Notices about PHP errors and warnings

PHP errors can be indicative of problems with theme functionality, security or performance and should be fixed to ensure everything on the site is working as expected. By reducing PHP errors on your site, you are:

  1. Making it easier to spot bugs on your site
  2. Creating a more defensive codebase
  3. Ensuring it’s easier for us to debug your site if there’s a problem
  4. Reducing the risk of your site breaking unintentionally

If you are not sure what to do about the errors on your site, please check with your development team as they should be able to assist in resolving them.

If you have SVN write access to a WordPress.com VIP repository, you may receive an email indicating there are PHP errors or warnings that need to be fixed:

 

This email is sent out when our system detects that your site has produced more than 100 errors in the last 24 hours.

If you are an Administrator on a WordPress.com VIP site, you may see a notice indicating there are PHP errors or warnings that need to be fixed:

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This notice appears when our system detects that the site in question has generated over 100 errors and/or warnings in the PHP error logs associated with the site.

Administrators can view more information about the PHP errors by visiting the VIP Dashboard and scrolling down to view the widget titled “PHP Errors and Warnings from the last 24h.” It might look something like this:

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This widget was made available in January 2016.

If you still have any questions, please open a support ticket.

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