How to Enable Template Path Hints in Magento 2

Apr 3, 2018458Denis Natalevich
How to Enable Template Path Hints in Magento 2

We keep exploring the latest version of the most popular ecommerce development platform. In this article you are going to learn about different ways to enable and disable template path hints in Magento 2. Here you can see a brief list of frequently asked how-to questions that our Magento developers tried to cover in this article:

  • How to enable template path hints via Admin panel?
  • How to enable template path hints via command line?
  • How to enable/disable template path hints via mysql for Storefront?
  • How to enable/disable template path hints via mysql for Admin?
  • How to enable/disable template path hints via env.php file?

Enabling template path hints via Admin panel

For storefront: Store > Configuration > Advanced > Developer > Debug > Enabled Template Path Hints for Storefront > Yes.

For Admin: Store > Configuration > Advanced > Developer > Debug > Enabled Template Path Hints for Admin > Yes.

Here how it looks like on the Admin page (click on the image to open it in full size):

admin

After that we should clean the cache. Do it via the Admin panelSystem > Tools > Cache Managment > Select All > Refresh > Submit.

Or using the console:

This is how our front is going to look like (click on the image to open it in full size):

front 1

The Admin page will look like this (click on the image to open it in full size):

admin 1

Enabling Template Path Hints via Command Line

For Storefront

Disable frontend template hints:

Enable frontend template hints:

After that cache flush might be required:

For Admin

Enabling and disabling frontend template hints is not possible for Admin in the current version Magento 2.2.3.

Enabling/Disabling Template Path Hints via mysql for Storefront

Scope contains the value Store View.

Scope will equal default for Default Store View. For Main Website, scope will equal websites.

Enable:

Disable:

Enabling/Disabling Template Path Hints via mysql for Admin

Enable:

Disable:

Enabling/Disabling Template Path Hints via env.php file

In case you cannot change the value via the Admin panel, as shown on the screenshot (click on the image to open it in full size):

env

search for the value in file app/etc/env.php

In this file you can change the value template_hints_storefront and template_hints_admin.

That is how you deal with Template Path Hints in Magento 2. We hope these tips will be helpful and clear to you. If not, please ask your questions in the comment section.

To learn other useful tips on Magento 2 Development click here.



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