Working with templates in Maglr can save precious time and provides content that’s laid out in the company’s color scheme, fonts, layouts, buttons, icons and other assets. This option can help both small and large organisations with multiple users working with the Maglr platform. The main account is able to configure these template projects, where employees are able to choose these when creating a new project or adding a new page.
Choosing existing templates
When creating a new project (Pro & Block templates)
When a user starts a new project (depending on the type of publication/editor) one can choose to start from a blank project or choose from a pre-filled example project. These example projects can be further expanded with pages of your own. You can should per publication type what sort of pre-filled projects will be shown in the overview.
When adding separate Pro pages
Once a project has been created, additional pages can be added from the page overview. The default window here is an overview with blank page types. From the side menu on the left, you can choose from different ready-to-go sample pages. This list can be further expanded with your own additional Pro templates.
When adding a template page
By default, you will see the complete library of Block templates available in Maglr. These pages are using a default preset with content provided by Maglr. You are able to overwrite these templates with your own name, thumbnail and preset content. Instead of the standard overview, an employee will see the same set of templates but styled in corporate identity with the correct preset content inside.
It's also possible to only show the pages/templates you selected in your template project and hide all other templates. In this scenario, the main account is able to pick the specific templates employees can use. Please contact us to activate this additional feature in the dashboard.
How to create a template project
In order to convert an existing project into a template, open this project and go to the project settings. Here you will see a tab called template preset, from which you can convert the project into a template for all of your colleagues to use.
NOTE! When converted, this project will be set to 'inactive' and will be placed in a separate menu. A template project is not used for live publications. This means that it cannot be used as an existing project anymore. In order to keep this project activated, duplicate it and convert the duplicated project into a template! You could also move designed pages into this project once activated as 'template project'.
In this tab, you will see a list of options. All of these are explained here:
- Standard project: this will convert the project to a default template, usable by all users with access to your Maglr license.
- Template project for Pro users: this template will be usable for users with access to the Pro editor.
- Example Pro project: this will convert the entire project and all its pages into one single template. Users can select this template when creating a new project with the Pro editor.
- Pre-filled Pro pages: this will convert all pages of the project into usable template pages when the user adds a new Pro page to an existing project.
- Template project for Block editor users: this template will be usable for users with access to the Block editor.
- Example Block project: this will convert the entire project and all its pages into one single template. Users can select this template when creating a new project with the Block editor.
- Pre-filled template pages: this will convert all pages of the project into usable template pages when the user adds a new Template page to an existing project.
Template projects in practice
In the example below we create a new project with 3 Pro pages and set it up as both 'Example project' and 'Pre-filled pages'.
Depending on the publication type, this project now appears under the templates category on the overview page. This is only visible for the main account. You can recognise these template projects by the purple color.
When you now start a new Pro project or add a new Pro page, you are able to pick from these new pages. The name of the project is shown as the category label or project name.
Adding a new page now contains an additional category with pages via the sidemenu.
Starting a new project now contains an additional project to choose from.