To ad your first Template to dotCMS, click on Templates from the drop down menu under the “Site Browser” tab.
Next, click on the “+Add Template” button and choose a “Template Designer” Template. Form information on Advanced Templates, see the Advanced Templates Tutorial.
In the Theme drop down menu, choose an existing theme you'd like to use to help format/style your new Template. For this tutorial, we are using the “one-pager” theme that comes with the dotCMS demo starter.
After choosing a Theme, use the following options to customize your Template layout:
- Sidebar: Add a left or right hand sidebar column at a configurable width percentage
- Header or Footer: Use the checkboxes to add the theme's header and/or footer in your Template layout
- Body Row Columns: Choose from a variety of Column layout options to layout one or more Container columns
Next click the “+Add Container” button for each of your body columns and add the custom container(s), you have previously created in the Container Tutorial.
Add a Name for your new Template, and click the “Save and Publish” button. You can now use your new Template to create new dotCMS pages.