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Create a custom template in MindTouch

MindTouch comes with many default page templates, but you can create additional custom templates to leverage in your content.

You can use Custom Templates to standardize or dynamically control content that appears on other pages.

  1. Navigate to Site Tools > Dashboard > Site Administration > Template Directory.
  2. From the MindTouch toolbar, select New.  
  3. Enter a name for your template in the Title field.
  4. Add your template content (formatted headers, text, author instructions, etc.) and click Save.

Template management tips

  • For ease of template management, you can create a blank template (for example, Template:<Your Company Name>) under which to create your template groups and templates.
  • Changes to any templates in the /Template:MindTouch hierarchy, except for page templates under the/Template:MindTouch/IDF3/Pages hierarchy, are overwritten weekly. Any changes made to overwritten templates can cause site issues.

Use Custom Template

  1. On the page where you want the template content to appear, open in Edit mode.
  2. From the Editor toolbar, select Style > DekiScript.
  3. In the DekiScript container, enter template('template-URL');. Use the relative URL of the template, which is everything in the URL after /template:.
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