By creating custom templates for a component in your place, you can customize the appearance of the blog, wiki, or list available to place members. These changes affect only the component in your place, and do not affect other instances of the same component in other places on the server. Advanced appearance settings
must be enabled before these components can be customized.
Advanced appearance settings
for blogs, wikis, and lists is disabled by default. Once it is enabled, you must be a place manager or administrator to have access to it.
When you customize a component, you replace the default template with your custom template. There are two types of templates you can update, authoring templates or presentation templates. Authoring templates are used when creating a blog post, wiki page, list, or when setting up a task. Presentation templates are used when displaying the blog post, wiki page, list, or task.
- Click Settings in the component you want to customize.
- Click Advanced appearance settings. The Web content items that can be customized are listed.
- Click on the appropriate option for the item that you want to customize.
- Click Customize.
- Enter a name for the new template.
- Update the appropriate settings. Settings available for customization include specifying a default style sheet, form properties, versioning, history, and access.
- Save your changes.
- Click Choose a different template .
- Select the library where the template you are replacing is located.
- Select the custom template to be used for this item and click Ok.
Once your custom template has been saved, you can restore the default values of the custom copy by clicking Restore default
. You can also select Edit
to make changes to your template.
If you select a new authoring template, any content previously added to a blog, wiki or list will no longer be visible. You will need to add the Web content authoring portlet to your place and use it to apply the new authoring template to existing content.
- Although you can modify the designs of the default authoring and presentation templates in a place library, you cannot use the Web content authoring portlet to change references to these items. For example, you cannot use the Web content authoring portlet to change the template map of the blog site to use a customized authoring or presentation template. You can only change the template maps for the items listed above by using the Choose a different template button in the Advanced appearance settings.
- When editing content items with the Web content authoring portlet, you might see @nls@ strings as values for some text fields, such as a display title (for example, @firstname.lastname@example.org@). A @nls@ string is used by Lotus® Quickr™ to enable the globalization of certain fields, so that translated content is correctly displayed based on the user's language setting. To ensure proper translation of these fields, do not change the values for any @nls@ strings.
Note that a @nls@ string is only displayed when a content item is being edited; if you are just viewing the content item, the @nls@ string is replaced by meaningful text in the correct language. For example, @email@example.com@ might display as Manage Blog Posts Page.
Parent topic: Customize Web Content Management components: qp85