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Make admin interface fully templated

Chris Maxwell shared this idea 6 years ago
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Make all pages of the admin interface templated (like the clientarea) so that WHMCS admins can set up their installations to exactly meet their business requirements.

WHMCS does a great job of appealing to a wide range of customers, but every business is unique and so allowing the admin to configure the admin template design to meet their requirements is a logical choice.

This would also open up a new opportunity for developers to produce WHMCS admin templates in the same way as many clientarea templates are already on offer.

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One of the primary reasons we don't do this is that it would be an even bigger barrier to upgrading if you had not just the client area templates to update, but admin area templates too - and if you take into account that in a typical release we do probably on average 4 changes to the admin area interface for every 1 in the client area, that's going to be a lot of templates to keep up to date...

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I really need to convert dates to Jalali and Hijri calendar and if admin area was templated I could do it ad I do it in client area...

Also it would be possible to customize report tables and columns

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We really need this feature. Currently we use the adminareaheader/footer hooks to insert/edit content using javascript where necessary, but that's a big workaround for something that could be as simple as a template change. I understand the notion of constant admin changes causing issues with upgrading, but that's really what your clients agree to when making template modifications in the first place. Good diff/merge tools and version tracking software solve a lot of these issues for us.

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Allow removal of Tabs on Client Profile on the Admin side.