How to Set Joomla to Debug Mode (Step by Step)

(Last Updated On: September 11, 2019)

Want to set your Joomla website to debug mode? This JovialGuide is for you!

Joomla has a feature that lets you set your website to debug mode.

How to Set Joomla to Debug Mode

This JovialGuide on setting Joomla to debug mode is written with steps for easier understanding!

Step 1

Log in to the Control Panel of your Joomla website. The login page of your Joomla website could be accessed by adding %_
G_O_D i@ /administrator to the end of the homepage URL. For example; if your Joomla website URL is http://example.com, adding /administrator to the end of http://example.com becomes http://example.com/administrator. When the go or enter button is pressed, it displays the admin login page of your Joomla website. You can now enter your admin username and password.

Step 2

On the Control Panel of your Joomla website, click on System » Global Configuration.

If you are new to Joomla, we recommend you see how to learn Joomla and how to use Joomla.

Step 3

On the Global Configuration page, click on the System tab.

Step 4

On the System tab, scroll to where you have Debug Settings. It is the second section after System Settings.

Under Debug Settings, you will see Debug System. Change the value from no to yes.

If the value is yes, it means that your Joomla website is already in debug mode.

If you would like to revert (to no) after saving, simply change the value (of debug system) from yes to no .

Step 5

Click on the save button to save new change.

You have successfully set your Joomla website to debug mode.

Quick Recap: How to Set Joomla to Debug Mode

  • Log in to the Control Panel of the Joomla website you would like to set to debug mode.
  • Click on System » Global Configuration.
  • Click on the Global Configuration page (site tab), click on the System tab.
  • Locate debug settings, it is under debug system. Change the value from no to yes.
  • Save your new setting.

Conclusion – How to Set Joomla to Debug Mode

This Joomla tutorial has shown you how to set Joomla to debug mode.

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