WordPress database error handling.

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v1.0.3 2018-03-28 11:18 UTC


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This db-error.php dropin enhances default "Database connection error page".

  • It gives better connection error debugging for administrator when using wp-cli.
  • It shows nice error message for end users.
  • It returns 503 Service not available status code instead of 200 OK
  • It shows database connection debugging to frontend when WP_DEBUG is used.


You can copy db-error.php to your wp-content folder. Just plug&play.

OR you can use composer so that you can automatically update it too. Put these in your composer.json:

    "require": {
        "alexsancho/wp-db-error": "^1.0.0"
    "extra": {
        "dropin-paths": {
            "htdocs/wp-content/": ["type:wordpress-dropin"]