For debugging inside of WordPress there are different approaches and preferences. I like xDebug and in some cases I use FirePHP. Now there is another possibility which I had to test at least once – debugConsole – I like it.
The debugConsole is a tool for debugging and tracing PHP5 applications on productive servers without compromising the live-traffic.
- access features
- variable inspector
- variable watches
- replace PHP’s errorhandling
- timer clock
- checkpoint management
- and other features
- filter events
- log console output into logfiles additionally to or instead of the popup
- configure dimensions and design of console window
- color-coded events for quicker overview
So I created a little Plugin to play and test the console.
Currently I have only created a demo Plugin which shows the function. It won’t be maintained, but can be downloaded here. As a small start and quick look at the possibilities I used the examples of the author of the debugConsole.
The Plugin has the following source code and you can add to any URL of the WP-installation the string
?debug=true, so that the popup called with the information of the console. Currently this is possible for frontend and backend.
Download as zip-file: debugConsole.zip – 131 kByte
9 responses to “debugConsole with WordPress”
the download link is broken
Thank you, now we has fixed the url; please dl now.
@chodorowicz: Thanks! It’s fixed now.
Can you please explain (further) this statement above: “… so that the popup called with the information of the console. Currently this is possible for frontend and backend.”
@Michael, @Frank: thanks for fixing it
is it supposed to work also with Chrome? In FF the popup opens correctly but in Chrome nothing happens (you can see in Developer Tools all the additional scipts writing to the DOM but nothing pops up)
Why, is this not clear? Sorry, i dont understand your wish.
In my chromium works fine on a linux system.
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This is cool! This should make my work a lot easier especially with bugs.
Thanks for sharing Frank. 😀