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Create content branding regions

Written by Theresa Manzo
Product Manager at MindTouch
This page applies to:MindTouch (current)

This article outlines how to create content branding regions for your MindTouch pages.


How do I create content branding regions?

If your site did not already come with custom content branding regions, follow these instructions:

Step 1: Create your branding templates

Copy each of the following paths and add to the end of your site URL. Hit Enter.

  • /Template:Custom/Views/ContentHeader
  • /Template:Custom/Views/ContentFooter
  • /Template:Custom/Views/ContentSide

Step 2: Add custom content to your templates

Add your custom content to the template page and click Save.

This image shows an example of custom HTML in a content template target.

Step 3: Style your custom content

To add your custom CSS, navigate to Control panel > Branding > Custom Site CSS and use the below CSS classes to target your specific templates:

Template name CSS class
Content Header .mt-content-header
Content Footer .mt-content-footer
Content Side .mt-content-side


This image shows an example of custom css targeting a content template target.

Step 4: View your custom content

This is what your styled content side branding region may look like:

This image shows an example of the custom content side with some basic styling.

Step 5: Continue enhancing your content branding regions

From here, continue to style and enhance your branding regions to fit your needs. Things to consider:

  • Should this branding region appear on all pages or just articles?
  • Should this branding region appear to all users or just pro members?
  • Does this branding region require conditional content or styling?

Enhancing your branding regions in these ways will require some knowledge of HTML, CSS and Dekiscript.


What's next?

The beauty of content branding regions is that you will be able to add anything you want to your content. Explore various solutions to address your needs and use cases such as creating an author bar, a page statistics bar or an article permissions requirement indicator.

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