Joomla - Debug
It is quite challenging for the developers to use the debugging system if they don't have tools to help them. However, Joomla contains a tool to perform this job, which is known as "Debug System". It includes a plugin combined with an option in 'Joomla's Global Configuration', which can be used to turn to the debug system on or off.
Joomla debug system allows developers to see session information, profile information, memory usage, database queries, log messages, and some other useful information. In this article, you will learn how to enable the debug system and access debug information in Joomla.
Enable Debug Mode in Joomla
First of all, you are required to enable the plugin known as 'System - Debug'. Check out the following steps to understand how to enable it.
After you have enabled the plugin, you are required to activate the debug system through Joomla's Global Configuration. To activate the debug system in Joomla, you need to follow below steps:
This process will add an extra footer on every page of the Joomla website. It will be displayed in both frontend and backend. It keeps all kinds of data that are required for debugging purposes. It will look like the following screen:
Enable Debug Mode only for Super Users
Joomla also provides you an option to hide debug information for all users of the website but limited to the super users. To do this, you need to follow below steps:
Now, the debug information will only be visible to the super users.