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.
Templates are pre-built projects you can use as a starting point for new projects. They have several uses for different workflows:
Use templates as a starting point for mass-producing articles
Build projects from templates to have a consistent brand identity
Introduce new users to your organization to Vev and how your company uses Vev
Allow content editors to build projects with brand guidelines
Note: This feature is available on Professional and Organization level plans.
🚀 Create a Template
Go to Templates in the dashboard
Click “New Template“
Select a main breakpoint and go with “Desktop first” for now
➕ Add sections & 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 a 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.
💬 Naming 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
🏷 Tagging sections
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.
📖 Publish a 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.