Content Templates

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

    Create - Method 1

    Select the 'Content' menu:

    Content Menu

    Then click the 'Actions' dropdown menu button and select the 'Create Content Template' menu item:

    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

    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' node of the settings tree:

    New Content Template

    Edit

    To edit an existing content template, select a content template from the 'Content Templates' node 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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