Currently, I don't know how to find the layout of the manage customer page (Customers > Manage Customer). Generally, how can I find the block/layout/template/controller of a specific page?

Thank you!

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Mage/Adminhtml module is responsible for backend functionality. Here you can find Controller & block related to each module in backend.

For Customer block, you can refer in Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Customer/.

For Backend layout & template, you can check on below two paths:



To find out which block is coming in use for particular page, You need to check particular layout file. For example to check Manage Customer page block, first you need to refer customer.xml file on below path:


In the layout file, we need to check as per handle which block is loading like below section:

<block type="core/text_list" name="root" output="toHtml">
    <block type="adminhtml/customer_grid" name="admin.customer.grid"/>
  • Ooh okay, so we need to check the layout to find blocks and config.xml to find layout , ok i understand. Another question, there is a debugger for Magento 1 like the Drupal Twig debugger ? Aug 2, 2019 at 7:15

You can enable a template path hints for admin

System > Configuration > Developer > Debug

Select Yes to Template Path hints and Add Block names to hints

You can get the controller from the Url.

Hope it Helps.

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