Content Templates

    This tutorial was last tested on Umbraco 8.11

    Content Templates allows a content editor to create a blueprint for new content nodes based on an existing node.

    Create - Method 1

    Select a Content node from the Content menu:

    Content Menu

    Right-click the Content node and select the Create Content Template option. Alternatively, select the Actions dropdown of the content node and select the Create Content Template option:

    Actions Button

    Give your content template a Name:

    Content Template Name Field

    Click the Create button and if the creation was successful, you will see a success notification:

    Create Button

    The new content template will be created in Content Templates node of the Settings tree:

    New Content Template

    Refresh your browser, if you do not see the new content template in the Content Templates folder.

    Create - Method 2

    Click on the Settings menu:

    Settings Menu

    Right-click on the Content Templates tree and select the Create menu item:

    Create Content Template

    Select the document type you want to create a content template for:

    Select Content Type

    Give your content template a Name and click the Save button:

    Content Template Name Field

    The new content template will be created in Content Templates folder of the Settings tree:

    New Content Template

    Edit

    To edit an existing content template, select a content template from the Content Templates folder of the Settings tree and click the Save button when you have finished editing:

    Edit Content Template

    Use

    Once you have created a content template, you can use the template to create new content nodes. To use a content template, right-click the Content tree and select Create:

    Create From Template

    When you click a document type that has content templates, Umbraco lets you choose to create a new node based on a content template or a blank one:

    Select Template

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