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We are pleased to introduce a substantial feature addition to our website Content Management System (CMS): support for multiple templates. Multiple templates will allow you to better organize visual look and feel across sections of your website and will become indispensable if you work with third party web designers.

What is "multiple template support" and how can it be used? Historically, our website system provided you with a "Master Template" upon which the majority of your website's pages would be based, but also supported the ability to detach individual pages from the Master Template to let them carry their own design look and feel (e.g. your home page). However, as your website becomes ever larger, more sophisticated, and custom; you will need to better organize your pages into groups, in which pages would share in a design common to that group. For example, you may want to have a blog oriented group of pages, or listing oriented group where the page top banner may be smaller or sidebars may contain different items or be absent altogether. That's where multiple templates come in!

Multiple template support now means that you or your designer can create and organize the look and feel of your website in a much more logical manner and make the maintenance of the website much, much simpler.

For example, along with the Master Template, you may create additional templates to base your website pages on:

Multiple Template support in myRealPage CMS

Using multiple templates is very simple. Simply create them and then assign them to pages. Each additional template is fully editable and supports custom HTML layout, giving you and your design team a tremendous power and flexibility in the use of our system.

Multiple Template support (setting) in myRealPage CMS

Want to learn more about the new Multiple Template support? Visit our Learning Center articles.

Take our multiple templates for a spin and let us know what you think: feedback@myrealpage.com

Comments

Bill Ripplinger on Jun 12, 2014 3:26 PM
Made a new templates, then deleted it. The results was that my page when back the original default page i year ago, has to call help to get it re-set.
Be very careful when changing pages, this Multiple Template is very confusing.
Not sure what the purpose is???
Would like to see a page with multiple templates in action so to speak.
Anyone out there that is using Multiple Template?
If so send me your link so I can what it looks like.
Thanks
Bill Ripplinger
Kim on Jun 13, 2014 4:45 PM
I have tried and made different templates but when I try to add content to them when I switch to that template in a new page the content doesn't show up. Very frustrating. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

Kye Grace on Jun 13, 2014 4:53 PM
Thanks for the feedback Bill and Kim. We are looking at improving our support documents regarding this feature along with including a "warning" that it is an advance feature and you may find some undesired consequences if all doesn't go according to plan.

Not that we want to scare people off from using any of our features. While we attempt to make everything as easy to use as possible there are some aspects of website design and management that are more difficult than others. Just the nature of websites.

I am going to have someone reach out to you both next week and see if we can't help you accomplish what it is you were trying to do.

I will also ensure we find a way to offer more clarity around these advanced techniques so others don't find themselves in the same situation.

My apologies and again I appreciate the feedback.

Kye Grace
Director of Product and Service Development
Paul McEwan on Jun 18, 2014 9:33 PM
I just did it for a client's site. It works pretty well. We have to be sure to leave the content well in place and not to forget to go back and choose the correct template from the drop down on the page we want to be different.

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