Editing a template

A template is a collection of fields, in a structure, which can be used on multiple Items at once. You can update the structure of a template, and see these changes reflected across every Item that the template is applied to.

From the template tab

1. Head to the template tab

You might need some extra permissions to be able to access this tab.

2. Click on the template you want to edit

This will launch the template editing window.

3. Make the changes to the template

Click "Save template" after you've made your changes.

From the Item

1. Click on the "Manage Template: {template name}" link in the top right corner

This link will only appear if you have permission to edit templates.

2. Click "Edit this template"

3. Update the template

Press save once you've made your updates

Removing a field from a template will cause all content stored in that field to be lost. Any content that is inadvertently lost can be restored from a previous revision.

Disconnecting a template

You can disconnect the template to convert it to a custom structure. This allows you to add unique fields to an Item. An example of this could be if you're working with staff bios, and the CEO's page needs additional fields, you could disconnect a template and add these in.

1. Click on the "Manage Template: {template name}" link in the top right corner

This link will only appear if you have permission to edit templates.

2. Click Disconnect template

3. Your Item now has a custom structure

You can now edit the structure of this Item

Editing a template name

You can edit a template name from the template name field, when editing a template.

Editing an Item's structure

When an Item doesn't have a template applied to it, it has a custom structure. A custom structure can be converted into a template if you want to re-use the structure elsewhere.

1. Click on the "Edit Item structure" link in the top right corner

This link will only appear if you have permission to edit templates.

2. Click "Edit the Item structure" in the black modal

3. Update your structure

Converting an Item's structure to a template

When editing an Item's structure, you can save the structure as a template. To do this, click "Save this structure as a new template". This will allow you to apply this structure to multiple Items.

Default text

Adding default text to a template or structure means that when you apply your template to an Item, some content will be inserted into the fields by default. Updating this text will not cause any text already in a field to be overwritten, even if that text is default text.

Example Templates

You can edit and reuse example templates. Example templates are added to your project by default based on the Project Type that you select when you created the project. These are a great way to see how other people have used GatherContent for the same type of content.

Tip: You can edit and reuse example templates. Example templates are added to your project by default based on the Project Type that you select when you created the project. These are a great way to see how other people have used GatherContent for the same type of content.

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