WordPress Error Log Not Showing with Laravel Herd

If you’re encountering issues with Laravel Herd where error logs are not showing up in WordPress, the solution involves adjusting the log configuration for PHP-FPM. Here’s how you can resolve this:

Step-by-Step Solution

Step 1: Locate the Log File

Laravel Herd writes logs to the following file:

/Users/{user_name}/Library/Application Support/Herd/Log/php-fpm.log

Step 2: Adjust Configuration Files

Navigate to the configuration directory:

/Users/{user_name}/Library/Application Support/Herd/Config/fpm

In this directory, you’ll find configuration files for different PHP versions, named as [php_version]-fpm.config. example 8.2-fpm.config

Step 3: Modify Configuration Files

Open each configuration file and comment out the php_admin_value[error_log] line. Add a semicolon ; at the beginning of the line:

;php_admin_value[error_log] = /Users/{user_name}/Library/Application

Step 4: Restart Herd Services

After modifying the configuration files, go to Herd and stop all services. Then, start all services again.


You should now see your logs in the wp-content/debug.log file of your WordPress installation.


;php_admin_value[error_log] = /Users/{user_name}/Library/Application

By following these steps, you can ensure that your Laravel Herd logs appear correctly in the WordPress debug log file. This solution helps in troubleshooting and monitoring errors more effectively within your WordPress environment.

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