Templates grid

Overview

To view and manage all templates that your website pages are based on, navigate to Design » Page templates.

The Templates grid provides you with details about each template, sorting, filtering, and searching options.

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Templates details

Column Description
TITLE

This column displays the title of the template, its status, and its thumbnail. 

Click the title to open the template for editing.

By clicking the column header, you can sort the templates by the date that they were last modified.

NOTE: MVC templates have a blue label MVC on their thumbnail. .NET Core templates have a green label NEW EDITOR next to their title.

TRANSLATIONS

If your site uses multiple languages, for each template, the Templates grid displays which languages the template is translated to.

BASED ON

MVC and .NET Core templates

The column displays the path to the layout file or a link to an existing page template, which the template is based on.

The system automatically generates the location path of the layout file, based on Sitefinity CMS templates conventions. 
For example, \ResourcePackages\Bootstrap4\Mvc\Views\layouts\default.cshtml.
For more information, see Map page templates to layout files.

Thus, you can easily check the resource package that the template uses - for example, Bootstrap4.

Web Forms and Hybrid templates

The master file a link to an existing page template, which the template is based on. 

USED IN PAGES

In this column, you can see how many pages use this template.
If you click the green number, a list of all pages that use this template appears.

LAST MODIFIED

This column displays the date and the user that last modified the template.

By clicking the column header, you can sort the templates by the date that they were last modified.

ACTIONS

By expanding the Actions menu of a template, you can:

  • Edit the Content.
  • Edit the title the other template properties.
  • Publish a draft template
  • Duplicate a template.
  • Share a template with another site from your multisite instance.
  • If you have multiple languages, you can send a template for translation.
  • You can manage the permissions of a template.
  • You can open the Revision history of a template.
  • You can Delete a template after a confirmation.

Sort page templates

To sort page templates, on the Templates grid, click Filter (Filter templates).

You can sort templates using the Sort templates dropdown box in the toolbar of the page.
There are the following sorting options:

  • Last modified on top
    Sorts templates in descending order according to time of modification.
  • Alphabetically ascending or descending.

NOTE: You can also sort the templates, using the TITLE and the LAST MODIFIED column headers.

Filter page templates

To filter page templates, on the Templates grid, click Filter (Filter templates).
You can use the following filters:

  • Language
    If you have multiple languages, the Language dropdown box appears and you can use it to filter the template that have translation only in a selected language.
  • All Templates
    Displays all created templates.
  • Filter by ownership.
    To display page templates, created only by your user, click My page templates.
  • Translation status
  • If you have multiple languages, the following filtering options appear:
    • Marked for translation
      Filters all templates that are is status Marked for translation.
    • Sent for translation
      Filters all templates that are is status Sent for translation.
  • Special filtering
  • If you have a multisite instance, the following filtering options appear:
    • This site
      Filters the page templates that are shared only on the current site from the multisite instance.
    • Not shared with any site
      If you deselect all the sites where a template is visible, you can still see the template on the Templates page by clicking this filter.

NOTE: If you have a multisite instance, except for the special filters, the filters display all templates from all sites, regardless of whether the templates are shared with the current site or not.

Permissions for templates

You can manage the permissions for page templates, by clicking Settings icon Settings for templates.
For more information, see  Permissions by section.

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