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Can't locate default.master.tpl

Hi, I am trying to locate the "default.master.tpl" file but can't seem to find it in the following directory:


The PHP version (default.master.tpl) is there but not the TPL one. Am I looking in the wrong directory?


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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited January 2014

    some themes use default.master.tpl and some use default.master.php

    they provide the same function, you won't find both, it is an either one or the other.

    depending on which you have .tpl (modifying by smarty variables) or .php (modify php).

    if your custom theme does not have a default.master.tpl you can create one by copying from another theme that does have one. You can do the same for default.master..php

    Generally a good idea to mention your version of vanilla!!!!!!

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    Thanks for the tip!

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    vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    Do not modify the default.master from the dashboard. Please create a new theme or download a theme to edit. Or clone the default. But do not edit the default.

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    follow the steps


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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP
    edited January 2014


    That is completely the wrong advice to give.

    default.master files, php or tpl, should only be modified via a custom theme.

    Editing the core means that your changes will be overwritten whenever you update to a new version.

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