Does Magento Development leave you wondering why your not getting the correct result?

Do you struggle to see where the error(s) may be?

Developing for Magento can sometimes leave a web developer confused and frustrated especially when pin-pointing coding errors/problems, but did you know you can write to Magento system log and exception file to see when the problem arose or what exactly went wrong.

Simply turn on the logging:

Admin Panel > Configuration > Developer > Log Settings > Enabled to Yes.

Then log into the files (via FTP or SSH) and head over to

  • var/log/system.log
  • var/log/exception.log

You may need to alter the folder permissions  to 775 if you have file write permissions.