User guide states:

  1. Set Template Preferences From the Control Panel, go to SettingsTemplate Settings.

Set Save Templates as Files to Yes.

but there is no such setting on the template settings page


  • You're right!?!. Even in the Template Manager->Template->Settings i can't find the setting!?.. But my project is 4.0.4 and i work with the saved templates?!.. Maybe because i updated from 4.x.x.
    – Benoit L
    Commented Jan 3, 2018 at 11:17
  • It's been reported as a "bug" in the doc. I guess it's now always saving the templates as files?!?
    – Benoit L
    Commented Jan 3, 2018 at 21:35

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From EE3, it becomes smarter. They had removed this option to Save Template as Files. It is automatically saved all the templates as files by default. You just need to create any template group and then provide Short name in General Settings. It will automatically create the folder with your Short name and inside it you can find the template group and its files. No need to set Save Template as Files to Yes.

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