Theme Inspector

Description

A simple, lightweight plugin that displays useful technical information on pages and posts to aid in developing WordPress themes. Provides quick access to things that are sometimes hidden, like post/page ID, slug, taxonomy terms, and post type slug. Theme Inspector tells you exactly what conditional tags are true on each view, and what template file loaded on each page view.

  • Use In Conjunction with the WP Template Hierarchy Document.
  • Theme Inspector is only visible to logged in Administrators.
  • Appears on the right-side of the Toolbar (admin bar).

Installation

  1. Simply unzip and upload to the wp-content/plugins’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. There’s nothing to configure. Theme Inspector will automatically appear when you view your website as an Administrator. Look at the upper-right corner of the Toolbar (“Admin Bar”).
  4. Hover over “Theme Inspector” for a flyout-panel containing information about the page you are currently viewing.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Simply unzip and upload to the wp-content/plugins’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. There’s nothing to configure. Theme Inspector will automatically appear when you view your website as an Administrator. Look at the upper-right corner of the Toolbar (“Admin Bar”).
  4. Hover over “Theme Inspector” for a flyout-panel containing information about the page you are currently viewing.
I don’t see Theme Inspector! Where is it?

You must be logged in as an administrator, and viewing the Site (not the admin panel). It will appear on the admin bar.

Reviews

Fantastic Tool!

Not only does it show the currently active template file (what some other plugins do too), but it shows where in the template hierarchy it is. Therefor it’s very easy to know what template file to edit / replace in a child theme.

Also it shows the post type, post id, true conditions…

It’s a fantastic developer tool and I highly recommend it

Too sad that this plugin isn’t that well known. It’s the best of it’s kind in my humble opinion.

excellent plugin

The plug in is very useful: you always have all the info you need at your fingertip. Tech support is also very prompt.

The data you need, when you need it

I use this on every custom theme project I work on now. It makes debugging 1,000x easier by letting you know exactly what WordPress is thinking on each page.

I haven’t run into any user issues as of yet.

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Contributors & Developers

“Theme Inspector” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

3.0.3

  • Added support for WooCommerce templates

3.0

  • Added the complete template hierarchy chain for the currently displayed page
  • minor CSS improvements

2.0

  • Moved the display to the admin bar (toolbar) for consistency
  • Changed CSS styles to be more readable in all themes
  • Improved code structure and added Inspector functions

1.0

  • Original Version – Theme Inspector displays all info at the bottom corner of the screen