The Standard template


Introduction to the Standard template.

The Standard template is the Sitecore default base template shared by most other data templates. This is done either explicitly through inheritance, or implicitly if not specifically excluded from inheritance (by specifying the null GUID as a base template). If a template does not specify a base template, it inherits directly from the Sitecore standard template by default.

The Standard template defines sections such as security and workflow relevant to all types of items. It defines how Sitecore manages an item, such as when it is published, which workflow it is in, which users are allowed to access it, and so on.


Most fields in the Standard template represent system values shared with all versions in all languages.