Creating Component Templates

For new component templates, you must select a parent template, which defines the general structure and configuration parameters. You are prompted to select a parent directly in the New Component Template dialog.

Note: The "first-level" templates, which are available upon system initialization, are representations of the available component types.

To create a new component template:

  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Content | Component Templates.
    This opens the Component Templates tree view.
  2. Click New.
    The New Component Template dialog is displayed.
  3. Specify a name for the new component template.
    If necessary, modify the automatically generated ID.
  4. Select a parent component template.
    Clicking the File Select button opens the component template tree view for selecting the intended component template.
  5. Click Apply.
    This creates the new component template and opens it in the component template detail view, ready for editing, see Editing Component Templates.