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Site Templates Portlet

Introduction #

This portlet allows managing site templates. A site template is a hierarchical set of pages and content that can be used as a template for creating new sites.

The list of site templates is shown whenever a community or organization is shown and is applicable to public or private pages.

Site Templates allow you to define pages and web content to include when creating communities and organizations. Administrators may define and edit site templates as well as their permissions.

How to use this portlet #

Administration #

In the "Control Panel >> Portal >> Site Templates" create as many site templates as desired. Once a template is created edit it again to configure its pages.

You can create as many pages as desired and give them a hierarchical structure. Any content created will also be considered part of the template and copied whenever it's applied

Using Site Templates #

Site Templates can be used when creating Users, Organizations and Communities. The creation form will show select boxes for using a site template for either public pages or private pages (or both).

When a site template is applied a copy of its pages and contents is performed. There is no link to the original template, so any change to the site template will not have any effect on pages that originated from it.

It's also possible to apply a site template to users, organizations or communities as long as they don't have any existing public/private page (otherwise their could be conflicts.)

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I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but... lucas theisen May 26, 2011 4:24 AM
Is there a possibility to overwrite existing... David Proba June 27, 2011 5:55 AM
If you want to truly overwrite, you could just... lucas theisen July 20, 2011 11:48 AM
Anybody can advise how to disable creation of a... Natasa Bulatovic October 5, 2011 7:22 AM

I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but portlet permissions do not seem to be propagating. I defined a page template with two web content displays and modified the permissions (from the portlet window, click configuration -> permissions) on each, then added the page template to a site template, and the site template to an organizations private pages. When i open the private pages on that organization, the permissions i set on the portlets on the page generated by the template have reverted back to the default permissions. Did I do something wrong or are permissions not propagated?
Posted on 5/26/11 4:24 AM.
Is there a possibility to overwrite existing sites with a site template ?
Posted on 6/27/11 5:55 AM.
If you want to truly overwrite, you could just delete all the pages from the site and once the site has no pages, you are able to select a site template again.
Posted on 7/20/11 11:48 AM in reply to David Proba.
Anybody can advise how to disable creation of a web content each time one creates a new community - in the site template used by the community? i.e. I'd like to use 1 web content referenced in all communities in the site template.
Therefore, when i modify this particular web content - I'd like to modify it only once.
Posted on 10/5/11 7:22 AM.