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How is the Order of Templates to be used

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Community Member, 146 Posts

3 November 2015 at 10:07pm

The Following things I already evaluated:

Templates in Folder Framework get overwritten by Templates in the selected themes Folder get overwritten by Templates in Folder mysite (or any other folder I define as global $project).

But what about templates in other modules?


Community Member, 166 Posts

4 November 2015 at 8:58am

Hi Andre,

The way I understand it is that any module/addon folders in your root directory (E.g. /htdocs) will override template (.ss) and PHP code files within your themes folder.

There are really only two places you want to have template (.ss) files, within either "themes/{themeName}/templates/Layout" OR the root folder (E.g. /htdocs) inside an addon/Module folder.

Your mysite folder is used for all your PHP coding, atleast when it comes to theming.
So your "mysite/code" folder will house all your PHP files, not template files (.ss) should be sitting in here.

Addons/modules have their own folder structure, most would simply start with a "code" folder and "template" folder.
The structure would look a little like below:

-Addon/Module Folder
		-PHP Files
			-.SS Files
		-.js Files
		-css files
	_config.php (For configuration)
	composer.json (For composer setup)
	Readme.MD (For Github)



Community Member, 166 Posts

4 November 2015 at 8:59am

I guess that didnt really answer your question.

Modules/addons override everything else.