I was successful in creating an external layout template for the news widget for list view following these directions
. However, when I try to repeat the steps for the Detail View it does not work. In fact a few things happen. Just setting an external layout for the list view completely blasts the detail view. So, if I drag a news widget in, do nothing (just use default layouts), news will list, and when I click on it I get details. If I drag a news widget, only set the list view external layout template, the list view will work, but when you click a news item the page is blank and no details are shown.
One observation I made was that the TemplateKey for the details view always reappears. Even after I clear it and save, if I go back to edit the widget it reappears.
Am I missing something? It seems there was a bug at some point noted here
but that was for the list view rather than detail view. I'm not sure if it's related. I can't find a single mention of a detail view layout template despite seeing the option in the news widget advanced settings. Thanks for any help.
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