10 February 2016

Joomla Tip: Debug System for Super Users Only

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks,

Joomla Tip: Debug System for Super Users Only

Debug system is a useful feature for Joomla developers to check session information, database queries, log messages and more.

When it's enabled, all the system information is available to anybody who visit the website, however thanks to the plugin's flexibility is possible to restrict this feature to super users.

In this tutorial I'll share with you how to enable debug system only for the people in charge; very useful to debug production sites.

 

Step #1. Edit access for Debug plugin

  • Go to Extensions > Plugins.
  • Search for “debug” plugins.
  • Edit “System - Debug” from the results.

joomla debug system

  • Change Access to “Super Users”.

joomla debug system

  • Save and close

 

Step #2. Enable debug

  • Go to System > Global configuration > System
  • Set "Debug" as yes

joomla debug system

  • Save and close.

 

Step #3. End result

  • Login to your site.
  • Scroll down to see the debug data.

joomla debug system

From now, only Super users can see the debug information.

 

About the Author

Valentín García

Valentín García

Web developer and designer that love building sites with Joomla. Currently working at OSTraining as Director of Design.