What are templates and how are they used?

On every record of the type page there is a drop field called Template. The template defines the behaviour of the page on your website.

View of the list of templates in Qi CMS

These are the templates available:

  • Home page. Only one page should use this template and should be the only online page in the Homepage section. The page with this template will list all the approved Homepage features.
  • Section index. Only one page should use this template on each section. The page with this template will list all the approved Section index features of this section.
  • Standard page. You can have as many Standard pages as you want in any section. Pages with this template can have multiple images, documents and relationships.
  • Browse the collection. Only one page should use this template and should be in the Collection section. The page with this template will list all the approved Collection / Objects.
  • Search the collection. Only one page should use this template and should be in the Collection section. The page with this template will display a search field to search the collection.
  • Artists. Only one page should use this template and should be in the Collection section. The page with this template will list all the people which are linked to Collection / Objects with their role defined as Artist.
  • Themes. Only one page should use this template and should be in the Collection section. The page with this template will list all the approved Collection / Themes.
  • At a glance. Only one page should use this template and should be in the What’s on section. The page with this template will list all the current and upcoming exhibitions and the next 5 events.
  • Exhibitions. Only one page should use this template and should be in the What’s on section. The page with this template will list all the approved current and upcoming exhibitions.
  • Events. Only one page should use this template and should be in the What’s on section. The page with this template will list all the approved current and upcoming events.
  • Contact Us. Only one page should use this template and should be in the About section. The page with this template will display the Contact us form.
  • News. Only one page should use this template and should be in the About section. The page with this template will list all the approved and online news.

To see the design for all the available templates please refer to this article in features.

Wireframe, sample page and mobile version of the home page