Gorilla Debug

Description

Using this simple plugin, you can update wp-config.php by setting the PHP named constants used for WordPress debugging via a simple UI. Those named constants are WP_DEBUG, WP_DEBUG_LOG, WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY, SCRIPT_DEBUG, and SAVEQUERIES.

This plugin also allows you to view and edit the debug.log file from within the WP Admin panel, without the need to access this file directly through the file system.

Moreover, this plugin introduces a debugging function, gorilla_debug(), that allows you to output debugging messages to either the display or the debug.log file.

This plugin is intended for development purposes only

For full documentation, visit https://debug.gorilla.solutions and https://debug.gorilla.wtf

Screenshots

  • The settings page for the Gorilla Debug plugin
  • An example of using the gorilla_debug() function
  • The output of the gorilla_debug() function call into debug.log

Installation

You can install Gorilla Debug in any one of the following ways

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for Gorilla Debug
  3. Activate Gorilla Debug from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download Gorilla Debug
  2. Upload the gorilla-debug directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate Gorilla Debug from your Plugins page.

If the plugin cannot be activated

If you were unable to activate the plugin, it is most probably due to file protection and permissions set to protect wp-config.php. If this happens, then you will be instructed to activate manually.

Remember, this plugin is for development purposes only, and if you decide to change file permissions to change the access privileges for wp-config.php, then it is better to do so in a secure development environment. If you need to use this plugin in a live environment, and you change your file permissions to allow this plugin to work, then you have to ensure that wp-config.php is protected again after you finish using this plugin.

Once Activated

  1. Access Gorilla Debug from the WP Admin panel, and then click on Settings (i.e., ‘Gorilla Debug -> Settings`).
  2. Change the debug settings to your preferences. The bottom section shows the settings changes that will be made to wp-config.php.
  3. Click Save Changes to save the settings.

Visit https://debug.gorilla.solutions for documentation on how to use this plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

1.0.0

  • Added functionality to edit debug.log from within the WP Admin panel

0.1.0

  • Initial release