tl;dr -> Allow PHP error reporting level (which
WP_DEBUGwould use) to be set in
wp-config.phpto suppress possible errors between
I have a feature request regarding
WP_DEBUGand the level of errors that WordPress spits out when
In newer PHP version
E_STRICThas been merged with
E_ALL, so WordPress begins to report
E_STRICTerrors too. During theme development this is great … until you install a 3rd party plugin with a bit outdated code.
E_STRICTreports appear usually on each and every page, because plugins are not being loaded “according to strict standards”.
I’d rather keep theme related and plugin related strict standards notices separated. Because plugins are seemingly loaded before the
after_setup_theme(the first hook available to hook into from
functions.php) I cannot suppress plugin related errors in theme code (I tried various ways of setting the
Setting the error level in
wp-config.phpdoes not work either, as WordPress resets the value in
wp-includes/load.php. When WP gets to
after_setup_themethe system has already possibly complained about numerous errors when loading non-theme specific contents.
Could an additional PHP constant be created to be used with
WP_DEBUG_LEVELor similar). This constant would be optional and would default to whatever the current WP version uses. It should be able to be changed in
EDIT: I know how to use mu-plugins, but I personally think this feature could be useful a core addition.
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