I am using magento 1.9.3 and I have followed all the steps to turn on Varien Profiler but when I go to the frontend it still won't show up.

1) enabled it in system -> configuration -> advanced -> developer -> debug(profiler) = enabled

2) Varien_Profiler::enable() is uncommented in index.php

3) Cleared cache

I also have https://www.mgt-commerce.com/magento-developer-toolbar.html and its worth noting that the toolbar is showing up in the admin section but not on the frontend.

I have also enabled sql profiling.

Any idea what I am missing?


The allowed IP's is blank for every configuration. Also, its worth noting that im using a custom theme. However, turning this theme off and going to default or rwd doesn't seem to change anything.

  • Check system -> configuration -> advanced -> developer -> Developer Client Restrictions > Allowed IPs (comma separated) have blank value or your ip, check also with changing store. Jul 12, 2017 at 10:02
  • blank for each configuration. I've tried adding my IP address in there in the past just to see if that changed anything but it didn't. Jul 12, 2017 at 12:20

2 Answers 2


We have encountered the same issue for the Mgt Commerce Developer Toolbar extension, and solved it like this:

Copy frontend extension files in frontend/rwd/default instead of frontend/default/default as stated in the extension instructions.

Our installation was Magento with Sample Data included on, Windows 10 platform with XAMPP installed.



You have to setup not only the Profiler but the configuration scope. Every scope has a profiler setting. See the top left corner select box (current configuration scope) in the admin.

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