Not a bug Add new template modification button missing


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I was helping @Micha to upgrade his old wBB2 to XenForo and with that, we were fiddling around with some templates. While I know from betas and RCs that there should be a button to add new template mods, there is none in 1.2.0 in none of the forums I have access to. It looks like on the picture.


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Okay... So this was changed then since RC1, right?

Is it right to be able to access the add new page if you know the URL when not in debug mode?


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Yes to both questions.

If you want to use TMs to edit your templates as an end user, we're not going to outright stop you - hence the direct URL access. We are going to discourage it though as the template should be edited directly instead.


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That's not the first time I see people wondering where is 'Create new modification' button. Maybe it's better to add some faint explanation there like: 'You need to enter debug mode in order to create new TM'.


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Is there any particular reason why users should not be creating template modifications and editing the templates instead? I use the Template Modifications to test things, and it is very easy being able to turn something off with a click of a button.


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It's also very easy to make a mistake when using the Template Modifications and wipe out entire templates, which can be difficult for some to debug and fix.