Debugging Omeka S


To configure Omeka S for a development server, you will need to make these changes / additions.

In .htaccess change

SetEnv APPLICATION_ENV "production"


SetEnv APPLICATION_ENV "development"

In config/local.config.php, add

    'logger' => [
        'log' => true,

Log messages are written to logs/application.log

To use internal assests, such as a local copy of jQuery, add this to local.config.php

    'assets' => [
        'use_externals' => false,

Logging within Controllers

Omeka S provides a logger() plugin withing Controllers. This provides access to the Omeka S logging system. You can write messages to the log with, e.g., $this->logger()->info("Status: good");

The Omeka\Mvc\Controller\Plugin\Logger object uses methods from Zend\Log\LoggerInterface, which makes it easy to give messages at different log levels:

  • emerg()
  • alert()
  • crit()
  • err()
  • warn()
  • notice()
  • info()
  • debug()

Logging within Jobs

Jobs that run in the background do not have access to the logger() plugin. Instead, you can get the logger from the ServiceManager anywhere inside the Job class:

$logger = $this->getServiceLocator()->get('Omeka\Logger');

Then use as above, e.g. $logger()->info('Importing page 1')

Log messages are not written to application.log from inside a Job. Instead, they are written to the Job's record. You can view the information by look at the Job record in the admin screen.

Logging within Views

Logging elsewhere

If you need to do some debugging work elsewhere, such as within an Entity, you need to inject the Logger via a factory for the object. See Services and Factories for details.

Within the __invoke() method of your factory, add

$logger = $serviceLocator->get('Omeka\Logger');

and add it as a property for your class.