EE Debug Toolbar


mithra62 - Eric Lamb

3rd Party (Free)

507 downloads (last 90 days)

BSD 3-Clause License Download v1.0.1

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


If an item is crossed out, it might be untested, not applicable or incompatible. Contact the developer to be sure.

  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



Adds an unobtrusive interface for debugging output on an ExpressionEngine 2.0 site. Replaces default Profiler and Template Debugger provided with ExpressionEngine.

Adds ExpressionEngine/CodeIgniter version info, available variables, included files, template debugger, all benchmarks, the config data, and all database queries.


Upload to your third_party directory inside a directory called “ee_debug_toolbar” and activate within your ExpressionEngine Control Panel.

Benchmark Instructions

To have your benchmarks used within the Toolbar you have to follow a couple conventions.

  1. Your benchmark names should end in either the string “_start” or “_end”.
  2. Ensure the names are logical enoughed to be parsed using: ucwords(str_replace(array(‘_’, ‘-’), ’ ‘, $key))


‘debug_toolbar_start’ and ‘debug_toolbar_end’


Initially built by Eric Lamb (mithra62) but uses code from Chris Imrie (with permission) and RequireJS for EE.

Download EE Debug Toolbar

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0.1 May 19, 2014

EE Debug Toolbar Links

This entry was created November 14, 2012, 3:31 pm.
This entry was last updated May 20, 2014, 1:00 am.

Disclaimer: Information about ExpressionEngine add-ons is provided as a service to you, the user, and every member of the ExpressionEngine community. devot:ee is not responsible if you hose, mangle, wreck, or otherwise destroy your EE website by installing an add-on that you found out about at this site, regardless of its rating, Favorites status, commercial or free status, or general popularity. Caveat EEmptor!

Returns: devot:ee has a 30-day return policy on all commercial add-ons sold through If you need to return an add-on, do not go to the developer or the developer's site, but rather visit our returns page at to initiate your return. If you have questions, email

7 Reviews:

Todd D. 12.26.13

Todd D.
Rating - {addon_rating_average}

Impressive! Most impressive!

RealJustinLong 08.14.13

Rating - {addon_rating_average}

This is just an awesome add-on. The ability to see your performance hiccups in a graph is crucial in tracking down bottlenecks or performance issues.

Natetronn 04.28.13

Rating - {addon_rating_average}

Don’t let the price tag fool you. Tons of great features in this toolbar for sure. Well done!

GF 01.27.13

Rating - {addon_rating_average}

Eric did a bang up job with this one. This should be default with EE.

Objective HTML 11.20.12

Rating - {addon_rating_average}

5 stars to Eric on making this add-on available on Github, and for making it free. I know I am looking forward to contributing new features.

mrtopher 11.15.12

Rating - {addon_rating_average}

Very handy extension! Will definitely go in my toolbox moving forward.

PutYourLightsOn 11.15.12

Rating - {addon_rating_average}

A gem of an add-on, thanks Eric!