Magento: How to Turn On Template Path Hints and Inline Translation

Background

These settings – especially template path hints – are unclear in existing documentation.The Magento User Guide makes no mention of either. My guess is that it’s considered beyond the scope of that manual. I’ve not seen any mention in php|Architect’s “Guide to E-commerce Programming with Magento” so far, either.

Magento Inline Translation

This is turned on by visting your System >> Configuration Menu, and opening the Developer tab (way bottom left). From there, open the Translate Inline pane. Notice our Configuration Scope: “Default.” You can also set this at the website and/ or store level. Here’s what you’ll see:

Magento Inline Translation Setting
Magento Inline Translation Setting

Magento Template Path Hints

This is a little sneaky. Template Path Hints are controlled by a setting under the “Debug” pane. Visit System >> Configuration >> Developer. But wait. What if you don’t see it?

Chances are, your current configuration scope is set to “Default Config.” You cannot setup Magento Template Path Hints globally. You’ll need to set the Configuration Scope to a website or store configuration. When you do, you’ll see a screen like this:

Template Path Hints
Magento Template Path Hints

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