If you install and enable templater should you then disable the core templates plugin?

As the title says. I’m wondering if it is best to disable the core Templates plugin if I am going to be using Templater.

Thanks

You can use both. I do.

Just make sure their hotkeys are different, and you keep the Templates templates in one folder and Templater templates in another folder.

@ariehen

Is there any advantage to using both?

And is there any overlap in functionality between them?

I think most folks who get into Templater exclusively use that. I have a few Templates kicking around that I still use and haven’t bothered moving over to Templater templates yet (but probably will when I remember to do it).

People who use the Periodic Notes plugin will want Templates turned on iirc.

No overlap. The syntax used between the two is totally different.

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There is some overlap in functionality — Templater can do anything Templates does (using different syntax to do it), and a lot more.

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Ah yes, of course. Thanks for clarifying.

I was thinking in terms of working together or the syntax between the two.

As far as I understand, Templater don’t work in Canvas, but Templates does. Also Templates has this new ability to automatically merge properties, which Templater does not. I use Templates for this two cases, and Templater for everything else.

Templater is much more poverful, but unfortunately it didn’t update for a long time, an might not support some of the newer features. I personally use both and sometimes I even use them together (for some properties-related case I have a Templater template that runs script that calls out Templates template).

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