How to check which files are called loading a specific page

Sometimes you would like to modify a template file of your child theme but it’s hard to understand which file of the parent theme WordPress is calling to output the page.

Other times you know it’s the template file of a certain plugin, but you have no idea which file.

In other cases, you just need to know which files are called for debugging.

In all these cases, Freesoul Deactivate Plugins can help you find out which files are called.

FDP | How to check the PHP files that are called when loading a page

How to check which PHP files are called for loading a specific page.

  • Go to Freesoul Deactivate Plugins => SIngles
  • Click on the plus icon related to the page that you want to check to open the actions panel
  • Click on 

A new tab will open loading the checked plugins.

At the bottom of the page, you will see the button “Show Files”.

Freesoul Deactivate Plugins - Popup showing the files called by WordPress

Clicking that button a window including the called files will open. You will see all the files that each plugin and the theme call to build the page.