Templates provide a fixed overall page structure for content managers and help ensure a similarity of appearance across your website. The Template Manager allows you to create a copy of an existing template, add/remove modules (within each template container) and apply changes to existing pages as well as set default module settings for category list and custom code modules.
The Templates manager is not intended to be a design Wizard. The website Designer needs to take control over the look and feel of the default website by customizing the ASCX Templates and CSS Files in conjunction with this functionality.
Essentially, Containers that exist in the Templates can be populated with modules as required within the Templates manager. CSS files correspond to the ASCX Templates so that an Administrator can set up a new site without any other intervention. It is however required, that at some point, the Designer amends CSS Files and ASCX Templates according to the proposed design.
1.Functions that are performed have a global effect and can update existing pages
2.Changes cannot be ‘undone’ as existing pages that have already been created with that Template will be effected
3.Containers and Modules are able to be locked and/or unlocked
This section explains the following tasks relating to managing templates:
•Manage Modules (at template level)
•Manage Core Modules (at page level)
Key Info: A minimum of Developer permissions is required in order to access and manage this Contegro function. See Manage Administrator Accounts.