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

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Tue Nov 21 04:16:20 UTC 2017

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

Comment (by dbhiems):

 Thank you @westonruter for making the fix into a plugin. It is working for

 I think this is a bigger problem than just fixing bugs in a new release,
 because the 4.9 wordpress update essentially disabled a core wordpress
 feature with no explanation or way to fix it for the average user. It
 honestly makes me wonder how something like this was able to make it into
 the release in the first place. Like what is the decision making process
 to allow a change like that without appropriate review of the consequences
 for users. Any user like myself would have no idea that now, after
 creating a new page template, we will not see it appear for up to an hour,
 so for all intents and purposes custom page templates is now non
 functional. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why my page
 templates didn't show up anymore, when I was doing exactly the same thing
 a few days ago with no problems. Literally copying the code of an existing
 page template (which showed up in the template list dropdown) and saving
 to a new renamed template would not show up in the list. It was a
 completely bizarre and frustrating situation. I really hope this gets
 looked at as a systematic issue beyond just fixing the bug because it I
 feel it undermines the trust in the excellence in wordpress with users and
 the expectation that new releases will improve things for the user.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/42573#comment:50>
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