A Fatal Error is perhaps the most serious type of error in WordPress. A Fatal Error can take your WordPress site offline. Visitors who arrive at your site will see a message like the one in the screenshot below.
Sometimes your site will come back online, but often a Fatal Error will keep your site offline until you can fix the underlying problem.
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.
The most frequent users of Logtivity are WordPress agencies and maintenance services, so we listen really carefully to feedback from agencies.
Over the last few weeks we’ve been talking with agencies who want to record changes to WordPress and also plugin settings.
One agency wanted to monitor changes to WordPress permalinks because an issue had caused one site to crash. Another agency wanted to monitor changes to WooCommerce options because a mistaken change had impacted the checkout on a site. We’ve heard similar requests regarding LearnDash, WPRocket and other plugins.
Code Snippets is a popular plugin that is used by a lot of WordPress agencies.
The major advantage of the Code Snippets plugin is that it provides a simple way to run code snippets on your site. Normally you have to add these snippets to your theme’s functions.php file.
The Code Snippets plugin provides a user interface for managing snippets. Snippets can be activated and deactivated, plus you can add extra details such as name, description, and tags. It’s also simple to import and export the snippets so you can re-use your code on different sites.
Because the Code Snippets plugin is a crucial tool for many WordPress agencies, we’ve added support for the plugin. Any changes to your snippets will be stored in your site’s activity log.
We had a request earlier this month from a Logtivity user with dozens of sites.
This user wanted to know which plugins and actions were recording the most logs on their sites. So we’ve added a “Most frequent logs” feature. You can find this by going to “Team Settings” then “Global Plugin Settings” in your Logtivity admin.
Last month, we were talking with a Logtivity user who runs a webdesign agency. The most frequent users of Logtivity are WordPress agencies and maintenance services so listen really carefully to their needs.
This user’s agency wanted an activity log to help deal with clients. Mistakes happen and sometimes clients can mess up their own sites. The problem is that mistakes can often take the agency many hours to fix it. If the agency can’t show the mistake was made by the client, they have to eat the cost.