27 January 2024

How to access Plugins and Themes on WordPress

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Plugins and themes on WordPress are the backbone for developing a website with great design and amazing functionalities. How can we check that the plugin that we installed or the theme that we imported are accessible or not? Sometimes, due to cache accumulation, server rendering, conflict between features, or any other reason, our website does not work properly. This involves disturbed coordination of plugins or disorientation of themes.  In order to check whether your website is working properly, we can follow simple steps.

Custom Functionalities of Plugins and Themes on WordPress

If you have imported a theme into your system, then you will get a personalised system setting option for that theme. If you have used themes like Astra, OceanWP, Blocksy, etc. in your development, then you must be familiar with their custom settings and plugins.

For example, if you install Blocksy, then you will get the Blocksy companion plugin for using starter sites or custom designing and functionalities. This means that your theme or plugin that you imported is successfully installed and working properly. But there might still be some problem with compatibility among other plugins, or due to a caching problem, they might not just work.

How do I check plugin issues in my WordPress?

Now it is easy to spot an error in the theme’s functionality because it appears on the frontend, but how do you check the plugin’s error? Well, there is a simple solution to spot errors: debugging. WordPress provides a debugging option for developers, but it is not activated by default. In order to activate, visit wp-config.php on your server file system and then add this set of codes:

// Enable debugging mode

define( ‘WP_DEBUG’, true );

// Enable display of errors and warnings

define( ‘WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY’, true );

// Enable Debug logging to the /wp-content/debug.log file

define(‘WP_DEBUG_LOG’, true);

By following these simple steps, you can now easily activate the debugging process for your plugins, and if any error occurs on your website, it will be logged into the WordPress logs as well as the system browser.