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What The File

Description

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. You can click the file name to directly edit it through the theme editor, though I don’t recommend this for bigger changes. What The File supports BuddyPress and Roots Theme based themes.

More information can be found here.
For support please visit the Support forum.

Screenshots

  • What The File shows you what template file is used.

Installation

  1. Upload what-the-file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Where can I see what template file is used?

In the toolbar you will find the “What The File” option. Hovering this option will display the currently used template file, clicking the template file name will allow you to edit the template file with the WordPress file editor. Please note that some BuddyPress files can’t be edited in the WordPress editor.

I can’t find the “What The File” option in the toolbar

You have to be an Administrator to see the “What The File” option.

Does What The File supports BuddyPress

Yes it does.

Does What The File supports Roots Theme

Yes it does.

You saved me so much time, is there any way I can thank you?

Glad to hear I could help you! You can thank me in various ways, please see my donation page to find out more.

Reviews

Séptembor 24, 2020
Nice plugin, awarded 4 stars (I would do 4.8 if possible). I will change it to 5 when it will be able to show me more than just 1 parent file, but also the child ones. Otherwise is very useful
Séptembor 1, 2020
This plugin helped me a million times. This is a first plugin I installing on wp site 🙂 <3
Ogóst 8, 2020
Despite the naysayer's that have nothing better to do with their lives, this is one of those plugins that really makes a developers life easier. Granted, there are ways of discovering which templates are in use by examining page source code. But this plugin simplifies the process. A word about PHP version. I've been using this plugin since PHP version 7.0 and above. It works just fine. The point is just because a plugin hasn't been updated in a few years doesn't mean it has to be. Many thanks Never5
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Contributors & Developers

“What The File” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.5.4: October 8, 2017

  • Version and meta update.

1.5.3: May 2, 2016

  • Appended an extra check for the Sage starter theme, props remyvv.

1.5.2

  • Fixed a CSS bug with admin bar.

1.5.1

  • Fixed a bug where some themes make all images display block.

1.5.0

  • Only add edit link if direct file editing is allowed. Props szepeviktor
  • Wrapped initiation in hooks and split frontend and admin code.
  • Removed use of create_function.
  • Various code optimizations.

1.4.1

  • Fixed wrongly aligned arrow in MP6 – props remyvv.
  • Template parts are now correctly shown in child themes – props remyvv.
  • Code style change.

1.4.0

  • Fixed a template part bug, props remyvv
  • Code style change

1.3.2

  • Plugin now check if file exists in child theme or parent theme.

1.3.1

  • Editing files directly through the theme editor now supports child themes.

1.3.0

  • Added template part support.

1.2.1

  • Improved the admin panel and administrator role check.

1.2.0

  • Added BuddyPress support.
  • Added WordPress.org review notice.
  • Fixed admin check.
  • Small code changes and refactoring.
  • Extended GPL license.

1.1.2

  • Fixed admin url bug caused when WordPress is installed in a subdirectory.

1.1.1

  • Small meta information changes.

1.1.0

  • Added Roots Theme support.
  • Added WordPress 3.5.1 support.
  • Meta information changed.

1.0.3

  • Added WordPress 3.5 support.
  • Small meta information changes.

1.0.2

  • Fixed incorrect url when theme directory name differs from theme name.

1.0.1

  • Changed the way the plugin initializes.
  • Moved CSS from file to inline CSS.