Enabling or Changing Error Reporting in Joomla 2.5 Websites

Sometimes if you're coming up with issues on a website and something isn't working right, you can start debugging the issues by turning on the error reporting on the Joomla website.

If you're getting a white screen, also known as the white screen of death (WSD) then it may mean that the website is throwing errors but displaying errors is being suppressed.

To turn on error reporting on your Joomla website, simply:

  1. Navigate to the admin area of your website and login
  2. Navigate to the Global Configuration
  3. and click on the Server tab option

From here you will see the screen with "server setting" options.

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For the option, "Error Reporting", try setting this to simple at first.

This will alert you of any serious malfunctions on the website. If that doesn't work then up the level of reporting step by step until maximum.

Please note that maximum will show you everything including notifications and warnings on your website. These would be very numerous.

Peter Bui

Designer, developer and business owner at PB Web Development. Providing Joomla training for people that really need it.

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