Enable Template Path Hints for Frontend & Admin Panel in Magento

In magento, the html on any page comes from many different phtml files. So if you want to make a change in any page, you need to first know from where that html code is generated. To know this, you need to enable template path hints from magento.

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1. Enable template path hints for Frontend

 

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Go to System -> Configuration. In the top left there is a box named “Current Configuration Scope“ which has a drop down. From that drop down, choose your store view name. After this go to Advanced -> Developer->Debug And here make Template Path Hints = Yes

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2. Enable template path hints for Admin Panel

Step 1 - Connect to database

Step 2 - Enter values into 'core_config_data' table

Run the following query on the Magento database:

INSERT INTO core_config_data (scope, scope_id, path, value)

VALUES ('websites', 0, 'dev/debug/template_hints', 1),

('websites', 0, 'dev/debug/template_hints_blocks', 1);

Disabling Hints

When you've finished development want to turn off template hints in the admin panel, open the core_config_data table and change the 'value' column of the two rows you inserted to "0".

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