WooCommerce: Email Admin Upon Fatal Error

WooCommerce has a nice feature when it comes to WordPress Error 500 / Fatal Error – it logs the error and all the information regarding it inside the WooCommerce Status > Logs > Fatal Errors area.

My problem is that sometimes these errors occur in the backend, so they may not trigger the WordPress built-in email that notifies the admin about the problem.

What I want to try (please test it on your development website first, and not on your live website), is a way to get an email each time WooCommerce logs an error, so that I can go in and fix it immediately. Enjoy!

The WooCommerce Status fatal error logs. Let’s get them via email instead!

PHP Snippet: Email Admin Each Time a WordPress Fatal Error Occurs

/**
 * @snippet       Email Fatal Errors to Admin
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 7
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/
 */

add_action( 'woocommerce_shutdown_error', 'bbloomer_email_fatal_errors' );

function bbloomer_email_fatal_errors( $error ) {
	$email_subject = "Critical Error On Your WooCommerce Site";
	$email_content = sprintf( __( '%1$s in %2$s on line %3$s', 'woocommerce' ), $error['message'], $error['file'], $error['line'] );
	wp_mail( get_option( 'admin_email' ), $email_subject, $email_content );
}

Where to add custom code?

You should place custom PHP in functions.php and custom CSS in style.css of your child theme: where to place WooCommerce customization?

This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101

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Rodolfo Melogli

Business Bloomer Founder

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza. Follow @rmelogli

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