Enable Frontend Hint to Magento

Frontend Hint and Template hint in magento is very useful while developing an application .

This feature is by default available in all magento based site.

If You want to enable frontend hints on magento then go to

system >> Configuration >>

From this page

Under Advance tab (In the left side at the end)

there is a section with name “Developer” click on that

Now change the store to “Default Store View”

Now set “Template Path Hints” to “Yes”

and also set “Add Block Names to Hints ” to “Yes”

frontend hints in magento

Enable Frontend hits for Magento based websites from Database directly:

Run below sqls in your database:

UPDATE core_config_data SET value=1 WHERE scope=’default’ AND scope_id = 0 AND path =’dev/debug/template_hints’

Disable Frontend hits for Magento based websites from Database directly:

Run below sqls in your database:

UPDATE core_config_data SET value=0 WHERE scope=’default’ AND scope_id = 0 AND path =’dev/debug/template_hints’

Note: You need to refresh cache of your site if changes are not getting reflected to your website.

If you don’t have access of admin login credential then you can rename /var/cache folder so that all cache of your website should be created newly. Here its notable that cache is not being stored on APC,varnis or some other location otherwise changes wouldn’t displayed.

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Chandra Shekhar Pandey is Google certified Cloud engineer, I am Magento2 Trained developer. Having huge experience in designing cloud solution. I have around 12 years of experience with world enterprise IT companies and fortune 500 clients. During my architecture design I am always caring about high availability, fast performance and resilient system. From the programmer background I have huge experience in LAMP stack as well. Throughout my carrier I have worked on Retail, E-Learning, Video... Read More about Chandra Shekhar

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