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Setup Templates

Set up templates and/or layouts to make new pages and sections.

A template consists of

  • a Template Control File (TCF), instructions for making a new page or section;
  • a template file (TMPL), design and layout of pages; and
  • an image file, the template thumbnail.

Store template files in the /_resources/ou/templates folder.

The templates available for your site are unique to your implementation.

Administrators generally restrict access to the _resources folder to "Administrators Only." If applied recursively, users without access can't see the template thumbnails.

Template OptionsLink to this section

Navigate to Setup > Templates > Template Options to view and manage the templates in your site, as follows:

  1. Type to edit the template name.
  2. Click the dropdown to select which group has access to use the template.
  3. Enter a URL that points to an image for the template thumbnail.
    • If blank, the template uses the GIF thumbnail that matches the TCF file name in the /templates folder (for example, interior.tcf is matched with interior.gif).
  4. Click Save.

Layout BuilderLink to this section

Navigate to Setup > Templates > Layout Builder to view and manage access to layouts in your site, as follows:

  1. Click the dropdown to select which group has access to use the template.
  2. Click Save.

To edit the name or thumbnail image for the layouts go to Content > Layouts > Properties.

Template GroupsLink to this section

Use template groups to restrict which templates are available for use in a sectionCreate new template groups, as follows:

  1. Navigate to Setup > Templates > Template Groups.
  2. Click +New.
  3. Type a name for the template group.
    • Names can contain lowercase and uppercase letters, numerals 0 through 9, underscores, hyphens, spaces, and periods.
    • Names are minimum two characters and maximum thirty-two characters long.
  4. Select the "Show 'New Folder' Button" checkbox to allow users to create folders within the section.
  5. Select the checkbox(es) to add templates in the group.
  6. Click Save.

Create an template group with no templates selected to disable new content creation in a section.

While in Setup > Template Groups, click the "Subscribers" number to see which sections use the template group.

To edit a template group, click the name of the template group.

Delete a template group, as follows:

  1. Click the More Actions More Actions menu menu for the template group.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. In the "Delete" box, click Delete.

Sections subscribed to the template group now have access to all available templates. Deleting a template group is permanent and cannot be undone. 

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