Customizing the theme for Content Template Catalog sites
Create a customized theme to make the web site unique.
To change the page width or column widths, you change the style sheet. To add additional layouts, for example to further split up the main column, or to add columns into the other areas of the page, create additional layouts.
Providing text providers
All of the authoring templates, presentation templates, workflows, components, and categories have been set up to use a text provider for their titles and descriptions. The Authoring Templates also use the text provider for field labels and prompts.
Customizing component designs
Content Template Catalog components should be copied into your design library, modified, and then used in component configurations and portlets. Otherwise, updates to Content Template Catalog will overwrite changes.
Overriding presentation templates
To modify the presentation template of a Content Template Catalog content type, you can override a copy of the presentation template through a mapping in your top-level site area, or for a specific site area. The top-level site is usually the best place to make this override.
Modifying Content Template Catalog page templates
The page templates in Content Template Catalog are pages that reference microsites in the CTC Content library and can be quite easily changed. You can customize the page with additional portlets by dropping portlets onto the page. If you want to modify the sample content or remove or add more content, you can edit the content in the microsite. The next time a page is created from this template, the updated page layout, portlets, and content are copied with the new page.
Creating page templates
You can turn any page into a page template by moving the page into the page templates area in Portal. Then move the accompanying content into the microsites area in CTC Content.
Modifying pre-configured portlets
The components that are copied by the pre-configured CTC portlets are all contained in the “Components” and “Teasers” areas in the CTC Content library.
Creating pre-configured portlets
The portlets in the CTC palette are clones of the Web Content Viewer portlet with their configurations pre-defined to refer to content items in the CTC Content library.
Creating component configuration types
The component configuration types in Content Template Catalog were designed to be useful in a wide variety of cases. This flexibility results in configuration types that may be more complex or contain more fields than your authors need. Creating customized component configuration types allows you to reduce the number of fields or provide more validation for less technical authors.
Creating new content types
The content types in Content Template Catalog were designed to be general enough to be used in most scenarios. However, you can add your own content types for specific purposes, such as tying into internal workflow processes, storing additional information like product codes, or representing highly structured content types.