Creating a Page Template

Page Templates help you efficiently create pages based on predefined layouts and content. There are several basic page templates available out-of-the-box.

Basic Page Templates are available.

You may also create your own Content Page Templates and Widget Page Templates, as described below.

Creating a New Page Template

The steps below show how to create and use Widget and Content Page Templates.

  1. Open the Product Menu and go to Site BuilderPages.

  2. Select the Page Templates tab.

  3. Click New and create a new collection to organize your Page Templates.

    Creating a new Page Template Collection.

  4. Click the Add icon (Add Page Template) and select either Widget Page Template or Content Page Template. You can return to the Page Template’s configuration at any time by clicking the Actions icon (Actions) next to the Page Template in the Collection and selecting Configure.

  5. Enter a Name.

  6. Click Save.

  7. You’re automatically transported to the new Page Template. Follow the instructions in Widget Pages to create your Widget Page Template. Likewise, see Building Content Pages to configure your Content Page Template.

Sharing a New Page Template

By default, only the creator of the Page Template can use it.

To give other users access to a newly created page template follow these steps:

  1. Select Permissions from the Page Template’s Actions menu.

  2. Check the View permission for the Roles that you want to have access to the Page Template. If you want any user who can create a page to be able to use the Page Template, check the View permission for the User Role.

    Configuring permissions for a page template to allow other users access.

  3. Click Save.

Users with the roles specified now have access to the page template.

Additional Information

Propagating Changes for Widget Pages

When creating a page from a Widget Page Template, changes are inherited from the Page Template by default, so future changes are automatically propagated to the pages that use the Page Template. Site Administrators can disable this behavior through the settings for the individual page.

Propagating Changes for Content Pages

Changes for Content Pages are not automatically propagated when created using a Content Page Template. However, you can propagate changes to Fragments used on a Content Page. See Propagating Fragment Changes for more information.

Sharing Page Templates With Other Sites

You can share your Page Templates with other sites using the same process as you would for pages. Follow the instructions in Importing and Exporting Pages and Content to learn how.

Staging and Page Templates


Staging functionality is in maintenance mode as of 7.3 GA1+.

If staging has been enabled, changes to the Widget Page Template are automatically propagated to the staged page. These changes must still be approved before the page is published to the live site. For this reason, the automatic propagation of Widget Page Template changes to the staged page cannot be turned off and the Inherit Changes selector does not appear.