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Add-ons that make template changes.

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by ChrisR, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. ChrisR

    ChrisR Active Member


    I would like to ask how does Xenforo handle add-ons, that want to make template changes?
    With the software i have made add-on's with before they just used a search and replace method. So if someone is using i fully modified template the add-ons sometimes stuff things up.

    So does Xenforo have a better way of handling things like this?
    Vladislav Rastrusny likes this.
  2. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I know you do not want to hear this, but Mike or Kier will be the best ones to answer your question.
    ChrisR likes this.
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Right now, changes would have to be made by hand, unless there's a position in the code that you can hook into. We have some ideas to help this, but I'm not sure when they'd be implemented/attempted.
  4. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping the ability to extend MVC functions will help, so that we can add things to the HTML as they are output. If the View is outputting a bunch of data, then we should be able to shoehorn that data into the Model and Controller and let the View do its thing. And Style Properties to make it all switchable. ;)

    Am I close? Totally off base? I'm not too up on MVC/OOP.
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The challenge is still getting it into the HTML. You can inject the data, but it has to be put somewhere.
  6. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I really miss this feature. I hope you can implement this feature soon, it's very useful and it helps a lot.

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