Why are admin templates separated from regular templates?


Well-known member
Can someone explain why are admin templates separated from the regular templates in the adminCP? Is there any fundamental difference between the two?


Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
The main difference is there are several separate template systems. There's obviously a separation for email templates too.

Functionally, there are differences in the syntax that each support. You can use Admin form helpers in admin templates, e.g. <xen:form>, <xen:textboxunit> etc. whereas you can't use those in public templates.

In addition to that, the public templates have much more functionality. They have styling support, edit history, merging support etc.