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nostraCon WP Debug


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 the debug.log file from within the WP Admin panel, without the need to view the file directly.

Moreover, this plugin introduces two functions, wp_debug() and wp_debug_queries(), that allow 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


  • The settings page for the WP Debug plugin
  • An example of using the wp_debug() function
  • An example of using the wp_debug_queries() function


From your WordPress dashboard

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


  1. Download nostraCon WP Debug
  2. Upload the nostracon-wp-debug directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate nostraCon WP 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, the plagin will display a message on the screen to allow you to copy certain lines of code into wp-debug.php and save 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 enironment. 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-debug.php is protected again after you finish using this plugin.

Once Activated

  1. Access WP Debug from the WP Admin panel, and then click on Settings (i.e., ‘WP 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 for documentation on how to use this plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“nostraCon WP Debug” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • New version numbering for the plugin


  • Minor code cleanups


  • Creation of debug.log if it does not exist


  • Display contents of debug.log from within the WP Admin panel
  • Minor code changes and cleanup


  • Fixing readme.txt
  • Fixing plugin name


  • Initial release