Smarty vs PHP
*NOTE: You can still use php if you like 😉
Quick rundown of the new Vanilla Smarty Templates
We’ve renamed default.master.php to default.master.tpl. You will notice that this .tpl file uses some custom Smarty tags: adding a custom logo, calling discussions and the panel, displaying the searchbox, etc.
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