Robust zero-configuration and low-memory WordPress plugin to keep an eye on error log
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
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_lines hook to control how many lines you want to see.
Only users with
manage_options capability (Administrators) will see the widget. You can change this by filtering