Robust zero-configuration and low-memory WordPress plugin to keep an eye on error log

1.0.5 2018-01-12 09:16 UTC


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Error Log Dashboard Widget is robust zero–configuration and low–memory WordPress plugin to keep an eye on error log.

Logging errors is recommended best practice, even for production site. Checking those logs however might seem like a chore.

The widget brings latest entries from error log right to WordPress dashboard:

  • log file is detected automatically from configuration;
  • only end of file is read — no memory overflow issues, safe for large logs.


Download and unpack into plugins directory or require with Composer:

composer require rarst/error-log-dashboard-widget

Frequently Asked Questions

Which log is monitored?

Log file path is read from error_log PHP setting, which can be configured by WordPress or otherwise. Additional logs can be monitored by filtering list on error_log_widget_logs hook.

Why so many/few lines?

Filter error_log_widget_lines hook to control how many lines you want to see.

Will everyone see the widget?

Only users with manage_options capability (Administrators) will see the widget. You can change this by filtering error_log_widget_capability hook.