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Activating WP Debug in the Rapyd Dashboard
Activating WP Debug in the Rapyd Dashboard
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Written by Rapyd Team
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To activate WP_Debug on your WordPress website, it's important to first understand the feature and the available methods for activation. Fortunately, Rapyd offers a simple and easy-to-use option for activating WP_Debug that can streamline the process.

Definition of WP_Debug

WP_Debug is a debugging feature in WordPress. When WP_Debug is enabled, it displays error messages and other debugging information on a WordPress website's pages. This can be helpful for developers and website administrators who are trying to troubleshoot issues with their WordPress installation or Themes and Plugins.

WP_Debug can be enabled by adding a line of code to the wp-config.php file in the root directory of the WordPress installation. However, it is generally recommended to only enable WP_Debug on a staging or development site, as displaying debugging information on a live site can potentially expose sensitive information to visitors.

Traditional Ways to Activate WP_Debug

Editing wp-config.php file

The most common method to activate WP_Debug is by modifying the wp-config.php file, which is located in the root directory of your WordPress installation. This process needs to be performed via FTP or CPanel.

Using a Plugin

Install a Plugin like "Debug Bar" or "Query Monitor" from the WordPress Plugin repository. These Plugins usually provide the option to enable WP_Debug mode from the admin dashboard.

Why These Methods Are Not Completely Satisfactory to Use

  • Editing wp-config.php is the most recommended way to enable WP_Debug. However, it requires access to your site's files, which might not be suitable for all users, especially those who are not comfortable with handling file modifications.

  • For numerous WordPress site owners, the process of manually editing and uploading codes can prove to be challenging.

  • Using a Plugin is convenient, but it adds another layer of complexity to your site, as you need to install and maintain the Plugin. Additionally, Plugins can cause conflicts or performance issues, especially on live sites.

Why Choose Rapyd Dashboard to Activate and Deactivate Wp_Debug

Efficient

Activating and deactivating WP_Debug through the Rapyd Dashboard is a quick and efficient process.

Code-Free

You can control WP_Debug activation and deactivation from the Rapyd dashboard without knowing any coding.

No File Uploads

Enabling WP_Debug through the Rapyd Dashboard does not require you to upload any files to their website.

Plugin-Free

You do not need to install any Plugins to use the Rapyd Dashboard to activate or deactivate WP_Debug.

Secure

The Rapyd Dashboard is designed with proper security in mind. This dashboard provides a safe and protected environment for you to manage your website.

Speedy

The Rapyd Dashboard is optimized for speed, enabling you to make changes to your website quickly.

User-Friendly

The Rapyd Dashboard provides a simple and intuitive interface, with clear instructions and easy steps, making it accessible for users of all technical levels.

How to Activate WP_Debug from Rapyd Dashboard

Step 1: Log in to Rapyd Dashboard

Login to the Rapyd dashboard by entering your email address and password after completing the Registration process. Next click "Login" to access the dashboard.

Step 2: Select the Desired Website

Then choose the desired website from the Sites tab to activate WP Debug. (Here we are using Aviation Leaders as example) If you have multiple websites, use the Search bar to find the specific one.

Step 3: Get into the WordPress Option

Hover over to the WordPress option from the left-side menu then press it.

Step 4: Activating WP_Debug

On the WordPress landing page, a dedicated segment for WP_Debug is available. As you can see the status is set as inactive by default.

To enable WP_Debug for your website, simply click the Activate button.

Next, a popup message will appear with cautionary information. Click Confirm to proceed after reading the message.

After successfully activating WP_Debug, the status in the left-hand corner of the box will change to Active. Additionally, a small notification will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 5: Deactivating WP_Debug

To deactivate WP_Debug, click the Deactivate button. After deactivation, a notification will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Final Words

The Rapyd Dashboard provides a straightforward and secure way to activate and deactivate WP_Debug on WordPress websites. Using the dedicated WP_Debug option and following the simple steps outlined in this guide can make debugging your website more efficient.

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