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Avatar r.smith asked

[Feature Request] Please don't default to "Replace existing content" when applying a Layout from the Library

Yootheme Pro 1.3.12 (at the time of asking this question)
Wordpress 4.7.2

Please don't default to "Replace existing content" when applying a Layout from the Library
(In other words, please don't have that option Checked by default.)

Reasons, for your consideration:
1) I've erased an entire page several times because of this.
2) Surprisingly (even to me) one time I "committed" an erased page before I realized what I had done, loosing much work!
3) It seems to me that "Replacing existing content" is a far rarer activity than simply adding a saved Layout.
4) Having a default behavior that easily wipes content out, particularly when it could be a lot of content, would very rarely be considered user-friendly.

Thank you.

  • Feature Request
  • YOOtheme Pro


9 Answers


Avatar erik Yootheme answered

Hi everyone,

We appreciate you sharing your feedback on YOOtheme Pro and yes, we already realized this is a problem and a better solution for this will be added as soon as possible.



Avatar dezz answered

I totally agree.
Why is this box checked by default?


Avatar ben.allan answered

I just came here to make the exact same post! great feature, but I'm forever cancelling and having to place content again because I forgot to uncheck the box!

Thanks guys!


Avatar kjl99 answered

I just said good-bye to 8 hours of work due to this. Yes - user error, but not having this defaulted would be a great UX improvement. And/ or the ability to undo, or go back to an earlier revision.


Avatar alexander.girod answered

Vote this question (the ver first one of course), if you like to see this implemented. +1


Avatar jose.a.suarez answered

Someone have an answer to this already? this question have five months no one from YooTheme answering here... PLEASE HELP, yes I am screaming for help please...

I am using Joomla 3.7.4 and YTP 1.9.1



Avatar paul.spyker.34 answered

This is also something that is causing us issues. We don't want content creators to have to uncheck this option every time they want to drop in a new section from the Library.


Avatar maarten.verzaal.83 answered

I would love a bit more control here as I also lost hours of works due to overwriting things I don't want to overwrite. Right now I'd even like to backup my layouts so I don't lose more. But that is not how it should be. - Being able to see the timestamps of layouts previously saved would be helpful. More filesystem-like. - Being able to see what layout is active on what page. - maybe even export/import would solve some of my issues.

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