[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #42573: Templates not working properly

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Mon Nov 20 18:22:14 UTC 2017

#42573: Templates not working properly
 Reporter:  precies       |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  4.9.1
Component:  Themes        |     Version:  4.9
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch   |     Focuses:

Comment (by SergeyBiryukov):

 Replying to [comment:28 theMikeD]:
 > Replying to [comment:25 SergeyBiryukov]:
 > > I don't think the `WP_DEBUG` check is enough here. Plenty of users
 that create custom templates never heard of `WP_DEBUG`, and bumping the
 theme version is not an obvious step either.
 > >
 > > Could we disable the caching for files in the theme's root directory
 (which seems to be where most users upload custom templates), and only use
 it for subdirectories?
 > This feel like a half measure and would not help with themes that put
 template in subfolders. WP_DEBUG along with documenting this somewhere
 would be a good first step. An option somewhere in the UI to flush the
 template cache would also help non-developers. But WP_DEBUG at a minimum.

 I meant disabling caching in the theme's root directory in addition to the
 `WP_DEBUG` check, not instead of it. A UI option seems like a non-starter
 though, as it contradicts the WordPress' philosophy of "decisions, not

 That said, I agree with @ryanduff in comment:36, caching should not be
 necessary here at all.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/42573#comment:41>
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