Editable Templates are now the recommendation for building new AEM Sites.
Consistent author experience - Enhancements in AEM Sites authoring are carried over to Template editing including in-line Layout mode and Content Tree Panel.
Advanced Policy configurations - The following highlights some advanced policy configurations made available with Editable Templates.
- Layout Container - ability to configure Allowed Components, Manage the Drag + Drop mapping of Assets, and Responsive Grid columns
- Text Component - ability to configure Rich Text Editor plugins with a new UI and re-use RTE policies across templates.
- Image Component - ability to turn on / turn off features such as cropping, desktop file-upload with a new UI and re-use Image policies across templates.
Editable Templates can be found under Tools > General > Templates.
Editable Templates URL (local aem instance): http://localhost:4502/libs/wcm/core/content/sites/templates.html/conf