Why the handlebars templates are in this directory instead of the templates directory? And, do you have any suggestions on how I can alter this component/template or if I’m doing something wrong?
We’re working on updating Discourse to the latest version of Ember, and one of the new features is template colocation (templates and the relevant JS file can be located in the same directory).
Hi @kaden-stytch - the Sidebar, and a few other parts of Discourse, are using a more modern approach for handling templates (Ember’s Colocated Component Templates). Right now we don’t have any way for them to be overridden from themes/plugins, but it’s something I have on my list to improve.
I’ll let you know once we have a solution. Fingers crossed that’ll be in the next couple of weeks.
@kaden-stytch it’s now possible to override ‘colocated’ component templates in the latest version of Discourse. I’ve written up some documentation for template overrides here:
Please do make sure you read the warnings at the top and understand the risks. IMO overriding sidebar templates is particularly risky right now because it’s an area of Discourse we’re very actively developing / refactoring.