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Site Template Manager
Site Template Builder
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How to upload
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Site Templates
Site Template Builder

To access the Pro Edition’s Site Template Manager, click on the Template Builder button located at the upper right of the Template Manager Module.

All templates built using the Site Templates Builder will be available for use in the Template Manager Module, and behave exactly like custom templates -- namely because they are custom templates. At any point during your Template creation process, you may preview your current configuration by clicking on the Preview Design button.

Template Name: Once saved, your template(s) will appear in the Base Site Templates drop-down box in the Template Manager Module, listed as the Template Name.

Template Image: All templates created through the Site Template Manager incorporate a single image. Any images uploaded through the File Upload Module will be available in the Template Image drop-down box.

Template Style: Select which of the five layouts you would like to use for your site. Nearly all websites in existence are based upon variations of these Template Styles.

Foreground Color: Unless you are using the “Blank” Template Style, the color you select from the Foreground Color drop-down box will determine the color of your Template Style, or shape. This is represented in the Template Style example pictures by the black area.

Title Color: The color you select from the Title Color drop-down box will determine the color of your Built-In Template Header (discussed earlier in this chapter).

Link Color: By default, all templates created with the Site Template Builder will include a text-based menu system. The color you select from the Link Color drop-down box will determine the color of these text links.

Background Color: The color you select from the Background Color drop-down box will dictate the Background Color of your content area. Essentially, this is the color that will appear behind the text content on your website.

Text Color: The color that you select form the Text Color drop-down box will determine the default color of the text content on your website. Regardless of which color you select, you can change the color of your text content manually through the Text Editor (See Chapter 8 for more information).

Hex Values: This optional feature, which appears next to each of the color definitions, is available so that advanced users can specify the exact color value they would like to use. If you are not familiar with hex color values, just ignore them.

 

When you are satisfied with your design, click on the Save Design button to save your new template. To use your new template with your website, select it from the Base Site Template drop-down box in the Template Manager Module, and click on the Change Template button. You may also assign your new template to individual pages by using Multiple Template Definitions (discussed earlier in this chapter).