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wordpress: send WP_DEBUG log to firebug? or just to admin user

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I swear I've seen this done before, if not found a solution myself, that allowed me to view the debug log in firebug. I'd settle for just being able to view the log inline, but only as an admin user.

What are folks using for php/Wordpress debugging these days? The plugins out there seem pretty outdated.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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I usually just keep a PuTTY window open if I need to hit the log repeatedly :)

For plugins, I'm partial to this one:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-pear-debug/



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I use Simple WP FirePHP plugin to write to the Firebug console with FirePHP.  But I don't know how much tweaking it would take to get the debug log dumped there.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-wp-firephp/

There is this one, too: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-firephp/

http://www.firephp.org/

I haven't tried these:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/debug-bar/
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/debug-bar-extender/

Here are slides from Andrew Nacin's WordCamp San Francisco 2011 presentation: Debugging in WordPress: http://www.slideshare.net/andrewnacin/wordcamp-sf-2011-debugging-in-wordpress

Everyone seems to like Debug Bar Extender.  I'm going to try it out tonight.


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by:SonicVoom
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That slideshow pointed me in the right direction.

I used Debug bar with the following in wp-config.php

define('WP_DEBUG', true);
define('WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', false);
@ini_set('display_errors', 0);

Now I can see wp-debug output in debug bar.
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Just installed it with those settings -- works great.

Thanks for posting the follow up.
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