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Displays the PHP error template and sends the HTTP status code, typically 500.

Syntax Syntax

WP_Fatal_Error_Handler::display_error_template( array $error, true|WP_Error $handled )

Description Description

A drop-in ‘php-error.php’ can be used as a custom template. This drop-in should control the HTTP status code and print the HTML markup indicating that a PHP error occurred. Note that this drop-in may potentially be executed very early in the WordPress bootstrap process, so any core functions used that are not part of wp-includes/load.php should be checked for before being called.

If no such drop-in is available, this will call WP_Fatal_Error_Handler::display_default_error_template().

Parameters Parameters


(Required) Error information retrieved from error_get_last().


(Required) Whether Recovery Mode handled the fatal error.

Source Source

File: wp-includes/class-wp-fatal-error-handler.php

	 * @since 5.3.0 The `$handled` parameter was added.
	 * @param array         $error   Error information retrieved from `error_get_last()`.
	 * @param true|WP_Error $handled Whether Recovery Mode handled the fatal error.
	protected function display_error_template( $error, $handled ) {
		if ( defined( 'WP_CONTENT_DIR' ) ) {
			// Load custom PHP error template, if present.
			$php_error_pluggable = WP_CONTENT_DIR . '/php-error.php';
			if ( is_readable( $php_error_pluggable ) ) {
				require_once $php_error_pluggable;



Changelog Changelog

Version Description
5.3.0 The $handled parameter was added.
5.2.0 Introduced.


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