What are the most common templates

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Most templates are used to generate entire pages or overviews. An editor creates files with the help of the templates.

Examples:

  • General content folder
    A normal content page with some metadata. This type of original is the most commonly used.
  • current news
    From this, a message page can be generated for each current message, but also an overview of all current messages sorted by date.
  • Employee Pages
    In addition to an employee page, various overviews can be generated here, e.g. B. an alphabetical overview or a table with the most important contact details of several or all employees.

There are also some "auxiliary templates" that

  • can be used as building blocks in the layout (direct entry)
  • used as building blocks in other pages (postal address)
  • serve to structure pages or files (media pools, employee categories).

Each template contains content fields or meta-data fields that are useful for a specific type of document. E.g. the template exists event i.a. from title, marker (short description), event type, date, place, contact details for contact persons and a content field.

It would also be possible to enter all data of an event in a single content field. Separate collection has two main advantages:

  1. Presentation:
    There can be different views of the same event. E.g .: A detailed view with all data, a summary within an event overview, a brief view of the next 3 events. To do this, the event only needs to be entered once, not more than once.
    The views of different events are comparable. The date will always be in the same place, as will the title or the short description. This makes it easier for the reader to get a quick overview of the data.
  2. completeness
    A form is used to register. Splitting makes it less common for data to be forgotten.
    There are also mandatory fields. For example, an event can be entered without specifying the location and time, but it cannot be published.

The templates are divided into 3 groups: documents, folders and resources.
Documents and files are Fiona objects that can have content and data and from which html pages can be generated if necessary. Folders can have sub-elements or sub-pages, such as B. the general content folder or events. Additional pages can be created or files placed under such a folder. This is not possible below documents. Examples: postal address, direct entry, sitemap.
Resources are downloadable files that can be provided with little metadata. For example pdf documents. No html pages can be generated from resources. However, they can be linked automatically within a child navigation.

A compilation of all templates with the associated fields can be found here.

The templates can be expanded: the ITMC team can write new templates or add additional fields to existing templates according to your requirements. You can find more about this under Feature Requests.