Show Current Template


A WordPress plugin which shows the current template file name, the current theme name, and included template files’ name in the toolbar. If you like this plugin, you can buy me a coffee! 😉

Inspired by (and big thanks to):



  • Shows the current template file.


The Good Way

  1. In your WordPress Admin, go to the Add New Plugins page
  2. Search for: Show Current Template
  3. Show Current Template should be the first result. Click the Install link.

The Old Way

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


None so far.


22 June 2020
Why are updates being issued that don't actually change anything other than the version number, like this? "No functional change at all except the version number in the plugin php file and donation url." This just wastes all your user's time doing pointless plugin updates to our sites. The last three updates were the same. Apart from this, the plugin works fine and is a very useful development tool.
6 June 2020
We build some pretty robust themes and it can be easy to lose track of what page a template is using. This saves me so much time in troubleshooting and updating templates! Great plugin!
30 April 2019
Not seeing the template info? In the WordPress admin area, under Users, find the entry for the administrative login you are using. Click the edit link. Look for a checkbox named Toolbar. Make sure that is checked/enabled and the setting is saved (Update Profile). You should now see the template info, assuming you are visiting the site with the same browser you used to log into the sites's WordPress admin. You can do this by having different tabs open in the browser. This is not mentioned in the plugin FAQ. Otherwise, this plugin displays the template information as advertised. It can be very useful for tracking down obscure PHP problems inside template files.
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Contributors & Developers

“Show Current Template” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Show Current Template” has been translated into 10 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Change log


  • No functional change at all, except the version number in the plugin PHP file and donation URL.


  • No functional change at all, except the version number in the plugin PHP file and donation URL.


  • No change at all, except the version number in the plugin PHP file.


  • Just add a donate link.


  • UPDATED: make the file list scrollable.
  • UPDATED: change CSS to SASS.


  • Oops, too short.


  • UPDATED: make the height of included file names shorter


  • UPDATED: update for 3.8.


  • FIXED: update for 3.8.


  • FIXED: fixed the issue of not displaying the parent theme name when using a child theme.


  • UPDATED: do not show the current file in the included files list.


  • FIXED: fixed some notices.


  • FIXED: fixed potential conflict text domain (
    Thanks to @wokamoto san.


  • UPDATED: readme.txt


  • Initial release