If you are a theme developer, there may be a base theme you are probably…
When testing and debugging your site, it’s good to have information about what exists on your page so you can try and trace the problem. The Helpful Information plugin gives you the information you need on any page on your WordPress site.
What’s It Do?
Helpful Information adds a tab in your admin bar which shows you information about the page you are currently on. This includes what theme and template you are using, what styles and scripts are loaded into the page, and what PHP files are included.
How’s It Work?
Once you install and activate the plugin, you’ll have a new tab in your admin bar, in both the back-end and front-end of your site, labeled “Helpful Information.” If you hover over this, it will have a list of categories that you can check out.
In the main drop-down, you will see the name of the theme you are using, the template filename (single.php for instance) and the post type of the page you are on. Each of these will link to the appropriate file so that you can track down its origin.
Next, you’ll see the “Scripts” and “Styles” tabs. The Styles section highlights any CSS stylesheets that are used by the page. This will list stylesheets that are being loaded onto your page and link to where they exist on your site.
The Includes tab will show you a list of PHP files that are being used on the page from your theme, plugins, and core. The core files won’t change much, but you should get good information on how many external PHP files your theme and plugins are pulling in on a page by page basis.
And that’s it; information you need, all in one place.
Costs, Caveats, Etc.
Helpful Information is completely free and relatively new. The developer has already added a new section and I imagine that it will be updated from time to time. If you are having a problem with it, you can visit the Support Forums.