What The File adds an option to your toolbar showing what file and template parts are used to display the page you’re currently viewing.
we have several different templates on our site and this helps to see quickly which main template file and sub-template files are being used. thats really it.
The plugin will give me the main file that controls a page - but I wish it would give me the files that contribute page parts, too - for example, an Add To Cart button from WooCommerce.
There must be 20 files that could plausibly contribute to that button, but all What The File will tell me is that most of the page is coming from mytheme/template.php - well, I knew that.
Now, if only it could tell me what WooCommerce file breaks my responsive header on product pages - right now, I'm just not showing product pages, and adding cta buttons on product listings that occur elsewhere.
This is a great plugin - saves me so much time and headache! I was previously using the Debug bar plugin - but it requires editing of config files and access to a client's FTP - too much hassle. This works straight out of the box.
practically useful user-friendly
I started to use this plugin (Whats the File) just recently. I'm a novice to wordpress with [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ]> being the first wordpress site that I went live online with. Being a such a novice, when I went looking for a theme I picked and fell in love with one but didn't realize at the time there was no support for the theme (Foodiet) and the author's web link is being used for something entirely different.
I needed something to help me work on the theme and ran across this plugin (Whats the file). It really has helped me identify the file I either need to fix or alter for my expanding needs/ideas. Until I can find something else I'm stuck with this theme. Thank you Barry Kooij for a very useful plugin.
as always, i love plugins that do one things and do it well. This is sweet, so handy, i don't have to go through contortions to see what my theme code is really doing.
i will echo others: nag messages give a negative taste whenever one sees them, which counteracts the positive benefit of getting the reviews you want :)
And the plugin would be perfect if it showed *every* file included, not just the "get_template_part()"
Antes de conocer este plugin me volvía loco buscando los archivos de cada página en los temas que compraba y no eran míos. Ahora en un tis, ya sé cuál es.
I find it to work great, a useful insight to which files are being used to generate a page in WordPress. A great job by the author, thanks!
A must have, especially if you want to understand Woocommerce themes schemas.
Found myself strugglin' with a child theme and didn't know which file from the parent theme was bugging me. Installed Barry's gem et voila, now I know.
Big up Barry!
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