How to turn on Template Path Hints

How to turn on Template Path Hints

Magento Web Design Jan 13, 2016 Magento Resources 0

What are Template Path Hints?

When working with your Magento eShop, things can get complicated, it’s useful to have as much help as possible. Thankfully, Magento has built in Template Path hints that can be activated to help you identify the elements that you are currently editing, by displaying the html link to the page, whilst displaying which piece of phtml you are currently editing.

To turn on Template Path Hints in Magento, follow these steps:

  1. Log into the Magento back-end admin
  2. Go to System -> Configuration in the main menu
  3. Go to Developer on the bottom left under ADVANCED
  4. Turn on “Store View”
  5. Under the Debug tab of the same Developer config page you will see an option appear that will allow you to turn on template path hints.

    Remember to clear your cache.


How to make it show for only your computer

In the same screen where you would enable template path hints, enter your IP address in the dev console filter field (first field in the Developer config screen). Click here to see what your IP address is if you dont know. If you do this correctly, your computer (or anyone else with the same WAN IP address on your network) will only see the template path hints, or anything in the developer config for the matter.