Templating pages

Use page templates to quickly set up new pages that duplicate the structure and content of an existing page. 

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Considerations and caveats

  • Editing templates: Making changes to a template does not affect already existing pages that use that template.

What's included in a page template

These page properties are part of a template:

  • The layout of widgets
  • Widget settings 
  • Styles on page rows
  • Page-specific JavaScript (located on the Advanced page). 
  • Authors access rule

These page properties are not part of a template:

  • Access rules on the page.
  • Search Engine Optimizations. 
  • Channels, dashboards, pages, and spaces nested under a page.
  • Page-specific and anonymous users access rules

Setting a page as a template

You must have at least Edit access to a page to set it as a template.

The Set as template option on a page's Edit page.

  1. Go to the page that you want to template.
  2. Select  Actions followed by Edit.
  3. Select Set as template.
  4. Enter a Template Title and a Template Description.
  5. Select Publish to apply your changes.

To remove a template, deselect Set as template and publish the page.

Applying a page template

You can only apply templates when creating a page, and can only select templates of pages that you have at least Read access to.

The Template selector.

  1. On the Userbar, select Add Content.
  2. Select Page.
  3. Select the Template dropdown followed by the template that you want to use. You can search the list of available templates by entering a search query.  
  4. Configure the new page's properties:
    • Page Title: Enter a name for the page.
    • URL Identifier: Enter a URL name for the page. Select Change Location to change where the page is located in your digital workplace.
    • Hide from navigation: Select to prevent the page from appearing in your digital workplace's navigation elements.
  5. Select Add to finish creating the page.