ExpressionEngine® 3 User Guide

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Template Manager

Control Panel Location: Developer Tools ‣ Template Manager

The Template Manager allows you to create, edit and delete Template Groups and Templates. Clicking a particular Template Group name will reveal that Group so that you can work with it.


Permission Restrictions

  • Access settings: Design & Content
  • Template groups: Create New Groups
  • Template groups: Edit Groups
  • Template groups: Delete Groups
  • Template Management Allowed actions: Manage Template Settings
  • Template Management Allowed actions: Create New Templates
  • Template Management Allowed actions: Edit Templates
  • Template Management Allowed actions: Delete Templates
  • Template Management Allowed template groups



This will take you to Template Settings.

Export All

All templates, with their template groups, will be zipped and downloaded.

Search Templates

Searches template contents for the phrase.

Create New Template

This will take you to the create form.


The icons in the manage column perform actions on the channel in its row.


This opens the selected template in a new window, displaying it as it will be rendered on your site.


This will take you to the template’s edit form.


This will open a modal with the template’s settings form.

Bulk Actions

The checkbox in the right-most column of the table selects a button for a bulk action. When at least one checkbox is checked the bulk action dropdown menu and submit button will be made available in the lower righthand corner of the table.


The selected templates will be removed. Removing a template will cause a confirmation modal to appear that will summarize the action.

Export Templates

The selected templates will be zipped and downloaded.