How to Use HelpWiki Page Layouts

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How to Use Page Layouts to Design your Help Wiki Page.

Page Layouts Using Templates

  • Templates allow the user to format pages into preexisting layouts without needing to know HTML.

How to set up a template

  • There are two ways to utilize templates when creating pages in the Evergreen HelpWiki layout

**Step One: Copy and paste template syntax.

      • Navigate from the home page to the category Web Publishing and click Wiki Admin
      • From the Wiki Amin Catagory, click on the subcategory Page Layouts
      • Select the page that utilizes the template you want to use for your page.
      • From the page navigate to the "..." icon and select edit source
      • Highlight the syntax in the editing box included in the curly brackets

**Step Two: Utilize the template to format your page

      • Navigate back to your page and select Edit Source
      • Paste the syntax you copied from the template example page into the editing box for your page
      • Follow the instructions included in the syntax in order to fill in the template with your content

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Editing pages built using templates

Pages using layout template cannot be edited via visual editor

  • To enable Visual Editor editing, you'll want to convert your page from template format to HTML
  • input "subst:" right before the start of the template and save the page. The template syntax will be replaced by the html layout tags

Page Layouts Using HTML Layouts

  • Use of HTML to build the page allows the user to utilize the visual editor right away when creating a page
  • Copy and paste the HTML layout from other formatted pages to style your page.
  • The HTML pages in the Page layout category list common HTML formats for pages to copy and paste.