

Deactivating the plugin it will not delete the debug file, because we don’t want you lose any information, of course you can delete it manually via FTP.

Moreover, after deactivating the plugin the debug will be disabled. If you need it, you should enable it again in wp-config.php.

Of course, if the debug is disabled because you don’t need it (the default of WordPress), you also don’t need this plugin. This plugin is only for those who need to read the debug.log file, but they don’t want everybody can read it.


  1. Upload the entire change-debug-log-location folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install it using the usual installation button in the Plugins administration page.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. After successful activation the debug log file will be in the main directory with a new title and the debug will be active.
  4. All done. Good job!


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Contributors & Developers

“Change Debug Log Location” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Checked WordPress 6.4


  • First release