Configuring Templates

Once you’ve configured a widget, Configuration Templates can save those settings in a reusable template.


Configuration templates are only available for widgets placed on a page. Applications available from the Liferay DXP Menu do not provide configuration templates.

To create a configuration template, do as follows:

  1. Click on Options (Options) from the menu in the widget’s title bar → select Configuration Templates. If the widget’s current settings are the ones you want to save, click the Save Current Configuration as Template button. If not, change the settings until it’s configured the way you want it, and then click the button.

    Create a configuration template to save your app's configuration settings.

  2. There is only one field to fill out. Enter a name for your template and click Save. You should now see your configuration in the list. If you ever need to revert the app to these archived settings, you can click Actions (Actions) → Apply next to the configuration template you want to apply.

Unless otherwise noted, all widgets in Liferay DXP support this feature. This is particularly useful for widgets that have a lot of configuration options, such as the Message Boards application.