In development, we highly recommend adding the following to your wp-config.php
define('WP_DEBUG', true); define('WP_DEBUG_LOG', true); define('WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', true);
The location of your debugging log is dependent on your php.ini settings.
Bright includes its own debug functionality which includes some special functionality. You can use the setting for wp-config.php above to view bright debugging statements in the WordPress debug.log file [in wp-content].
Additionally, if you configure the following in wp-config.php:
/* echo bright_log() statements into the response if brightdebug is part of the request URI */ define('BRIGHT_DEBUG',true);
You can view bright_log() statements in the response page.
Recommended Production Settings
define('WP_DEBUG', true); define('WP_DEBUG_LOG', true); define('WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', false); /* keep nasty stack traces OFF the user's page */ define('BRIGHT_DEBUG', true); define('BRIGHT_DEBUG_KEY','[YOURDEBUGKEY]'); /* for per page debugging */ ini_set( 'error_log', '[a-secure-directory]/bright.log' );
ini_set( 'error_log', WP_CONTENT_DIR . '/debug.log' );
But make sure you secure this [see below].
Note starting in Bright Plugin Version 9.5, Bright Options as follows need to be set:
Some Bright versions pre-9.5 had logging disabled. If you set up your wp-config.php and get no logging, upgrade to a post 9.5+ version and use the Bright options as above.
Securing a log file in production
If you leave your log file under wp-content, note you should restrict access to it:
<Files "log-file-name"> Order Allow,Deny Deny from all </Files>
Viewing per request debugging data
If BRIGHT_DEBUG=[YOURDEBUGKEY], you can add the following to your URL:
brightdebug=[THE CONFIGURED BRIGHT_DEBUG_KEY from wp-config.php]
Important – Don’t transmit your debugging key over an insecure wire, like over HTTP or off an insecure network.
The BRIGHT_DEBUG_KEY is required to disable the casual use of this feature … therefore we recommend it only be used over a secure [https/ssl] channel.
And view debugging right in the page.