How to Enable Debug Mode in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to enable debug mode on your WordPress blog? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to enable debug mode in WordPress.

To enable debug-mode, just add the parameter debug to the URL. For example,



All you have to do is add this code to your wp-config.php file:

if ( isset($_GET['debug']) && $_GET['debug'] == 'debug')
  define('WP_DEBUG', true);

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 43 best photography themes for WordPress and how to set up author tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics.

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