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Before you can edit a template, you need to turn on advanced options, as the edit template.

You will see a button , which needs to be ticked
Whereupon a new button 'Edit Template' will appear at the top of your admin panel, as shown above.

Template list
Click on the 'Edit Template' link (as shown above right).

This takes you to the template list page, which lists those available (if any):


Template set up page
To add a template, click on the create template button and you will get the following view:

Give the template a name, with no spaces, turn the status to yes (meaning it is active) and then click 'Add'. Then click the link 'Fill Template' to get to edit the template.

TIP: Templates are chosen alphabetically when producing a new page. If you have more than one template, make the most used one earlier in the alphabet, and this will then be the default when you create a new web page.


Editing an existing template

From the template list page, which lists those available templates, click on edit next to the template you wish to change:

This will then take you to the template set up page which lists the template's settings. Unless you wish to edit these (which is usually unnecessary), click on 'Fill Template' in order to start editing the template.

If you so wish, you can edit the template name and file name here. CSS file name is the cascading style sheet associated with the web site. This is not user editable at present.

NB: The file name and template name need to be the same, without any spaces, so if you alter one, make sure that you alter both.

NB Be careful! -changing a template will change the pages across the site that use this template.

If you are unsure, please go to the template listing page an tick the copy button next to the template page. Then hit 'copy files' at the bottom of the page. This will copy the template and you can use this as either a new template or as a backup to the old one in case you make a mistake.


Editing the template page:
Edit page as you wish the overall page layout to be, using the various buttons and tabs to edit features, in the same way as with normal web pages.

Remember that this page will provide the framework for the other pages and so you should be creating the main features of the page which will remain consistent throughout the site or the area of the site which will use this template and not the page content itself. Click on the buttons here (toolbar) to see the options you require help with.

Text formatting Text alignment Table functions Forms Miscellaneous functions
Insert imageMake linkMake internal page linkCutCopyPasteSpecial charachtersPage propertiesUpload filesMultiple image upload / resizePreviewInsert Flash objectInsert roll imageFull screen editingFind and replacePaste WordToggle absolute positionHTML source viewCustom markersPage choicesInsert page content markerInsert menu marker 1Insert menu marker 2Insert cart content marker

Click on the tabs or buttons above to begin viewing details of button function

Finishing the template ready for use
Once you have edited and resaved the template as you want it you need to use the special Content markers to decide where the page content of the pages using the template go and where the menu(s) will go.

When a new page is created from a template, it takes the overall look and feel from the template. The content that you produce on the page is placed at the page content marker point. Menus are automatically placed where the 'menu1' and 'menu2' marker or markers are placed.

CW10 residents

<-- #Menu_1 -->

You decide where the menu is going by placing a menu marker where you want the menu to appear. See menu markers for more information





'Helping to create a sustainable community '

<-- #page_content -->

  Using the page marker button, this marker is placed where you decide the
   page content to be. See page content marker for more information.




There are three main markers for adding Content:Insert page content marker Menu 1;Insert menu marker 1 Menu 2: Insert menu marker 2 explained more if you click on the icons.

Place the caret where you wish to have menu 1. Click on the menu 1) button to place a marker where menu 1 will be. If you want a second menu place the caret where this menu will be and then click on the menu marker 2 button to place a marker where the second menu will be.

You now need to save this template again and then go to the menu editing facility to choose whether the menus will be vertical or horizontal in each case. Click here to see more details regarding the menu marker buttons.

Last update: 09.06.2017