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Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#53204 new defect (bug)

This means any errors on the site will be written to a file which is potentially available to normal users

Reported by: kal123 Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.2
Component: Site Health Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

"The value, WP_DEBUG_LOG, has been added to this website’s configuration file. This means any errors on the site will be written to a file which is potentially available to normal users."

You are writing a plugin for users who do not know what to do here.
We need clarity of the security issue in an clear concise paragraph.
Several suggestions on how to fix.

I am a Linux programmer with over 20 years of experience, and I found this vague recommendation to be completely useless.

"potentially" It either is or is not.
"available" How? How do I make it not available?

What is the point of writing a health plugin for normal users and refusing to educate them on what do about poor health?

Change History (1)

#1 @peterwilsoncc
7 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Site Health
  • Version set to 5.2

Welcome back to trac!

I've moved this over to the Site Health component so the team members get an eye on it for review.

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For others' reference, the linked documentation page is https://wordpress.org/support/article/debugging-in-wordpress/

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