On one of my Magento 2 websites I noticed while in Production mode, the Developer tab is still showing in Stores > Settings -> Configuration > Advanced.

The store seems to be running fine but something has to be wrong as it's not hiding the developer tab.

Has anyone come across this before?

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Yes the developer configuration section can still be visible in production mode if the static materialized view files listed below are not cleaned up.

  • pub\static

  • var\view_preprocessed

also clear the cache.

For code investigation , debug these files


Magento\Developer\Model\Config\Backend\WorkflowType - afterSave()

  • Thanks for your suggestion. The materialised view files are being cleared completely and the Developer section still appears unfortunately. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:37
  • I'm having same behaviour, any ideas?
    – obsergiu
    Mar 29, 2023 at 13:06
  • Any news regarding same or solution you got Jun 8, 2023 at 14:02

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