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Create a page template

Use page templates to enforce a consistent layout or article organization for pages such as FAQs, troubleshooting articles, API documentation, product guides, and more. 

MindTouch comes with default page templates but you can create your own custom page templates.

  1. From the MindTouch toolbar, select Site tools > Dashboard.
  2. Under Content management, click Template directory.

  1. Give your page template a name.
  2. Add your template content (i.e., formatted headers, text, author instructions, etc.) and click Save.

For ease of template management, create a blank template named Template:<Your Company Name>under which to create your template groups and templates. In the above list, for example, the pages Template:Custom and Views are blank templates that help organize other templates.

Do not make changes to any of the templates in the /Template:MindTouch hierarchy. MindTouch templates are overwritten weekly and any changes made to templates in that hierarchy are unsupported and may break your site.

Make your template a New Page template

To ensure your authors can access your templates through the New Page dialog:

  1. Locate your existing template and click the pencil icon.
  2. In the Update template properties dialog, update your title if necessary and add a template description.
  3. Select the New Page radio button and click Update template properties.

Screenshot of the new page option selected when editing a template

Verify your New Page template

  1. Verify your custom template is designated as a New Page template in the templates list. 

Screenshot of page designated as a new page template in Templates

  1. Click New on the MindTouch toolbar and verify your custom template appears as a new page template.

Templates can only be created and edited by administrators, authors and editors. Future changes to templates only apply to new pages and template updates will not apply retroactively to existing pages.

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