Is it possible to use update server for managing template updates?

I read here that template is not supported.

But is the article up-to-date? Because on that article there is also a line that states :

client - Required for modules and templates as of 3.2.0.

  • Thank you @webchum it works! I've checked and it is documented but hard to find!
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    Jan 19, 2016 at 9:15
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I think the article is not up-to-date because update server is working properly with template.

Here's the code I use in the templateDetails.xml

   <server type="extension" name="mytemplate" priority="1">http://www.domain.com/updates/template.xml</server>

And this is the content of my http://www.domain.com/updates/template.xml

        <name>My Template</name>
        <description>My Template</description>
        <infourl title="My template 1.2"><![CDATA[ My template update ]]></infourl>
            <downloadurl type="full" format="zip">http://www.domain.com/updates/template.xml</downloadurl>
        <targetplatform name="joomla" version="3.[12345]"/>
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    thanks for the info, however, why does your downloadurl node attribute format="zip" and the value is the xml file location? www.domain.com/updates/template.xml Mar 2, 2016 at 18:49

Just an FYI for anyone else who may be running into problems when deploying an update server for a template, the <client> must be set to site or administrator.

Do NOT use 0 or 1 for the <client>

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