Vev provides a versatile array of templates to kickstart your projects instantly. However, there's nothing quite like crafting your own templates that cater precisely to your requirements and your team's preferences. In this guide, we'll show you how to create and manage templates, enhancing your ability to streamline your design workflow.
The Power of Templates
Templates are pre-built projects that serve as a foundation for your new endeavors. They fulfill various purposes to cater to your diverse needs:
Mass-producing articles: Templates are ideal for initiating articles or content creation on a large scale.
Maintaining brand consistency: Building projects from templates ensures a consistent brand identity throughout your projects.
Simplifying content editing: With templates, content editors can focus on content without worrying about design, as the layout is already in place.
Creating a Template
You can create templates in two ways:
Starting from Scratch
Navigate to the "Templates" section in the dashboard.
Click "New Template."
Choose a main breakpoint to begin your template.
The Template editor will open, allowing you to design your template.
Create Template from Page
You can also create a template from an existing project page:
Click on the "Create template from page" from either options:
Project menu: Navigate to the "File" option in the project menu.
Project settings: Access it through the project settings in the Design Editor.
Page settings: From the page settings within a project.
Dashboard project cards: You can also initiate the process from the project cards on your dashboard.
In the modal that appears:
Select the page from your project to convert into a template.
Provide a meaningful title for your template.
Click "Create Template"
Your project remains unaffected, and you'll be redirected to your newly created template in the Template Editor. Don't forget to save your project by clicking the Publish button to ensure that the latest changes are saved and made available to others. Your new template will be accessible in the "Template" tab on the dashboard.
Customizing Your Template
When designing your template, consider the following aspects to enhance its usability:
Sections and Elements: Sections are the fundamental building blocks of templates. You have the flexibility to create an extensive library of various section types that content editors can utilize in their projects. This might include sections for full-width images, image-text combinations, quotes, videos, and more. A well-curated selection of sections simplifies the content editor's work.
Naming and Tagging sections: To optimize navigation and comprehension for content editors, it's highly recommended to assign meaningful names and tags to your sections. Using descriptive names like "Hero Section," "Image + Text," or "Full-Width Video" makes it easier for content editors to understand the purpose of each section when building with the template.
Default section behavior: You have the option to control the default behavior of sections. By toggling sections to "Add by default" or not, you can specify whether they should be automatically included in projects created from the template. If toggled off, these sections won't be present in the initial project setup but remain available for later inclusion through the Content Editor. This feature grants you flexibility in tailoring the template to specific project requirements.
Publishing Your Template
To make your template available for use, follow these steps:
Click "Publish" in the Top Bar.
Review and edit your section settings if necessary.
Click "Publish Template"
Unlike publishing projects, publishing templates doesn't mean hosting them online. It simply makes them accessible to you and your team for initiating new projects. Remember to publish your template each time you make changes you want to apply. Unpublished changes will only be visible to you while editing the template.
Q: How can I create a template from an entire project?
A: Currently, our system supports the creation of templates from individual pages only. Multi-page templates are not supported at this time, but we are continuously working on enhancing our features to meet your needs.
Q: If I make changes to a template that's already in use, will it update those projects as well?
A: No, changes you make to a template will only be available for new projects created from the template after the changes have been made. Existing projects created from the template will remain unchanged.