During its execution, a PHP application (such a plugin) may generate many different types of errors. For developers trying to find a cause of a misbehaving application, seeing these errors is essential. PHP developers, however, frequently have trouble displaying error messages from their applications.
Sometimes, they don’t even know that their scripts are broken. Instead, their websites just fail silently, which is not acceptable if you are maintaining WordPress websites.
WP Umbrella track and monitor PHP errors so every developer diagnose, fix, and optimize the performance of their code.
This article is a deep dive into WP Umbrella’s PHP errors monitoring feature. I’ll explain you:
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A PHP Error occurs when something is wrong in the PHP code. For example, a semicolon could be missing, or a variable might be called incorrectly.
There are four different types of errors in PHP:
Understanding the type of problem that is occurring is crucial to effectively resolving PHP issues.
When a warning error occurs in PHP, the script will continue to run. The message only serves as a warning that there is an issue and that it could cause bigger problems down the road.
Warning errors in PHP are usually caused by:
Notice errors in PHP are minor errors. Like warning errors, they also do not stop code execution.
Notice errors usually occur when a script tries to access an undefined variable.
The most common cause of parse errors is a misused or missing syntax symbol. In such situation, the compiler catches the error and terminates the script execution.
There are several reasons why parse errors occur:
These errors crash your program and are classified as critical errors. This type of error is usually caused by an undefined function or class in the script.
These are the three different types of fatal errors in PHP: