How to Find and Fix Errors in WooCommerce

This week we ran into a significant error with one of the WooCommerce stores that we run. I wanted to share how our team fixed this using Logtivity. Hopefully seeing the approach we took to resolve this issue will help in a similar situation.

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What are PHP Errors, Warnings, and Notices on WordPress Sites?

WordPress is built with a programming language called PHP. This is by far the most popular language for websites, partly because it’s used to power WordPress.

As a result, you may sometimes see messages from PHP, even if you’re not familiar with the language.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to recognize and understand what PHP is saying to you. If you run a WordPress website, you don’t have to know code, but it’s very helpful f you can accurately delegate problems to people who can fix the issues.

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The Logtivity 2023 Year in Review

Hey and thanks for using Logtivity.

Logtivity is a platform that tracks activity and errors across all your WordPress sites.

In 2022, we pivoted more than once, trying to find the right approach for Logtivity customers.

In 2023, we were able to focus 100% on our new direction. And in this post, I’ll show you all the improvements to Logtivity during 2023.

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Introducing WPCloudDeploy to Manage Your Own WordPress Infrastructure

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to talk with Nigel Bahadur many times in the WordPress community. Nigel is always building interesting plugins and projects.

Recently, we talked again because he wanted to integrate Logtivity with his new project, WPCloudDeploy. As always, Nigel is building something creative and innovative. WPCloudDeploy is a self-hosted alternative to services such as SpinupWP and Gridpane. You can use WPCloudDeploy to create and manage WordPress servers on DigitalOcean, Linode, AWS, and more.

While Nigel worked on his Logtivity integration, I asked him to tell us more about WPCloudDeploy.

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You Can Now Share Logtivity Data via Webhooks

Logtivity gives you one place to monitor changes and activity across all your WordPress sites.

Now, thanks to a new “Webhooks” feature, you can do anything you want with your Logtivity data.

This feature was built for some Logtivity customers who have their own reporting systems, for clients and for internal use. It’s also possible to use webhooks to send data to Zapier, IFTTT, and other platforms.

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How to Get Notifications for WordPress Core Auto-Updates

WordPress has an auto-update feature that can automatically install software updates for you. This is wonderful for the security of your site, because you never have to worry about receiving a security patch. However, the auto-updates can also occasionally cause issues.

That happened this week with the release of WordPress 6.2.1, which broke some shortcodes on user sites.

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You Can Now Share Logtivity Error Logs

At the end of 2022, we launched hosted error logs for WordPress sites. If something goes wrong on your WordPress site, you can use this new feature to quickly find and understand the problem.

However, sometimes the people who help you understand the problem are not part of your Logtivity account. You may need to send an error message to a plugin or theme developer. Or perhaps you’re working with a contract developer. Or maybe you just want to share an error on social media.

All of that is now possible with Logtivity. You can create public links for any entry in your site’s error logs.

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