Show PHP Error Log

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Show PHP Error Log
Summary Adds a menu option to view and optionally clear, the PHP error log within the Admin screen.
Validation The mod is XHTML compliant.Valid-xhtml10.png
Mod Updated 22 Jan 2018
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TNG 12.0
TNG 11.0
TNG 10.0.3
Show PHP Error Log
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Author(s) Ken Roy
Roger Mitchell original mod author
Homepage Show PHP Error Log (this page)
Mod Support TNG Community Forums
Contact Developer Ken Roy
Latest Mod 10.0.3.5 for TNG V10.0.3+
Min TNG V 9.0.0+ (Not tested on versions earlier than TNG 10.0.3 but will probably work)
Max TNG V 12+
Files modified
admin_rightbanner.php, creates adminshowerrorlog.php
Related Mods
None
Notes
None



Purpose

If you've ever had site system errors, this mod gives access to the PHP error log without the need to exit your site or download the error log.

Introduction

Adds a menu option to view and optionally clear, the system error log within the Admin screen. The link to display this report is added to the top (horizontal) menu bar in the admin section of your site. The log is sorted in reverse chronological order to the way it is written, thus displaying the latest errors at the top.

Visualisation

This is how the report looks. You can see the additional menu in the header. (Customised template 12 on TNG v10.1.1)

System errors log mod.jpg

Note that v10.0.3.5 renamed the mod and changed the System Errors Log to PHP Error Log in the above screen capture

Notes

  • Version 10.0.3.5 renames the mod to Show PHP Error Log and fixes the overlay of the Mod Manager clear log text in languages other than English.
Adds custom text for French-UTF8,and Czech-UTF8, German-UTF8, and Spanish-UTF8 provided by Ron Krzmarzick, and Swedish-UTF8 provided by Erik Hoppe
  • Version 10.0.3.4 includes the option to select the error log path and name.
  • This mod only includes English language variables. To add support for other languages, open and edit the .cfg file to add your language translations.
  • Mod has not been tested on TNG versions below 10.0.3 but it is likely to work on all TNG versions.
  • The error log is not limited to display a set number of entries. The entire log will be displayed with the latest entries appearing first.
  • This mod will work "out of the box" on most installations but I have identified a couple of sites where this isn't the case. Some hosts archive the error log at the end of each month and start a new log. If this is the case, then there is probably less to be gained from my mod.
  • If you don't understand the entries in the error log, please, DON'T ask me what they mean. You will have to seek advice from elsewhere (Mr. Google, for example!). Again, perhaps this mod isn't for you.

Requirements

  • A working TNG installation.
  • An installed current version of the Mod Manager

Automated Installation

  1. Download the zip file from the download links in the mod summary area in the upper right.
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file into your mods folder and upload to your site.
  3. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the chosen cfg file.
  4. In Mod Manager >> Edit Options, enter the path and name of the log you wish to view. The default is 'error_log'.

In the event of a problem with your TNG site

  1. Try using the Mod Manager Remove capability, or
  2. Restore backup copy of: personlib.php.

Revision History

Version Date Contents
v10.0.3.5 22 Jan 2018 Updated by Ken Roy to fix overlay of Mod Manager clearlog text in languages other than English

Added cust_text.php for French-UTF8
Added cust_text.php for Czech-UTF8, German-UTF8, and Spanish-UTF8 provided by Ron Krzmarzick
Added cust_text.php for Swedish-UTF8 provided by Erik Hoppe

v10.0.3.4 23 May 2015 Added facility to select which log to view. Set from Mod Options page in Mod Manager
v10.0.3.3 21 May 2015 Bug relating to sort order discovered by Del Groves has now been fixed. Limits on number of items displayed has been removed to allow whole log to be viewed.
v10.0.3.0 20 November 2014 Initial release

TNG User sites using this mod

If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG sites to the table below

URL User Note Mod-Version TNG-Version User-language
Mitchell Families Online Roger Mitchell Mod developer V10.0.3.4 10.1.1 EN
Chamberlain & Eidenbenz Genealogy Graham Chamberlain V10.0.3.0 10.0.3 EN,DE,ES,FR,NL
Robison & Blythe Genealogy Jeff Robison Public Site V10.0.3.4 10.1.1 EN
Wortelboer Genealogy Bernard Wortelboer Public site 10.0.3.0 10.0.3 EN
Brady Family Tree in Western Australia Darryl Brady Public site V10.0.3.4 10.1.1 EN, DE
Our Roy and Boucher Family Ken Roy Use to view PHP error log on site where logs are not normally accessible. See PHP error log V10.0.3.5 12.0.0 EN, FR
MOTYER Family Genealogy John Mark Motyer Public site see here see here EN, DE, RU
Quigley Doyle Family Tree Don Quigley Public Site 10.0.3.4 10.1.1 EN
Bumbery-Wangler Bob Bumbery Public Site 10.0.3.4 11.1.2 English
Roots & Relatives Remembered Ron Krzmarzick Public & Private 12.0.0.5 12.0.1 EN,DE,CS,ES
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