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Home > Website CMS > Templates > What is a template

Editing tools
Below is a copy of the tools available within the web builder. Click on each for the relevant help files:

Edit content boxesPublish or republishPage choicesHelp filesPreview pageSave page
Find and replaceCutCopyPastePaste from external sourceUndoRedoTable - insert or editInsert or edit an imageInsert or edit mediaInsert an emoticonAdd rule offAdd or edit a linkInternal page linkInsert or edit bookmarkInsert special charactersAdd a formAdd a text fieldAdd a text area (form)Add a buttonAdd a drop down list (form)Add a tick boxAdd radio buttonInsert content markerInsert roll over image
StylesFontSizeBoldItalicUnderlineMore font optionsFont colourHighlightAlign leftAlign centreAlign rightFully justifyMore paragraph optionsNumbering - ordered listBullet points - unordered listMore list optionsDecrease indentIncrease indentAdd or edit html snippetsAdd image galleries to pageAdd content box

What is a template?

This is a very useful page type which deals with most of the common parts of site pages. As a result you do not have to replicate all parts of a page each time you create one, thus being able to start a page off using a template and therefore concentrate on content and not layout.

The really useful bit about templates...

If you alter a template and re save it, all pages that have been developed using this template have the same alteration made to them and will show this once you edit and resave / re publish them.

This means that you can change the overall style of a site or alter common elements of a page sitewide within a matter of minutes, rather than having to call up each page and make the changes over and again.

However, these changes are limited to the template parts - if you wish to make a change to individual pages and repeat this within the pages editable area, this needs to be done manually.

Different templates can be produced to make different sections look varied, or where a menu might change per section.

Last update: 25.03.2017