WordPress – How to enable debug mode

  1. Using your preferred method (FTP is recommended) connect to the server hosting your WordPress install. If you’re not sure how to do this contact your web host.
  2. Browse to the WordPress install folder
  3. Here you will find the wp-config.php file – this file holds all the critical configuration
  4. Open wp-config.php
  5. Find the line that shows
  6. define('WP_DEBUG', false);
  7. and change the value from false to true
  8. define('WP_DEBUG', true);
  9. Save the changes


NOTE: Once you’re finished using debug mode don’t forget to undo this change – you should never run your production WordPress install with debug mode enabled.