Custom Templates

Vev comes with a number of out-of-the-box templates you can start using instantly. However, nothing beats crafting your own templates that precisely meet your needs as well as your team’s. Those templates will then be available to users of the Content Editor where they can add and remove sections in a project.

Step 1 - Create a template

  • Go to Templates in the dashboard

  • Click “New Template“

  • Select a Layout Preset Go with “Desktop-first” for now.

Step 2 - Add sections and elements

Start designing your template as you would with a normal project, keeping in mind:

  • Sections are the building block in templates, so organize your design accordingly, e.g. design a section for the header; a section for each variation of your page hero, where one has a background image, one has a background video, one has title only, one with title and subtitle, etc.

  • You can have only one page in a template, but it can have an endless number of sections.

Step 3 - Name sections

Whereas it may be nice to name your sections in regular projects, it is highly recommended that you do that in templates. Trust us — your team and your future self will thank you for that. Otherwise, you’ll have a long list of generically named sections to browse through.

  • Double-click a section name in the Page Panel (Layers Panel)

  • Type a new name

Step 4 - Tag them

Tags are another handy feature to help sort available sections.

  • Select a section in the Page Panel (Layers Panel)

  • Click the tag icon ( # )

  • Type a tag

  • Select it from the dropdown (new and old tags are treated alike)

“Add by default” makes the selected section appear in the canvas of any project that uses the template by default without the user having to select that section to begin with.

Step 4 - Publish the template

  • Click “Publish” in the Top Bar

  • Check and/or edit your section settings

  • Click “Publish Template”

Unlike publishing projects, publishing templates does not mean hosting them online but simply that they become available to you and your team as a starting point for creating new projects. You’ll have to publish a template every time you make changes you want to be applied. Otherwise, those changes will only be visible to you while you edit the template.

Step 5 - Share it

  • Go to Templates in the dashboard

  • Hover over a template

  • Click “Settings”

  • Change sharing settings

Step 6 - Create a project based on it

  • Create a new project

  • Click “Template”

  • Select a template

  • Open in Design Editor or Content Editor

  • Add and remove sections as you please (See Managing sections)