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Customize New Page Templates

Applies to:
MindTouch (current)
Role required:
Admin
Customize the templates that appear in the Add New Page dialog.

MindTouch comes with standard New Page Templates, but you can customize the templates that appear in the Add new page dialog in several ways:

  • Modify standard New Page Templates
  • Create additional New Page Templates
  • Copy and modify existing New Page Templates

Templates can only be created and edited by administrators, authors and editors.

Changes to a New Page Template will not apply to any of your preexisting pages. If there are portions of a page you know will require updating in the future, consider using Custom Templates

Modify standard New Page Templates

To modify standard New Page Templates, navigate to Site Tools > Dashboard > Site Administration > Template Directory > Pages > Category or Guide or How-To or Reference or Topic.

Create additional New Page Templates

  1. Navigate to Site Tools > Dashboard > Site Administration > Template Directory.
  2. From the MindTouch toolbar, select New.
  3. Enter a name for the template, add template content such as formatted headers, text, author instructions, etc. and Save.
  4. Under Page settings, choose an Article type so that it maps to the Guided Content Framework.
  5. Navigate again to Site Administration > Template directory and locate the new template
  6. Next to the new template, click the pencil icon to open the Update template properties dialog. 
  7. Under Type, select the New Page radio button. Modify the title or add a description as needed.
  8. Click Update template properties.

Copy and modify existing New Page Templates

  1. Navigate to Site tools > Dashboard > Site AdministrationTemplate Directory.
  2. Locate the template you want to copy and click the name to view it.
  3. From the MindTouch toolbar, select Options > Copy.
  4. Modify the Page title for your new template, and select Copy page.
  5. From the MindTouch toolbar, select Edit.
  6. Modify the template content as needed and Save.

The new template will automatically match the template type and Article type of the template you copied. To edit the template properties, navigate to Dashboard > Content management > Template directory and click the pencil icon next to the new template.

View and use templates

To see all templates, navigate to Site tools > Dashboard > Site Administration > Template Directory. New Page Templates are labeled New Page in the Type column.

To use a template, create a new page and you will see template options according to Guided Content Framework.

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