Show advanced information for blocks in Magento2 Frontend

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v1.1.2 2017-01-10 06:51 UTC

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The creation, modification and debugging of Magento 2 frontend templates can be supported by enabling the build in "Template Path Hints for Storefront" in Admin configuration of Magento 2.

Store > Configuration > Advanced > Developer > Debug > Enabled Template Path Hints for Storefront > Yes

The result are graphical enhanced frontend blocks with basic information about template pathes.


This information is useful for template-designer and developers to create or modify Magento 2 features, but the information is provided is kept at a very low level:

Default Template-file behavior


This Magento 2 "Templatehints" module addresses that point. New features are added to Template Path Hints functionality of Magento 2:

  • General information is displayed for each block

    • Template file
    • Block type
    • Name of block in layout
    • Module for block
    • Information about parent block
  • Cache information

  • Cache key of current block

  • Cache Tags of current block

  • Configured lifetime for current block

  • Cache key info string

  • Current status of current block in cache (found, disabled, not found)

Installation of the magento2 template path hints extension

Add the module to your composer file:



"require": { ...

"shockwavemk/magento2-module-templatehints": "dev-master",

... },

Add my packages server to your composer file:

{ "repositories": [ { "type": "composer", "url": "" } ] }