Robin S

Add Template Enhancements

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This module corrects a few things that I find awkward about the "Add New Template" workflow in the PW admin. I opened a wishlist topic a while back because it would good to resolve some of these things in the core, but this module is a stopgap for now.

Originally I was going to share these as a few standalone hooks, but decided to bundle them together in a configurable module instead. This module should be considered alpha until it has gone through some more testing.

Add Template Enhancements

Adds some efficiency enhancements when adding or cloning templates via admin.



  • Derive template label from name: if you like to give each of your templates a label then this feature can save some time. When one or more new templates are added in admin a label is derived automatically from the name. There are options for underscore/hyphen replacement and capitalisation of the label.
  • Edit template after add: when adding only a single template, the template is automatically opened for editing after it is added.
  • Copy field contexts when cloning: this copies the field contexts (a.k.a. overrides such as column width, label and description) from the source template to the new template when using the "Duplicate/clone this template?" feature on the Advanced tab.
  • Copy field contexts when duplicating fields: this copies the field contexts if you select the "Duplicate fields used by another template" option when adding a new template.


Install the Add Template Enhancements module.

Configure the module settings according to what suits you.

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Thanks for this great module, @Robin S

Can i request to add this as I still think this is useful, and it fits within your module:


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Thanks for the feedback @alxndre.

The module is about better efficiency for the "Add Template" workflow, and I don't think sorting the page list is related to that. I'd like to keep this module fairly focused rather than becoming a collection of general admin tweaks (we already have a great module for that).

I agree with Soma's request though. He says his solution is a "dirty hook" but it actually looks very clean to me. I don't think I could come up with anything cleaner so I suggest sticking with Soma's solution. It doesn't need to be added in a module now that we have /site/ready.php.

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