Templates

Use the power of the YOOtheme Pro page builder to create site-wide templates for the category blog, featured articles and single article pages.

YOOtheme Pro allows you to build and design templates with the YOOtheme Pro page builder. A template is a general layout which applies to pages of a specific type and loads their content dynamically into the layout. For example, a single article template applies the same layout to all articles. Learn more about dynamic content.

In the Templates panel you can add, edit and delete templates and assign them to different pages. For example, if you have a website for movie reviews, you could create templates for your blog posts but also dedicated templates for your movie reviews.


Templates

The Templates panel shows a list of all created templates grouped according to the page they are assigned to. A gray dot next to a template as well as a Builder button indicates that the template is used on the page shown in the preview.

Templates

To edit a template, simply click on it. A modal will open where you can change the template's name, status and page assignment. A Delete button is also available in the upper right corner of the modal. To add a new template, click the New Template button. Give it a Name and choose a Page to assign the template.

Add a new template

Note The layout of a template can only be edited if it is shown in the preview on the right. Click the Builder button to edit the layout of the template.


Page Assignment

Templates can be assigned to the following pages. These are the same pages which can be linked in the Joomla menu. The content of your selected page will be automatically available as page sources.

Page Description
Single Article Renders a single article
Category Blog Renders a category page displaying all its articles
Featured Articles Renders the featured articles index page displaying all featured articles

Page

Depending on the page, there are different filter options to specify and restrict the assignment. Use the shift or ctrl/cmd key to select multiple options in a list.

Page Filter Options
Single Article The template is only assigned to articles from the selected categories and tags. Articles from child categories are not included. If no category or tag is selected, the template is assigned to all articles.
Category Blog The template is only assigned to the selected categories. Child categories are not included. Additionally, limit the template assignment to categories with specific tags.
Featured Articles The template is assigned to the featured articles index page. There are no further options available.

If there are multiple filter options, they are combined using a logical AND operator.

Single article page


Loading Priority

Multiple templates can be assigned to the same page. In this case, the template which appears first in the templates list will be applied. Change the order of the templates using drag and drop.

Loading priority


Status

There is an option to disable the template and publish it later. The template will only be shown to the editor while the customizer is open. This allows you to work on a template without it being visible for the users of your website.

Status

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