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#47926 (In Topic #10484)

A template is corrupt.

How did this happen?

The template was edited incorrectly.

Tempcode directives must specify a directive type. E.g. {+START,EXAMPLE} is a directive of type 'EXAMPLE'.
Writing {+START} is meaningless and will cause this error.

How do I fix it?

Remove or correct the offending code. If you can't because the template editor itself shows the error then open up ocPortal using the default theme and safe-mode by appending &keep_safe_mode=1&keep_theme=default to a URL then browsing to the editor as normal (or ?keep_safe_mode=1&keep_theme=default if the URL you are adding to it doesn't have any parameters on yet). The Setup Wizard asked you to bookmark the safe-mode URL so you may find it in your bookmarks if you're struggling.

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