As you set up a place to meet the needs of your team or organization, you may want to preserve your customizations for use in other places. You can accomplish this by creating a PlaceType from it, a template from which users can create places.
For example, if a manager has created a theme that gives a particular place the look and feel of your corporate Web site, you may want to make that design available for the creation of other places in your organization.
When a PlaceType design changes, you can refresh the places created from it (child places) so they include the changes.
Creating a PlaceType and making it available to users is a two-step process. First, a user with Manager access to a place customizes a place, allows it to be a PlaceType, and specifies which design elements will be preserved in the PlaceType. For information on completing these steps, see the Help. Second, a server administrator creates the PlaceType on the server so it is available to users, as described here.
Parent topic: Creating PlaceTypes: qd85