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As a plugin developer, you may want to log certain actions or errors to a log file to aid in debugging or to simply keep a record of performed actions.


This guide is built upon our plugin base guide, which explains the basics of a plugin as a whole. Make sure to have a look at it to get started on building your first plugin.

Configuring Monolog

First, you must make sure that your plugin loads package configuration from the /Resources/config/packages folder:

<?php declare(strict_types=1);

namespace Swag\BasicExample;

use Shopware\Core\Framework\Plugin;
use Symfony\Component\Config\FileLocator;
use Symfony\Component\Config\Loader\DelegatingLoader;
use Symfony\Component\Config\Loader\LoaderResolver;
use Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\ContainerBuilder;
use Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Loader\DirectoryLoader;
use Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Loader\GlobFileLoader;
use Symfony\Component\DependencyInjection\Loader\YamlFileLoader;

class SwagBasicExample extends Plugin
    public function build(ContainerBuilder $container): void

        $locator = new FileLocator('Resources/config');

        $resolver = new LoaderResolver([
            new YamlFileLoader($container, $locator),
            new GlobFileLoader($container, $locator),
            new DirectoryLoader($container, $locator),

        $configLoader = new DelegatingLoader($resolver);

        $confDir = \rtrim($this->getPath(), '/') . '/Resources/config';

        $configLoader->load($confDir . '/{packages}/*.yaml', 'glob');

This is a Symfony Bundle requirement, the same can also be achieved using Bundle Extensions. Please refer to the Symfony Documentation.

We will now use monolog configuration to create a channel for your log messages; the channel should be a unique name identifying your plugin. See below for an example:


  channels: ['my_plugin_channel']

Monolog automatically registers a logger service that you can inject in to your services, which is scoped to your channel. You can access the logger with the service ID: monolog.logger.my_plugin_channel.

With your newly created channel, you can create a handler, directing your new channel to it.

  channels: ['my_plugin_channel']

        type: rotating_file
        path: "%kernel.logs_dir%/my_plugin_%kernel.environment%.log"
        level: error
        channels: [ "my_plugin_channel"]

Following this approach allows project owners to redirect your channel to a different one to better suit their needs.