I tried to upgrade my Magento into 2.2.0. And I see that is missing Advanced and Developer items. Is it me? Why it's happening this?

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Check your Deployment Mode it is in Production.

To enable the developer tab menu under the Advanced You need to change it to Developer Mode

So run this command : php bin/magento deploy:mode:set developer

Clear the cache by running this command : php bin/magento cache:clean

Now check Go to admin ->logged in ->click on stores ->configuration->advanced -> you will see developer option now.

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    does not work on magento 2.2.2 Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 15:06
  • @Blueblazer172 - its working on magento 2.2.2 - kindly check your environment mode again !! Commented Mar 12, 2018 at 15:55
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    @Butterfly - You can do it by command line, here is the command - php bin/magento dev:template-hints:enable Commented Apr 4, 2019 at 6:54
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    @ManthanDave It helps. Thanks
    – Anto S
    Commented Apr 4, 2019 at 7:34
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    @Butterfly - Happy to help you keep helping others ! Commented Apr 4, 2019 at 10:19

In Magento 2.2 advance section has been removed,

The ability to disable module output has been removed from Admin. If you disabled module output from Admin in a previous release, you must manually configure these settings. See Disable module output for details.

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You can read release note from this link


Developer section is there Magentoteam doesn't remove this feature. I checked in my fresh setup. Still you can debug this from below location

vendor\magento\module-backend\etc\adminhtml\system.xml and check If developer section is there or not. If its there then may be something wrong with Instillation process.

  • Okay the advanced section was removed, but the developer?
    – Marc Pont
    Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 8:50
  • Developer section is there, please check it I checked in fresh Instillation and it's there. see my edit @slayerbleast
    – Keyur Shah
    Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 10:51

Keyur's answer solved my issue, but i wanted to add that for a site that has been migrated to Magento 2.2, the settings for this are migrated into the core_config_data database table. So if you are facing an issue where a module is disabled and there isn't a reference in the /vendor/magento/module-backend/etc/config.xml file, you might find it in your DB.

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