Use a master layout This functionality requires elevated permissions

A master layout lets you apply one layout to multiple pages. This helps to ensure consistency across similar pages, such as those relating to products. Every page is assigned a master layout during the creation process. You can change which layout is applied to a page as needed.

Note

You can import and export master layouts using the import/export functionality.

Warning

Changing the master layout can result in the loss of page components if the new layout doesn't have the same zones, and these components cannot be recovered.

Create a master layout

To create a master layout:

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage .

  2. On the Manage page, click Master layouts.

  3. On the Master layouts page, click + Master layout.

  4. In the Master layout dialog box, in the Name field, enter a name for the master layout; provide a description if required, and click Save.

    The master layout details page opens, letting you customize the layout as needed.

  5. Click Publish to enable the master layout.

Configure a master layout

A master layout affects the header, footer, sidebar, and navigation bar of any page it is applied to. You can configure these settings for each master layout.

To configure a master layout:

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage manage icon.

  2. On the Manage page, click Master layouts.

  3. On the Master layouts page, next to the layout you want to configure, click Edit Edit icon.

  4. In the upper-right corner of the application window, click Layout settings.

  5. In the Layout settings dialog box, use the switches to choose whether to include the following page elements in the master layout:

    • Navigation bar - adds a navigation bar to the master layout. This is turned on by default.
    • Header - adds a header section to the master layout. This is turned on by default.
    • Sidebar - adds a sidebar to the master layout. This is turned off by default.
    • Footer - adds a footer section to the master layout. This is turned off by default.
  6. If you enabled the sidebar, select a placement option from the list provided:

    OptionPlacement
    Left left sidebar
    Left (wide) left wide sidebar
    Right right sidebar
    Right (wide) right wide sidebar
  7. On the master layout detail page, click Add and then select Zone or Row.

  8. If you selected Zone, enter a name in the Name field and then click Save.

  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to add all the rows and zones needed to build the page.

  10. To delete a zone, click Delete zone delete zone.

  11. To move a zone, click move icon and drag it to the new location.

  12. Click Publish to enable the master layout.

Assign a master layout to a page

To assign a master layout to a page:

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage .

  2. On the Manage page, click Pages.

  3. In the left pane, select the page you want to assign a layout to.

  4. On the Info tab, click Edit Edit icon.

  5. In the Master layout field, click Add plus sign.

  6. In the Master layout dialog box, clear the check box for the currently selected master layout, select the check box for the layout you want to apply, and then click OK.

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